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Vermont farm to create natural gas from waste products

Vermont farm to create natural gas from waste products

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farm will transform manure, corn silage and brewery waste into pipeline-grade natural gas to sell to Middlebury College and Vermont Gas Systems. The Vermont Public Service Board approved the project on Friday. The renewable natural gas facility will be located on the Goodrich family dairy farm in Salisbury. The board says Middlebury College expects ...

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US rig count drops to 443 this week, Texas loses 7

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by seven this week to 443, another all-time low amid depressed energy industry prices. A year ago, 988 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 354 rigs sought oil and 89 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- ...

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Alliant wins approval for $700M power plant near Beloit

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy Corp. has won preliminary approval from a regulatory panel to build a $700 million natural gas-fired power plant near Beloit. The Madison-based utility says the new plant will be located next to its existing gas-fired Riverside power plant, doubling the capacity of the complex. The new plant can generate enough electricity to power 535,000 ...

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United Mine Workers expects 5,000 at Pennsylvania rally

Gas line explosions bring new safety proposal

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — The United Mine Workers of America say they expect 5,000 people to rally and march in southwestern Pennsylvania to safeguard pensions and health benefits. The union is concerned because environmental regulations on coal-burning plants have combined with abundant supplies of natural gas to drive down demand for coal at power plants. Earlier this week, Virginia-based Alpha ...

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Dominion wins Virginia OK for $1.3 billion gas-fired plant

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With state regulators approving the project, Dominion Virginia Power says construction will begin later this year on a $1.3 billion power plant in Southside Virginia. The State Corporation Commission gave the green light Tuesday to the Greensville Power Station, a natural gas-fired energy project that will straddle the Greensville-Brunswick county line on 55 acres. Dominion said ...

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Small drillers in Pennsylvania sue to block new state rules

Small drillers in Pennsylvania sue to block new state rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A trade group that represents small, independent gas and oil producers in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit challenging new state regulations for conventional drilling. The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association of Bradford says the rules would be financially ruinous. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (bit.ly/1S9tSlq) reported Thursday that the suit argues the Department of Environmental Protection unfairly grouped conventional ...

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Bills propose adding legislators to natural gas pipeline board

Bills propose adding legislators to gas line board

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want to add legislative oversight to the board of an organization that plays a key role in Alaska’s natural gas pipeline project development. Both Sen. Mia Costello and House Speaker Mike Chenault have proposed adding two non-voting lawmakers to the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. The state-sanctioned gas line corporation would ...

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