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  • China to open 8 state industries for investment 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:10 am
  • BEIJING - China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:29 pm
  • OPAL, Wyoming - A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.

  • Attorney general turns over fracking letter info 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:40 pm
  • GREAT FALLS, Montana - Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday gave a conservation group the records it wanted about Fox's decision to join other states in protesting plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:47 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday.

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.

  • Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A citizens group said Wednesday it isn't taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

  • APNewsBreak: Grimes wants Keystone pipeline OK'd 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:10 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called Wednesday on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

  • Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:50 pm
  • TORONTO - Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer.

  • ND tribes warn of the environmental impact of oil 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:49 pm
  • NEW TOWN, North Dakota - Leaders of North Dakota's Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations say that while they are thankful for the money that oil has brought the once-impoverished Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, they are concerned about the environmental impact of drilling on their land.

  • 3 gubernatorial hopefuls roll out policy plans 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:58 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The leading Democratic candidates for Rhode Island governor rolled out new policy initiatives Wednesday that focused on growing the state's struggling economy, fixing its aging infrastructure and boosting its "green energy" sector.

  • Couple wins $3 million in drilling lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:49 pm
  • DALLAS - A Dallas jury has awarded $3 million to a North Texas couple who sued a drilling company over alleged contamination.

  • Ala. county using landfill gas to produce power 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:08 pm
  • COLLINSVILLE, Alabama - An Alabama county is using gas produced by its landfill to produce electricity.

  • Energy Innovation Laboratory dedicated in E. Idaho 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:23 pm
  • IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls.

  • ND OKs power line in historic battlefield area 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:01 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota regulators have approved a siting permit for an electrical transmission line planned for the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield area in the western part of the state.

  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:16 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.

  • Utility: Power restored to downtown Grand Rapids 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:52 am
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Power has been restored to a part of downtown Grand Rapids that was affected by a problem with a utility's underground electrical system.

  • Muskegon utility hopes for new use of closed plant 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:28 am
  • MUSKEGON, Michigan - Consumers Energy is committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years, officials with the utility said.

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:08 am
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 19, 2014

  • Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:06 am
  • PITTSBURGH - County council members heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park, with supporters touting the economic benefits and opponents worried about environmental damage.

  • Natural gas pipeline subcontractor sues 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:22 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Another federal lawsuit has been filed in connection with the installation of a natural gas pipeline in the Kennebec Valley.

  • Gas prices up 3 cents in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:58 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Average gasoline prices are up 3 cents per gallon in West Virginia this week.

  • Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:50 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.

  • City, utility want rate hike for car-sharing plan 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:43 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Power and Light and the city of Indianapolis are seeking a $16 million rate hike to pay for a proposed electric car sharing program.

  • Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:03 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."

  • EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.