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The rapid growth of Canada's oil sands is expected to dramatically increase its consumption of natural gas over the coming decade, a prospect that stands to help Alberta's gas industry but raise the country's emissions.

With care taken in the welding process, more efficient power-generating system can be operated today with minimum down time for repairs and maintenance. This is due to the development of alloys and knowledge of their performance and behaviors in varying stress and temperature ranges.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Duncan Energy Partners L.P. announced completion of the merger of DEP with a subsidiary of EPD.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, an addendum to the Clean Air Act, with the goal of reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants.

The Department of Energy reports natural gas production in the Northeast has grown rapidly since early 2009 as a result of increased drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale.

Hess Corp. acquired Marquette Exploration LLC and other leases in Ohio’s Utica Shale, boosting its acreage position by 85,000 net acres at a cost of $750 million.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) and CSX Corp. have formed a public-private partnership to bring ethanol into the Tampa market more efficiently and safely via the nation’s first ethanol unit train-to-pipeline distribution system.

Sunoco, Inc. plans to exit its refining business and has begun a process to sell its refineries located in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, PA. Sunoco is conducting a comprehensive strategic review to determine the best way to deliver value to shareholders including how best to utilize the company’s strong cash position and maximize the potential for Sunoco’s logistics and retail businesses.

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 Tcf of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

These gas estimates are significantly more than the last USGS assessment of the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin in 2002, which estimated a mean of about 2 Tcf and 0.01 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.

The Department of Energy announced a statement of policy adopting full-fuel-cycle (FFC) measures of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions in the national impact analyses and environmental assessments in its Energy Conservation Standards Program.