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$40 million crude rail offloading facility proposed for Evans

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Colo.) An almost $40 million crude rail loading facility is planned for an industrial site south of Evans, a move being lauded as a savior for a long-idle property. The 224-acre site, abutting the Union Pacific Railroad to the north and Weld County Road 33 to the west in the southernmost edge of ...

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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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Surging Oil and Natural Gas Production Bettering U.S. Economy

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Mary Leschper | Energy Tomorrow Blog Shale Insight: Economist Says Natural Gas Boom Carrying U.S. Recovery Observer-Reporter: For nearly an hour, Stephen Moore expended a lot of energy speaking about energy and the economy – and their inextricable link. “You cannot understand economics unless you understand energy,” he said in his opening. “The industry is carrying the rest of the ...

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First-ever manufacturers expo scheduled next week in Colorado Springs

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Rich Laden | The Gazette A first-of-its-kind event designed to showcase the products and goods of local manufacturers — and provide a venue where manufacturers can network and tout careers available in their industry — will take place next week in Colorado Springs. MANUFACTURING EXPO SOCOM EXPO 2014, a two-day showcase of the Pikes Peak region’s manufacturing industry, will take ...

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EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

Juergen Baetz | Associated Press BERLIN — A top European Union official proposed a deal Friday that would see Ukraine repay some of its gas debt to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries over the harsh winter months. The plan outlined by EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger came after meetings with the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers in Berlin. ...

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BTU’s coal reserves down after recession

mile long coal train

Emily Wilkins | The Eagle Current coal reserves in Bryan are less than a fifth of what they were in 2011 after the railroad carrying the coal was overwhelmed following the 2009 recession, said Gary Miller, general manager of Bryan Texas Utilities. During the recession, with fewer items purchased, BNSF Railway had less to ship. Now, companies are playing catch-up ...

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Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Jonathon Fahey | Associated Press NEW YORK — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a “2” across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline ...

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Colorado oil and gas task force holds first meeting

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A panel assembled by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to assess issues with oil and gas drilling in the state is set to meet for the first time. The Associated Press reports that the group will meet today to begin the preliminary work of advising lawmakers on how to handle conflicts arising from fracking. The ...

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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil ...

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Wyoming study finds no connection between quakes, injection wells

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A study conducted by the Wyoming State Geological Survey has found no evidence to link shale drilling activities to an increase in instances of earthquakes. The report, released on Monday, compared records of earthquakes to injection wells in the state from 1984 to 2013, the Casper Star Tribune reports. It focused on five areas in ...

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