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Latest suit over coastal damage adds to oil company woes

Latest suit over coastal damage adds to oil company woes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana has joined the list of those suing the oil and gas industry over damage to the state’s badly eroding coast. The parish filed a series of suits Monday with defendants — including major oil companies — numbering close to 200. Industry associations immediately condemned the suits as an unwarranted attack on ...

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$230 billion in energy projects delayed, report says

$230 billion in energy projects delayed, report says

Drillers delayed $230 billion in energy projects since the start of the oil downturn, according to a new report from Rystad Energy. A steep drop in oil prices led many energy companies to remain cautious on the exploration and production front. In July 2015, Rystad reported 40 shelved projects. An updated report Thursday showed a total of 63 projects have ...

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No fracking pits allowed under new DEP regs for oil and gas industry

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday made available thousands of pages of documents outlining new rules for the oil and gas industry. Among the trove of public documents are increased regulations for unconventional drillers, which apply to companies extracting natural resources from the Marcellus Shale. All of it can be found here. Some of the biggest changes include ...

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Pipeline planning fuels deals, disputes

Planning for a new pipeline across Pennsylvania has evolved into a statewide string of deals and disputes that runs right past the treehouse in Ron Rock’s Cumru Township front yard and the dog parks in Brecknock Township that help generate a living for Pat Emmett. Rock has made a deal. Emmett has been taken to court. In both cases, the ...

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As hydropower dries up, Tanzania moves toward fossil fuels

DAR ES SALAAM – As drought continues to cripple its hydropower plants, Tanzania is struggling to produce enough electricity – and is moving toward using more fossil fuels to make up the shortfall. Hydropower plants normally produce about 35 percent of Tanzania’s electricity needs, with gas and oil plants making up most of the difference. But as demand grows and water ...

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Opinion: The money comes rolling in … and out

Warm weather and a saturated natural gas market have driven down the gas price and slowed the Pennsylvania natural gas industry. Still, gas extraction has been a boon to local governments across the Marcellus Shale gas field. Due to the state Legislature’s refusal to place a fair severance tax on the industry, drillers instead have paid a “local impact fee” ...

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Labor regulators aim to finish difficult dust rule

Dust in the workplace — affecting the construction, mining and oil and gas industries — has proven a tough issue to regulate, with a battle over updating federal standards dragging on more than 40 years and vexing eight presidential administrations. But a final rule could come as soon as February, one that would cut the allowable exposure of crystalline silica, ...

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