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Piedmont Natural Gas plans for reduced rates

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Piedmont Natural Gas is planning on further reducing natural gas rates for its customers in North and South Carolina. If the company’s filings are approved by state utilities commissions, the new rates will take effect on February 1.  Customers will see about a three percent reduction from January rates and about an eight percent decrease from the start of the ...

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Which states created the most jobs in 2014?


Nearly every state added jobs in 2014, and 14 states experienced an employment increase of 2 percent or more, according to a Stateline analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. Boosted by an oil and gas boom, North Dakota’s jobs total grew by 4.8 percent between December 2013 and November of this year, the largest increase of any ...

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Grants to promote energy efficiency projects


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More grants are being offered to promote energy efficiency projects in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau recently announced a fourth offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy grants, totaling $2 million. The grants will be used to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts and other similar entities ...

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$10 million in water protection grants offered by Duke Energy

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Duke Energy has announced its creation of $10 million in grants to protect waterways in five Southern states. The grants are intended to improve water quality assurance, wildlife habitat protection and expanded public access to waterways in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, The Charlotte Business Journal reports. They will be distributed ...

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Miller Energy Resources names new CEO

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Knoxville New Sentinel A leadership shake-up at a Knoxville oil-and-gas company took another step forward on Monday. Miller Energy Resources said Monday that Carl F. Giesler has been named as Miller’s CEO and a member of the board. Former CEO Scott Boruff has been named executive chairman of Miller, while former chairman Deloy Miller — the founder of the company ...

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2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

Travis Loller | Associated Press ROCKY TOP, Tenn. — In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal once plentiful in the deep shafts underground. Briceville has embraced the long-range ...

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Officials seek maps for pipeline project

Joe Mahoney | The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.) Hundreds of landowners in Schoharie County and elsewhere in upstate New York have been contacted in recent weeks by a Texas-based energy company, advising them their property is along the potential route of a new Tennessee Gas pipeline being proposed by the firm, Schoharie Town Supervisor Gene Milone said Friday. Milone said ...

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Man charged in ND with masquerading as FBI agent

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A convicted con man who swindled Nashville, Tennessee, businesses out of five-star hotel rooms, stretch limousine rides, helicopter rentals and expensive gifts didn’t fare quite as well during a month in the North Dakota oil patch, investigators contend. Steven Goldmann’s attempt to pass himself off as an FBI agent netted him free coffee, a government rate ...

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