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The total costs of crude oil

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 By E. KIRSTEN PETERS Energy companies work night and day to bring us oil and the many products made from it. Most of that work is uneventful and unseen by the public. But when things go wrong, a disaster of epic proportions can ensue. Twenty five years ago — on the night of March 23, 1989 — the Exxon Valdez ...

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Antero Resources to supply ethane for planned Wood County cracker plant

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Antero Resources announced Wednesday it will be an anchor supplier for a proposed cracker plant and related operations near Parkersburg in Wood County. The gas company, which has a presence in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio for the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, made the announcement in a press release on its website. The cracker project – sometimes known as ...

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Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline developers can’t use eminent domain

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Bluegrass Pipeline Co. cannot use eminent domain to take private property for construction of a natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky, a Franklin Circuit judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Phillip Shepherd held that the power of eminent domain is “an essential attribute of a sovereign government” that cannot be delegated to a private company such as Bluegrass Pipeline “without a clear ...

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Kansas Senate gives initial approval to bill ending renewable energy standards

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A bill repealing renewable energy standards for utility companies won initial approval in the Senate on Tuesday. House Bill 2014 would end the renewable portfolio standards, also known as RPS, that require Kansas utility companies to receive 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, who carried the bill, contended that repeal was necessary ...

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Watchdog hopes Duke will clean up Saluda dump

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An environmental watchdog group hopes Duke Energy will clean up its coal ash ponds along the Saluda River — if not, the $50 billion utility could face more legal trouble over its Carolina operations. Duke officials acknowledged Monday before the South Carolina’s Public Service Commission that heavy metals from its coal ash dumps at the W.S. Lee Steam Station near ...

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Changes to community solar bill draw criticism

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HARTFORD — Efforts to bring renewable energy to a broader group of Connecticut residents have been dealt a setback by the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology committee. But the so-called community solar bill isn’t completely dead. The legislation, House Bill 5412, was folded into Senate Bill 353, which the Energy and Technology panel moved out of committee last week. The ...

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With United Shale Advocates, the Marcellus Shale Coalition bets on a ‘citizens’ movement’

Laurel Gardner

By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An apron-clad Laurel Gardner stands behind a counter in a video shot in her northeastern Pennsylvania restaurant and explains why she supports Marcellus Shale natural gas development. “When the workers come into our town, they bring jobs, they bring their families, their families spend money here,” she says. She repeats herself, ...

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