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By John Deede | Google+ John Deede is a Web Content Manager for Shale Plays Media living in Fargo, ND. He studied at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, earning a degree in Business Administration/Marketing Management. His interests include cooking, traveling, permaculture, politics, and economics. In his free time John enjoys skiing, longboarding, playing guitar, painting, and spending time with friends.

Mass. district attorney drops charges on coal protesters, says sympathetic to their aim

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter announced on Monday that he was dropping the serious charges on two environmental activists who anchored their lobster boat in order to block coal shipments from reaching Brayton Power Plant in Somerset, Massachusetts this May. As an act of civil disobedience, Jay O’Hara and Ken Ward dropped their 200-pound anchor ...

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Texas has 104 natural gas stations and counting

Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News A new Railroad Commission of Texas map shows more than 100 existing and planned spots in Texas where drivers can fuel up their natural gas vehicles. A few years ago there were 69 stations across the Texas, the agency said. Now there are 60 public fueling stations and 44 private stations. Next year, 67 ...

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Petra Nova project breaks ground on world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project

U.S. Energy Department A coal-fired power plant in Texas is on its way to capturing 1.4 million tons of CO2 that previously would have been released into the air. Rather than building an entirely new facility, the Petra Nova project will apply carbon capture technology to an existing coal-fired power plant — helping to advance the technologies that enable cleaner, safer and more ...

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Study: Want lower gas prices? Ship more oil abroad

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Jonathan Fahey | The Associated Press NEW YORK — Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday. While the conclusion may be counter-intuitive, the reasoning is straightforward: Exports would encourage more U.S. oil production and put that crude on the ...

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Chesapeake Energy to face racketeering charges in Michigan trial

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Joshua Schneyer | Reuters Natural gas and oil producer Chesapeake Energy Corp <CHK.N> must face trial on charges of felony racketeering and using false pretenses related to its land-leasing practices, a state judge has ruled. Cheboygan District Court Judge Maria Barton ruled on Monday that Oklahoma-based Chesapeake go to trial on one charge of racketeering and 20 counts of using ...

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EU pushes for urgent energy deal in U.S. trade pact

Anna Yukhananov | Reuters WASHINGTON – The United States should commit to exporting oil and natural gas to Europe under a transatlantic trade deal in light of the European Union’s geopolitical situation, the EU trade commissioner said on Tuesday. Tension between Russia and the West over the future of Ukraine is spurring the European Union to renew efforts to end decades ...

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Russia, China agree to settle more trade in yuan and rouble

Chen Aizhu | Reuters BEIJING – Russia and China pledged on Tuesday to settle more bilateral trade in rouble and yuan and to enhance cooperation between banks, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said, as Moscow seeks to cushion the effects of Western economic sanctions. Shuvalov told reporters in Beijing that he had agreed an economic cooperation pact with ...

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Economist: Oil renewal ‘dramatic’

Tyler Morning Telegraph (Tyler, Texas) Economist Dr. Ray Perryman calls the resurgence of the oil industry in the last few years “dramatic,” and said production levels have climbed to totals not seen in the country for three decades. Perryman, president and chief executive officer of The Perryman Group, estimates that the total economic benefits of oil and gas exploration and development ...

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Consulting firm followed the shale to Pittsburgh

Madasyn Czebiniak | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Energy isn’t just about drilling holes and cracking rocks to release shale gas. It can also mean analyzing production efficiency for oil and gas wells. Some have found their calling focusing on that end of the industry. Lianne Lami, president and CEO of Bocci Engineering, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, is one of them. Ms. ...

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