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PA Plant Recycling Shale Water

December 13, 2013 11:08 am | by ANYA LIVTAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.                                               

Mexico's Oil Opening Looms Closer

December 13, 2013 11:05 am | by E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's sweeping away of seven decades of nationalist protections and letting foreign companies back into its oil fields is crucial to bringing the expertise and money needed to rejuvenate its sclerotic energy industry, supporters say.

Senators Want Check Of Oil Pipeline Beneath Lakes

December 12, 2013 9:36 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Three U.S. senators have asked a federal agency to check on the safety of an oil pipeline that runs beneath Great Lakes waters. The request was made Wednesday in a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Natural Gas Company Proposes Pipeline Upgrade

December 11, 2013 10:25 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

American Midstream Partners is proposing the reconstruction of its American Midstream Midla mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. The company is conducting a so-called "open season," which is a period of courting shippers to determine if the project is viable. 

Gas Leak Capped After Underground Fire

December 11, 2013 10:01 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman Jason King told KRON4-TV the utility responded to the scene and found a 4-inch plastic gas main had ruptured. At one point, television news footage showed flames coming from below the roadway.   

Judge Rejects Mistrial Motion For Ex-BP Engineer

December 11, 2013 9:45 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kurt Mix is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He has pleaded not guilty.                                                    

Pakistan To Push Forward On Gas Project With Iran

December 10, 2013 9:38 am | by ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pakistan will push forward with a controversial pipeline to import natural gas from neighboring Iran, Pakistan said Tuesday, a project opposed by the United States. The U.S. has opposed the project and instead supported an alternative proposal. 

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana Inks Deal With Sasol

December 10, 2013 9:34 am | News | Comments

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana has signed a six-year power supply deal with the South African energy company behind a planned $7 billion petrochemical project in Westlake. Entergy Gulf States Louisiana said Monday that it has agreed to supply up to 200 megawatts of electricity. 

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Jobs vs. Environment In Pinelands Pipe Plan Fracas

December 10, 2013 9:31 am | News | Comments

The age-old jobs-versus-the-environment clash is playing out again, this time in the New Jersey Pinelands, a million-acre spread of protected woods and wetlands that happens to be in the way of a proposed pipeline.         

Fuel Tanker Accident Kills 14

December 10, 2013 9:24 am | by MAAMOUN YOUSSEF, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fuel tanker overturned and exploded, killing 14 people. Police officials say the tanker was pulling a trailer and overturned for unknown reasons. They say a large quantity of fuel spilled, causing a huge fire that engulfed a nearby minibus and a rickshaw.  

Oil Plant Fire Injures One

December 9, 2013 5:10 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire Monday at an oil plant in northern Nevada critically injured a 24-year-old refinery worker. In a statement, Bango Refining said one of its tanks ruptured around 9:15 a.m., sending up a thick plume of black smoke. The company recycles used lubricating oil.

Canada Plans Claim That Would Include North Pole

December 9, 2013 5:06 pm | News | Comments

Canada's foreign minister says the country intends to extend its seabed claims in the Arctic to include the North Pole. Countries including the U.S. and Russia are increasingly looking to the Arctic as a source of natural resources, including oil and gas, and shipping lanes.

Chevron Continues Exploring Romania For Shale

December 9, 2013 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron says it has resumed exploration for shale gas in northeastern Romania a day after suspending work when hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.                             

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Unions Demand A Fix For Gas Leaks

December 9, 2013 10:20 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion.

QEP Resources To Spend $950M On Oil Property Deal

December 9, 2013 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

QEP Resources plans to spend about $950 million acquiring oil and gas properties located mainly in the Midland sub-basin in two West Texas counties.                                          

Shell Scraps $12.5 Billion LA Plant

December 6, 2013 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell has decided to abandon plans to build a massive $12.5 billion plant in Louisiana that would have turned natural gas into liquid fuels like diesel.                                     

BP Pushes Limits To Tap Extreme Fields

December 5, 2013 12:02 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.

MFA Oil Buys Failed Sweetner Factory

December 4, 2013 12:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

MFA Oil Co. plans to buy the 33-acre site in Moberly where Mamtek U.S. had planned to build an artificial sweetener plant before that company collapsed, MFA officials said.                                                  

Oil Above $97

December 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil rose above $97 a barrel Wednesday on expectations of a sharp fall in U.S. crude stockpiles. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for January delivery was up $1.06 to $97.10 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Shell Completes World's Largest Floating Facility

December 3, 2013 12:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has completed building the hull of the world's largest floating facility, which has been constructed to process natural gas off the coast of western Australia.                                 

Rear-Inlet Pipeline Regulator

December 2, 2013 4:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CONCOA has introduced a new industrial pipeline regulator designed to exceed heavy heating, cutting pressure and flow requirements. 

Legal Fallout Continues Over AR Oil Leak

December 2, 2013 12:23 pm | by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | News | Comments

Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas.                              

ND Launching Oil Spill Notification Website

December 2, 2013 11:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The North Dakota Health Department is slated to launch a website this week that will enable the public to monitor oil spills and other hazardous leaks reported in the state.                           

Federal Jury Hears Case Against Ex-BP Engineer

December 2, 2013 11:52 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jury selection is underway in the Justice Department's case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                      

Mass Flow Meter

December 2, 2013 10:54 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Instrument has recently updated the SLA5800 and SLAMf model families of digital mass flow meters and controllers to make them easier and more user-friendly to integrate into a wide range of chemical and petrochemical research, laboratory, analytical, life sciences and fuel cell applications.

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