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By: Anthony Rome Google+ | Bakken.com CMO at Shaleplays Media President at Engage Media Strategies

Oil rises above $94, bolstered by severe US cold

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The price of oil climbed above $94 a barrel Wednesday ahead of a weekly U.S. stockpile report and with U.S. demand for heating fuel expected to rise amid severe cold weather. Benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery was up 39 cents to $94.06 a barrel at midafternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the ...

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Deadline needed to get oil tankers upgraded

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By: Lauren Donovan The chief executive officer for BNSF Railway felt pressure from both North Dakota U.S. senators over the weekend after the town of Casselton had a near-miss from a Bakken oil rail explosion. Both Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp said the rail industry can’t upgrade tankers to a new tougher standard fast enough and some sort of deadline ...

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North Dakota Miss Rodeo sendoff

By Bryan Horwath on Jan 2, 2014 at 10:26pm The temperature promises to be cold Saturday, but a warm sendoff will take place in Bowman. Dubbed the “Dust to Diamonds Coronation and Fundraiser,” an open-to-the-public event signaling the official start to Codi Miller’s reign as Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2014 is set to begin with a social and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. ...

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ANALYSIS-A new hope or false dawn for Mexico’s oil refiners?

TULA, Mexico, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Mexico’s oil refining industry, saddled for years with bloated costs, chronic underinvestment and generous government fuel subsidies, ought to be on the verge of a bright new dawn. A shake-up last month dismantled the state-run Pemex oil and gas monopoly, ending decades of stubborn self-reliance and potentially opening the door to foreign oil companies. ...

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Turkmenistan to increase capacity of export pipeline to Iran

The Keymir gas compressor station that was commissioned in western Turkmenistan by Turkmenneft State Concern and GP Global Equipment Ltd (Great Britain) will create additional opportunities for increasing energy resource exports, the Turkmen Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources said on Dec.18. “In the case of necessity, this compressor station can transport environmentally friendly fuel to the ...

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Oil trains raise concerns in small towns, cities

WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — It’s tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks. As common as they have become across the U.S. and Canada, officials in dozens of ...

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First criminal case against a Shale firm opens

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A former state environmental inspector indicated Wednesday that there was evidence of previous, unreported spills on a Marcellus Shale gas drilling site where he discovered toxic wastewater gushing onto the ground in 2010. Jeremy Daniel, 32, an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at the time, said he found puddles of wastewater, sand, and a ...

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First criminal case against a Shale firm opens

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A former state environmental inspector indicated Wednesday that there was evidence of previous, unreported spills on a Marcellus Shale gas drilling site where he discovered toxic wastewater gushing onto the ground in 2010. Jeremy Daniel, 32, an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at the time, said he found puddles of wastewater, sand, and a ...

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