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This ‘major breakthrough’ will soon be energizing the energy sector

The state of California is leading the way in the use and development of energy storage, a relatively new technology that the Department of Energy (DOE) is calling a potential “major breakthrough” within the energy sector. Recently, California-based electrical supply company Southern California Edison decided to retire its San Onofre nuclear reactors (pictured) and also plan to retire its natural ...

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New regulations for coal ash disposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally announced its new rules regarding coal ash disposal.  Rather than treating the material like a hazardous waste, the EPA has decided to regulate the material more like garbage. It has been a four year process for these rules to be created, and they only came about because of the accident that occurred ...

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Republic Services acquisition puts them in the thick of ND waste debate

nuclear waste barrels

Phoenix-based waste-management company Republic Services, Inc. announced on Friday that a subsidiary of Republic Services will acquire Tervita, LLC, a subsidiary of Tervita Corporation. Tervita is a leading pure-play environmental waste solutions provider serving oil and natural gas producers throughout the United States. Tervita’s geographic footprint includes the Permian, Eagle Ford and Bakken. Just over a week ago, the North ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

bulldog

5. 2014’s Booms, Bans, and Busts no. 7: OPEC The 2014 year is on its way out, and Shale Plays Media is taking these last two weeks to recap on numerous major, groundbreaking stories that have impacted the world of oil and gas over the last year. Yesterday,  historical and landmark topics from the past year were highlighted  in an original piece you ...

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Producers shrugging off New York fracking ban

Even if the Cuomo administration had allowed fracking in New York State, it’s uncertain that oil and gas companies would have blitzed the borders, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Sam Kusic reports that Jim Tramuto, vice president of governmental and regulatory strategies for Southwestern Energy Co., said operators prefer to be in states that are welcoming and where the ...

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2014’s Booms, Bans, and Busts no. 7: OPEC

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The 2014 year is on its way out, and Shale Plays Media is taking these last two weeks to recap on numerous major, groundbreaking stories that have impacted the world of oil and gas over the last year. Yesterday,  historical and landmark topics from the past year were highlighted  in an original piece you can view here. In a continuation of our ...

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DRC initiates campaign to audit ND gov

dakota resource council

North Dakota environmentalist group The Dakota Resource Council initiated a campaign yesterday in an attempt to gain enough signatures on a petition to conduct a performance audit on the North Dakota Department of Health and the Department of Mineral Resources’ Oil and Gas Division. The group wishes to convince lawmakers that the audit is necessary due to these departments’ failure ...

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Petroleum production prospers in November

Petroleum demand in November produced some of the highest numbers seen in years, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s monthly statistical report. The report, published Thursday, reveals a number of different categories. Those categories range from macroeconomic indicators such as rig counts, Institute for Supply Management reports and indicators of petroleum demand including total deliveries, gasoline, distillates, and jet fuel. ...

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