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Gazprom signs 30-year gas delivery contract with China

May 27, 2014
Russia and China have signed a historic 30-year gas delivery deal that is estimated to be worth more than $400 billion.
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Canadian researchers work on new water treatment method to cut carbon dioxide emissions

May 22, 2014
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working on a new technology that uses carbon dioxide and wastewater from oil and gas operations to produce reusable water.
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EPA introduces draft rules to reduce toxic emissions from refineries

May 21, 2014
U.S. oil refineries may have to comply with new, more stringent regulation regarding toxic emissions from flares, storage tanks and other similar sources.
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US fracking companies go green

May 21, 2014
In a bid to ease environmental concerns and improve public perception of the industry, oil and gas companies are investing in innovative technologies that can mitigate or prevent the impact of fracking operations.
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Criminal charges filed against workers involved in deadly crude oil train accident

May 20, 2014
Ten months after the tragic accident involving a crude carrying train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, criminal charges have been filed against three employees of the now-defunct company Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd.
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EPA reconsiders approval of Pennsylvania injection well permit

May 20, 2014
EPA has changed its mind on giving the green light to a 7,300-foot-deep injection well in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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EPA seeks public comment on fracking chemicals disclosure

May 19, 2014
EPA has announced plans to seek public comment on potential disclosure regulation, as well as input on possible non-regulatory approaches to the matter.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

May 14, 2014
The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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Oil, gas spills increase in 2013

May 14, 2014
More than 7,600 oil spills and leaks were recorded in 2013 in the top 15 states for onshore oil and gas activities.
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Government report accuses federal agency of lax oversight of oil, gas wells

May 13, 2014
According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management has neglected its duties in overseeing oil and gas wells.
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