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1 hr ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Maps provide early warning of California fire risk

Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind - the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be. A new online mapping tool rolled out Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service and San Diego Gas & Electric will help homeowners and emergency responders answer both those questions with a color-coded early warning system indicating which areas have the highest fire risk when the hot, dry wind blows.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, San Diego Gas and Electric, Santa Ana, CA, San Diego County, CA

5 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

And the world's busiest airport is ...

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world. Some 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013, a decrease of 1.1 percent from 2012, according to Airports Council International's latest passenger traffic results for 2013.

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

10 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

NRC taps new inspector for Browns Ferry

The federal agency says Adam Ruh is taking over the position at the Tennessee Valley Authority plant in north Alabama. Ruh was a civilian engineer with the Navy before joining NRC in 2012.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Valley Authority, US Military, US Navy

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Denver's Bill Barrett Corp. To Sell Some Properties, Pay Debt

Bill Barrett Corp. announced several deals on Tuesday that will net it about $568 million in cash and help lower its debt. The Denver-based oil and gas company said it is selling properties in the Powder River Basin, which is located in Montana and Wyoming, and the Piceance Basin in Colorado.

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Related Topix: Powder River, WY, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Star Online

Japan nuclear plants not affected by strong quake

Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday. A Japan Atomic official said there have been no irregularities at the 1.1-gigawatt Tokai Daini plant, which has been shut since March 2011.

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Related Topix: Tokyo Electric Power Company

Berkshire Eagle

Northeast Utilities, Spectra to expand natural gas pipeline

Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said Tuesday the $3 billion project expanding a network of pipelines is expected to begin operating in November 2018.

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Related Topix: Northeast Utilities Systems, Social Software

NewsOK.com

CMS spending $1 billion to settle pollution case

The federal government says CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that the utility's Consumers Energy subsidiary agreed to a plan to cut 46,500 tons of sulfur dioxide and other emissions annually from plants in Essexville, Luna Pier, Muskegon and West Olive.

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Related Topix: CMS Energy, Consumers Energy, Luna Pier, MI, West Olive, MI

Berkshire Eagle

Kinder Morgan seeks federal OK for pipeline

Kinder Morgan has begun the process of seeking federal approvals for a natural gas pipeline project through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. The Houston-based energy company on Monday filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to use its so-called "pre-filing procedures."

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Related Topix: Kinder Morgan Management, Financial Services, Kinder Morgan, Oil & Gas, Dracut, MA

The Washington Post

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday. The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Oil & Gas, Chevron Corporation

NBC New York

SoCal Heat Wave Prompts Power Alert

Officials at Cal-ISO, which manages the state's power grid, are keeping a close watch on power as Southern California is gripped by successive days of extreme triple-digit heat in September 2014. As a sweltering heat wave has gripped Southern California for days, managers of the state's power grid said on Monday they had plenty of electricity available to handle anticipated peaks in power usage, but fear power outages if energy use continues to be consumed at its current rate.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, California, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Weyburn This Week

CNRL gets go-ahead to use low-pressure steam at troubled oilsands site

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has been given the go-ahead to resume work at part of an oilsands project in eastern Alberta where a bitumen-water mixture was found oozing to the surface last year. But CNRL will be using a different extraction technique at Area 1 of its Primrose East oilsands site: low-pressure steamflood rather than high-pressure cyclic steam stimulation.

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Related Topix: Canadian Natural Resources, Oil & Gas

CBS Local

PG&E Removes 3 Officials For Improper Communications With State Regulators In Rate Case

Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.

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

Brandon Sun

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

B2Gold Corp. . Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.99 per cent, to $2.27 on 7.4 million shares.

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Related Topix: Microfinancial, Food, Leasing, Financial Services, Maple Leaf Foods, Smart and Final, Retail, Insurance, Manulife Financial, Canadian Natural Resources, Oil & Gas

CFRA

Alberta woman loses fracking case appeal, wants to take case to Supreme Court

An Alberta woman has lost her appeal to sue the province's energy regulator over hydraulic fracturing on her property. Jessica Ernst launched a $33-million lawsuit against the Alberta government, the province's energy regulator and energy company Encana .

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Related Topix: EnCana, Oil & Gas

Business Journal

Duke Energy commits $500 million to N.C. solar power expansion

The solar commitments are the result of Charlotte-based Duke's request for proposals issued in February for new solar capacity. Duke Energy Corp. is making a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Duke Energy, North Carolina

ArkansasBusiness.com

South Arkansas Formation Proves Disappointing So Far

After the booming success of the Fayetteville Shale Play, it was easy to get excited about the prospect of exploiting another geological formation deep under Arkansas soil.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Smackover, AR, Oil & Gas, Southwestern Energy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Windsor Beacon

At least 150 major companies prep for carbon prices

ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company, assumes in its business plans that there will be an eventual U.S. price on heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. It's one of 29 major U.S.-based companies to put an internal price on carbon, according to a report Sept.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Oil & Gas, Global Warming, Non-Profit, Big Box Retailers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

KFVS12

Second cross-Missouri trail under consideration

A group that advocates for creating bike and hiking trails out of abandoned rail lines wants to establish a second cross-state trail in Missouri. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy says the proposed trail could eventually be paired with the Katy Trail, creating a 400-mile loop across the state.

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Related Topix: Ameren

KSFO AM 560

Six Flags Power Outage Shuts Down Rides

A power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, forced parkgoers off rides Sunday. Rides stopped during the incident, prompting crews to remove guests from the theme park attractions.

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Related Topix: Jackson, NJ, Jersey Central Power and Light

NewsOK.com

Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said Sunday his agency and the U.S. Coast Guard intend to send a joint team to the platform Monday to start an investigation.

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Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Oil & Gas, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

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