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Refinery agrees to pay $1.2M in settlement with feds

SALT LAKE CITY — An oil refinery company with operations in Utah has agreed to pay a $1.2 million as part of a settlement with federal regulators over the emission of hazardous air pollutants. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced the agreement Thursday with HollyFrontier Corp., based in Texas. The company also agreed to install new ...

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Governor: Fossil fuels will remain big part of economy

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says that while the state is moving toward using more renewable energy, fossil fuels will remain important to the economy for the next generation. Herbert’s comments came Thursday during an appearance with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Utah Energy Development Summit in Salt Lake City. Environmental activists say the annual conference is ...

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Utah biodiesel company hit with $3 million penalty

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal authorities say a Utah renewable energy company will pay a $3 million penalty to settle allegations that earned a profit claiming it produced biodiesel it didn’t make. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that Washakie Renewable Energy generated $2 million worth of renewable fuel credits by claiming it produced enough biodiesel in Plymouth to ...

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Natural gas storage explosion injures four in Wyoming

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media A natural gas storage tank explosion injured four people on Tuesday, according to a report by the Casper Star-Tribune. The accident happened south of La Barge, Wyoming at an EOG Resources Inc. storage tank facility. The event has been called a flash flare. Two EOG employees and two contract workers were cleaning the tank ...

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