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Recycled oil field wastewater is clean, Chevron test results show

Results of the most recent testing of recycled oil field wastewater that Chevron sells to Kern County farmers for irrigation showed no traces of methylene chloride, an industrial solvent that had appeared in previous testing conducted by a clean water advocacy group. Chevron sells 21 million gallons of treated oil field wastewater per day to the Cawelo Water District, which ...

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Chevron to continue sponsoring STEM program at Carnegie Science Center

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The Carnegie Science Center today announced that it renewed a major sponsor of its Center for STEM Education and Career Development for three more years. Chevron Corp., a major energy company involved in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, will contribute $900,000 to the center over a three-year period through 2017. The Science Center launched the Chevron STEM Education and Career ...

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Oil companies played hardball in bid to defeat climate outsiders

HOUSTON – Petty legal filings. Diversionary ballot measures. Counting abstentions as no votes. These are just some of the tactics U.S. oil companies used this spring to quash efforts by investors to win the right to nominate climate experts for board seats. Led by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and proposed at 75 U.S. companies in various industries this ...

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Top 5 Marcellus stories of the week

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania didn’t see a lot of action over the last week, but it did gain 8 new well permits and added a new company to its energy market. Last week, the world’s seventh largest construction company shared it will be opening a new office in Pennsylvania and is seriously interested ...

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Chevron settles fatal well fire lawsuit for $5 million

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Energy giant Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contract worker killed last year when fire engulfed a Greene County shale gas well. An Allegheny County judge this month approved the settlement of the case brought by the family of Ian McKee, 27, of Warren, according to court documents ...

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China becomes world’s top crude buyer despite economy stuttering

SINGAPORE – China overtook the United States as the world’s top importer of crude oil for the first time in April, and its purchases are expected to remain strong despite a slowing economy, with far-reaching consequences for global oil and commodities markets. The soaring imports came as a surprise as growth in the world’s second-largest economy was sputtering and its ...

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Top 5 Marcellus stories of the week

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Southwestern Energy is moving in on the action in Pennsylvania Southwestern Energy Co. is tossing around the idea of building an operating base in southwestern Pennsylvania’s shale fields.  To read the full story, click here. Chevron sells more Marcellus land While continuing the process of reorganizing its operations, Chevron Corp.’s Appalachia business group is putting 11,700 Marcellus Shale acres on ...

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Wait, Chevron did what now?

Of all the major oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico, Chevron Corp. has displayed an impressive amount of success in recent months. With two major pay zone discoveries and partial stake in projects operated by its peers among its expansive portfolio, the oil giant’s position in the Gulf is strong. Now Chevron is looking to make ...

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Fracking: Oil company drops lawsuit attempting to overturn San Benito County ban

One month after mounting a legal challenge to San Benito County’s ban on the controversial oil exploration practice of fracking, a Southern California oil company has withdrawn its lawsuit. The decision now means that none of the local bans on fracking in California is under legal challenge, environmentalists said Monday, even as several more counties — including Santa Clara, Monterey ...

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