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MarkWest announces two new infrastructure additions to Ohio’s Utica Shale region

mmBy Bob Downing A Denver-based company is continuing to expand its processing facilities for natural gas and liquids in Ohio’s Utica Shale region. MarkWest Energy Partners has announced seven major infrastructure projects, including two new projects in Ohio. Among the projects is an expansion at the gas-processing plant at Cadiz in Harrison County. Known as

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NRG to close, convert or retrofit 4 Illinois coal plants

With NRG’s purchase of Edison Mission Energy in April 2014,  they took ownership of four coal-fired power stations in Illinois. Beyond employing a substantial number of people and contributing to the Illinois economy, these plants provide local reliability to the electric grid. As  witnessed last winter, local generation is vital during periods of peak demand. Until

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Small gas-to-liquids plant planned for former Houston power plant site

by Rhiannon Meyers Biofuels Power Corp. plans to build a small-scale plant to convert natural gas to synthetic crude on a former power plant site south of downtown Houston as it looks to capitalize on abundant supplies of cheap natural gas, the company announced Monday. The gas-to-liquids plant is a pilot project, the first step

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EIA: Bakken fuels North Dakota’s oil production growth

By PennEnergy Editorial Staff North Dakota crude oil production surpassed 1.0 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in April and May (the latest data available). This record is the result of increasing crude oil production from the Williston Basin’s Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and eastern Montana. Although Bakken oil production initially began

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Water management company Comtech’s focus saves time, money for clients in oil, gas industry

By David Conti In his part of the expanding supply chain serving the oil and gas industry, Dean Grose considers time his “most valuable commodity.” “I protect it with a passion,” he said recently in the North Strabane offices of Comtech Industries Inc., the water management company he founded in 1995. For him that means

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