User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Colorado active oil and gas rigs down to start year 3.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Because of the fall in the price of oil, the number of active oil and gas drilling rigs in Colorado has decreased by about 36 percent in the first eight weeks of 2015.
Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet 2.3.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A coalition of environmental groups says it's planning to sue to stop Royal Dutch Shell PLC from use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet....
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Brown: 'State could own oil fields' 2.3.2015 BBC: Business
Former prime minister and Scottish MP Gordon Brown believes under threat North Sea oil fields could be part owned by the UK government.
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11 of the world's top food museums 2.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
From kimchi to mustard, chocolate to potatoes, these food shrines offer plenty of insight into the local delicacies. In some cases maybe a bit too much.
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Cadbury and M&S lose top brand ranks 2.3.2015 BBC: Business
Marks and Spencer and Cadbury have both fallen out of an annual survey ranking the top 20 consumer brands in the UK.
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Oil, gas wastewater may be sent to Neb. 2.3.2015 Durango Herald
A Colorado oil company’s plan to dispose of gas and oil wastewater by injecting it into a deep well in western Nebraska is drawing strong objections from residents who live near the proposed site. Wastewater disposal certainly is not the most glamorous oilfield job, but it’s essential to keeping things running smoothly,...
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Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment 2.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Series of resolutions asks six of Denmark’s pension funds to drop their ‘black money’ investments in coal, oil and gas projects that cause climate change

Hundreds of thousands of academics, engineers and lawyers in Denmark are set to vote on divesting their €32bn (£23bn) pension funds from the fossil fuels that drive climate change.

The first of a series of resolutions will be filed on Monday asking six funds to dump their coal investments by 2018 and exclude high-risk oil and gas projects such as tar sands extraction and Arctic drilling.

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Gordon Brown to call for state protection of Scottish oil 2.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Former PM to argue fall in global oil prices could mean that oilfields that could prosper in future could be left abandoned, in speech to be made in Glasgow

The Scottish oil industry is at a tipping point and needs urgent state support or else fields that could be drilled in the future will be deemed uneconomic and abandoned prematurely, says Gordon Brown.

In a major speech in Glasgow, to be given on Monday, one of his last before stepping down from parliament after 33 years, Brown will say the fall in worldwide oil prices requires the industry to given a rescue plan, or else severe structural damage be inflicted that weakens the entire Scottish economy.

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Academics urge University of Edinburgh to end fossil fuel investment 2.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Staff back student and global calls for fossil fuel and arms trade divestment in open letter to vice-chancellor before crucial funding deadline

Fifty academics from Edinburgh University have signed an open letter calling for the institution to divest its £230m endowment fund from fossil fuels and the arms trade.

The letter, to Edinburgh vice-chancellor Prof Sir Timothy O’Shea, is published in advance of a meeting on Monday of the university committee responsible for recommending options for fossil fuel divestment. It is convening for the last time before the university’s central management group makes its decision on divestment in April.

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Terrawatch: The wells will run dry 2.3.2015 Guardian: Science
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Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots 1.3.2015 NPR News
Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.
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Colorado relies on financial asurance to compel land restoration 1.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's method of compelling oil and gas companies to fully restore land around wells resembles that of an apartment landlord: collecting financial assurance money and keeping it until the job is ...
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Colorado land impact of oil and gas boom: scars spread and stay 1.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Oil and gas companies have yet to fully restore land around half of the 47,505 inactive wells in Colorado, and 72 percent of those un-restored sites have been in the process for more than ...
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Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities' ballots 1.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Voters in two Los Angeles County cities will step into the contentious debate over where and how the nation should drill for oil when they consider ballot measures on Tuesday that would alter local restrictions.
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Fight over Atlantic coastal drilling is brewing 1.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Industry says it’s a myth that seismic surveys are harmful to right whales.
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Upstate NY towns consider seceding to Penn. over fracking ban 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.
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Fracking ban forcing some New York towns to consider redrawing state lines 28.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
  • Talk of a secession brews in parts of upstate as some eye Pennsylvania
  • Local officials say ban hurts economically struggling areas

Related: New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put – and seceding to Pennsylvania.

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Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania 28.2.2015 AP National
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania....
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UK blocks sale of North Sea fields to Fridman fund 28.2.2015 Financial Times US
Department of Energy and Climate Change cites concerns over Russia sanctions impact on gas production
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U.S. Oil Prices Soar 28.2.2015 Wall St. Journal: US
Oil futures soared Friday as surging markets for refined gasoline and diesel helped drive crude higher, with traders looking past a fall in U.S. drilling activity that was more modest than expected.
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