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Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)
“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.
Rigs stacked at a business 20 miles west of Farm-To-Market Road 1788 photographed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin)

A single oil rig was shut down last week, extending six month decline

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As the price of oil seemingly began to stabilize for now near $60 a barrel, the U.S. oil rig count slowed its pace of decline down to a crawl. The number of U.S. oil rigs is now at 659, according to Baker Hughes data, after dropping by eight oil rigs a week prior.

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Koch has 400-barrel oil spill from Hill Country pipeline

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The Texas Railroad Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are overseeing the cleanup.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Protesters rally against hydrofracking as the legislative session winds down at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., in June 2012.  A coalition of 100 environmental, health and community groups called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any demonstration project for shale gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Shale energy moves toward balance of industry, community concerns

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As shale drilling matures, an emerging middle ground is balancing industry needs and community concerns.

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Panelist: Excess LNG capacity means not all projects will be built

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The LNG export projects that federal regulators are considering far exceed the capacity that North America is expected to export, said Robert Stibolt, a senior managing director at broker dealer Galway Group, during an industry conference Wednesday.
Categories: LNG, Markets, Natural gas, Shale
Duke Energy employees work on power lines in Charlotte, N.C.  AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Duke Energy earnings rise on lower merger costs

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Duke Energy Corp. is the nation’s largest electric utility.
Categories: Electricity
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Nevada mine pollution deal brings residents $19.5 million

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Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent, BP America, acknowledged no wrongdoing under the agreement
Categories: Chemicals, Environment
Discussing the need for public engagement about hydraulic fracturing  are panelists, from left,  Richard Green, senior principal for unconventional oil and gas, DNV Oil & Gas; Bryan Shaw, chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Danielle Fugere, president and chief counsel, As You Sow; Martin Flemming, senior vice president, Noble Royalties; and Tom Murphy, co director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

Community outreach can improve acceptance of new drilling operations

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Drillers planning hydraulic fracturing and other activities that may prompt community opposition can benefit from up-front disclosure of their plans, panelists said at a Houston conference.
Categories: Natural gas
A drilling rig works the Marcellus shale in Houston, Pa.  (AP file photo/Keith Srakocic)

Chevron exporting technology to minimize global footprint, water use

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Chevron is using portable, million-gallon water tanks that reduce its environmental footprint at hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Shale