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New series of earthquakes shakes Oklahoma

A series of earthquakes in Oklahoma occurring within hours of one another has added evidence to earlier scientific claims that the unusual seismic activity registered in the state recently is caused by fracking-related operations.
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Koppers Holdings plans Illinois naphthalene plant

The company announced this week that it would apply for a series of environmental permits and was also looking at the possibility of consolidating its tar distillation businesses across North America. If all goes well, the company expects the facility to be in operation in early 2016.
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Oil industry in rush to replace old tank cars

The U.S. Transportation Department has drafted rules that provision a six-year period for oil companies and railroad operators to replace old tank cars that are prone to rupture with new, safer ones, but it seems that operators have no plans to wait that long.
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