User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Parsable and Scientific Drilling International Implement Paperless Drill Motor Repair Shop 15.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
HOUSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2017 :Scientific Drilling International (SDI) announced today that it has completed its implementation and transition to paperless operations for its four domestic repair facilities.
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Charges dropped against former UCCS student accused of attacking woman, inducing abortion 15.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Weeks from trial on grisly allegations that he attacked his live-in girlfriend with a shish-kebab skewer, killing their unborn child, a former University of Colorado at Colorado Springs university student instead saw all charges against him thrown out.
U.S. Industrial Production Fell in August 15.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. industrial output fell in August, an early sign of economic disruptions due to a severe hurricane season. Industrial production decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.9% in August from the prior month.
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Medicaid strains New Mexico state finances 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Medicaid health care spending is expected to put an increased strain on New Mexico state finances in the coming fiscal year, even with generous federal provisions of the Obama administration left in place. In documents released Thursday, the state Human Services Department that oversees Medicaid has requested an $84 million […]
Uh, What on Earth Is Scott Pruitt Talking About in This Bizarre Clip? 15.9.2017 Mother Jones
Environmentalism means a lot of things to a lot of people, but Scott Pruitt, whose job is to protect the environment, has come up with a unique definition. While Hurricane Harvey was still battering Houston, the Environmental Protection Agency chief explained to a conservative radio show that the environment is like an apple orchard, and we should […]
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Hoeven, industry want study of North Dakota oil potential 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil drillers and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven want federal geologists to reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude oil in the state, saying a new assessment likely would show stronger production potential and attract investment. The U.S. Geological Survey once said two massive shale formations found in North Dakota held […]
Seadrill Sets a Fast Pace for Bankruptcy Turnaround 14.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Seadrill is looking for a swift pass through a bankruptcy that will reduce the holdings of outside shareholders to make way for new money to save one of the world’s largest offshore oil-drilling fleets.
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Indicted lawmaker: May have had unwitting Ponzi scheme role 14.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A state senator under a fraud indictment for involvement in a now-defunct oil field services company now says the company “might have been a Ponzi scheme.” State Sen. Carlos Uresti has pleaded not guilty to fraud and bribery-related charges. The San Antonio Express-News reports he testified Tuesday in a San Antonio […]
Pete Domenici, former GOP senator from New Mexico, dies at 85 13.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday. He was 85.

Domenici died at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, Pete Domenici Jr., said....

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Sen. Pete Domenici dies; power broker in U.S. Senate for more than 30 years 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The longest-serving senator in New Mexico’s history was the Albuquerque-born son of Italian immigrants who carried a consistent message of fiscal restraint from 1972 until leaving office in 2009.
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Son: Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died 13.9.2017 AP Politics
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday....
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Manchin says Senate bill protects Morgantown lab’s work 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says funding would continue next year for the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown in the spending bill advancing in the Senate. Manchin says the funding includes $72.7 million for research and development and $58.7 million for infrastructure and operations at the lab, which employs […]
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Alaska to release valuable data on seismic testing and wells 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Loads of valuable information about seismic testing and exploratory wells in Alaska is being released to the public, giving scientists data they need to develop theories about geological formations and making possible oil spots known to drilling companies. Alaska’s Energy Desk reported ( ) Tuesday that the first of two data […]
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The Energy 202: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma renew calls to ax obscure shipping law 12.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma renew calls to ax obscure shipping law
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Cyprus says small gas deposit found but hopeful of more 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ energy minister says exploratory drilling off the island’s southern coast has discovered a small gas deposit that contains “less than” 0.5 trillion cubic feet of the hydrocarbon, not enough to make it commercially viable. But Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said Tuesday the fact that gas was discovered in an area whose geological […]
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Wood Group and Amec merger plans approved by CMA 12.9.2017 BBC: Business
The CMA accepts proposals by Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler to address competition concerns.
Basin commission to vote on fracking ban near Delaware River 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

A regulatory agency that monitors the drinking water supply of more than 15 million people is signaling that it will impose a permanent ban on natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River Basin Commission announced Monday that it will vote on a horizontal drilling and fracking resolution at […]
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Longmont to investigate plugged oil, gas wells 11.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Longmont will investigate 17 plugged and abandoned oil and gas wells within its city limits.
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Syrian Army captures vital oil field from Islamic State 10.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Damascus [Syria], September 10 : The Syrian Army captured a key oil field of Teym from the Islamic State (IS) in the countryside of Deir al-Zour province.
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Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

More than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants ruptured or otherwise failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, spilling at least 145,000 gallons (548,868 liters) of fuel and spewing toxic pollutants into the air, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution reports submitted to state and federal regulators. […]
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