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Two-thirds of oil-by-rail supplies to California come from Canada

According to data from the state's Energy Commission, 709,014 barrels of crude from Canada were shipped by rail to California in December 2013.
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EPA presents guidance on permitting use of diesel in fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented its draft guidelines for states regarding issuing permits to drilling companies that use diesel fuel in fracking oil and natural gas wells.
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North American oil companies start replacing oil tank cars

A series of incidents involving crude-carrying trains over the past year has caused serious concerns over railway transportation of fuel and prompted authorities to start reviewing regulations.
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Middle East oil industry key for global growth, expert says

Part of the Western world is underestimating the importance of the Middle East as a result of the shale revolution in the United States but this may be too hasty a reaction.
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Fracking accounts for half of total water consumption in some Texas counties

Oil and gas companies in Texas may face a severe shortage of water for their fracking operations if they continue to drill at current rates, according to a new report.
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Shell sells Australian refinery to Vitol

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell as many as 870 service stations and its Australian refinery to Swiss oil company Vitol. The deal is worth approximately $2.6 billion.
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EIA launches interactive fracking well map

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has rolled out a new interactive map of the United States where the public can explore all fracking wells located across the country, including those that are currently being developed.
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North Dakota well spills oil, fracking fluid

A hydraulic fracturing well in North Dakota started leaking fracking fluid and oil on February 13, spilling an estimated 200 barrels of oil per day.
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North American oil & gas production to grow by 1.8% through 2035

North American oil and gas production will continue to grow over the next two decades, at an average annual rate of 1.8 percent, a new report by consultancy firm ICF International reveals.
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Sempra Energy LNG export facility in Louisiana gets green light

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility will be built in Cameron Parish, La., by California-based natural gas company Sempra Energy.
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