Twin Eagle lands first 130 car frac sand train in Eagle Ford shale

Twin Eagle Sand Logistics announces it has landed its first 130 car frac sand unit train at Mission Rail in Elmendorf, Texas, which is in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale.

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Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle West Virginia coal mine

Alpha says it notified 439 workers on Friday that it expects to idle Rockspring Development's Camp Creek underground mine and processing plant in Wayne County.

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Oklahoma Senate passes bill preventing local hydraulic fracturing bans

Oklahoma cities and counties would be unable to ban hydraulic fracturing or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill heading to the governor's desk.

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California backs gas power plant to fill void from closed nuke

Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

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WEC Report: Hydroelectric power set to double by 2050

The global hydroelectric power market has the potential to double to 2,000GW capacity by 2050 according to a World Energy Council report.

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Energy expert: Summer gas prices to stay below 2014's prices

A Purdue University energy expert says motorists heading out on summer road trips can expect gas prices to remain considerably lower than last summer despite recent price increases.

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Hevel Solar investment could have big impact on energy landscape in Russia

Hevel Solar investment could have big impact on energy landscape in Russia

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Huge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast

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$250M solar power project gets OK from Minnesota regulators

$250M solar power project gets OK from Minnesota regulators

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The utility's project would increase Minnesota's solar output sevenfold. 

 

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AutoGrid Systems Is Short-Listed for the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

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In all, 15 ice-class LNG carriers will be built for Yamal LNG.

Total touts ice-class liquefied natural gas carriers for Yamal LNG

In all, 15 ice-class LNG carriers will be built for Yamal LNG. 
A worker removes oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

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FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. New York regulators are stepping up air monitoring at the Port of Albany and enhancing spill response capabilities along rail corridors as part of efforts to reduce health and environmental risks stemming from crude oil transport through the state. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

New York steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring

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Demand for oil in Saudi Arabia is projected to jump as much as 20 percent during the sweltering summer this year compared to 2014, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia summer heat to drive domestic oil demand

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Petrobras: New well confirms light oil potential in Carcará area

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Officials continue cleaning up a leak estimated at up to 101,000 gallons.

Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

Officials continue cleaning up a leak estimated at up to 101,000 gallons...
A worker removes oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

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New York steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring

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New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones, left, questions commission general counsel Michael Smith during a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Under an order approved by the commission on a 4-1 vote, the utility could seek an extension until Aug. 1 to reach final agreements with the company, delaying a decision that will affect the future of the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico regulators delay decision on power plant

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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2014 aerial photo shows two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan. The nuclear plant on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The two reactors at the nuclear power station would mark the country’s return to nuclear energy, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pro-business government tries to put as many reactors back on-line as possible. (Kyodo News via AP, File) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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Pilgrim nuclear power plant back online after multi-million dollar upgrade

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Coal news: Huge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast

Huge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast

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Seven Energy International Ltd. in Nigeria aims to work together with other companies in the country to increase gas production.

Seven Energy seeks to combine with other companies amidst energy crisis in Nigeria

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Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico.

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Demand for oil in Saudi Arabia is projected to jump as much as 20 percent during the sweltering summer this year compared to 2014, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia summer heat to drive domestic oil demand

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Hevel Solar investment could have big impact on energy landscape in Russia

Hevel Solar investment could have big impact on energy landscape in Russia

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$250M solar power project gets OK from Minnesota regulators

$250M solar power project gets OK from Minnesota regulators

The utility's project would increase Minnesota's solar output sevenfold....

Senator requests radar update to clear way for wind power

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says outdated Air Force radar is preventing the prod...
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones, left, questions commission general counsel Michael Smith during a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Under an order approved by the commission on a 4-1 vote, the utility could seek an extension until Aug. 1 to reach final agreements with the company, delaying a decision that will affect the future of the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico regulators delay decision on power plant

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Seven Energy International Ltd. in Nigeria aims to work together with other companies in the country to increase gas production.

Seven Energy seeks to combine with other companies amidst energy crisis in Nigeria

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Study shows Oklahoma ranks high in natural gas production

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Operators of future underground injection wells in Fayette County will have to obtain a permit from the county.

Fayette County to require permits for injection wells, ponds

Operators of future underground injection wells in Fayette County will h...
PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement

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Gexpro to introduce battery storage solution Gexpro Power IQ

Electrical solutions provider Gexpro announced it will provide a new bat...
PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement

PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement...
Power news: West Virginia PSC OKs 9 percent rate increase for 2 AEP subsidiaries

West Virginia PSC OKs 9 percent rate increase for 2 AEP subsidiaries

The companies had originally requested a rate increase of 16.5 percent.&...
Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on a 10-mile natural gas expansion project in East Hampton.

CNG begins largest natural gas expansion project in 30 years

Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on ...

Offshore Oil & Gas News

Statoil awarded offshore exploration licenses in Nicaragua

Statoil awarded offshore exploration licenses in Nicaragua

The licenses cover an area of about 16,000 km2 in the largely unexplored...
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Petrobras: New well confirms light oil potential in Carcará area

The well, still under drilling inside the oil column, has reached 6.178 ...
In all, 15 ice-class LNG carriers will be built for Yamal LNG.

Total touts ice-class liquefied natural gas carriers for Yamal LNG

In all, 15 ice-class LNG carriers will be built for Yamal LNG. 
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Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

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