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EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

Juergen Baetz | Associated Press BERLIN — A top European Union official proposed a deal Friday that would see Ukraine repay some of its gas debt to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries over the harsh winter months. The plan outlined by EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger came after meetings with the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers in Berlin. ...

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First-ever manufacturers expo scheduled next week in Colorado Springs

sparkin up that auto

Rich Laden | The Gazette A first-of-its-kind event designed to showcase the products and goods of local manufacturers — and provide a venue where manufacturers can network and tout careers available in their industry — will take place next week in Colorado Springs. MANUFACTURING EXPO SOCOM EXPO 2014, a two-day showcase of the Pikes Peak region’s manufacturing industry, will take ...

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Marcel-Hiss shale: snake handlers needed

It have being a murderous rattlesnake!

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays It’s no secret the shale drilling revolution revitalized industries nationwide. Oil and gas company growth exploded, of course, but just as well known are the benefits to pipeline construction, manufacturers, railroads and safety equipment, to name a few. Considerably less-discussed: snake handlers. Columbus Business First reports that business opportunities in the Marcellus shale are booming ...

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Surging Oil and Natural Gas Production Bettering U.S. Economy

oil money

Mary Leschper | Energy Tomorrow Blog Shale Insight: Economist Says Natural Gas Boom Carrying U.S. Recovery Observer-Reporter: For nearly an hour, Stephen Moore expended a lot of energy speaking about energy and the economy – and their inextricable link. “You cannot understand economics unless you understand energy,” he said in his opening. “The industry is carrying the rest of the ...

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BTU’s coal reserves down after recession

mile long coal train

Emily Wilkins | The Eagle Current coal reserves in Bryan are less than a fifth of what they were in 2011 after the railroad carrying the coal was overwhelmed following the 2009 recession, said Gary Miller, general manager of Bryan Texas Utilities. During the recession, with fewer items purchased, BNSF Railway had less to ship. Now, companies are playing catch-up ...

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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil ...

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$10 million in water protection grants offered by Duke Energy

fisheye lens river view adventure

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Duke Energy has announced its creation of $10 million in grants to protect waterways in five Southern states. The grants are intended to improve water quality assurance, wildlife habitat protection and expanded public access to waterways in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, The Charlotte Business Journal reports. They will be distributed ...

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