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Startup seeks to power oil drillers with hybrid energy

A recent infusion of capital helped the company fill the demand for renting its turn-key hybrid power generators.
A worker adjusts hoses during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. gas well, near Mead, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Proposed fracking in Ohio national forest gets hearings

Attendees of a series of U.S. Bureau of Land Management hearings being held this week say both opponents and supporters have been out in force.
FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado.

Colorado regulators discuss rules meant to ease oil, gas conflicts

AP) — A hearing on proposed rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado got off to a contentious start Monday, with critics saying the guidelines were too narrow to do any good or that they didn’t protect property rights.
FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado.

New Colorado oil, gas rules could affect very few sites

The rules were designed to address conflicts that arise when Colorado’s growing cities and oilfields expand into each other. Residents complain of around-the-clock noise and lights from nearby drilling rigs, and they worry about spills and air pollution.
In this March 20, 2015 file photo, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.'s external affairs director, George Stark, speaks during a breakfast hosted by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce in Hazleton, Pa., discussing regional effects of natural gas drilling. Tens of thousands of miles of pipeline are proposed for Pennsylvania during the next 10 years, according to state officials, and while the last decade of oil and gas development primarily took place in the state's shale regions, the next phase will tunnel through the midstate. (Ellen F. O'Connell/Standard-Speaker via AP, File)

Pipelines planned for midstate Pennsylvania

After 10 years of drilling, shale operators have more natural resources than the infrastructure to deliver it. There’s now more supply than demand, and pipeline builders are seizing the opportunity and submitting plans for an underground network to move through Pennsylvania.

Expert says Oklahoma earthquakes easing over last 3 months

While the overall number of earthquakes skyrockets in Oklahoma, the new director of the state Geological Survey says there has been a modest decline over the last three months.
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Photo taken with the Canon EOS 5 D camera.

North Dakota bets on better prices for unfinished oil wells

But North Dakota’s Industrial Commission is giving drillers an extra year, hoping for a rebound in crude prices that would provide the state with a better long-term payoff in tax revenue.
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Pioneer Energy posts quarterly loss

The results slightly missed analysts’ estimates that Pioneer would post a loss of 24 cents a share.

Nabors CEO: Expect more exits from U.S. oil patch in fourth quarter

The company recently polled 10 of its customers, a group that represents a large chunk of U.S. drillers, and found just two that considered any possibility that they could put more rigs back to work.
(AP file photo/Reed Saxon)

Occidental cuts North Dakota, Middle East drilling to pump cash into West Texas

Occidental officials have stopped some oil field projects and exited the Williston Basin in North Dakota.