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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.

See the movement of U.S. drilling rigs mapped

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Engineering Research Analyst Kevin Thuot at DrillingInfo.com has compiled the movements of drilling rigs across the continental U.S. into a time-lapse illustration. The movement data were collected from March 1 to August 6 of 2014. See the time-lapse map here: Beyond the Rig Count: Visualizing Patterns of Rig Activity Most of the rig movements on the ...

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Thousands of American steel jobs believed lost to import surge

John D. Oravecz | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.) The International Trade Commission cleared the way for anti-dumping penalties on cheap imports of oil and natural gas pipe from South Korea and five other nations that American steelmakers blamed for causing a severe oversupply, depressed prices and lost jobs. The ITC on Friday voted to confirm a majority of the Department ...

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XTO cited for unauthorized water pumping from lake in Dallas/Fort Worth metro

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Residents of Dalworthington Gardens have been concerned for some time about the water level of Pappy Elkins, a tiny lake located between Dallas and Fort Worth. They have suspected that the oil and gas company XTO has improperly drew from the lake for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in 2011. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ...

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Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

The Associated Press  Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. Shares of the Houston power producer soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced the deals. The company plans to spend $2.8 billion on Duke’s retail business and ownership interest in several ...

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Final revised procedures for LNG export decisions

Conor O’Sullivan | Breaking Energy The DOE will act on LNG export applications involving non-FTA countries only after completing the National Environmental Policy Act review and halt its practice of issuing conditional authorizations. On August 15, 2014, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy published final revised procedures for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export decisions involving non-Free Trade ...

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US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas

Emily Schmall | The Associated Press The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had offered as part of ...

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Siluria turns natural gas into gasoline for $1 per gallon

David R. Baker | The San Francisco Chronicle The clear liquid flowing from a collection of pipes and wires in a Hayward industrial park smells just like gasoline, and for all practical purposes, it is. But it wasn’t made from crude oil. Instead, it came from natural gas, the fuel whose sudden abundance in America is reshaping the country’s energy ...

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Oilfield electrocution kills 2, injures another in crew based in Midland Texas

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ An accident has killed two and critically injured another in the Permian Basin. The workers were operating out of Midland, Texas, and their names have yet to be released. George Levesque at KTXS Channel 12 reports: The accident happened Wednesday afternoon eight miles northwest of Westbrook. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs says a crew was moving ...

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