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Shell plant hot topic at energy conference

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PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co.’s proposed cracker plant in Beaver County — and the wet gas it would utilize — was a hot topic of discussion Monday at the Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Summit. Energy executives, elected officials and labor groups turned out for the second annual conference, sounding off on everything from the proposed cracker plant to job creation ...

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Consumer prices slow with O&G in the west

Despite a slow but steady oil price recovery for Colorado, the growth recently came to a halt, and with it, consumer prices. According to the Denver Business Journal, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0.3 percent jump in the federal consumer price index (CPI) in western states for the month of April. This gain is notably smaller than ...

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Ohio pension fund wary of Kasich’s call to dump Iran investments

Not only did Gov. John Kasich add his name to a letter Tuesday from 15 governors opposing the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal, he is actively encouraging Ohio’s biggest pension fund to pull its money from companies that invest in the country once the current U.S. sanctions are lifted. No can do, says a spokeswoman for the Ohio Public Employee ...

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