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Regulator says ND oil spill may have been caused by corrosion

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NEW YORK – Initial investigations following a 20,600-barrel leak on Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in North Dakota point to corrosion on the 20-year-old pipeline, state regulators said on Friday. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota when a farmer discovered oil spouting from the pipeline on ...

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Government revokes permits for two planned oil train terminals

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SEATTLE — State officials said Wednesday they are revoking permits for two planned oil train terminals in southwest Washington after deciding the projects should face more environmental scrutiny. The state Shorelines Hearings Board issued a letter Wednesday indicating it will invalidate permits for Westway Terminal Co. and Imperium Terminal Services, which want to build oil shipping terminals at the Port ...

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US Energy Information Administration Shares Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (STEO)


Report Highlights and Charts The United States Energy Information Administration projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas and propane will increase by 13% and 9%, respectively, this winter heating season (October 1 through March 31)  compared with last winter. Projected U.S. household expenditures are 2% higher for electricity and 2% lower for heating oil this winter. Although EIA expects ...

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Canadian delegation comes down for Bakken info


WILLISTON, N.D. — A Canadian delegation visited the Bakken region last week to help prepare for oil development in Northwest Territories.By: Jerry Burnes, Forum News Service A Canadian delegation visited the Bakken region last week to help prepare for oil development in the Northwest Territories. David Ramsay, minister of industry, tourism and investment and minister of transportation for the government of ...

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Across The Pond: Country makes strides to increase local use of natural gas


By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO | Tue Oct 8, 2013 8:10am EDT OSLO Oct 8 (Reuters) – Norway’s incoming right-wing government has pledged to end a state monopoly on building power export cables and to increase local use of Norway’s natural gas. The Conservatives, led by prime minister-designate Erna Solberg, and their smaller ally, the populist Progress party, clinched a coalition deal on Monday and are ...

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