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Hawaii Gas chief backs bill curbing use of LNG

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Alicia Moy, president and CEO of Hawaii Gas, said she supports a bill sitting on Gov. David Ige’s desk that would limit the use of liquefied natural gas in Hawaii, despite the utility looking to supply the resource to the state in bulk. House Bill 1286 mandates that the use of LNG in Hawaii does not slow the development and ...

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Industrial sludge: an asset to clean energy?

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In the rampant worldwide growth of solar and wind power, the health of our planet isn’t the only driving force behind clean energy– there is money to be made. The Guardian reports that last year alone, more than $300 billion was invested into renewable energy, nearly doubling the clean energy capacity from three years ago. Countries such as China and ...

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America’s fracklog could be the next bump after the bust

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America has strolled into 2015 claiming the title of the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons. But thanks to low oil prices, holes are drilled but uncompleted, and according to a new analysis, America’s fracklog has skyrocketed. A recent Bloomberg Intelligence analysis found that the number of wells waiting to be hydraulically fractured, known as the fracklog, ...

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Agency wants to put monitoring well near oil wastewater well

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — A regional agency that protects groundwater intends to install a monitoring well near a newly approved disposal well in western Nebraska for wastewater from oil and natural gas exploration and production. The North Platte Natural Resources District says the monitor well will be located near the wastewater well site north of Mitchell that was approved Wednesday by ...

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Federal agency will release Oregon LNG statement in February

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WARRENTON, Ore. — An Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas should have an environmental assessment from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by next February. The Daily Astorian Reports that an environmental impact statement from FERC will be critical as the federal government considers whether to allow the $6 million project. After it is released, other agencies will ...

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Oil Train Task Force details progress

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PLATTSBURGH — Local municipalities continue to lend their voices to the call for increased safety requirements for rail transport of oil. Members of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force marked Earth Day with a press conference at the Saranac River railroad bridge in the City of Plattsburgh, where they heralded resolutions passed by several local governments in support of ...

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