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Energy lifts US manufacturing, refining sectors

Charts and Maps of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution AEI Carpe Diem Blog: Below are four charts and two maps that help tell the story of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution: 1. The Big Three. Yesterday, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) updated its monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” with new estimates of oil production through August in America’s three, super-giant oil ...

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Midland unlikely to face anti-fracturing petition

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Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram Denton, which sits atop the prolific Barnett shale and with a population roughly equal to Midland, recently waded into the controversy over hydraulic fracturing. Denton City Council members voted down a petition to ban hydraulic fracturing, sending it to a public vote in November. Midland sits in the heart of the Permian Basin and atop prolific ...

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Pipe dream: Front Range project gives Colorado an edge in natural gas liquids industry

Katherine Blunt | The Colorado Springs Gazette The Front Range Pipeline that runs through eastern El Paso County has positioned Colorado to take advantage of the burgeoning market for natural gas liquids. The pipeline, which began operating in February, is expected to become increasingly important as the state’s production of natural gas liquids (NGLs) continues to grow. Last year, the ...

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Officials seek maps for pipeline project

Joe Mahoney | The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.) Hundreds of landowners in Schoharie County and elsewhere in upstate New York have been contacted in recent weeks by a Texas-based energy company, advising them their property is along the potential route of a new Tennessee Gas pipeline being proposed by the firm, Schoharie Town Supervisor Gene Milone said Friday. Milone said ...

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Study credits six formations with sending Permian oil production soaring

Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram A study recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration reinforces common knowledge that Permian Basin crude production has soared in recent years. The study finds Permian Basin production has risen from a low point of 850,000 barrels per day in 2007 to 1,350,000 barrels a day in 2013. As a result, the study notes, Permian ...

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Experts: Fracking has potential in California Valley


Reed Fujii | The Record (Stockton, Calif.) STOCKTON — Fracking, the practice of fracturing underground rock formations to tap previously unrecoverable troves of oil and natural gas, holds huge potential for the San Joaquin Valley, a panel of experts said Thursday. But that potential may still be years in the future, as fracking has proved less effective in California’s complex geology ...

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Google, nonprofit map gas leaks in U.S. cities


Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Those Google Street View cars aren’t just taking pictures of your house. They’re also sniffing your sidewalks for gas. In three U.S. cities, Google cars roamed over the past year equipped with sensors to record methane leaks from utility pipes. The Environmental Defense Fund, a New York nonprofit that advocates for environmental issues, partnered with ...

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Man accused in La. death recent border-crosser


Alicia A. Caldwell | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Guatemalan immigrant accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana illegally crossed the Mexican border with his children last month and was released from custody after being issued a notice to report back to immigration authorities once he got settled in the United States, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday. Pedro Alberto ...

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