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Mexico may allow private companies to extract oil

December 10, 2013
The proposal to amend Mexico's constitution and allow private investors access to the country's oilfields comes from members of the two largest political parties.
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US refineries benefit from rising crude production

December 5, 2013
U.S. refineries have been exporting production at relatively high margins over the past year, allowing for further investments across the value chain.
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Fracking regulation might weaken economic growth, US Chamber of Commerce claims

December 5, 2013
A study on the effects of oil and gas drilling operations using fracking, due to be released next year, might prevent the United States from becoming the world's most powerful energy producer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns.
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Report identifies 327 accidents in Louisiana refineries in 2012

December 4, 2013
Overall, these accidents led to two million pounds of air pollution and over 12 million gallons of water pollution, a report by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade claims.
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Massachusetts looks to impose 10-year fracking ban

December 4, 2013
A bill presented by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources looks to impose a temporary ban on all hydraulic fracturing operations until at least 2024.
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US methane emissions exceed EPA estimates by 50%, study finds

December 3, 2013
The study revealed that much of the excess gas comes from livestock, from refining operations and from leaks from oil and gas drilling wells.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

December 3, 2013
Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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Midstream companies reap the benefits of US shale gas boom

December 2, 2013
The midstream sector has long been in the shadow of the large oil and gas industry players but the shale boom in the United States has had a domino effect, boosting other industries as well, including operators of pipelines and storage facilities.
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Keystone XL Pipeline construction planned to start in 2016

November 26, 2013
TransCanada is changing its plans for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, as approval for the project by U.S. President Obama is still pending.
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US refiners to ramp up diesel exports to Europe

November 26, 2013
The recent boom in oil and gas production in the United States has caused a significant rise in production, prompting U.S. companies to look to international markets.
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