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New Town Starts Upscale Development With Oil Money


Mike Kopp, Shale Plays Media While work crews watched from the sidelines Monday morning, businessmen, contractors, developers and tribal leaders turned the first dirt of a long-term development of New Town. Members of the North Segment Community Development Corporation broke ground on the Wooden Bowl Estates, a 20-unit apartment complex in New town. Developer Tony Krejci with Bakken Housing and ...

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Leaked document outlines US, EU trade policy


John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The European Union is working with the United States to expand fracking operations and exports, according to a trade agreement document that leaked today. The text, revealed today by the Huffington Post, is an early draft of the energy policy to be included in the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the US ...

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10,000 Jobs heading to Baytown, Texas


John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The planned expansion at the ExxonMobil Olefins Plant in Baytown, Texas is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs and 350 permanent occupations. The multi-billion dollar project has finally received the green light for construction after the EPA delivered a final notice of decision for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) for greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

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Are fracking bans fair?

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A slew of legislation aimed at banning hydraulic fracturing and the byproducts it creates has passed in the US in recent weeks. From the east to west coast, and lots of places in between, governments from the local to the state level have been putting their feet down on fracking – even, in many ...

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Air pollution regulation in Texas still a cloudy issue

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By Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Amidst continued debate regarding the effect of fracking and drilling in oil and gas industry, the EPA posted an updated list of manufacturer-tested combustion control devices on May 15. This list is aimed at providing information into the industry that will help oil and gas companies minimize harmful air pollution. Air pollution is ...

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FERC approves sandpiper pipeline tariff structure


John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Natural Gas Intelligence reported today that Enbridge was given the green light for the sandpiper project. This pipeline will provide many Bakken crude producers easier access to downstream markets. The 610 mile pipeline will be 24 inches in diameter and start from Beaver Lodge, just south of Tioga, ND and run to Clearbrook, MN. ...

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The coming solar revolution

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ Decreasing costs and increasing efficiency in solar panels and power storage may soon spell the end of traditional fossil fuel-generated electricity. The biggest problem confronting the solar industry has been how to store the power. When the sun is shining, photovoltaic solar panels are able to generate a surplus of electricity, but ...

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New pipeline for the Permian Basin in the works


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, Frontier Midstream Solutions, LLC announced plans for 400 miles of new pipeline for Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas. The crude transportation pipeline system is to include multiple truck racks and over 300,000 barrels of potential storage in the northern Delaware Basin. In addition, the new pipeline is estimated to have the ...

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