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Safest mode of transport for oil and gas debated

The more oil and gas that is pulled from the ground by drilling and fracking, the more that will need to be moved from wellheads in North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Ohio to refineries and ports throughout the country. But the best, safest way to transport oil and gas, which can be toxic and explosive, is still being debated. Tanker trucks, ...

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US rig count plunges 87 to 1,456

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HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plunged by 87 this week to 1,456 amid depressed oil prices. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,140 rigs were exploring for oil and 314 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago ...

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Pain in oil and gas industry continues, outlook bleak

The threat of union workers going on strike at U.S. oil refineries has raised more questions than answers for some in the industry, but pulling oil out of Texas wells will continue. While that production will continue, the economic outlook for the state based on oil and gas production doesn’t look too good, one petroleum economist said. Alex Mills, president ...

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COGCC has a plan for future earthquakes

After two small earthquakes last year, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission used a “stoplight” risk management plan to prevent or control future quakes. Two small earthquakes in the same Weld County location, on May 31 and June 23, were likely caused by a nearby injection well, but the COGCC said NGL Water Solutions was not in violation of ...

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Anadarko OK’d for Wyoming environmental assessment

A month-long public comment period opened Tuesday for Converse County regarding an environmental assessment (EA) for oil and gas propositions, according an Oil City article. The Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office will conduct the EA concerning Anadarko Petroleum’s proposition to explore and possibly develop oil and gas possibilities in a 19,000-acre area of land 15 miles east of ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of January 17 through January 23. Enjoy! 5. Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its ...

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