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Utility: Contractor dies at power plant construction site

Utility: Contractor dies at power plant construction site

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An electric utility says a contractor has died in a workplace accident at a central Indiana power plant. Indianapolis Power & Light contractor says the contractor died Wednesday morning at its Eagle Valley Generating Station in Morgan County. IPL says the death occurred at the construction site of the new combined-cycle gas turbine power station near ...

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Drilling down on fracking in Indiana

Fracking is nothing new in Indiana. Frequent earthquakes would be. Geologists and environmental activists have been raising concerns for years about increased hydraulic fracturing — called “fracking” for short — and other unconventional oil production methods in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing is the drilling and injection of fluid into the ground to create cracks in rock formations and release ...

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BP: Petcoke will not be stored in Indiana

HAMMOND – Northwest Indiana residents can breathe a little easier. Huge piles of petroleum coke, or petcoke, that became a major cause of concern after they kicked up black clouds of sulphury dust in residential neighborhoods on Chicago’s Southeast Side aren’t going to just end up in Indiana instead. BP will not store the petcoke it’s producing at its Whiting ...

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U.S. jobless claims off seven-month high; oil layoffs watched

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 307,000 for the week ended Jan. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That reversed the bulk of the prior week’s ...

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Illinois community college to offer degree in fracking

ROBINSON, Ill. — A southwestern Illinois community college will offer a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, degree. WTHI-TV reports that Lincoln Trail College’s program will have its first students this fall. The state of Illinois signed off on long-await rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, or fracking, last year. Lincoln Trail College President Kathryn Harris says state officials approved the ...

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Firm to test waste-to-gas process in Logansport

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A firm working to validate a process for creating oil from plastics that can be refined into fuel intends to establish a testing facility in Logansport with the hopes of developing a commercial plant in the future. Waste2Fuel, formerly of Indianapolis, has moved its headquarters to Logansport and will soon be establishing a lab-scale unit made up of the equipment ...

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Duke Energy glitch may hurt your credit score

Duke Energy announced Tuesday a coding error in its payment reporting system has potentially impacted up to half a million customers. Duke Energy is notifying customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana that some of their monthly payments had been reported as “late” to the National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange (NCTUE), a credit data exchange service for a member group ...

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