User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Democrats stall House, stage protest over guns 23.6.2016 Hindu: International
Hold an extraordinary all-day sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun-control bills.
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Judge blocks rules to restrict fracking 23.6.2016 Durango Herald
A federal judge late Tuesday dealt a blow to the Obama administration’s key effort to limit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands, saying that regulators lack authority to set new restrictions on the practice. The ruling, issued in Wyoming by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl, marked the latest legal setback to the...
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Venezuela to increase oil production to meet OPEC quota 23.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Caracas, June 23 : Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his country will increase its oil production to meet new quotas set by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
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Obama's Fracking Comeuppance 23.6.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A judge he appointed rebukes an anti-drilling regulation as lawless.
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Why some of America's richest people are living in the middle-of-nowhere 23.6.2016 Washington Post
Why some of America's richest people are living in the middle-of-nowhere
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Judge's fracking ruling supports Utah's position 23.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using “21st-century standards” to ensure that oil and gas operations are conducted safely on public lands. The states of Utah, Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming oppose the rules involving hydraulic fracturing, which involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground to increase production from oil and g...
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Judge strikes down Obama fracking push 22.6.2016 Financial Times: Energy
Ruling deals blow to efforts to protect environment through regulation
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Federal judge strikes down Obama administration's fracking rules 22.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U.S. judge in Wyoming said the Bureau of Land Management can't regulate hydraulic fracturing -- because more than a decade ago, Congress specifically excluded fracking from federal oversight.
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BHP Billiton Takes Steps to Boost Oil Output: CEO 22.6.2016 Wall St. Journal: Asia
BHP Billiton has started tapping into its backlog of drilled oil wells in Texas, Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said, the latest sign that the recent rally in oil prices could encourage U.S. producers to keep output high.
OSHA: North Dakota oil worker killed in crane accident 22.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A worker was killed in a crane accident at an oil well site in western North Dakota, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday. The incident, which happened late Monday near Ross in Mountrail County, was the second oilfield-related death in North Dakota’s oil patch in the past week, the […]
Uncompleted wells could limit oil prices 21.6.2016 Financial Times: Energy
Production outlook depends on a series of holes in the ground
Oil groups still interested in US Arctic 21.6.2016 Financial Times: Energy
Energy companies want to retain option to drill in seas north of Alaska
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IS regains control of areas it lost to Syrian government 21.6.2016 Washington Post: World
The Islamic State group has launched a counteroffensive in Syria’s northern province of Raqqa, retaking wide areas the militants recently lost to government troops.
Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves 21.6.2016 NPR News
The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.
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Colorado economy facing headwinds 21.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado economy will continue to slow this year and next before ramping up again in 2018, according to the Colorado Legislative Council's latest forecast. Weakening exports, soft commodity prices, high housing costs and a mismatch between job openings and worker skills will all weigh on growth.
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Rock Springs man killed in N. Dakota oil well fire 21.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • One worker (from Rock Springs, Wyo.) was killed and two others were seriously injured in an explosion and fire at an oil well in western North Dakota, authorities said. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department said 52-year-old Johnny Stassinos of Rock Springs died Saturday afternoon from injuries suffered that morning at a well site operated by XTO Energy Inc. near Watford City. The department’s statement issued Monday said Richard Maheu, 27, also of Rock Springs, and Daniel Mon... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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5 Podcast Episodes You Must Hear This Week 20.6.2016 Wired Top Stories
5 Podcast Episodes You Must Hear This Week
Tune in, turn on, survive commute. The post 5 Podcast Episodes You Must Hear This Week appeared first on WIRED.
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1 killed, 3 hurt in oil well fire in western North Dakota 20.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a man died and three others were seriously injured in an oil well explosion in western North Dakota. OSHA Area Director Eric Brooks says a 52-year-old Wyoming man died Sunday from injuries he suffered Saturday morning at a well site operated by XTO […]
Oil bust leaves states with massive well cleanup 20.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Bigfoot, Texas • The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells and seal off environmental hazards. As U.S. rig counts plunge to historic lows, and with at least 60 oil producers declaring bankruptcy since 2014, energy-producing states are confronting both holes in their budgets and potentially leaking ones in the ground. In Texas alone, the roughly ...
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Syrian forces advance on IS-held air base 19.6.2016 Washington Post: World
Syrian government forces advanced to within six miles (10 kilometers) of the Islamic State-occupied Tabqa air base in the northern part of the country on Sunday, part of a push to try to unseat the extremist group from its de facto capital, Raqqa.
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