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In Norway, search for 2 missing bodies after deadly crash 30.4.2016 Washington Post: World
Norwegian police say they are continuing to search for two missing bodies after an Airbus EC-225 helicopter crashed on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board.
Occidental's Hollub is first female CEO of big oil firm 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Occidental Petroleum Corp. named Vicki Hollub as chief executive officer Friday, making her the first female CEO of a major U.S. energy explorer. Hollub, 56, an Occidental lifer who most recently oversaw Western Hemisphere oil fields that account for almost half the company’s production, takes over as Stephen Chazen, her mentor at the second-largest independent oil explorer, retired. The handover was approved by Occidental directors during a conclave that followed the company’s annual shareholde...
Southern Ute shale drilling goals draw scrutiny 30.4.2016 Durango Herald
Citizen and environmental groups are calling for transparency and a new environmental impact statement for prospective shale oil and gas development on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Last month, the tribe announced plans to conduct a supplemental environmental impact statement for an existing EIS on natural resource extraction on...
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In reversal, staff of Coastal Commission recommends approval of Newport Beach hotel and housing project 30.4.2016 LA Times: Environment

In a reversal of its previous position, the staff of the California Coastal Commission is recommending approval of a hotel and housing complex on the last big block of private land on the Southland coast.

The proposal to build an upscale hotel, retail space and hundreds of homes on a coastal bluff...

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Study: U.S. oil field source of air pollution 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth’s atmosphere. Along with its chemical cousin methane, ethane is a hydrocarbon that is a significant component of natural ...
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Oil prices fall 30.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, April 30 : Oil prices ended slightly lower on profit-taking after recent solid gains.
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Tipton proposal, largely written by oil and gas company, draws criticism 30.4.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
A draft bill released this month by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is taking heat from activists in the Thompson Divide region because of concerns his proposal to settle a fight over oil and gas drilling was written largely by an energy company that is also Tipton's largest campaign contributor.
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Alaska's Folly: Politicians Contemplate a State Income Tax 30.4.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Republicans in Juneau would sock the state economy rather than tap a $51 billion reserve fund.
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Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued 30.4.2016 Washington Post: World
The Airbus EC225 was carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea.
Study: U.S. oil field is source of air pollution 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth’s atmosphere. Along with its chemical cousin methane, ethane is a hydrocarbon that is a significant component of natural ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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US rig count drops 11 this week to 420, another all-time low 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 11 this week to 420, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices. A year ago, 905 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 332 rigs sought oil and 87 explored […]
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Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution 29.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana […]
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Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution 29.4.2016 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study....
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11 dead, 2 missing after helicopter crash off Norway 29.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Copenhagen, Denmark • An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said. Jon Sjursoe, a spokesman for Norway’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center, said the Eurocopter EC-225 helicopter was carrying 11 Norwegians, one Briton and one Italian from the Gullfaks B oil field in the North Sea to Bergen, 74 miles away on the Norwegian mainland. He did not know who was among the confirmed victims. Norw...
11 dead, 2 missing after oil-rig helicopter crash off Norway 29.4.2016 AP Business
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said....
Thirteen Feared Dead After Helicopter Crash in Norway 29.4.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
Thirteen people are feared dead after a helicopter crashed off the west coast of Norway on its way back to the mainland from an offshore oil field, an official said.
Helicopter carrying oil workers crashes in western Norway 29.4.2016 Washington Post: World
A helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Many are feared dead.
Helicopter with 14 people crashes in Norway 29.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Oslo, April 29 : A helicopter carrying at least 14 people crashed on Friday in Norway, the media reported.
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Helicopter carrying at least 13 people crashes near Bergen in Norway 29.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Witnesses tell local TV station of a powerful explosion as emergency services head for crash site near island of Turøy

A helicopter has crashed off the western coast of Norway with local media reporting that 13 to 17 people were on board.

Several witnesses described seeing and hearing a powerful explosion, and people were seen in the sea, television station TV2 reported, adding that some people had been rescued.

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Copter carrying at least 14 crashes in Norway 29.4.2016 Hindu: Home
Police official says there were people in the sea.
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