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Natural gas leads power plant capacity additions in 2014

The U.S. Energy Administration today reported natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in the first half of 2014.  The EIA’s publication, Electric Power Monthly, claimed preliminary data showed power plants generated electricity from these sources; however, the numbers are down 40% from last year at this time. Florida, California, Utah, and Texas led the pack with the ...

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2 injured at Chevron Phillips ethylene plant in Port Arthur, Texas

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Two people were injured at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Port Arthur plant when a fire occurred Monday around 8 p.m. inside the facility. The fire has been contained and the situation is under control. Chevron did not disclose the source of the fire, but they have confirmed that an investigation into the incident is ongoing. Watch video ...

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ONEOK proposes $280M gas processing plant near Watford City: Plant would be state’s second largest; public hearing set for June 18

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By Mike Nowatzki , The Dickinson Press BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has scheduled a June 18 public hearing for a proposed $280 million natural gas processing plant near Watford City that PSC Chairman Brian Kalk said will play an important role in efforts to reduce flaring. The Lonesome Creek Plant proposed by ONEOK Rockies Midstream LLC would process ...

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Murphy USA Sells North Dakota Ethanol Plant for $173M


by Associated Press  on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 8:22 am   HANKINSON, N.D. — The new owners of an ethanol plant in the southeastern North Dakota city of Hankinson aren’t planning any major changes at the facility, the manager of the alternative fuel factory says. Arkansas-based fuel supplier Murphy USA Inc. has sold Hankinson Renewable Energy LLC for $173 million to ...

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Ethanol plant a go: Work to start in January

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Work will begin on the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant sometime in January, according to information released by the company Thursday. DSA is a planned 65-million-gallon per year renewable fuel plant owned by Great River Energy at Spiritwood. When fully operational, the plant will purchase about 23 million bushels of corn. Along with ethanol, the plant will produce fuel-grade corn ...

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