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Utility plans $225M in Michigan natural gas system upgrades

Utility plans $225M in Michigan natural gas system upgrades

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy plans to spend nearly $225 million this year to upgrade its Michigan natural gas system. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. says Monday work includes infrastructure replacement projects; upgrades to compressor and pressure regulation facilities; and upgrades to accommodate new business and residential customers. The utility says $75 million will be spent to ...

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Appeals court won’t overturn wind farm fraud conviction

Appeals court won't overturn wind farm fraud conviction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal appeals court is rejecting an effort by a Salt Lake City man to overturn his conviction for bilking investors in a fraudulent wind farm business, just days after rejecting a similar appeal from the man’s sister. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the latest appeal from Robert Arthur ...

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Shreveport to host Ark-La-Tex Oil Field Expo

Shreveport to host Ark La-Tex Oil Field Expo

The Ark-La-Tex Oil Field Expo will bring hundreds of qualified energy professionals together March 30-31 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, La. Unlike other events, the Ark-La-Tex expo is free for people currently employed in the oil and gas industry. The industry-exclusive policy ensures maximum attendee relevance. Energy industry professionals can register for free admission on the event’s website. ...

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Weak U.S. inventories seen weighing on fourth quarter growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. wholesale inventories fell in October as businesses stepped up efforts to reduce stockpiles of unsold merchandise, suggesting inventories would again be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday wholesale inventories slipped 0.1 percent as stocks of both durable and nondurable goods fell. September inventories were revised down to show ...

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EDITORIAL: Why craft beer startups matter to Erie

ERIE, Pa. — A new cluster of businesses has emerged in Erie, a good sign for fostering a startup culture and bolstering our tourism appeal. As Jim Martin reported on Nov. 21, northwestern Pennsylvania has become part of the fast-growing craft beer business. There are now 11 craft brewers in the region and eight of those breweries, including Five & ...

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Halliburton cuts jobs in Williston, North Dakota

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – Halliburton Co, the world’s No. 2 oilfield services provider, said on Monday it has laid off staff in Williston, North Dakota, blaming plunging crude oil prices. The company provided no details on the number of employees affected. “Halliburton will continue to monitor the business environment and will adjust the size of our workforce to align with ...

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Plans move forward for regional economic development effort

Plans to create a private regional economic development group are moving forward and may actually launch early next year. The effort to bring private funding to attract development and major employers to the entire northern Colorado region is being spearheaded locally by car dealer Scott Ehrlich and by Tom Gendron, chairman, CEO and president of Woodward Inc., in Fort Collins. ...

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2014 Shale Insight Conference kicks off

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Today marked the beginning of the 2014 Shale Insight Conference, an annual shale development forum hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry advocacy group. The conference offers a venue for energy companies and related businesses to share information on the state of the shale gas industry as well as providing workshops, public affairs ...

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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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An energy opportunity that went from solar to supply

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Madasyn Czebiniak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paul and Nanette Battista were struggling to find the right business model. They started with visions of a solar company and then moved on to selling maintenance repair supplies for manufacturing companies. In 2004, inspiration struck in the form of a Marcellus Shale gas well. That well, drilled three miles from their Mount Pleasant home, ...

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