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NorthWestern allowed to negotiate solar power contracts

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State regulators voted Thursday to allow NorthWestern Energy to temporarily negotiate contracts with companies that propose building solar energy projects in Montana, rather than paying the set rate that the utility complained was too high. “Our action today to protect NorthWestern Energy’s customers from unreasonably priced solar power is a compromise that still allows solar energy ...

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AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices down a penny this week

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Texas retail gasoline prices has slipped a penny this week to settle at an average $2.14 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the nationwide price at the pump held steady at $2.36 per gallon. Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.06 per gallon. The association’s weekly survey found ...

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New Mexico wrestles with cleanup costs at oil wells

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators overseeing oil leases on state trust lands are seeking to set aside more funding as they grapple with repairing damage in the wake of spills of oily salt water by a Texas-based company. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn unveiled proposed legislation Wednesday to create a fund that could accumulate up to $5 ...

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GE O&G and Technip partnering to develop digital LNG solutions

GE O&G and technip

Two O&G and Tech industry giants, GE Oil & Gas and Technip, have entered into a preliminary agreement for a “joint project to explore area to co-develop digital solutions for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry,” according to a release. “This partnership is a milestone for the oil and gas industry’s digital journey,” said Rod Christie, president and CEO of ...

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Stock indexes fall yet again as British vote looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were declining for a sixth day Thursday as investors continued to brace for next week’s vote on whether Britain would remain a member of the European Union. Japanese stocks plunged 3 percent after the Bank of Japan decided not to increase its economic stimulus efforts. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 91 points, ...

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Paul Ryan unveils plan to roll back Obama-era regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday unveiled the third installment of his “agenda project” with a sweeping 57-page plan to roll back regulations on energy and the environment, labor issues and the financial services industry. “The bureaucracy is not listening to the American people, and as a result less jobs, less businesses, less prosperity, lower wages,” Ryan ...

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Mississippi port trying to land its biggest tenant

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant. The Sun Herald reports the company that would use a patented system to condition and liquefy gas on the West Pier for shipment to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. SeaOne Gulfport LLC’s first production facility and export terminal is estimated to cost $450 million, with expansion ...

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Nearly 4 years later, Assumption sinkhole more stable

BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) — A massive sinkhole that went viral in 2013 swallowing trees in Assumption Parish and forcing more than 300 residents from their homes has quieted down as officials slowly allow residents to come home. The sinkhole, located in Bayou Corne about 30 miles northwest of Thibodaux, is still growing. Assumption Parish Government officials say it has ...

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Stocks fall before Fed meeting; LinkedIn soars on buyout

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks were lower Monday, as investors waited to see what the Federal Reserve would do with interest rates later this week and awaited the fate of Britain’s membership in the European Union. LinkedIn shares jumped after Microsoft announced plans to buy the company. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44 points, ...

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US rig count rises 6 last week to 414, 2nd week of gains

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by six last week to 414, the second consecutive week the count has increased after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid collapsed energy prices. A year ago, 859 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes ...

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