Fuel Fix

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.

Two pedestrians pass eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. EBay Inc. reports quarterly financial results Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

eBay powers Utah data center with clean energy

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E-commerce giant eBay Inc. is doubling up a data center in South Jordan and deploying new technology to power it.
Categories: Solar, Wind
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Keystone pipeline project faces Nebraska court showdown

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline faces a court challenge in Nebraska where three property owners contend state legislation gave the governor illegal power to take away their land for the project.
Categories: Pipelines

(Photo: Loozrboy/Flickr)

Plans for gas pipeline through Pa. scrapped

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Plans for construction of a natural gas pipeline from southeastern Pennsylvania into Maryland and passing through southern Lancaster County have been abandoned.
Categories: Pipelines
(Photo: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr)

TEPCO seeks 2 more restarts of Japan nuke reactors

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. requested on Friday that safety inspections be carried out to allow it to restart two nuclear reactors, despite concerns over how it has handled the catastrophe at the Fukushima plant.
Categories: Nuclear
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Pipeline company buys dam along Kalamazoo River

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A pipeline company responsible for an oil spill three years ago in southwestern Michigan has purchased a dam along the Kalamazoo River and plans to remove nearly half of the structure, officials said.
Categories: Pipelines
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

ND regulator: Oil production to double by 2017

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North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the state’s daily oil production will double to 1.6 million barrels by 2017.
Categories: Crude oil, Production
(Photo: Marcellus Protest/Flickr)

Pew: Americans support Keystone, oppose hydraulic fracturing

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Build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Squash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. No more fracking. Americans, the biggest consumers of energy on the planet, have a complex relationship to the oil and gas industry, and it’s hard to know which way the wind is blowing public opinion.