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Pioneer Natural says harsh winter in Texas may hurt 4th-qtr results


Dec 10 – Oil and gas producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co and its unit Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners said their fourth-quarter results could fall short of their expectations after a severe winter in Texas hurt production. Pioneer Natural had said last month that a severe winter hurt production and drilling operations in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp, Eagle Ford Shale and Barnett Shale ...

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Yemen natural gas complex was hit by explosives last week


By: Daniel Fineren Dec 10 – Yemen’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant complex was targeted with rocket-propelled explosives last Friday, the Yemen LNG Company said in a statement on Tuesday. Yemen’s largest industrial facility was partially evacuated after a small explosion at the gas export terminal at Balhaf on Friday afternoon. “Yemen LNG can confirm that a rocket-launched explosive ...

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Oil recovers to above $110 after biggest fall in 5 weeks


By Florence Tan SINGAPORE, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Brent crude rose toward $110 a barrel on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous session’s sharp losses, as data from China reaffirmed signs of stabilising growth and fuel demand in the world’s second-largest oil consumer.  China’s implied oil demand rose 1.5 percent in November to about 9.94 million barrels per day (bpd) ...

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Brine, oil spill reported northwest of Medora


MEDORA, N.D. — About 650 barrels of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil spilled from a well site 15 miles northwest of Medora in Billings County, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Monday. Some of the brine and oil reached a tributary to the Little Missouri River about 4.5 miles west of the river. The spill, on private and ...

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Railroad industry thriving due to shale oil boom

Railroad emergance

By Paul Monies The boom in oil and natural gas drilling from shale means the nation’s railroads are handling more unit trains of crude oil and shipments of sand used in hydraulic fracturing, a vice president for BNSF Railway Co. said Tuesday. Dean Wise, vice president of network strategy for the Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad, said his company also launched ...

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SheerWind’s Wind Towers Won’t Harm Eagles

wind energy

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9, 2013 — SheerWind, Inc., innovator in high-performance, cost-efficient wind energy, has created INVELOX, a better way to harvest wind energy. The company’s patented INVELOX system takes the spinning blades of a turbine out of the sky and puts them safely at or below ground level, eliminating the risk for harming eagles or any wildlife. Not only does ...

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Compressed Natural Gas from Bakken Wanted for Oil Patch Use

Bakken Gas

BISMARCK, N.D.  Three natural gas-related companies want to know how many operators using diesel fuel in the Bakken would convert to natural gas. Companies have struggled with what should come to the area first, natural gas vehicles or fueling infrastructure. GoCH4 and partners MicroLNG and AmeriFlare, wants to take the first step by providing the equipment to fuel the vehicles ...

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Natural gas company Rice Energy files for IPO

natural gas

Dec 9 (Reuters) – Natural gas exploration and production company Rice Energy Inc said it had filed with U.S. regulators to go public. Reuters reported in October that the privately held company, founded by former BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Daniel Rice and his children, planned a stock offering that could value the company at up to $2.5 billion. The company ...

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Montana Salinity Control Association studies water in oil country wells


By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek The Montana Salinity Control Association will be involved in a multi-agency state project to determine baseline water quality in oil country. “For domestic and livestock wells, what is the water quality today? Find out what the constituents are and what is your current water quality,” says Jane Holzer, director of the association that is more known for ...

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