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L.A. school district could close two schools because of Porter Ranch gas leak

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, provided by Southern California Gas Co. shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. Residents who say the uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

Los Angeles school district officials are developing a plan to relocate students at two elementary schools affected by a nearby natural gas leak, The Times has learned. Under plans that have been under discussion, students at Porter Ranch Community School and Castlebay Lane could be moved to a currently closed campus or to other schools with space, said officials who ...

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Low gas prices ‘not good for anybody’

At least 26 states, including Arkansas and Oklahoma, are paying less than $2 for a gallon of gas, and the national average is the lowest it’s been since 2009. While low gas prices are viewed largely as good for the consumer on a tight budget, the low oil prices have shuttered thousands of jobs in the United States. “It’s not ...

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Four countries added to global shale oil, natural gas assessment

global shale resources

The Energy Information Administration continues to expand its assessment of technically recoverable shale oil and natural gas resources around the world. The organization added four new countries – Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman and the United Arab Emirates – to the previous 42 countries.  The additions resulted in a 13 percent increase in global assessed total resource estimate for shale oil and ...

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Impending natural gas deal angers many Israelis

JERUSALEM— As Israel prepares to push through a long-delayed landmark natural gas deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a growing backlash by protesters who accuse him of using shady backroom dealings and strong-arm tactics to push through the plan. While some critics say the deal is a sellout, much of the opposition has focused on the great lengths Netanyahu ...

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Effect of climate deal on Texas is up in the air

WASHINGTON — All eyes are on Paris this week as the United Nations climate summit finalizes worldwide targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is expected by the conclusion of the two-week summit on Friday, and it is already having a special resonance in Texas, the nation’s largest energy producer. President Barack Obama laid out the U.S. position in a ...

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Egypt to pay Israel $1.76 billion after halting gas supplies

JERUSALEM— Israel’s state-owned electric utility said Sunday that Egyptian natural gas companies have been ordered to pay it $1.76 billion in compensation for halting gas supplies. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said Egypt would appeal the decision by an international arbitrator, state-run MENA news agency reported. Egypt stopped selling natural gas to Israel in 2012 after months of attacks on ...

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Former steel plant converted into pipe inspection facility

BENWOOD, W.Va. — The former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel facility in Benwood will soon be home to a company doing business with the natural gas industry. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports Dunbar, Pennsylvania-based JLE Industries has invested over $6 million to establish an 80,000-square-foot plant. It’s expected to open in January and employ as many as 45 when fully operational. Workers at ...

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James Cromwell escorted from event for heckling

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Actor James Cromwell was one of two people escorted from an upstate New York business event for protesting an award given to an energy company. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that the 75-year-old actor whose work includes “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential” was removed from the Tuesday night event in New Windsor when he and Pramilla ...

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2 Iowa towns consider natural gas utilities

LARCHWOOD, Iowa — Two small northwest Iowa towns are considering bringing natural gas to their communities after voters supported exploring the idea. The Sioux City Journal reports voters in the cities of Larchwood and Lester approved referendums on Nov. 3 that allow each city to establish municipal gas utilities. Larchwood has about 400 water customers and Lester has 110 water customers. ...

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