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Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver delivered a blow Wednesday to a proposed rail-to-marine oil terminal, coming out against a contract renegotiation requested by Vancouver Energy. The staff recommendation to deny the request increases the likelihood that port commissioners will follow suit, leaving a contract in place that ramps up costs for the energy company starting this summer. ...

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Williston limited-membership business club evicted

WILLISTON, N.D. — A limited-membership social and business club in Williston with dues ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 was evicted this month over failed rent payments. The Bakken Club was ordered to remove all of its property from its downtown location by Dec. 21, the Williston Herald reported. Court records show the eviction came after the club failed to pay nearly ...

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Fracking study may allow feds to resume lucrative oil leases in Kern

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John Cox | Bakersfield Californian The U.S. Bureau of Land Management took a big step toward resuming auctions of federal property in California for oil and gas production with its release Thursday of an independent scientific review of well stimulation activities in the state. The review by the nonpartisan California Council on Science and Technology found no instances of groundwater ...

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Wyoming: State officials lease 3,900 immaculate acres to oil and gas company

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Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Wyoming Star Tribune reports that the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has granted the lease of approximately 3,900 acres of state land surrounding Battle Mountain to GRMR Oil and Gas for $26,931. The sale of the land is drawing criticism from conservation groups, wildlife agencies and landowners asserting that the development will ...

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Injunction sought to block additional drilling under state parks and forests

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By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — A former secretary and deputy secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources testified in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday that more state natural lands should not be opened for gas extraction without further study of the impacts of the drilling already underway. James Grace, former deputy secretary for parks and forests, ...

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Pa. man regrets signing lease without research

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By Andrew Barksdale, staff writer WYSOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bill Them has advice for North Carolina landowners when the first gas company agent knocks on the door carrying a prewritten lease: Don’t take it. “I took the first offer because I was stupid,” Them said. “I was just uninformed.” The 64-year-old is a real estate agent for Century 21 in Bradford ...

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