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Oil trains’ trips through central Ohio kept in dark


Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch Crude-oil tankers like those that derailed and exploded in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday likely roll through Columbus, but it’s unclear how often or how many pass through Ohio. No state or federal agency tracks the crude oil or hazardous materials moving through the state, and the Association of American Railroads, which compiles self-reported data, provides only ...

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Businesses tied to shale drilling’s success


By Tom McParland, The Youngstown Vindicator, Ohio YOUNGSTOWN — At the Industrial Waste Control Inc. facility in Youngstown, a group of radiological engineers are trying something different when it comes to handling potentially radioactive material generated from shale drilling. Industrial Waste Control/Ground Tech Inc. received a permit to use a new method, which offers “a better, faster method to test ...

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San Antonio will have a tough time meeting clean air standards


by Jennifer Hiller, The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A new environmental study shows that if standards get any tougher, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area likely won’t meet federal clean-air standards for ozone in a few years. The report for the first time takes into account drilling and production in the Eagle Ford Shale, the massive oil and gas field ...

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Shell: not entering new Russia investments


By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will not be entering new investments in Russia anytime soon as tensions rise over the country’s confrontation with Ukraine. Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said the company, Europe’s largest oil company, will continue to oversee its existing operations and will cooperate with any sanctions placed upon Russia by ...

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Bakken oil fields mark billionth barrel of oil

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By James MacPherson BISMARCK, ND (AP) – Oil drillers targeting the rich Bakken shale formation in western North Dakota and eastern Montana have produced 1 billion barrels of crude, data from the two states show. Drillers first targeted the Bakken in Montana in 2000 and moved into North Dakota about five years later using advanced horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing ...

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Mexico may let foreign companies enter its Eagle Ford next year


Jennifer Hiller, The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Foreign companies may have a crack at contracts to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale in Mexico as early as next year. But with lingering questions about geology, security, regulation and how much money could be made, it’s unclear whether or when the South Texas energy boom will follow the formation across the ...

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Increased Marcellus shale gas well production helps Range resources reverse quarterly loss

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DAVID CONTI for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Big production from more Marcellus gas wells helped Range Resources Corp. reverse its fortunes from a year ago and post $32.5 million in profit for the first three months of 2014. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said Monday it reached a record high in production during the January-March quarter with a 21 percent increase ...

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Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness

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Paul Wiseman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world’s other major economies. So says a new private study, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China’s long-standing edge over the United States. So has a boom in U.S. ...

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Ohio’s Utica shale production up 28 percent for natural gas, 8 percent for oil in 4Q 2013

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by Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Utica shale natural gas production increased by 28 percent in the fourth quarter 2013, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In addition, oil production from the Utica shale jumped by 8 percent from third quarter 2013, the state said in releasing production totals from 352 horizontal wells. ...

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