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Texas drillers turn to water recycling

November 13, 2013
While just a few years ago drillers thought that water recycling systems were nothing but an unnecessary expense, these days the vast majority of shale gas and oil drilling companies have fully embraced water recycling.
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Enbridge submits plans for new pipeline to Minnesota, Wisconsin

November 12, 2013
Minnesota regulators are to examine plans for a new pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Black Elk to blame for 2012 platform explosion, report finds

November 11, 2013
Investigators concluded that the incident occurred because of "poor decisions" made by the Houston-based platform operator and its contractors.
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New pipeline project to Trafigura's Gulf Coast terminal announced

November 11, 2013
Energy Transfer Partners has signed an agreement with Holland-based global commodity trading company Trafigura Beheer BV for the launch of a new crude and condensate pipeline running from the Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas to Corpus Christi.
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Canada needs to provide pipline information to public, expert says

November 6, 2013
Canadian authorities need to catch up with their U.S. counterparts when it comes to making pipeline safety data public, a non-profit group advocating pipeline safety has claimed.
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Company fined for oil spill in Arkansas

November 5, 2013
Colorado-based Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation has agreed to pay $58,570 to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for violating the Clean Water Act after an oil spill in Arkansas in September last year.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

November 5, 2013
Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Death of oil platform worker under investigation

November 4, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has launched an investigation into the death of an oil platform worker at an Energy Resource Technology platform on Oct. 27.
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Global demand for pipeline materials to grow by 5.3% through 2017

November 4, 2013
A new report from research company Freedonia Group predicts that global demand for oil and gas pipeline materials will increase by 5.3% on an annual basis through 2017.
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California environmental study on fracking to take up to 18 months

October 30, 2013
California has launched an environmental review on the effects of hydraulic fracturing, which is expected to give state lawmakers a better idea of fracking's impact.
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