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4th worker died after pipeline explosion

HOUMA, La. — The Terrebonne Parish coroner’s office says a fourth man has died of injuries from an explosion at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in Gibson. Three men died immediately Oct. 8, and two were critically injured. Chief investigator Danny Theriot (TER-ee-oh) tells The Courier that 56-year-old Michael Hill of Paris, Tennessee, died Oct. 12. He says Theriot worked ...

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NV Energy CEO addresses plans for $1 billion power plant

After his company faced criticism for proposing to build a $1 billion power plant, NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill outlined the near-future plans on the 706-megawatt project, according to testimony he filed with the Public Utilities Commission. “Let me be clear, NV Energy has not requested permission to build a new natural-gas-fired generating plant in 2020,” he said. The company ...

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Cuba says to drill in deep water despite low prices

CAMARIOCA, Cuba – Cuba plans to drill exploratory deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017 despite current low oil prices, officials from the state oil monopoly said. Cuba-Petroleo (Cupet) will drill exploratory wells as deep as 7,000 meters (223,000 ft) in waters of up to 3,000 meters in production sharing contracts ...

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Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia sign pact to develop shale resources

Governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have a new agreement to work together to make the most of shale-energy resources that run beneath parts of all three states. The five-page document says that officials in the states will cooperate to promote the region’s shared energy interests. “The issues and opportunities facing our growing oil and gas industry do not ...

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More Americans believe in climate change, UT poll shows

A majority of Americans now believe climate change is occurring, with growing support for environmental protection in several areas among Democrats and millennials, according to a new poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin. More than 3 out of 4 Americans believe in climate change, up from 68 percent a year ago, the nationwide UT Energy Poll reported ...

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Oil nearly unchanged on minor technical correction

NEW YORK – Oil prices were little changed in quiet technical trade on Tuesday as declining U.S. production and a “rebalancing” momentum in the market offset expectations of Iranian barrels adding to the already persistent supply glut. Brent futures for December delivery fell 17 cents to $48.44 a barrel, a 0.4 percent loss, by 11:49 a.m. EDT (1549 GMT). U.S. ...

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