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Scientists seek alternatives to wastewater wells in wake of Greeley earthquake

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A team of scientists from the University of Colorado has been carrying out seismographic research in the area of the recent Greeley earthquake in order to determine if it was connected to nearby gas fracking wastewater wells.
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North Dakota's Bakken crude oil safe to move by rail, study finds

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A new study to be released later this month will voice what many people from the industry have been saying -- that Bakken crude oil is safe for rail transport.
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State of Washington introduces new emission reduction rules for refineries

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Refineries in the state of Washington will have to comply with new rules that aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, according to the state's Department of Ecology.
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EIA predicts surge in US oil production in 2015

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The U.S. oil and gas industry is flourishing and there are no indications that it may stop growing any time soon.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

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More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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Investigation into Williams Partners' safety practices causes alarm

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Following a series of violations detected, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has started a federal investigation into the company's safety practices.
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Chemical Safety Board releases new evidence on Deepwater Horizon explosion

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published a new report on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill in 2010, which killed 11 people and seriously injured 17 others.
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Louisiana governor restricts lawsuits against oil, gas companies

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The bill will result in a "fair and more predictable legal environment" and will support businesses and job creation in Louisiana, Gov. Jindal said.
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Keystone XL might be exposed to malicious actions, report warns

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Once constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline could be at risk of attacks that might threaten water supplies to a large number of households, according to a new report.
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EIA: Refineries unable to deal with increasing proportion of light crudes

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Production of U.S. light crude oil and condensates is likely to continue dominating the domestic oil market, accounting for the majority of extra oil extracted over the next two years.
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