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US wind energy output hit record in ’15, industry group says

US wind energy output hit record in '15, industry group says

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — An industry group says wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes. The American Wind Energy Association said Tuesday that wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. It says coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that. The association released the statistics ...

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Rosneft sets world record for longest well

Rosneft, an integrated oil company majority owned by the government of Russia, broke another world record Tuesday. Off the coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island at the Chayvo field, the company reports that it has drilled the longest well in the world. Petro Global News reports that the O-14 production well drilled to a depth of 44,291 feet and reached horizontally ...

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Mile-High Milestone

There is a new quarterback atop the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown plateau. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns last night with 510, passing former NFL great Brett Favre. Manning finished the game going 22-of-26 passing for 318 yards and four touchdowns before being replaced in the fourth quarter by back-up quarterback Brock Osweiler. ...

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“We’re in a golden age for exploration” – Company profile: Southwestern Energy Co.


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The annual Barclays CEO Energy Conference, held in New York this week, provided an opportunity for energy company executives to showcase their successes and update their colleagues on the previous year’s business. Steve Mueller, CEO of Southwestern Energy Company, gave a presentation on Tuesday outlining the company’s growth in the past year and the ...

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Marcellus breaks production records – again


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Booming Marcellus gas production has once again set new records for the Northwest and the nation. Bloomberg reports that the region’s gross gas output will reach 15.235 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day this month, a 28% increase from last year, and hit 15.482 bcf/day by August. That’s 16% of national gas production, compared to ...

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