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  1. ComEd restores 99 percent of customers affected by severe storms

    Following severe storms that produced strong winds, hail and heavy rain, ComEd has restored power to 99 percent of the 120,000 customers whose power was impacted by the stormy weather. There were two severe storms that impacted ComEd’s service territory on Sunday and caused damage to a lot of trees in several areas and resulted in downed power lines , damaged roofing and lots of flying debris in affected areas. More than 650 ComEd and contractor crews worked around-the-clock throughout the service territory, including the severely impacted areas in Grayslake and Round Lake Beach in Lake County. As a result, power was restored to more than 90 percent of impacted customers within a 24-hour period. There are still some outages in areas that are hard to reach due to damage and debris. ComEd crews will continue to work on restoring storm-impacted customers who are able to receive power. “Sunday’s afternoon and late evening storms came in two waves and together they resulted in more than 120,000 customers losing power,” said Terence R. Donnelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer for ComEd. “The storms damage was significant and it was complicated by the amount of debris that resulted from the turbulent conditions. Our crews are continuing to work as quickly and safely as possible to bring power and peace of mind back to all impacted customers.” ComEd dispatched its Mobile Operations Command Center and new Community Care Vans to Grayslake to support storm crews and provide relief and information services to impacted residents. Care Vans distribute water bottles, provide phone charging stations as well as information about outage restoration to residents in hardest hit areas.

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    Tue, 4 Aug 2015

  2. Oil Pipeline: Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

    For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter.

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    Sat, 10 Dec 2016

  3. Power restoration continues in Great Lakes area after severe storms

    About 13,000 of more than 183,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service Sunday  

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    Mon, 28 Dec 2015

  4. US energy policy moves in ’70s weren’t complete mistakes, speakers say

    US government responses to two major crude-oil supply interruptions in the 1970s may appear to generally have created more problems than they solved, speakers at a Resources for the Future (RFF) forum said. But several also laid the framework for potentially more rational responses in a public ...

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    Thu, 6 Oct 2016

  1. UK authorities try again to load stranded Transocean rig

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    Wed, 5 Oct 2016

  2. FPL restores power to 85,000 affected by Hurricane Hermine

    About 11,000 customers remain without electricity

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    Fri, 2 Sep 2016

  3. Shell starts up Stones in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico

    Shell has started production from the Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  4. Oil & Gas News: Shell starts production at Stones in the Gulf of Mexico

    Stones is expected to produce around 50,000 boe/d when fully ramped up at the end of 2017. The host facility for the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas project is a FPSO vessel.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  5. Severe storms bring death, injuries, outages to U.S. South

    Alabama fared the worst in the weather fray, with 131 deaths and major damage across 16 counties

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    Thu, 28 Apr 2011

  6. Dominion Virginia Power continues restoration efforts following severe storms

    Dominion Virginia Power Crews have been able to restore power to 190,000 of 220,000 consumers who lost service because of severe lightning, wind and rain with assistance from neighboring utilities and contractors.

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    Mon, 9 Aug 2010

  7. ComEd quickly mobilizes crews to restore power after severe storms hit Chicago area

    ComEd restoration effort expected to last several days; nearly 480 crews in the field and mutual assistance requested from neighboring states after severe storms hit the Chicago area

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    Mon, 11 Jul 2011

  8. Storm restoration: Restore power faster after storms

    Utility tools: GE’s mobile software uses big data to reduce downtime and restore power faster after severe storms .

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    Tue, 3 Mar 2015

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