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Oil spills into Lake Michigan from BP refinery


By Erwin Seba and Edward McAllister (Reuters) – An unknown amount of oil leaked from BP Plc’s Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch on Monday afternoon, the company confirmed on Tuesday. The discharge had stopped, and the leak was contained, the London-based company said in a statement on Tuesday. No injuries were reported, and the effect on Lake ...

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Company will pipe treated wastewater for oil and gas production


By Corey Paul, Odessa American RDX Technologies Corporation officials plan to pipe treated wastewater from a facility in Odessa to oil leases, pursuing a water delivery method for oil and gas operations that the company’s CEO Dennis Danzik described as a first-of-its kind approach. Danzik, in a Monday conference call, would not say where the water treatment and energy technology ...

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Casselton fire chief set to testify to Congress

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FARGO, N.D. — The fire chief of an eastern North Dakota town who led the response to a fiery train derailment is scheduled to testify before Congress. Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean has been invited by North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to speak before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee about training programs for first responders. The derailment ...

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Coal ash could leak from landfills, environmentalists warn

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An environmental group suggested Monday that Duke Energy not bury its coal ash in landfills but turn it into large “saltstone” structures less likely to pollute. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League held an afternoon news conference in Raleigh to urge that Duke not be allowed to use landfills to dispose of its waste from the Dan River ash basin ...

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Energy Department gives conditional approval for Oregon coast liquefied natural gas terminal


By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department gave conditional authorization Monday for liquefied natural gas to be exported from a proposed terminal in Coos Bay, on the Oregon coast. Jordan Cove LNG terminal is the seventh project to get such authorization, although it may be years before exports begin. The project must still go ...

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Company hopes to drill new gas wells

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Northeast Natural Energy, which operates two Marcellus shale wells at the Morgantown Industrial Park, has applied to drill four more horizontal gas wells in Monongalia County. Two proposed wells, called Yost Heritage 5H and 9H, would be located on a pad above the Marion County line north of Fairview along W.Va. 218, Daybrook Road, according to information from the Department ...

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Ohio Oil Spill: Mid-Valley Pipeline Leak Released More Than 20,000 Gallons Into Oak Glen Preserve

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by  By DAN SEWELL CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal environmental officials now estimate more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil — double the initial estimates — leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio. Meanwhile, Sunoco Logistics said Monday that the pipeline has been repaired and re-opened. Sunoco shut off the stretch of Mid-Valley Pipeline from Hebron, Ky., ...

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Ohio Businessman Pleads Guilty After Dumping Fracking Wastewater Into Mahoning River

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by  JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of a Youngstown-based wastewater company pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into a northeast Ohio storm sewer. Ben Lupo, 63, changed his earlier not guilty plea during a hearing before Judge Donald Nugent in federal court ...

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