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Articles Tagged with ''natural gas''

China takes first steps into shale gas development

February 28, 2013
The vast natural resources of China are one reason why the country has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. After focusing on utilizing coal deposits for decades, the country is now looking at ways to exploit its shale gas.
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Health company receives $1 million to study impact of Marcellus Shale drilling

February 26, 2013
The company plans to look at detailed health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near gas wells and other natural gas production facilities in the area.
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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

February 25, 2013
Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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North Carolina to vote on lifting fracking ban

February 21, 2013
The state of North Carolina is considering moves to lift the ban on fracking operations, despite concerns raised by green organizations that drilling works might pose a threat to the environment.
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Enbridge reveals plans to convert gas pipeline to oil

February 18, 2013
Enbridge Inc., the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the United States, and its partner, Energy Transfer Partners, have revealed plans to convert part of their natural gas pipeline to carry oil to the Gulf Coast, investing up to $3.4 billion in the scheme.
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Queensland to open up shale oil industry

February 14, 2013
The government of Australia's state of Queensland intends to give the go-ahead to the development of a commercial shale oil industry, Natural Resources Minister Andrew Crips said earlier this week.
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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

February 13, 2013
Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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Kazakhstan to spend $3.7 billion on natural gas plant

February 11, 2013
Kazakhstan plans to spend $3.7 billion on a natural gas processing plant at the BG Group Plc- led Karachaganak field next year.
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Arlington council approves controversial drilling operation expansion

February 7, 2013
A new natural gas well is on the agenda for Arlington, Texas, after the Arlington City Council approved the project for a second well on what proved to be a controversial site.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

February 1, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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