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Williams Partners announces pipeline expansion to Louisiana LNG terminal

Williams Partners announced plans for an expansion of the Transco pipeline to deliver natural gas to the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities planned by Cheniere Energy Partners at Sabine Pass in Louisiana.
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Shale emerges as top revenue driver for oilfield companies

More than half of U.S. oil field services companies and 40 percent of independent upstream producers see shale development and production as a crucial component of their business.
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Texas oilfield services firm announces plans to disclose fracking chemicals

The news comes as other oil and gas industry players have declined to reveal the components of their fracking fluids, claiming they are trade secret.
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TransCanada frustrated with another Keystone decision delay

The U.S. Department of State announced on April 18 that there would be another process delay, due to the fact that eight more federal agencies had been asked to weigh in on the matter.
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Regulators look into radioactive waste disposal at oil & gas production sites

As production of oil and gas rises across the U.S., environmental and public health groups have been pressing for tighter regulation on radioactive waste.
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DOT accuses oil companies of holding back rail safety data

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) claims that oil companies are not providing all the information regulators need to effectively assess the safety of crude oil transportation by rail.
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Natural gas wells contribute significantly to methane emissions, study finds

A new study suggests that methane emissions from natural gas wells are higher than expected, raising concerns that drilling and production of the fuel might be contributing to climate change.
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Report reveals projected impact of crude oil exports on US economy

The report found that if crude oil exports were allowed the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel would drop, enabling Americans to save an average of $5.8 billion per year.
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Fines for pipeline safety violations hit record high in 2013

The total value of civil penalties imposed on U.S. pipeline operators for alleged safety violations broke all records in 2013, reaching the unprecedented sum of $9.78 million.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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