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45 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Halliburton forms energy joint venture in China

Halliburton said Friday it is entering its first joint venture in China that will use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unleash energy.

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Related Topix: Halliburton, Oil & Gas, World News, China,

2 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

California Public Utilities Commission OKs safety policy amid storm of criticism

After years of scathing criticism over failures to make sure PG&E natural gas pipelines don't blow up and passengers can get out of burning limousines, a state agency Thursday adopted a "safety-first" policy.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, Explosion, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

6 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Helicopter to inspect Md. utility equipment

Baltimore Gas and Electric says residents and motorists in central Maryland shouldn't worry if they see a helicopter hovering near utility equipment including towers, poles and wires.

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Related Topix: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Baltimore County, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD

11 hrs ago | Thenew995fm.com

Higher Electricity Rates Coming To Algiers

Despite objections from residents, the New Orleans City Council voted 6-0 Thursday to support a rate increase for 22,000 Entergy Louisiana customers in Algiers.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Entergy New Orleans

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Brandon Sun

B.C. First Nation evicts CN Rail, logging companies, fishermen from its lands

British Columbia First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Enbridge, Oil & Gas

News9 Oklahoma City

Judge Orders Trial For Chesapeake In Leasing Case

A Michigan judge has ordered an Oklahoma City-based energy company to stand trial on criminal charges in what authorities say was a land-leasing scheme.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy, Oil & Gas

NewsOK.com

Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

A powerful union is pulling its support from the United Negro College Fund after the fund accepted $25 million from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation.

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Related Topix: African-American, Koch Industries, Oil & Gas

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Kentucky coal group sues TVA over Paradise plant

The Kentucky Coal Association argues in the suit filed Thursday that the TVA did not follow proper federal procedure and its own rules in deciding to close the units at the Paradise Fossil Plant.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Valley Authority

Business Journal

Lone Star College set to open new energy institute

Incoming Lone Star College System Chancellor Steve Head, who takes over the job Aug. 1, hopes the new 70,000-square-foot Energy and Manufacturing Institute will help meet employers' demands for middle-skill jobs.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, FMC Technologies, Oil & Gas

Tri-cityherald.com

Texas company proposes oil pipeline through Iowa

The Des Moines Register says the pipeline route in Iowa would begin in Lyon County and slice southeast through 15 other counties and exit Iowa at Lee County.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

General Cable to eliminate 1,000 jobs; locations not yet stated

The Kentucky Enquirer reports General Cable announced that it plans to reduce its global workforce by 7 percent in a restructuring.

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Related Topix: Bay State Gas, Kentucky

JD Journal

Mayer Brown Adds to Houston Office with Michael P. Lennon Jr.

He will also work in the International Arbitration practice. He comes to the firm from Baker Botts and their office in Houston.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International

The Wichita Eagle

Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility

In this June 19, 2014 photo, Sean Travers, Japan president of EarthStream, poses for photos at his office in Tokyo.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Wed Jul 09, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

PG&E discovers training flaws for pipeline workers

PG&E said Wednesday it has discovered flaws in the training for hundreds of employees who fuse together plastic pipes used to deliver natural gas to customers, the latest stumble for the utility as it faces the prospect of a big fine and new criminal charges over a fatal explosion in San Bruno.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Explosion, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Vancouver Sun

Enbridge outlook for Northern Gateway unchanged following Supreme Court ruling

A Supreme Court ruling on aboriginal title has not swayed Enbridge Inc.'s outlook for its controversial Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Enbridge, Oil & Gas

Sunherald.com

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

The recent listing of the VA's Battle Mountain Sanitarium on the National Trust of Historic Place's 2014 Most Endangered Historic Places probably won't be enough to alter the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair's proposal to close its Hot Springs VA Medical Center and relocate to Rapid City.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Black Hills, Oil & Gas

Brandon Sun

Encana selling Alberta power assets as it continues to focus portfolio

Encana Corp. CEO Doug Suttles says the company has agreed to sell one gas-fired power plant it owns and operates in Alberta and the 50 per cent stake it holds in another.

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Related Topix: EnCana, Oil & Gas, Canada,

KSTP

Xcel Blamed for Cost Overruns at Monticello Plant

An investigation by Minnesota utility regulators blames Xcel Energy Inc. for major cost overruns during a project to upgrade its nuclear plant in Monticello.

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Related Topix: Xcel Energy, Nuclear Energy

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

History Group Dedicating Coolidge Marker Jul. 9

A Rapid City history group is dedicating a marker honoring President Calvin Coolidge's time spent in the Black Hills.

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Related Topix: Rapid City, SD, Black Hills, Oil & Gas

NewsOK.com

Storms cause power outages in New Jersey

Utility crews are busy and some commuters will face delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through New Jersey, downing trees and knocking out power.

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Related Topix: Weather, Public Service Electric and Gas, Burlington County, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ, Gloucester County, NJ

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