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Refinery exports reach new monthly high

U.S. refineries set new November records for gross inputs and exports of refined products, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported.
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Fracking caused Ohio earthquakes, study finds

A series of earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio, were triggered by hydraulic fracturing operations nearby, according to new research published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA).
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Processed condensate not covered by export ban

New guidance issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) could lead to an increase in U.S. exports of condensate, a form of lightly processed crude oil.
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Methane cloud over New Mexico seen from space

Newly released data from NASA illustrates the scale of methane pollution from oil, gas and coal production in the United States.
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Yokogawa China to provide control systems for new oil refinery

Yokogawa China, a subsidiary of Japan's Yokogawa Electric Corporation, is to deliver control systems for a new oil refinery in China's Yunnan Province.
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ExxonMobil subsidiary fined $2.3 million over fracking-related damage

XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of the Clean Water Act at its hydraulic fracturing sites in West Virginia.
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Hess signs LOI for LNG processing in Western Australia

Hess Corporation has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for the processing of natural gas from its Equus project offshore northwestern Australia into liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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New York State bans fracking

The decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo follows years of debate over the pros and cons of fracking and was based on health concerns.
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Rail transport of crude oil is here to stay, IHS says

New pipelines are being built, but rail will always play a significant role in the transportation of crude oil across the United States and Canada because of its ability to reach refineries unconnected by pipelines.
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Industry forum seeks to reduce environmental impact of fracking

A new forum in the United States aims to reduce the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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