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Report says ending ban wouldn’t hurt consumers at pump

WASHINGTON — A new government report concludes that removing restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn’t hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them. The finding is providing ammunition to lawmakers seeking to pass legislation this year to end the restrictions. A Senate panel passed such a measure before Congress adjourned for its August recess. House Republicans are ...

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14 leaking oil cars removed from BNSF train

A train hauling crude oil across Idaho and Washington last month had to have 14 leaking tank cars removed at three different stops before it reached its destination at an Anacortes refinery. BNSF Railway officials said that less than 25 gallons of oil was spilled from the cars over the three-day period, but the incident remains under investigation by Washington ...

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Tesoro refineries can operate ‘very long time’ during strike – CEO

HOUSTON, Feb 12 – Tesoro Corp is confident its refineries in California and Washington can operate with non-union workers for a “very long period of time,” as refinery strikes across the nation enter a 12th day, Chief Executive Greg Goff told analysts on Thursday. The company also is making plans to restart its shut San Francisco-area refinery, which is now ...

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Nebraska court could hold up Keystone pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. — The Republican-led Congress appears ready to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but no matter what actions are taken in Washington, the entire 1,179-mile project could be delayed until Nebraska signs off on the route. After several years of intense debate, the routing process is before the Nebraska Supreme Court, and depending on how the justices rule, ...

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Update: PacifiCorp pleads guilty to Wyoming wind farm eagle deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A utility will pay $2.5 million in fines, restitution and community service after pleading guilty to killing golden eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act violations stem from the deaths of 38 golden eagles and 336 other protected birds at PacifiCorp’s Seven Mile Hill and Glenrock/Rolling Hills wind farms in east-central ...

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Residents of Dakotas remain in deep freeze while digging out

BISMARCK, N.D. — Residents of the Dakotas dealt with another day of bone-chilling temperatures as they dug Tuesday out from a record-setting winter storm. The Alberta clipper that passed through the two states Monday dropped from 2 to 5 inches of snow, shutting down schools, leading to numerous traffic crashes and setting weather records. The 5 inches of snow recorded ...

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Blast at Washington natural gas plant costs $69M in repairs

PLYMOUTH, Wash. — Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington. A pressure vessel ruptured, throwing a piece of shrapnel into a liquid natural-gas storage tank at the processing plant in Plymouth, just across the Columbia River from Umatilla, Oregon. Federal ...

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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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