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Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in the day. A few hundred people attended the two-hour rally, waving signs with such messages as “There is no plan B” and “We are making our earth sick.” ...

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Russia says oil output could decline if prices stay low

MOSCOW, Sept 1 – Russia will not deliberately cut oil production to prop up prices, however its output may decline if prices remain low, local news agencies quoted Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Tuesday. He also said that Russia was ready to discuss measures aimed at oil price stabilization with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...

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JM Oil Field Services downsizing in the Eagle Ford Shale

Job cuts keep coming in the Eagle Ford as JM Oil Field Services (JMOS) laid off 150 or more workers Monday morning. The news came to a surprise to employees operating at the company headquarters in Gonzales, Texas. As one source noted, many believed their jobs were secured thanks to an acquisition on behalf of Twin Peaks Field Services in ...

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OPEC cracks, ready to talk with world producers

The stubborn drive of OPEC is finally weaning down as the crude cartel has stated that it’s ready to talk to other producers about crashing oil prices, according to a release from an OPEC publication on Monday. “Today’s continuing pressure on prices, brought about by higher crude production, coupled with market speculation, remains a cause for concern for OPEC and ...

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Ige shares new vision for state’s energy goals

Kawainui marsh

For the second time this summer, Gov. David Ige shook up Hawaii’s energy establishment when he announced Monday he is opposed to importing liquefied natural gas as a source of electric power. That followed his statement last month that he won’t support Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc.’s $4.3 billion proposed purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. In a nearly one-hour interview ...

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La Entrada al Pacifico expands with Lamesa road project


La Entrada al Pacifico’s goals have changed some since its 1997 inception with the 1,200-mile trade corridor now posing the lucrative prospect of natural gas exports. Congress has not yet approved the sale of American natural gas from the wellhead to foreign buyers, but the compressed form of it might be exported as a refined product when a pipeline under ...

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Group rallies against pipeline in Keene

About 40 people, many from Keene and towns around the region, met in Ashuelot River Park to show their opposition to a proposed pipeline through southern New Hampshire Saturday. The protesters marched down West Street holding signs with anti-pipeline slogans, cheering and giving thumbs up to the cars that honked in support. They were there, Rindge resident Patricia A. Martin ...

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Shale gas violations down as DEP steps up inspections


Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the year, an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to department data. A boost in office staff ...

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Experts look ahead to the city’s future energy usage

What will Hazleton look like, in terms of energy consumption and production, not to mention green-living, in 2020, a little more than four years away? How about in 2030, 2040 and 2050? A number of experts have weighed in on how Hazleton can act wisely to become a green and sustainable city, with the emphasis on taking action now. Krista ...

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