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Tempted to buy a gas hog? Think again

The national swoon over falling gas prices may be over. AAA Reading-Berks County, the Energy Information Administration and GasBuddy.com all are reporting an increase nationally of about 3 cents per gallon over the past week. On Monday morning, the Energy Information Administration, a wing of the Energy Department that monitors and analyzes energy prices, reported the nation’s average price for ...

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API announces new Colorado office

The American Petroleum Institute made an announcement today regarding the establishment of its Colorado Petroleum Council. The new office will focus on energy priorities in the state, including hydraulic fracturing, job creation and energy infrastructure. In addition to the announcement of the new Colorado office, API has also hired Tracee Bentley to lead its new office as executive director. Bentley ...

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Broadening opportunity: What the future of oil and gas could mean for people of color

There are few areas of the workforce that have propagated opportunity and upward mobility like the energy industry. People who had nothing or limited chances found a path through energy-related occupations to buy houses and start families. What is even more gorgeous, energy will never go away. Looking past our current energy production slump, whether its traditional fossil fuels, renewables ...

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Lowcountry divided on Obama offshore drilling plan

With President Barack Obama’s announcement Tuesday allowing oil drilling off the eastern seaboard from Virginia to Georgia, Lowcountry leaders and activists on opposite sides of the question are digging in their heels. Land off South Carolina’s coasts would be available for oil and gas leases for the first time under the five-year plan, which would begin in 2017. The issue ...

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Natural gas power generation in high demand

Environmental concerns over coal emissions have caused a noticeable trend among power plants in recent months to abandon the hazardous power generator completely. According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), a continued increase in demand for natural gas for use in power generation is expected to be the biggest driver for U.S. gas demand in 2015. John Felmy, chief economist ...

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Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in U.S District Court in Washington, saying the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with the group’s federal ...

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Trade association leader urges changes to U.S. oil, gas regulations

WASHINGTON — Renewable fuel standards, ozone regulations and a ban on crude oil exports all made sense when they were instituted, but it’s 2015 now and the shale gas boom has so changed the U.S. energy landscape that the old rules are outdated. That was American Petroleum Institute president Jack Gerard’s message Tuesday during his annual “state of energy address” ...

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