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America Resources Exploration arrives in Haynesville

Notice a lot of down and out oil companies lately looking to divest their assets? That’s exactly where you’ll find America Resources Exploration, Inc. (AREN) looking as it seeks to acquire new assets. It’s a successful strategy if a company can afford it. Buy while prices are low. America Resources recently purchased in two gas wells in Shelby County, Texas. ...

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West Virginia coal mining complexes are on the market

Patriot Coal has shared its plans to sell its West Virginia mining complexes. The company, which is currently in the middle of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, announced its plans ”to file the purchase agreement with ERP Compliant Fuels LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund Inc.,” which is a nonprofit organization, in federal bankruptcy court, reports the Pittsburgh ...

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Google and solar panels

Thanks to Google, people all over the U.S., including the Appalachia region, will be able to see if solar power is worth it. On Monday, Google launched its newest and early version of what the company is calling Project Sunroof. While only in the beginning stages, Project Sunroof is currently only available in two California regions and in Boston. However, ...

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Hobbs could get new biofuel facility

Biofuel producer Joule Unlimited is eyeing the southeastern New Mexico city of Hobbs for the site of its new one-acre plant, The Albuquerque Business Journal reports. The company has yet to finalize its decision on the location, but the city has played host to Joule’s main test facility for the past two years. Whether or not the company will build ...

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Creek Geeks: Researchers, the energy industry and aquatic ecosystems

Since 2011, the Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science (ARIES) has supported more than 60 academic researchers in energy and the environment and over 75 student researchers at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a team of graduate researchers ...

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Federal Judge rejects O&G permit halt in New Mexico

The Bureau of Land Management near Farmington will continue to issue oil and gas permits, despite requests from nearby environmentalists to halt development permits. The Associated Press reports U.S. District Judge James Browning rejected the proposal Friday. Environmentalists’ push to halt the area’s oil and gas development has spanned several months. The BLM received a 34-page letter last October drafted ...

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The Utica is getting a billion dollar pipeline system

When it comes to infrastructure and acquisitions, the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in the northeast seem to take the cake, and now two huge operators in the Utica are adding to the region’s long list of pipeline systems. MarkWest Energy Partners LP and Marathon Petroleum Corp., which recently shared they will be merging, are building a gathering system together ...

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