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Chemical Safety Board releases final report on deadly Tesoro refinery explosion

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published its final report on the accident at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington, in April 2010, in which seven people were killed.
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Natural gas has little effect on greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

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Although the boom in shale energy production has helped to keep energy prices down for U.S. consumers and has resulted in an overall drop in consumption of certain types of fuels, it will not contribute to an overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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North Dakota's worker death rate highest in US

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According to a new report, North Dakota has the highest worker fatality rate in the country, with 17.7 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012.
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Increased oil and gas exports would benefit US, economists say

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A new poll gauged the opinion of 30 U.S. economists regarding oil and gas exports and revealed that their view was almost unanimous.
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US Northeast in need of new pipeline capacity

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Pipeline construction in the U.S. Northeast is lagging behind natural gas production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Oil & gas industry contributes £35 billion annually to UK economy

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Although oil prices are persistently high and production is declining in the UK, the outlook for the oilfield services industry is very positive.
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Environmentalists warn of possible pollution, safety risks at Albany terminal

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Environmental groups and residents of Albany, New York, have called on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to tighten control over possible air pollution at the Port of Albany.
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Williams Partners announces pipeline expansion to Louisiana LNG terminal

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Williams Partners announced plans for an expansion of the Transco pipeline to deliver natural gas to the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities planned by Cheniere Energy Partners at Sabine Pass in Louisiana.
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Shale emerges as top revenue driver for oilfield companies

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More than half of U.S. oil field services companies and 40 percent of independent upstream producers see shale development and production as a crucial component of their business.
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Texas oilfield services firm announces plans to disclose fracking chemicals

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The news comes as other oil and gas industry players have declined to reveal the components of their fracking fluids, claiming they are trade secret.
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