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Refinery industry backs pipelines for transportation of crude

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As industry representatives remain focused on the pending decision over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll reveals that more than two in three refinery industry representatives see pipelines as the most popular method for crude oil transportation over the next few years.
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OPEC prepares for falling oil market share in 2014

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The global oil market is "well-supplied," despite predictions that the market share of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to slip in 2014, due to increased production from non-OPEC countries.
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Methane-capturing equipment at drilling sites cuts emissions by 97%

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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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Study links oil spill cleanup to increased cancer risks

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People who were hired to clean up the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are at a higher risk of developing different types of cancers due to significantly changed blood profiles.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

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New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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Study links Texas earthquakes to extraction works

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A new report analyzes a series of tremors occurring in areas near the Eagle Ford shale in Texas over a period of three years.
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San Francisco pipeline operator to settle claims for $565 million over 2010 blast

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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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Research confirms promising results for ethylene-removal technology

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According to results from recent research by Cranfield University and Writtle College, new ethylene-removal technology can extend the shelf life of strawberries by two days or more.
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Pennsylvania files charges against XTO Energy over fracking wastewater spill

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XTO Energy Inc., an Exxon Mobil subsidiary, is facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania for discharging 50,000 gallons of fracking wastewater from a storage tank at its facility into state waterways.
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US oil production hits highest level in 24 years

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According to data released by the Energy Information Administration, oil production in the United States reached the highest level since May 1989 in the week ended Sept. 6.
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