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Global trade of LNG hits record high

Global trade of LNG hits record high

Global trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached record numbers in 2015, according to a new report. The International Group of LNG Importers said shipments of LNG grew by 2.5 percent to an all-time high of 245.2 million tons annually. Increased trade was driven by new liquefaction plants in Indonesia and Australia. The new facilities began exporting LNG to customers ...

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Lawmakers oppose Burrillville power plant project

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State lawmakers who represent the town of Burrillville are opposing a plan to build a gas-fired power plant there. Sen. Paul Fogarty and Rep. Cale Keable sent a letter to the state Energy Facility Siting Board opposing the $700 million project. Both Democrats represent the northwest corner of the state where Chicago-based Invenergy wants to build ...

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Vermont farm to create natural gas from waste products

Vermont farm to create natural gas from waste products

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farm will transform manure, corn silage and brewery waste into pipeline-grade natural gas to sell to Middlebury College and Vermont Gas Systems. The Vermont Public Service Board approved the project on Friday. The renewable natural gas facility will be located on the Goodrich family dairy farm in Salisbury. The board says Middlebury College expects ...

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Critics urge more inclusive testimony on oil, gas permitting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Citizens, lawmakers, environmentalists and labor groups on Monday blasted a proposal by North Dakota regulators that attempts to narrow the definition of an “interested party” who can testify on oil and gas proposals. About a dozen people told the state Industrial Commission’s Oil and Gas Division in Bismarck that a definition saying only “an individual or ...

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Alaska leaders try to agree on budget plan; oil prices hurt

Alaska leaders try to agree on budget plan; oil prices hurt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The collapse in oil prices has left oil-reliant Alaska with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit and few palatable options for digging its way out. With just days left in the legislative session, state political leaders are struggling to get on the same page, with legislators split on options like taxes, the depth of budget cuts and tinkering ...

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TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. The pipeline came back online Sunday, but with a reduced pressure under a controlled restart whose terms were ordered by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. TransCanada also will ...

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Keystone pipeline ready for restart after repairs completed

Keystone pipeline ready for restart after repairs completed

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. said Saturday that it has completed repairs to its Keystone Pipeline, a week after the pipeline oozed thousands of gallons of Canadian crude into a South Dakota field. James Millar, a spokesman for the Calgary-based company, said the pipeline was expected to be restarted on Saturday. It’s still not clear what caused a breech. ...

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Consequences of gas leak could lead to California blackouts

Consequences of gas leak could lead to California blackouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A natural gas well blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for Southern California could lead to blackouts in the region over as many as 14 days this summer, energy officials said Tuesday. State agencies that studied the impact of the partial shutdown of the Aliso Canyon gas storage field proposed an action plan ...

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$4 million fine for energy company’s offshore violations

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say an energy company was fined $4 million for violating federal laws governing safety and the environment on offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. A Wednesday news release from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET’) says Energy Resource Technology G.O.M., was fined and placed on three years of probation for violations ...

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Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver delivered a blow Wednesday to a proposed rail-to-marine oil terminal, coming out against a contract renegotiation requested by Vancouver Energy. The staff recommendation to deny the request increases the likelihood that port commissioners will follow suit, leaving a contract in place that ramps up costs for the energy company starting this summer. ...

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