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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.

Variable Flowmeter

December 2, 2013 10:36 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

The MT3809 VA meter, the newest version of Brooks Instrument metal tube VA meter, has been designed to perform effectively in extreme conditions, particularly for chemical, petrochemical, oil, natural gas and LP applications.

Seismic Testing For New Shale In Western PA

November 26, 2013 4:10 pm | by TIMOTHY PUKO, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | News | Comments

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road, then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time." These are seismic testing trucks, sending vibrations 20,000 feet deep to get a picture of new areas for shale drilling.

Honeywell Modernizing Petrochemical Plants In China

November 26, 2013 3:57 pm | by Honeywell | News | Comments

Honeywell announced that it was selected by the Sinopec Maoming Company for business management and automation technology that will rejuvenate and improve operational performance at aging petrochemical plants in Guangdong Province, China. 

Enbridge Seeks Shipping Commitments For ND Pipeline

November 26, 2013 3:39 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Enbridge Energy is inviting oil producers to bid on rights to use the largest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to transport North Dakota crude.                                                             


Oilfield Company Pays $253M To Settle Bribe Case

November 26, 2013 3:33 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The oilfield services company Weatherford International has agreed to pay more than $250 million to settle federal charges that it bribed officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business.                  

9 Detained Following Pipeline Blast In China

November 26, 2013 11:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police have detained seven employees of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, following last week's oil pipeline blast that killed at least 55 people when it ripped through a road lined with businesses and apartments in an eastern port city. Two Qingdao city employees also were in police custody.

Mississippi River Oil Spill

November 26, 2013 11:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A towboat sank Monday in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water and prompting a response from several agencies who were trying to determine how much fluid leaked, the Coast Guard said.

U.S. Gov. Seeks Public Comment On Drilling Plan

November 25, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.                               

china pipeline explosion

Death Toll At 47 From Chinese Pipeline Explosion

November 25, 2013 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China's largest oil refiner apologized Saturday for explosions from a ruptured oil pipeline that killed 47 people and injured 136 others in one of the country's worst industrial accidents of the year.                                                      

Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures 5

November 25, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.                                                                  

Ruby Pipeline Approved After New Review

November 22, 2013 12:26 pm | by SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists have completed a second environmental review they say corrects deficiencies in the first one struck down by a U.S. appeals court.

Energy Reform Could Lead To Shale Exploitation In Mexico

November 22, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An official with Mexico's state-run oil company says a proposed energy reform could make it easier for Petroleos Mexicanos to create subsidiaries to exploit the country's vast shale oil and gas reserves.                           

Congresswoman Halts Offshore Fracking

November 22, 2013 12:09 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California congresswoman has asked for a moratorium on offshore fracking after reports that the controversial oil extraction process has been used in coastal waters for decades.                       

Pipeline Blast Kills 35 In China

November 22, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded today, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.                      

House Speeds Pipeline Approval

November 21, 2013 1:21 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed this week to boost energy production in the U.S.                                                             

Washington Speeds Up Drilling On Public Lands

November 21, 2013 12:36 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House approved two bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.                                                                                     

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