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48 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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.

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

Reuters

Shale boom confounds forecasts as U.S. set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia

Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree.

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Related Topix: US Energy Systems, New York, Geology, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KMIZ

Winds leave damage, power outages in Missouri

No major injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service received reports of wind gusts between 60 and 75 mph.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Ameren

Tri-cityherald.com

PNNL assists with energy storage projects

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is working with three utilities who were awarded $14.3 million in grants Tuesday as part of the state’s new Clean Energy Fund.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Jay Inslee, Avista, Department of Energy

The Age

US, China ink coal, clean energy deals in climate accord

The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership agreements to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Huaneng Power International

Business Journal

Koch Industries backs Pompeo

Koch Industries says its KOCHPAC is supporting Rep. Mike Pompeo , congressman for the Wichita area, in his primary race against former Rep. Todd Tiahrt .

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Related Topix: Koch Industries, Oil & Gas, Wichita, KS

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Ameren to close Meramec coal plant by 2022

Missouri's largest utility says it will close a coal-fired power plant in south St. Louis County within the next several years.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Ameren, St Louis County, MO, Oakville, MO

Bangkok Post

Gas supplies resume in the South

Natural gas supplies to southern Thailand resumed Tuesday morning and the Chana power plant of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand in Songkhla province reactivated its power generators.

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Related Topix: Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The dividend will be payable on Sept. 12,... )--TransEnterix, Inc. , a medical device company that is pioneering the use of robotics and flexible instruments to improve minimally inva... )--Intevac, Inc. will release financial results for its second quarter ended June 28, 2014 at approximately 1 p.m. PT on Monday, July 28... )--Macquarie ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, NetScout Systems, Computers, Insurance, MetLife, Intevac, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, Scientific Instruments, Electronics, Perkinelmer

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