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Environmental group calls out Pennsylvania drilling study

Marcellus shale gas-drilling site along PA Route 87, Lycoming County. (Image: Nicholas A. Tonelli via Flickr)

BRISTOL, Pa. — An environmental group is calling out a Pennsylvania regulator’s study that found radiation levels in oil and gas industry wastewater and byproducts showed little potential for radiation exposure. The January study by the state Department of Environmental Protection began after questions arose about the radioactivity in the huge volumes of wastewater and solid waste coming out of ...

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Sister of California governor on board of firm in gas leak

SAN FRANCISCO— The sister of California Gov. Jerry Brown is a paid board member of the energy company involved in a massive weeks-long natural-gas leak in Southern California. The New York-based Public Accountability Initiative watchdog group contended Friday that Kathleen L. Brown’s $188,380-a-year position with Sempra Energy represents a conflict for the governor as the state responds to the gas ...

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Consol Energy subsidiary agrees to settlement over water usage

Marcellus Shale gas well developer, CNX Gas Co. LLC, has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state violations alleging it exceeded its water withdrawal limits from a reservoir in north Franklin, Washington County, on multiple occasions from 2011 through 2014. The settlement agreement was announced Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of environmental Protection, which will receive $345,750, and the state ...

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Thanksgiving getaway 2015: Cheap gas but fears of terrorism

LOS ANGELES — That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be ...

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Early report says Texas oil, gas production up from last year

Texas oil and gas production

Texas produced 72,849,838 barrels of crude oil and 620,188,919 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas in September, according to a preliminary report by the Railroad Commission of Texas. The Commission regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas. Preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as final corrected reports are received. Preliminary ...

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Warm weather worsens glut of US gas, heating oil: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – Unusually mild weather across the United States this autumn has sharply reduced heating demand and contributed to the substantial oversupply of both natural gas and heating oil. Heating demand has been 27 percent lower than the long-term average so far this heating season according to ...

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Baker Hughes lays off 67 workers

FARMINGTON — Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping on Southside River Road in Farmington laid off 67 workers on Tuesday citing low oil and gas prices on the commodities market. Robert “Kevin” Jones, district manager for Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping, said in a phone interview that he learned of the layoffs Tuesday morning in a text message. Jones is on short-term disability ...

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Anadarko approached Apache with offer that was rejected – source

NEW YORK – U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company Anadarko Petroleum Corp has approached Apache Corp with a potential acquisition as low crude oil prices prompt companies to seek merger partners, according to a person familiar with the matter. The prolonged slump in crude oil prices has stirred talk of consolidation among U.S. shale companies, however so far ...

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