User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard 20.8.2014 AP National
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds....
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Embattled Democratic Sen. March Begich's secret re-election weapon: Alaska 20.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Woodside Profit Rises 20.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: Asia
Woodside Petroleum Ltd. reported a 27% increase in first-half profit, as crude-oil prices stayed high and a vessel that pumps oil from deep below the sea off northwestern Australia resumed work following maintenance.
18 errors cited in rail disaster 20.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Eighteen errors lines up to cause last summer's catastrophic derailment of a runaway train in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, Canadian accident investigators said Tuesday, concluding an investigation that has revealed serious safety lapses in the transport of crude oil through Canada and the United States.
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Federal oil and leases in Utah go unsold 20.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A federal oil and gas lease auction Tuesday was a bit of a bust with only two parcels fetching the $2-an-acre minimum bid. The Bureau of Land Management tried to auction 22 parcels totalling 39,000 acres in Tooele and Juab counties, but there were only seven bidders, two of whom paid $33,000 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres — 5 percent of the total offered. The two leases sold are located around Hop Creek, about seven miles east of Nephi in the shadow of Mount Nebo. LT Land Group LLC of Sal...
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Corps: Climate change, rise in farming, manufacturing, spur need for stronger infrastructure 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Ruptured pipe spills oil into Utah’s San Juan River 19.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A pipeline break last week near Montezuma Creek in Utah’s southeast corner leaked a small amount of oil into the San Juan River. A rock slide on Thursday ruptured a flow line serving a well in the aging Aneth oil field, operated by Denver-based Resolute Natural Resources, according to a report posted on the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s spill database. The operator shut down the well, capable of producing 34 barrels a day, once the leak was discovered, but by then three to five ba...
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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds 19.8.2014 NPR News
The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
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Gushing Oil Profits 19.8.2014 Boston Globe: Technology
Why shares in oilfield service firm's Schlumberger are set to rise. Plus: A look at a janitorial giant and an MLP ...
Anti-fracking group stages day of action 19.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool Continue reading...
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UK energy dependence five hidden costs expose truth about fracking 18.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
The shale boom is a bubble waiting to burst as economics of extraction falter and the trickle of bad environmental news starts to swell Continue reading...
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6.2 magnitude earthquake injures 50 in western Iran 18.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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How ISIS makes $2 million a day from oil 18.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Luay al-Khatteeb spoke to CNN about the impact of ISIS' march through northern Iraq, and the militant group's control of some oil fields. He explained how they used the oil fields to raise funds, and how it could impact global prices. This is an edited version of the conversation.
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Fracking protesters occupy Blackpool office leased by Cuadrilla 18.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Stunt part of a day of nationwide direct action against plans to drill for shale gas in the UK

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In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off 18.8.2014 LA Times: Environment
Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills.
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Anti-fracking protesters superglued to environment department 18.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Campaigners claim Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is hiding findings on impacts of drilling

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Strong earthquake hits Iran 18.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, rattling the region near the border with Iraq, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Iraq: Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with US air support 18.8.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said.
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Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with US air support 18.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraqs largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the countrys north officials ...
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Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with US air support 18.8.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said.
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