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More oil-by-rail heads to Appalachia’s refineries

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By ANDREW MAYKUTH for The Philadelphia Inquirer At the Delaware River wharf where Appalachian coal trains once unloaded their cargo, 108 rail tankers lined up Tuesday to deliver a new distant energy source — crude oil from North Dakota. The Eddystone Rail Facility, built on leased land surrounding an aging Exelon Corp. power plant, is the latest oil-by-rail facility to open ...

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64 groups ask for gas industry emission restrictions


Sixty-four environment and community organizations have asked the federal government to limit air pollution emissions from the rapidly expanding oil and gas industry that are impacting many of the nation’s urban areas, including Pittsburgh. According to a petition, filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday by Earthjustice, a public interest law organization representing the groups, 150 million Americans ...

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Lehigh County man gets prison in electricity rate bait-and-switch


Samuel Puleo escaped a harsh prison sentence for his role in a bait-and-switch energy pricing scam that cost businesses across the country hundreds of thousands of dollars. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson sentenced Puleo to 30 days in prison followed by six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release. But the 26-year-old Fogelsville man ...

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Companies explore Utica Shale in W.Va.


MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – Oil and natural gas companies with Marcellus Shale operations in the Northern Panhandle are turning their attention to the Utica Shale. The Utica Shale underlies the Marcellus Shale in much of Marshall, Wetzel and Ohio counties. Gastar Exploration is drilling an exploratory well in both the Utica and Point Pleasant formations in Marshall County. Stone Energy ...

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New York DOT to fine CP for oil car derailment

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ALBANY, N.Y. (A.P)— The New York state Department of Transportation says it will fine Canadian Pacific for waiting five hours to report the derailment of four tank cars carrying crude oil. State transportation officials say that a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota derailed around 4:30 a.m. Monday at Canadian Pacific’s Kenwood Rail Yard in Albany. There were no ...

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Moody’s: North American gas pipelines adjust to changes from the Marcellus

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New York, May 13, 2014 (Reuters) — The enormous, rapid growth in production from the Marcellus shale formation in the northeastern US is rearranging how natural gas pipelines flow across much of North America, says Moody’s Investors Service in the report “North American Natural Gas Pipelines: Retooling as Gas Flows Shift, New Demand Emerges from LNG and Power.” Moody’s says ...

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Duke Energy begins coal-ash dredging in Dan River


By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer  DANVILLE, Va. — With the clatter of heavy machinery, the cleanup of the ash-laden Dan River will begin in earnest this week. The biggest ash deposit yet found in the Dan, following a Feb. 2 spill 25 miles upriver at Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant, lies on the bottom just above Danville’s water intake. The ...

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Utica East Ohio’s gas-processing system to grow to provide additional capacity

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BOB DOWNING for The Akron Beacon Journal A gas-processing plant under construction in southwest Carroll County will soon be expanded. That announcement came Monday from Texas-based EV Energy Partners LP in a news release and an earnings call with analysts and the media. The new plan calls for Utica East Ohio to expand the Leesville natural gas-processing plant with the ...

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