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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution

August 16, 2018

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year’s Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday. A year ago […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline

August 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year ago are carrying on their fight in federal court, in what they contend is a […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

US judge throws out climate change lawsuits against big oil

June 26, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

June 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production […]


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 […]