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Midland unlikely to face anti-fracturing petition

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Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram Denton, which sits atop the prolific Barnett shale and with a population roughly equal to Midland, recently waded into the controversy over hydraulic fracturing. Denton City Council members voted down a petition to ban hydraulic fracturing, sending it to a public vote in November. Midland sits in the heart of the Permian Basin and atop prolific ...

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Pemex restrucuring could signal new competitior for OPEC despite long-term issues

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy The impending restructuring of Mexico’s national oil company – Pemex – from a state-owned monopoly to a public-private entity will have a profound effect on the energy security and economy of Mexico. It may also have far reaching implications for its North American neighbors, the United States and Canada, who are both experiencing what has ...

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Energy lifts US manufacturing, refining sectors

Mary Leschper | Breaking Energy Charts and Maps of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution AEI Carpe Diem Blog: Below are four charts and two maps that help tell the story of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution: 1. The Big Three. Yesterday, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) updated its monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” with new estimates of oil production through August ...

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Google, nonprofit map gas leaks in U.S. cities


Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Those Google Street View cars aren’t just taking pictures of your house. They’re also sniffing your sidewalks for gas. In three U.S. cities, Google cars roamed over the past year equipped with sensors to record methane leaks from utility pipes. The Environmental Defense Fund, a New York nonprofit that advocates for environmental issues, partnered with ...

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Oil and gas concerns? Who you gonna call?

Jennifer Hiller | The San Antonio Express-News San Antonio — Texas has a web of state agencies that can respond to complaints about potential problems in the oil field. Do you know which one to call? The Laredo-based nonprofit Rio Grande International Study Center and the Environmental Defense Fund plan five free workshops in the Eagle Ford Shale region to teach ...

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Ohio keeps oil hauls by rail a secret


Rick Rouan | The Columbus Dispatch State officials won’t release records detailing when railroads ship Bakken crude oil through Ohio. Federal regulators have warned that oil extracted from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota might be more flammable than traditional heavy crude. Derailments and explosions of trains carrying Bakken crude spurred a federal order that requires railroads shipping at ...

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Chevron leaves Lithuania as shale gas prospects remain uncertain

VILNIUS (Reuters) – U.S. oil major Chevron <CVX.N> has divested its assets in Lithuania and pulled out of the country, the company said on its website. Chevron won a tender to explore for shale gas in the Baltic state in 2013, but pulled out from the tender later citing an uncertain legal framework. [ID:nL6N0HY3C4] “Chevron closed its office in Vilnius, ...

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U.S. overtakes Russia, Saudi Arabia in worldwide oil production

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Bank of America Corp. has announced that the United States has become the world’s biggest oil producer. Grant Smith from Bloomberg News reports: U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter, the bank said ...

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Sunoco fights connection to pipeline firm


Andrew Maykuth | Philadelphia Inquirer Sunoco’s good corporate name is taking a beating these days, as community activists and bloggers post snarky statements under headlines like “Sleazy Sunoco,” linking the company to fracking and eminent domain. The trouble for Sunoco Inc., the Philadelphia company with nearly 4,900 retail fuel stations and convenience stores in 23 states, is that it has ...

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