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EU report warns of gas shortages if Russia cuts shipments

The Wall Street Journal

A report from the European Commission warns that Bulgaria, Finland and Estonia may face severe natural gas shortages should Russia move to cut shipments for six months, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Regulator recuses himself amid PG&E emails probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Public Utilities Commission member who was involved in secret email exchanges with the state's largest utility said Wednesday he is recusing himself from several matters related to the company.

Mike Florio said in a brief notice that he is removing himself from an ongoing rate case involving Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and investigations related to a PG&E pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the city of San Bruno in 2010.

Kinder Morgan posts strong third quarter on pipelines, terminals


Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the largest U.S. pipeline company, posted a third-quarter profit of $976 million on strong performance from pipelines and terminals, up from $697 million in the same period last year, Reuters reports.

Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects.

Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which produces more of the chief global warming gas carbon dioxide.

Putin: Gas transport to Western Europe faces issues without new projects


Vladimir Putin warned that natural gas shipments to Western Europe through Ukraine will continue to face problems without the development of alternative routes, including the planned South Stream pipeline, Reuters reports.

Texas firm, Pemex to develop cross-border pipeline


Texas-based NuStar energy and Mexico's Petroleos Mexicanos today announced plans to build a cross-border pipeline to carry liquefied gas and refined fuels into Mexico, with plans to operate in late 2016, FuelFix reports.

Study links seismic activity to fracking on Ohio

The Associated Press

A new study published in Seismological Research Letters suggests that hydraulic fracturing caused nearly 400 unnoticed earthquakes in eastern Ohio, including 10 strong enough to temporarily halt drilling activity under current state law, The Associated Press reports.

Labor-energy coalition report touts job growth on Marcellus shale

According to a study commissioned by the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, an alliance of labor and energy industry interests, natural gas production in the Marcellus shale formation has created more than 45,000 construction jobs, The Hill reports.

Dalrymple says new projects will limit flaring

The Associated Press

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, said his state is making strides in limiting the amount of natural gas flared at shale oil sites, touting projects in development to convert gas to plastics and fertilizer, The Associated Press reports.

Israel sees natural gas as step to improve Mideast relations


Israel is negotiating multi-billion dollar agreements to supply some of its Arab neighbors with natural gas, a development the country's foreign ministry says could help improve Israel's relations and reputation after this summer's war in the Gaza Strip, Bloomberg reports.


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