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Public hearing scheduled in Watford City for proposed crude oil pipeline

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, Feb. 11, regarding a proposal for a crude oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Targa Antelope Lateral Pipeline Project. The new 1.4-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude ...

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Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders mix it up over Wall St.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, walks back on stage after a break during a Democratic presidential primary debate with Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — For months, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have campaigned against each other with a velvet touch, eager to distinguish their race for the Democratic presidential nomination from the combative contest taking place in the Republican primary. No more. The pair tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the 2016 race, battling over who ...

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Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city’s lead-contaminated pipes. The impasse hardened an increasingly partisan response to the water crisis in Flint as Democrats press for swift help ...

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Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

In his latest effort to fight climate change, the Obama Administration announced plans to tax oil companies $10 dollars for every barrel produced. (Image: Joe Crimmings via Flickr)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Obama will formalize the proposal Tuesday when he releases his final budget request to Congress. The $10-per-barrel fee is expected to be dead on arrival for the Republicans who control Congress ...

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How to implode an oil train tanker (VIDEO)

If an oil tanker is on the path to destruction, it usually meets its end after a derailment and the [possible] subsequent explosions. But what it would take to make one implode? In their usual tongue in cheek, “don’t try this at home” fashion, the team on the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters recently took on the challenge of destroying an oil ...

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Cheap oil buoys consumers, shakes up global governments

Cheap oil will be sticking around for a while. That reality is wreaking havoc and causing uncertainty for some governments and businesses, while creating financial windfalls for others. Less expensive crude is delighting consumers in some regions, while leading to widespread job losses elsewhere. Oil has fallen from $107 to around $30 in the past 19 months. Furious production by ...

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Oil industry cutting jobs, investment to offset lower prices

Oil companies are cutting investment, slashing jobs and selling off pipelines and other assets as crude prices plunge. “It’s going to be a very turbulent year for our industry,” says BP CEO Bob Dudley. The latest warnings came from Exxon Mobil, which reported Tuesday that fourth-quarter earnings fell 58 percent in the oil giant’s weakest quarter since 2002. The results ...

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A safety culture dedicated to getting workers home every night

Oil and gas workers know they work in one of the deadliest industries in the world. “The oil and gas field is risky. There’s a lot of hazards associated with that industry. You’ve got moving equipment, you’ve got gases, you’ve got different chemicals,” says Randon Williamson, the Environmental Health Safety Director at Windcreek offers turnkey solutions for the energy, municipal ...

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