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Jeb Bush is coming to Midland

Jeb Bush, George P. Bush and Aaron Watson are all making an appearance in Midland. On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6.p.m., Jeb Bush, his son George P. Bush and singer Aaron Watson will be appearing at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum for a free Young Professionals event. Free Young Professionals is a program based in Midland that is dedicated to ...

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New landfill coming to North Dakota

North Dakota may be welcoming its 12th landfill in the near future. Chris Kreger, an IHD Environmental representative who is managing the landfill project, said the facility would take drilling cuttings and mud.  It would also collect waste from wells within a 50-mile radius.  Kreger is discussing the project on Monday when his company hosts an informal meeting for the ...

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Port of Alexandria biorefinery to receive $91 million from USDA

Cool Planet Energy Systems has obtained a massive funding guarantee for its Louisiana biorefinery. Cool Planet, operated by Greenwood Village, has secured a $91 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to Cathy Proctor for the Denver Business Journal.  The loan, assured through Silicon Valley Bank, will be utilized to finish the bio-refinery being constructed in ...

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Roan Plateau settlement gaining momentum

After years of debate surrounding drilling within the Roan Plateau, the case may finally be gaining some much needed clarity and momentum, according to the Denver Business Journal. Since 2007, oil and gas companies and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have been engaged in a seemingly never-ending chess match that has seen numerous back-and-forth discussions gain little to no ...

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North Dakota oil may have issues in the future

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North Dakota oil production is steadily increasing, but there may be other issues that could hurt the industry. The Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms told members of the Government Finance Committee that the statewide production of July was 1.1 million barrels.  The Preliminary Office of Management and Budget predicted production to be at 1.3 million daily barrels at ...

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BLM reviewing proposed 3D seismic exploration in Wyoming

The Oil and Gas Journal reports that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input regarding a potential 3D seismic exploration operation in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The BLM is in the process of completing an environmental assessment of the project and is seeking public comments to identify possible concerns, ideas, issues and alternative options. The bureau’s Rawlins ...

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New pipeline coming to replace aging Midla line

Sen. Mary Landrieu has confirmed a deal with American Midstream Partners that will ensure thousands of Louisiana residents continue to receive natural gas safely, reports Greg Hilburn for the Monroe News-Star. Rather than abandoning the Midla pipeline, American Midstream has agreed to construct a new natural gas pipeline, which will extend 50 miles from Winnsboro to Natchez, Miss. The new ...

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Texas and oil are having relationship issues

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Oil and gas to Texans is like hot dish to Minnesotans, but now there are issues in the relationship between Texas and oil. On November 4 in Denton, Texas the ban over hydraulic fracturing will be in a referendum.  Oil producers are being challenged by a “grass-roots” campaign run by a home care nurse.  The oil producers are pushing the ...

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Louisiana infrastructure funding needs to become a priority

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As Louisiana looks hopefully toward an industrial boom, with several major oil- and gas-related facilities planned or in progress along the coast, officials are concerned about the increased strain on the state’s infrastructure. According to Cole Avery for the Times-Picayune, state leaders and industry insiders pushing for investments in infrastructure should be made a priority. The CEO of Louisiana Associated ...

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