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Top 5 stories of the week July 23 – 30

Marcellus Top 5

It’s warm. It’s humid. The northern plains and the Midwest have had their fair share of storms the past couple of weeks. But it hasn’t stopped the energy news from rolling in. While it’s been fairly quite on the home front, politicians and policy makers have made headlines. With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrestling to see who comes out ...

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Average gasoline price could break $2 threshold

Average gasoline price could break $2 threshold

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline may rise above $2 soon. A gallon of gas averaged $1.99 in the United States late Monday afternoon, according to GasBuddy.com. The average price has risen 5 cents in the past week. The average price for a gallon of gas in Houston was $1.84 on Monday afternoon, up 6 cents from ...

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Sourcewater – helping SWDs stay afloat in turbulent times

Among the many challenges operators face in this down-market, produced water management remains their single largest operating expense. Across the board, onshore E&P’s have significantly reduced capital investment – rig counts are down and operators have high-graded assets. Yet, while ongoing declines in the price of oil further suppress drilling and completion activity, the constant stream of produced water from ...

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Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Requiring the industry to reduce methane leaks at well pads, compressor stations and processing facilities in the Marcellus Shale could result in a 40 percent reduction in emissions, Environmental Secretary John ...

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Westmoreland coroner says 2015 overdoses up 44 percent from year before

A grim forecast Westmoreland County officials made last spring has proven accurate: drug-related deaths during 2015 set another record. Coroner Ken Bacha reported Monday his office anticipates when records become official they will show 125 overdose deaths last year, a 44 percent spike over the previous record of 87 in 2014. “Throughout last year, we held a steady pace. And, ...

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Fitzgerald vows to move Allegheny County forward in second term

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald pledged to move the region forward during his second term in the county’s top spot. Fitzgerald, 56, a Squirrel Hill Democrat, was sworn in Monday in a ceremony at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland. He stressed that cooperation among governments, communities, educational institutions and businesses rebuilt Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western ...

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Plant plans get redesign

COLUMBUS — Advances at a pilot plant have been incorporated into the design of the proposed Ashtabula Energy industrial processing plant, slated to be built on Route 531 in Ashtabula Township. Ashtabula Energy, a division of Velocys, a United Kingdom technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids, built its first commercial facility in Oklahoma City; the Ashtabula plant will be its ...

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Study: O&G not a threat to Marcellus and Utica water quality

For people living near oil and gas development in the Marcellus and Utica formations, the safety and quality of their drinking water is understandably a major concern. Though some residents may worry about oil, gas and their byproducts contaminating groundwater, Applied Geochemistry recently released a study that may comfort neighbors of the oil and gas industry. Energy InDepth reports the ...

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Statoil to test CO2 well stimulation in the Bakken

Utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) as an energized fracturing fluid is a common practice in Canada. In the United States, however, introducing new methods of enhanced oil recovery and well stimulation usually requires a global oil player to lead the charge. As reported by Hart Energy’s E&P Magazine, Statoil has a reputation for being open to embracing new and innovative technologies ...

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EIA productivity report: Is it all downhill from here?

Although the U.S. shale revolution has maintained impressive momentum over the course of the last year, depressed oil prices have taken their toll. The Energy Information Administration released its monthly drilling productivity report this week, and it has confirmed what many industry experts saw coming. With the exception of the Permian Basin, the U.S. has seen a drop in oil ...

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