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Oil & Gas

Fracking could pose threat to water utilities, report warns

Potential contamination, reduced water supplies and infrastructure and cost pressure due to fracking mean that water utilities could suffer severe credit deterioration.
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TransCanada CEO: Keystone XL delays may cost jobs in Canada

Jobs may be lost in Canada due to delays in the Obama administration's decision regarding construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to TransCanada's CEO.
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MarkWest to expand processing capacity in Marcellus Shale

The company said it will add two new new cryogenic processing plants at its Sherwood complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia and its Mobley Complex in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
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Chemical Safety Board releases final report on deadly Tesoro refinery explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published its final report on the accident at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington, in April 2010, in which seven people were killed.
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Natural gas has little effect on greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

Although the boom in shale energy production has helped to keep energy prices down for U.S. consumers and has resulted in an overall drop in consumption of certain types of fuels, it will not contribute to an overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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North Dakota's worker death rate highest in US

According to a new report, North Dakota has the highest worker fatality rate in the country, with 17.7 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012.
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Increased oil and gas exports would benefit US, economists say

A new poll gauged the opinion of 30 U.S. economists regarding oil and gas exports and revealed that their view was almost unanimous.
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US Northeast in need of new pipeline capacity

Pipeline construction in the U.S. Northeast is lagging behind natural gas production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Oil & gas industry contributes £35 billion annually to UK economy

Although oil prices are persistently high and production is declining in the UK, the outlook for the oilfield services industry is very positive.
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Environmentalists warn of possible pollution, safety risks at Albany terminal

Environmental groups and residents of Albany, New York, have called on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to tighten control over possible air pollution at the Port of Albany.
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