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‘Checkerboard’ area creates challenges for oil and gas development

Hannah Grover for The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. FARMINGTON — For the last 32 years, Esther Willetto has traveled through Navajo Nation talking to the residents about oil and gas development and what it means for them. Willetto, a Bureau of Land Management employee and translator, spoke to oil and gas industry representatives about the challenges of drilling on the ...

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Magellan officials talk BridgeTex as startup nears

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Corey Paul, The Odessa American, Texas The BridgeTex pipeline is “nearing startup” and on track to begin shipping crude to the Gulf in the middle of the third quarter this year, officials with Magellan Midstream Partners told investors on Tuesday. The pipeline, with 300,000 barrels of daily crude takeaway capacity, is a joint operation between Magellan Midstream Partners and Occidental Petroleum, ...

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Greeley residents decry council resolution opposing state initiatives to regulate oil, gas industry

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By Analisa Romano | The Greeley Tribune, Colorado Much to the chagrin of Weld Air and Water, a group that has opposed some drilling within city limits, the Greeley City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution opposing a stack of statewide initiatives that seek to further regulate the oil and gas industry. The 19 proposed ballot questions, most of ...

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Mexico cites major interest in oil reform, including from China

PARIS (Reuters) – The Mexican government’s opening of its oil and gas industry is attracting major interest from investors worldwide, including companies from China and Singapore, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday. After passing a reform in December to end a 75-year oil and gas monopoly held by state oil producer Pemex, President Enrique Pena Nieto last week sent ...

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Pipeline backers, opponents jockey ahead of vote

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By Matthew Daly WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters and opponents of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline jockeyed for position ahead of an expected Senate vote on legislation authorizing immediate construction of the project. An oil industry group that supports the pipeline launched a five-state ad campaign aimed at wavering senators, while an environmental group mobilized activists to urge lawmakers to ...

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Deaths increase in West Virginia oil, gas industry

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As West Virginia’s natural gas industry booms, more workers are paying the price as deaths on the job are increasing, according to new federal government data. Thirteen workers in the state’s oil and gas industry died during the five-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more ...

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Deaths increase in West Virginia oil, gas industry

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By Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette, W.Va. As West Virginia’s natural gas industry booms, more workers are paying the price as deaths on the job are increasing, according to new federal government data. Thirteen workers in the state’s oil and gas industry died during the five-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the data from the U.S. Department of ...

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ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

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YOUNGSTOWN — For the first time, a team of state regulators and geologists have identified hydraulic fracturing as a “probable” trigger for earthquakes, confirming suspicions that a series of tremors in Poland Township were the result of fracking operations. “ODNR geologists believe the sand and water injected into the well during the hydraulic-fracturing process may have increased pressure on an ...

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Mexico lays out energy reform rules

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is proposing bidding-based rules for the opening of its state-owned oil and energy industry, saying contracts and production licenses will be put out for public bid and will go to the company that offers the best return. Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Wednesday that private companies will not be allowed to immediately ...

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Speakers urge officials’ input in fracking debate

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As an environmental group continues to hold informational meetings about drilling for natural gas, speakers stress that local officials should take an active role in deciding what happens in their counties. They can’t leave the matter to state and federal governments or the agency that’s supposed to regulate the industry, said former state Del. Albert Pollard. At a meeting Monday ...

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