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Derailments more dangerous, but no increase in inspectors

Months before a CSX train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Mount Carbon, W.Va., polluting the air and water and forcing more than 1,100 people from their homes, inspectors missed a problem with the track there. Inspection reports compiled by a railroad contractor and CSX showed evidence of the defect, but the track wasn’t repaired or replaced. In fact, ...

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Canada’s Trudeau leaves room for oil pipelines to gain local approval

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canada’s government sounded another note of opposition to a proposed oil pipeline in the country’s west coast, though he appeared to leave the door open to allowing proponents to acquire the needed local approval for projects to go ahead. The newly elected Liberal government campaigned on a promise to toughen up the environmental review process for oil ...

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Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project

Though New Hampshire leaders in Washington and Concord recently gave statements expressing concern about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, their actions have caused confusion among pipeline opponents about where they really stand. Last week, three members of the N.H. congressional delegation and the state’s governor spoke out against the interstate pipeline, which would pass through 17 towns in southern ...

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Fuel price drops for third consecutive quarter

LAKELAND — With natural gas prices remaining low and coal prices falling to remain competitive, Lakeland Electric is reducing fuel charges by almost 8 percent at the start of the year and expects the savings to continue through 2016. The $3.50 reduction per 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy used — $43.85 to $40.35 — will reduce the fuel price for the ...

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Pipelines a familiar reality for school district, park system

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The proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline would run through several state parks and near the Dallas district schools. But neither entity is a stranger to pipelines. Officials from the Dallas school district, which has other pipelines close to its campus, say they have a good working relationship with the pipeline company. And the state agency in charge of the parks ...

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Washington shaping new rules to guide oil transport

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State regulators are working on new rules that will guide the transportation of crude oil across Washington state. The Department of Ecology is developing a rule that will require facilities to give the state advance weekly notice about crude oil shipments they receive. Pipelines would be required to provide biannual notice. The agency is also figuring out ...

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ConocoPhillips approves $900 million project in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

ConocoPhillips has approved funding for its Greater Mooses Tooth development on Alaska’s North Slope, a $900 million project expected to yield 30,000 barrels of oil daily at its peak. Production is expected to begin in 2018 at the field in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-sized Arctic reserve. Production at the field would be the first time oil has flowed ...

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Top 5 stories of the week

These were the top five Marcellus.com stories for the week of September 28 through October 2. Thank you for reading! 5. Two Marcellus pipeline projects move forward Two large pipeline projects aimed at alleviating a glut of natural gas coming from the Marcellus shale moved ahead in the federal permitting process this week. Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group said its proposal ...

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Antero Midstream to acquire water business for $1.05 bln

Sept 18 (Reuters) – Antero Midstream Partners LP said it would buy Antero Resources Corp’s business that delivers fresh water to shale drillers in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. Antero Resources will also receive two $125 million earnout payments at year-end 2019 and 2020 if certain delivery targets are met. The unit delivers water from the Ohio river and ...

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Study: Lack of energy infrastructure would cripple New England

A study funded by trade groups representing the oil and natural gas industries is predicting dire consequences for New England if the region doesn’t improve its energy infrastructure by the end of the current decade. The 68-page report released Thursday was prepared for the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, a Boston-based advocacy group. But it was sponsored by two ...

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