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Limits set for Butler Twp. oil, gas

A proposal restricts oil and gas drilling, pipelines and compressor stations to industrial and mining areas in Butler Township. The township supervisors don’t expect drilling rigs to roll into Butler Township because they doubt that natural gas exists in the Marcellus or Utica shale formations beneath the township. But they do anticipate requests to install pipelines, compressor stations and other ...

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Magellan Midstream shifts sights to trading oil for first time

NEW YORK – Magellan Midstream Partners LP , one of the ten largest U.S. oil pipeline companies, is considering opening an oil trading operation for the first time to enter a business that generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year for some of its rivals. Magellan may hire traders and acquire other assets related its existing pipeline and oil ...

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Allen County sees fair share of oil leaks

LIMA – Across the nation, oil leaks are becoming more prominent as the pipelines carrying the product are aging or failing. Since 1996, Allen County has seen 13 oil “releases” due to a range of variables, such as corrosion. The releases have caused more than $2 million lost in either product or damage. “Since 2009, the annual number of significant ...

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North Dakota energy official to testify before Senate panel

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk has been asked to testify in Washington about energy. Kalk is scheduled to appear Thursday in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The panel is researching several energy infrastructure bills. Kalk says his testimony will focus on how potential changes may affect the future of North ...

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Drones are back in the Marcellus

This article was updated on May 5, 2015 at 4:49 p.m. Drones have been in and out of the news for quite some time now, but just recently a Pennsylvania firm has decided to use them for work rather than play. Identified Technologies is hoping that oil and gas operators will use its fleet of drones to survey and maintain ...

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US oil output is falling! Or maybe not

NEW YORK – The immediate outlook for U.S. oil production has rarely been more important for the financial world, with traders scrutinizing every scrap of data for signs of a sustained pull-back in output. It has also rarely been harder to predict. Until late last year, a handful of energy analytics firms had honed the art of real-time oil production ...

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Death toll rises to 14 in Mexico gas tanker explosion


MEXICO CITY — The death toll in a gasoline tanker truck explosion in southeastern Mexico rose to 14 on Tuesday, the result of an attempted theft of fuel in an area that authorities say has a long reputation for roadside thefts. Tabasco state prosecutor Fernando Valenzuela Pernas said that while investigators had found no evidence someone intentionally ignited the gasoline ...

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Motiva to link Norco, Convent refineries

NARCO, La. — Motiva Enterprises says it will connect its refineries in Norco and Convent to create the Louisiana Refining System. The Advocate reports the first step will be to build a Maurepas (MOH’-ruh-pah) pipeline system — three pipelines that will connect the refineries and link the existing LOCAP terminal in St. James to Norco. Once the pipelines are completed, Motiva ...

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