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WIPP officials focus on safety


CARLSBAD — Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials emphasized employee safety during Thursday night’s town hall meeting. At the meeting, officials went over what is new about the recovery process and addressed concerns about how the facility is ensuring the safety of its workers both now and in future activities. Joe Franco, manager of the Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office, ...

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Another LNG plant planned for SW Louisiana


LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Washington company says it has asked for federal permits for a $4.5 billion liquefied natural gas export plant in southwest Louisiana. VG Calcasieu Pass would be the third plant planned along the Calcasieu Ship Channel. Executives of Venture Global LNG will describe and answer questions about their plans at noon Wednesday in the Cameron Parish ...

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Penn. researchers awarded grant to develop new waste water recycling method


The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded a $496,000 grant from the Department of Energy to aid researchers in the development of a method for recycling gas well wastewater by using excess heat generated from power plants, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. Chairman of the Swanson School’s civil and environmental engineering department, Radisav Vidic, and civil and environmental engineering professor, ...

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Brent oil price the main factor in U.S. gasoline prices -EIA

WASHINGTON, Oct 30- U.S. gasoline prices are mainly set by global oil prices, a government report said on Thursday, a conclusion that should ease concerns among some lawmakers that lifting a crude oil export ban would mean pain at the pump for American motorists. In essence the report supported the notion that easing the export restriction, imposed by Congress in ...

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Lower global demand, U.S. LNG supply could delay other export projects: report

Lower expected demand combined with U.S. projects in the works to export liquefied natural gas could delay other LNG export projects in Canada, Australia and Africa, according to a report from Goldman Sachs Corp. “Several projects in Canada and Australia will likely face final investment decision deferrals due to high and uncertain costs, and price-sensitive buyers,” the firm said last ...

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Energy news roundup: Bakken oil flammability, companies vulnerable to internal threats and new LNG export approvals

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Members of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee discussed Bakken crude oil properties during a subcommittee hearing held as part of the effort to craft new rail tank car regulations. “None of these other oils are shipping in volumes that this Bakken shale oil is being shipped,” he [Timothy Butters, deputy administrator for the ...

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