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Personally, I’m in favour of continuing shale gas exploitation project (SRI head)

BUCHAREST — Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) George Maior said on Monday he is in favour of continuing the shale gas exploitation project, pointing out that in this case, there are powerful foreign influences the Romanian state is trying to counteract. ‘It is about a concern of a segment of the population, a natural reaction, from the environmentalists, ...

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CU-Boulder, NCAR create ‘ozone garden’ to show effects of air pollution on plants

Sarah Kuta | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. High ozone levels affect people every day, and yet, the consequences are often hard to see. A new ozone garden exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History shows the harmful effects of air pollution on plants, a physical representation of how human actions can affect living systems. The exhibit ...

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Oil worker hopes to clean up the oilfield brand

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. It’s not all about the rough and tough and dirty and unshaven and missbehavin’. The oil field has evolved into more of a gentleman’s game. For Mike Kindsfather, it’s time to reflect that and get away from the images of loose, scantily clad woman and vulgar sayings in oil field clothing and stickers. ...

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Energy Pipeline: Study finds oil, gas industry has positive impacts to local governments

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. A new study by an energy initiative at Duke University shows that Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry has had a positive impact on public finances to date. The study looked at several oil plays throughout the country, finding for the most part that public finances have not been negatively impacted, though a ...

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BP profit jumps but warns of Russia sanctions impact

Ron Bousso | Reuters LONDON – Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits on Tuesday but warned that further Western sanctions on Russia could harm its business there and its relationship with Russian state oil company Rosneft. BP said that to date, the sanctions had not had a significant effect on its business in ...

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Fracking boom causes rush of local ordinances

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Across the nation, from Pennsylvania to California, oil and gas development has been growing at an exponential rate. As a result, the industry continues to encroach on the livelihoods of the various communities being impacted, prompting local attempts to quell the industry’s growth. Colorado residents, for example, have recently been pushing for more local ...

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Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

Maamoun Youssef | The Associated Press CAIRO — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya’s capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya’s interim government said in a statement posted ...

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Energy News Roundup: $50 bn Yukos settlement, battery tech breakthrough and bulls flee natural gas

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Yukos oil company chairman who was charged with embezzlement and tax evasion, speaks to the media at his first press conference since his release from a Russian prison two days before on December 22, 2013 in Berlin, Germany A European court ruled former Russian oil company Yukos’ shareholders are entitled to ...

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Job hunting trip goes beyond Mexico

Dennis Darrow | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jack Rink admits he didn’t exactly stick to the script on Colorado’s recent trade mission to Mexico City. With dozens of U.S. businesses represented on the trip, he couldn’t resist urging them to also give Pueblo a look. “It was great to be able to talk with some Mexican companies or, in some ...

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