User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Fracking rules to become public Friday 27.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
The rules could be approved as early as next month, opening the door to oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin drilling the state's shale rock in search of oil reserves. The rules could be approved as early as next month, opening the door to oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin drilling the state's shale rock in search of oil ...
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum production tax; 'No' votes take decisive lead 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Santa Barbara offshore drilling ban fails 27.8.2014 LA Times: Business
Legislation to slap a permanent ban on oil drilling in state waters off Santa Barbara died in the Assembly on Tuesday evening.
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Shell to sell Nigeria oilfields for $5bn 27.8.2014 Financial Times: Energy
The price tag for four Nigerian oilfields owned by a Shell-led consortium has doubled since the end of last year as majors retreat from the country
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Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland 26.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly.
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Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland 26.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly.
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Libya needs help to defeat Islamist militias, says foreign minister 26.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Foreign minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz warns against factions 'who are now stronger than the government itself' Libya needs foreign help to defeat an alliance of Islamist militias who seized the Libyan capital on Sunday, announcing a breakaway regime, and who are "now stronger than the government itself", the country's foreign minister has warned the Guardian. Mohamed Abdel Aziz stressed he was not calling for direct foreign military intervention. But he said Libya's government, which has fled to the eastern city of Tobruk, is now unable to safeguard key state institutions by itself, and called for "arms and any other equipment that could ensure the possibility of protecting our strategic sites, our oil fields, our airports" against militias "who are now stronger than the government itself, and who do now possess arms even more sophisticated than the government ...
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Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

The Labour party believes the rules covering fracking or hydraulic fracturing for gas are not tight enough and will attempt to strengthen regulation of the controversial drilling method by tabling a series of amendments to the infrastructure bill in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) says there are adequate safeguards covering drilling for shale gas under existing rules or voluntary agreements. However, Tom Greatrex, the shadow energy minister, believes current agreements do not go far enough.

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Leonardo DiCaprio slammed over a documentary 25.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles, Aug 25 : Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been slammed by oil industry bosses in Canada over an upcoming documentary.
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India examining Vietnam's South China Sea oil blocks offer 25.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Ranjana Narayan, Hanoi, Aug 25 : Vietnam Monday made a strong pitch for greater Indian involvement in maintaining maritime safety and security and settlement of territorial disputes in the disputed South and East China Seas even as India is preparing to expand its oil and gas exploration in the seas claimed by China.
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Blood of a small nation: Whisky's worries mirror economic concerns over Scottish independence 25.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland 25.8.2014 AP Business
ISLAY, Scotland (AP) -- Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly....
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Vietnam sends envoy to China try and smooth tensions following rig spat 25.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
Land deal struck to protect Book Cliffs 25.8.2014 Durango Herald
SALT LAKE CITY – New federal legislation is paving the way for a deal to protect parts of eastern Utah’s scenic Book Cliffs on Native American reservation land while allowing gas and oil development further north.The law allows the state to give up mineral rights in the southern part of the Uintah and Ouray Indian...
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Why fracking boom isn’t driving down Seattle gas prices 24.8.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Gasoline prices here have remained stubbornly high, even as an abundance of cheap crude from a surge in so-called fracking contributes to a price drop in most other states. The gap between local prices and the U.S. average has more than doubled since 2011.
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Let's make a deal: How Colorado came to a fracking compromise 24.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
On the second day of his vacation, surrounded by science fiction and comic book fans at Comic Con, Alan Salazar looked around the San Diego Convention Center for a quiet place so he could take a phone call from his boss. It was July 25, and Gov. John Hickenlooper wanted to talk to his trusted staffer about yet another compromise attempt on fracking measures headed to the November ...
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Minnesota's senators, governor welcome steel dumping decision, saying it will protect jobs 23.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Minnesota's senators welcome steel dumping decision, saying it will protect jobs 23.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea 23.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters.
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U.S. drilling rig count down by 17 to 1,896 23.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Houston • Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,564 rigs were exploring for oil and 330 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one. Texas declined by 13 rigs, Al...
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