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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline

June 18, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators will open two days of final arguments on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota. The proposal has aroused intense opposition from […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months

June 12, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Schumer calls for crude oil safety standards for oil trains

June 7, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal regulators to quickly finalize a rule establishing volatility standards for crude oil shipped by rail. Schumer says federal data show shipments of Bakken crude across New York state to Northeast refineries […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

House OKs bill to relax rules for shallow gas, oil drilling

June 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican bill to relax regulations on the shallow oil and gas drilling that has gone on in Pennsylvania for more than a century passed the state House Tuesday despite firm opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Trump Helps More Than Double US Solar Capacity With Duties

May 31, 2018

Via: Industry Week

President Donald Trump wanted more U.S. solar manufacturing — and now he’s getting it. Hanwha Q Cells Korea on Wednesday said it will build a factory in Georgia. JinkoSolar Holding Co. of China is planning one in Florida. And U.S. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Oil and Gas Innovations at the Edge

May 22, 2018

Via: Automation World

Though National Instruments (NI) takes some pride in the diversity of the markets it serves—no single industry accounts for more than 15 percent of its overall business, which offers stability when one industry takes a hit—oil and gas remains an […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Workovers & Well Intervention

May 21, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

The long-term affects of the prolonged trough in oil prices are yet to be established. But there are certain trends that have emerged as a response to the changed financial climate that look set to remain with us when prices […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Court vacates key federal permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

May 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appellate court vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Alaska House passes bonding bill for oil tax credits

May 4, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has passed legislation to allow for bonding to pay the state’s remaining oil and gas tax credit obligations. Gov. Bill Walker’s bill would create a new bond corporation authorized to sell up to […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

In U.S. Gulf, robots, drones take on dangerous offshore oil work

May 3, 2018

Via: Reuters

Before MaggHD, dubbed “Maggie” by BP, the dangerous inspection job was reserved for highly paid specialist technicians who did their jobs while rappelling along the platform. The energy industry has turned to robots and drones to cut costs and improve […]