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Gas prices still dropping northern New England

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are dropping in northern New England. GasBuddy surveys show the average retail price in New Hampshire is $2.19 per gallon, down 3.2 cents from last week. The average price per gallon in Maine has fallen 2.9 cents to $2.29. In Vermont, the price went down 1.1 cents, to $2.30. The national average of $2.23 ...

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USDA releases energy grants for 33 Iowa farms, businesses

wheat field, USDA grant

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 33 small Iowa businesses and farms have been awarded grants to reduce energy costs by improving lighting and installing solar energy systems. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says more than $670,000 is approved for the projects including funding a wind energy project and improvements to grain dryer systems on two ...

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Expert: Falling power plant emissions reduces corn nutrient

corn, agriculture

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana agricultural expert says declining power plant emissions are apparently reducing the amount of an important nutrient corn plants get through rainfall. Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist Jim Camberato says Indiana’s rainfall used to contain a lot of sulfur from coal-fired power plant emissions. But he says the amount of sulfur reaching corn through ...

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Utility: Keep deal that split costs from closed nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California’s largest utility is urging state regulators to uphold a 2014 settlement under which consumers would shoulder most of the nearly $5 billion in costs tied to the closed San Onofre nuclear power plant. In a filing Thursday with the state Public Utilities Commission, Southern California Edison said conclusions reached by the commission at that ...

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Italy’s Eni says drilling off Cyprus to start next year

Cyprus, offshore oil drilling

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The chief executive of Italian oil and gas company Eni says exploratory drilling off Cyprus’ southern shore will begin next year. Claudio Descalzi said after talks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades Tuesday that drilling will “for sure” start in 2017. Descalzi said the eastern Mediterranean’s gas potential is “becoming more and more important” following the recent ...

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Group advises North Dakota budget use lower oil projections

North Dakota, budget projections

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An advisory group of North Dakota lawmakers, state officials and business leaders has recommended much lower projections for oil prices and production when crafting budgets. A dramatic drop in North Dakota tax collections due to depressed oil and farm commodity prices has North Dakota scrambling to make up for millions of dollars in potential shortfalls. State ...

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Judge approves deal in methane pollution lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An agreement between the U.S. government and environmentalists who sued over greenhouse gas emissions from federal oil and gas leases in Montana has been approved by a judge. U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order on Thursday finalizing the agreement. It allows drilling to proceed on two dozen oil and gas leases with only minimal ...

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