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Obama Administration announces goal to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production

The Obama Administration announced Wednesday a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
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Explosion at Ohio oil refinery affects nearby homes

The explosion happened in a processing unit of the Husky Lima Refinery where crude oil is heated to begin the process of breaking it down into other products.
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Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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Oil sands development not polluting Athabasca Delta, sampling shows

Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta's oil sands development.
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New gathering, processing system to serve Oklahoma's STACK play

A new natural gas gathering and processing system is being built by Oklahoma City-based Tall Oak Midstream, LLC to serve producers in Oklahoma's STACK play.
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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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