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Oil up on forecasts for colder weather but supply curbs gains

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by $1 a barrel on Tuesday in thin trade amid prospects of colder weather in coming weeks but the outlook for 2016 remained bearish due to slowing global demand and abundant supplies from OPEC members. Brent and U.S. WTI crude prices gained more than 2 percent to trade above $37 per barrel as of ...

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Overnight storm brings damaging winds to Dallas-Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH — An overnight line of storms brought straightline winds of up to 65 miles an hour and more than an inch of rain to North Texas, the National Weather Service of Fort Worth reported Tuesday morning. Although the NWS received “plenty” of reports of damage, most of the severe weather was out of Dallas-Fort Worth by the start ...

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The Latest: No Halliburton crews at Pampa site during storm

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DALLAS — The latest on severe weather in parts of Texas (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Halliburton officials say no employees were at a chemical facility in the Texas Panhandle when the site was hit by a tornado. The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in the area Monday night. A statement Tuesday says Halliburton’s district ...

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U.S. economy nearly stalls in Q1 as weather, lower energy prices bite

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WASHINGTON – U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices slashed spending, but there are signs activity is picking up. Gross domestic product expanded at an only 0.2 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. That was a big step down ...

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5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

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A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday: WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, MAKING MORNING COMMUTE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ANYTHING BUT DELIGHTFUL Dozens of districts in the Pittsburgh area were on a two-hour delay Tuesday as 3 to 5 inches of snow was expected in some areas. PennDOT even reduced ...

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Glaive Software provides more than directions for drilling

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Directional drilling is the driving force that made the current oil and gas boom possible. It allows the ability to drill multiple wells horizontally across a formation, in different directions from one site, and tap into a wealth of oil and gas has reduced costs and maximized profits. Drill Right, an Oklahoma-based oilfield services company, is making leaps and bounds ...

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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

Team Leader Juan Carlos Lentijo, the IAEA's Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, examines recovery work on top of Unit 4 of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 17 April 2013 as part of a mission to review Japan's plans to decommission the facility.
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation’s nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios. A National Academy of Sciences report says that means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storm, multiple failures and situations that seem freakishly unusual. ...

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Obama to meet with local leaders on climate change

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants local government officials to prepare their communities now for the effects of climate change. Obama is meeting with state and tribal leaders on Wednesday at the White House. The White House says they’ll discuss how the federal government can help them be more resilient to climate change. It’s the fourth and final meeting ...

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Westmoreland County, Pa. seeks to minimize impact of potential disasters

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Paul Peirce | Tribune-Review Westmoreland County public safety officials are working with municipalities to draft an update to its hazard mitigation plan to reduce long-term risks caused by hazards or natural disasters such as floods, landslides, tornadoes or dam failures. The county’s Department of Public Safety has scheduled a public meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday in the courthouse in Greensburg ...

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