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By John Deede | Google+ John Deede is a Web Content Manager for Shale Plays Media living in Fargo, ND. He studied at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, earning a degree in Business Administration/Marketing Management. His interests include cooking, traveling, permaculture, politics, and economics. In his free time John enjoys skiing, longboarding, playing guitar, painting, and spending time with friends.

EU adopts sanctions on Russian oil firms after a summer of stockpiling gas

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ The European Union has agreed on a set of new sanctions for Russia in response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. According to RIA Novosti: The European Union on Monday officially adopted a new round of sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in ‘destabilizing eastern Ukraine,’ a statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van ...

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Arlington shaken by Sunday morning earthquake

John Gravois | The Fort Worth Star-Telegram While most people slept through it without noticing, some Arlington residents called 911 early Sunday morning around 4 a.m. with reports of hearing “explosions” and feeling “house shaking” from a 2.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Interstate 30 and Fielder Road, authorities said. According to a Facebook posting by the Arlington Fire Department, “the ...

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Beer run: Anheuser-Busch to replace Houston diesel truck fleet with CNG

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Anheuser-Busch announced on Thursday that it will be replacing its 66 diesel trucks in Houston to compressed natural gas (CNG). Houston will be the first location where the Budweiser brewer will run an entire brewery fleet on CNG. Senior Director of Anheuser-Busch Transportation James Sembrot explained, ““Houston is a strategic choice due to the central location to ...

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TX House Subcommittee hears testimony from Railroad Commission seismologist

Justin Scott | Breaking Energy Following the Texas Railroad Commission’s recent proposal for additional rules related to disposal wells in “high-risk” seismic areas, on Monday, August 25, members of the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity heard testimony from Dr. Craig Pearson, the seismologist hired by the Railroad Commission to investigate the possible correlation between seismic events and oil and gas activity. Pearson’s hiring followed a ...

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AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant

Justin Pritchard and Scott Sonner | The Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company’s plans said Wednesday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement ...

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Trafigura sells majority stake in South Texas for $860 million

Chris Ramirez | Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, Texas) CORPUS CHRISTI — International trading company Trafigura AG on Tuesday sold 80 percent of its interest in Corpus Christi to Buckeye Partners, a Houston company that specializes in the transportation, storage and marketing of liquid petroleum products. The transaction, announced in a statement issued by both companies, was for $860 million. Under ...

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Pembina buys pipeline to tap into Bakken shale production

Reuters Pembina Pipeline Corp, which operates regional pipelines in western Canada, said on Tuesday it has agreed to pay $650 million to acquire Vantage pipeline system, which carries up to 40,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from North Dakota’s Bakken shale field to southern Alberta. Pembina is also buying Mistral Midstream Inc’s interest in a Saskatchewan ethane processing ...

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