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McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:12pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County.

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NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:30pm.

State officials say the N.C. Highway Patrol is stepping in to provide security so a public meeting on fracking can be held in Sanford. State Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Jamie Kritzer says troopers will handle security Friday along with State Capitol Police officers.

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Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic
Submitted by Chris Brown on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:28pm.

videoThe Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast.

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Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:55pm.

A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists.

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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:21am.

The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15.

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Conservationists, capitalists battle over seismic testing
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:55pm.

video It was standing room only at the Kure Beach Town Council Meeting with hundreds more standing outside hanging on every word of the debate.

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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:23pm.

video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells.

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3 govs seek reconsideration of offshore oil, gas
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 2:11pm.

The Republican governors of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are appealing to the Obama administration's choice for interior secretary to open up waters off their states' coasts to gas and oil exploration.

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Streak in gas price hikes ends at 27 days
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:54am.

Gasoline prices have finally dropped after 27 days. The nationwide average for regular unleaded slipped less than a penny to $3.764 per gallon on Tuesday.

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FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 11:15am.

Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River.

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