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Coal groups worried about executive liability in ex-CEO case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal industry groups are concerned that the conviction of former coal executive Don Blankenship could expose other industry leaders to criminal conspiracy charges. Coal Associations from Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia shared concerns in a brief Tuesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering Blankenship’s appeal. Blankenship is serving a one-year sentence ...

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Regulators agree to sale of 12 Eversource power plants

Merrimack Station, coal fired power plant

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State energy regulators have approved the sale of 12 Eversource Energy power plants, a move expected to save customers money. The nine hydro facilities and three fossil-fuel plants, including coal-fired Merrimack Station, Newington Station and Schiller Station in Portsmouth will be sold at auction overseen by the state Public Utilities Commission, which approved the sale Friday. ...

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Ford Explorers investigated for exhaust gas odor inside SUV

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Ford Explorer owners who say they smelled exhaust gas inside the SUV. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it received 154 complaints involving Ford Explorers with model years between 2011 and 2015. One driver said the odor caused a low-speed crash. No injuries were reported. The NHTSA and ...

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California attorney general subpoenas refiners on gas prices

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The California attorney general has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states. Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. confirmed on Thursday that they have received subpoenas in recent weeks. The attorney general is making a sweeping request for ...

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What the Dallas Fed Quarterly Report means for Eagle Ford shale jobs

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On June 29th the latest quarterly report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas addressed the capital spending, costs, production levels, employment and overall current business activities of energy companies from Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. From approximately 200 gas and oil companies surveyed, 42 percent stated that they expect their employment levels to remain consistent with those of ...

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Emerging Company H2O Midstream to focus on water infrastructure

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A new player on the midstream oil and gas field, H2O Midstream, LLC has set their sights on reducing costs by improving strategic water management in the oil and gas industry. According to Chief Executive Officer Jim Summers, “We see a tremendous opportunity to help the industry lower costs, increase reliability and improve safety performance while allowing producers to focus ...

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Not Satisfied With Your Safety Performance?

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The Value Proposition Losses are not good for business.  Injuries or property damage cost money and threaten sustainability in a number of ways and often result in bad morale, lost productivity, lost customer opportunities, and higher insurance premiums to name a few. Safety performance is a reflection of a company’s efforts to control loss.  Performance can be measured by a ...

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