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Texas town evacuated following gas pipeline explosion

The pipeline, operated by Chevron Corp., was accidentally drilled by a construction crew near the town of Milford, about 50 miles south of Dallas. An explosion ensued and a massive fire erupted.
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Shell names Louisiana as potential location for $12.5 billion plant

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is considering building a brand new plant in Louisiana that will convert natural gas into diesel and jet fuel.
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Methane-capturing equipment at drilling sites cuts emissions by 97%

The U.S. oil and gas industry has made significant progress in reducing the amounts of methane leaking from natural gas wells into the atmosphere.
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San Francisco pipeline operator to settle claims for $565 million over 2010 blast

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it would settle all claims related to the gas pipeline explosion in a residential area in San Francisco Bay Area in 2010.
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Study links fracking wastewater injection to Ohio earthquakes

Fracking activities are the most likely cause of the series of earthquakes in Youngstown, Ohio, two years ago, new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found.
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Natural gas to become second largest energy source by 2040, Exxon Mobil VP says

The boom in natural gas production will continue over the next few decades and by 2040 electricity generated from natural gas will account for a quarter of the world's energy supply, Exxon Mobil has predicted.
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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US natural gas production set to increase despite low prices

A new analysis predicts that energy production from the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas will rise by 50 percent by the end of this year, reaching an average volume of 844,000 barrels per day.
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Fire breaks out at natural gas well offshore Louisiana

A natural gas well about 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire on July 23 following a blowout that caused the evacuation of the rig.
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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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