Energy & Fuel

"Enbridge to Buy Spectra Energy in $28 Billion Deal"

"Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Houston’s Spectra Energy Corp. in an all-stock deal valued at about $28 billion, creating a major North American energy-infrastructure company at a time when energy-industry operators continue to deal with the fallout from low oil prices."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/06/2016

"Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving"

"Jake Bowen slips slowly down a telephone pole, his boots fixed with little metal spears to grip the wood. 'It's just like starting all over again, but I figure a couple of years the money will start rolling in better,' he says, his face dripping with sweat from the Kentucky humidity. 'It has to be better on my health. I won't be breathing in the coal dust and the rock dust no more.'"

Source: NPR, 09/06/2016

"Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma; One Of Strongest Recorded In State"

"An earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Saturday morning, rattling houses and waking residents in the region around Pawnee, about 74 miles north of Oklahoma City. Preliminary measurements show the quake had a magnitude of 5.6 — believed to be one of the strongest in state history."

Source: NPR, 09/05/2016

"Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues Drummond Over Abandoned Coal Mine"

"Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to force Drummond Company to clean up its Maxine Mine, an underground coal mine that has not produced coal in decades, but which the Riverkeeper group says is still leaching mine waste and other pollutants into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River."

Source: Alabama Media Group, 09/02/2016

"Report: Texas Flouted Federal Aquifer Rules for 34 Years"

"Texas allowed the drilling of oil and natural gas injection wells in some areas near drinking water sources starting more than three decades ago, but state regulators recently assured the federal government the effort posed "little to no risk" to the subterranean reserves, according to a report released [last] Friday."

Source: AP, 09/02/2016

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