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Shale gas violations down as DEP steps up inspections

Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the year, an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to department data. A boost in office staff ...

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Group rallies against pipeline in Keene

About 40 people, many from Keene and towns around the region, met in Ashuelot River Park to show their opposition to a proposed pipeline through southern New Hampshire Saturday. The protesters marched down West Street holding signs with anti-pipeline slogans, cheering and giving thumbs up to the cars that honked in support. They were there, Rindge resident Patricia A. Martin ...

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Palmetto Pipeline hearing set

The legal fight over the stalled Palmetto Pipeline is moving forward. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams has approved a scheduling order that outlines deadlines leading up to a hearing on Nov. 13 or “as soon as practicable thereafter.” The order was filed Friday. Houston-based Kinder Morgan is proposing to build the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline along ...

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Gas deal could signal Southern’s drift from new nuclear projects

Six months ago, three top executives at Georgia’s largest utility companies met over steak dinners at Bones restaurant in Atlanta to explore possibly joining some planned pipeline projects aimed at tapping the Midwest’s booming production of natural gas. But the talk quickly stretched to a more ambitious agenda: Southern Company was interested in buying AGL Resources, the Atlanta natural gas ...

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Oil prices surge in short-covering rally: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – Front-month Brent crude futures surged more than 10 percent higher yesterday, one of the largest daily percentage movements on record, as traders raced to cover short positions. U.S. crude futures rose almost as much, with the October contract ending the day up by more than ...

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Exclusive: Arab OPEC producers brace for oil-price weakness for rest of 2015

DUBAI/LONDON – A second oil price rout of 2015 has forced Arab OPEC members to cut their price expectations for this year, showing they are prepared to tolerate cheaper crude for longer to defend market share and curb rivals’ output. OPEC delegates, including those from core Gulf OPEC countries, see economic troubles in top energy consumer China as short term ...

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Regulators expect lawsuit over oil, gas rules process

State regulators expect a judge eventually will decide whether they followed the proper process in writing environmental rules for the conventional oil and gas industry. “You’re going to sue us,” Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary Scott Perry told industry members during an advisory committee meeting Thursday in Harrisburg. He and the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee agreed ...

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Fuel thieves tap into pipelines in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — Thieves drilled taps into fuel pipelines not far from downtown Mexico City in one of the most daring and dangerous of thousands of illegal taps investigators find each year. Most pipeline thefts have occurred in rural areas, but the Mexico City prosecutor’s office said late Wednesday that two sets of illegal taps had been found at warehouses ...

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Target Logistics to build new Permian Basin mancamp

A pump jack which produces oil from the Permian Basin in Artesia, New Mexico, is seen in this undated handout photo provided by Devon. REUTERS/Devon Energy/Handout via NewsCred

Target Logistics recently announced plans to build a new 200-bed mancamp somewhere in West Texas for “one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies,” at a time when occupancy rates at such facilities suffer from the oil and gas downturn. Woodlands-based Target Logistics did not disclose the company that commissioned the lodging facility or ...

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