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Opposing sides have their eyes on the export ban prize

Crude prices are dropping, revisions of export laws regarding petroleum products are stagnant, coal is at the losing end of carbon emission regulation and key infrastructure projects such as the Keystone XL are on hold. This is the reality of the energy industry a little over a month from November elections. Due to the exponential increase in oil production, America ...

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Marcel-Hiss shale: snake handlers needed

It have being a murderous rattlesnake!

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays It’s no secret the shale drilling revolution revitalized industries nationwide. Oil and gas company growth exploded, of course, but just as well known are the benefits to pipeline construction, manufacturers, railroads and safety equipment, to name a few. Considerably less-discussed: snake handlers. Columbus Business First reports that business opportunities in the Marcellus shale are booming ...

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ONEOK proposes gas plant in ND


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Dickinson Press reported today that ONEOK, a company that recently began construction on a gas processing plant near Watford City, is also planning to build a gas processing plant in Dunn County. ONEOK has stated on several occasions that its plants would help aid North Dakota in the fight against flaring. North Dakota legislation has ...

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The ‘formula’ for oil taxes may change


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The explosive growth that both Dickinson and Williston have seen in recent years caused a desperate need for infrastructure to support its citizens. The Williston Herald reported yesterday that Republican lawmakers proposed a renovation of the formula used to distribute oil tax revenue. The proposed revision would more than double the share of oil tax revenue ...

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Citgo refinery receives visit from Sen. Landrieu

Despite human rights violations in Venezuela’s government, Sen. Mary Landrieu discussed her successful attempts to hinder a bill at a Louisiana refinery today. The bill would place sanctions on the South American country for its violations, involving deaths of unarmed protesters. Related: Venezuela considers selling US oil company Citgo According to Melinda Deslatte for AP, Landrieu spoke at the Citgo refinery near ...

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Northeast continues to heat homes with natural gas despite national trend

Natural gas has long been the national preference for residential heating fuels, but electricity has taken the majority of the market share while hydrocarbon gases have been in decline, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration. A portion of the change can be attributed to population migrations to the Western and Southern regions of the country. The ...

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Louisiana’s gas pipelines pose greater risks

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Recent reports have highlighted the vulnerable nature of aging cast-iron and bare steel natural gas pipelines. Shreveport still has quite a few of these pipes, largely underground, running natural gas to residences and businesses. Many of these potential hazards were laid in the 1940s, reports Vickie Welborn for The Shreveport Times. Louisiana has experienced ...

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Cabot Oil & Gas acquires 30,000 acres in Eagle Ford

On the coat-tails of yesterday’s news about the Atlas acquisition valued at $225 million, the Eagle Ford will host another multi-million dollar buy-up. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. announced Wednesday that the company will purchase 30,000 net acres in Eagle Ford country for $210 million. The assets come from an undisclosed seller but include around 17,000 acres near Cabot’s Buckhorn ...

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