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U.S. sees little impact from Keystone XL pipeline's planned route
The Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project cleared a hurdle on Monday as the Trump administration said in a draft environmental assessment that an alternative route through Nebraska would not do major harm to water...
Oil-by-rail reaches record levels in May — on track to rise higher still amid pipeline crunch
Canadian shipments of oil via rail have hit an all-time record high, and analysts expect shipments to go higher amid a pipeline crunch. New data from the National Energy Board shows Canadian oil companies shipped an...
One scientist's radical idea to engineer mice and stop Lyme disease
Scientists are proposing the radical evolutionary step of genetically engineering the white-footed mice of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket to rid the islands of Lyme disease. The nasty bacterial infection can cause...
Chesapeake Energy sells Utica Shale stake to Encino Acquisition Partners
Chesapeake Energy Corp. has entered into an agreement to sell its interests in the Utica Shale operating area located in Ohio, US, for approximately US$2 billion to Encino Acquisition Partners, a private oil and gas
Aerial drones broaden energy industry’s horizon
Last year, Dhiaa Jamil, chief operating officer of power conglomerate Duke Energy, watched helicopters string transmission lines as they darted between towers standing as high as 100 feet, pondering the high costs of..
Halliburton acquires Athlon Solutions
Halliburton Company has announced the acquisition of Athlon Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of specialty water and process treatment chemicals, customised engineering solutions, and services. Athlon will become part
PRCI: VCIs reduce corrosion
Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) recently completed a research study for mitigating soil-side corrosion on the bottom plates of aboveground petroleum storage tanks.Corrosion management is a major......
Technical Toolboxes Launches New Horizontal Directional Drilling PowerTool
Technical Toolboxes, the leading global provider of integrated and cloud-based pipeline software, consulting and industry training for pipeline engineering and technical professionals, has launched its new Horizontal...
B.C. LNG terminal poised to boost struggling Canadian gas stocks
A liquefied natural gas terminal in British Columbia will “refocus people on Canadian gas,” giving a boost to stocks such Tourmaline Oil Corp. and ARC Resources Ltd., according to the manager of more than $500-million..
CleanChoice Energy launches renewable energy broker program
CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, has launched the CleanChoice Energy Broker Program. The new program allows energy brokers and consultants
'Goose bumps' in Kitimat as Shell ramps up activity towards LNG Canada
A flurry of activity in a remote Canadian town is raising optimism that Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners are ready to go ahead with the nation’s largest infrastructure project: a C$40 billion LNG terminal that....
Canada dreams closer to coming true as Shell ramps up in Kitimat
A flurry of activity in a remote Canadian town is raising optimism that Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners are ready to go ahead with the nation’s largest infrastructure project: a $40 billion (US$30 billion) LNG..
Momentum builds for LNG Canada as pipeline workcamp contract awarded
Civeo says it has been awarded contracts to supply temporary work camps at four locations along the Coastal GasLink pipeline from Dawson Creek, B.C., to the west coast of B.C., on the condition that the liquefied natural
The New Mantra of US Shale Oil Producers
The well-known story goes like this: last fall US shale producers and major shareholders met in New York. From a tall tower overlooking Manhattan, investors demanded that the hydraulic frackers start prioritizing...
ReVision Energy’s social mission fosters customer referrals across the Northeast
Picture this: A 15-year-old solar company with 250 employees, expanding into new markets and battling the PUC for solar mandates. Are we in California? Nevada? Nope, we’re in Maine. “Maine has a real rugged, independent
CEO of US oil and gas play Carrizo flags an unusual problem for drillers: Water
The Permian Basin, the largest shale oil-producing region in the United States, is on a path to become one of the world's largest oilfields, an unusual problem is bubbling up: a surplus of water.
Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants
President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic
How DoneGood Is Creating The Amazon of Social Good
If you’re a socially conscious consumer, how can you find brands and products that share your values? Well, you could rely on word-of-mouth from your friends and family, or scour the web looking for positively reviewed
There's No 'Silver Bullet' With Produced Water
Although proportions vary and worldwide data are incomplete, water makes up a significant volume of the production from wells. To provide some idea of the magnitude of water involved, the Produced Water Society – citing
Thumbs Up for Canada
Who should be the supplier of choice for the world’s 100-million-barrel-a-day oil needs? Should there be a merit order ascribed to producers? We rank ballroom dancers and wannabe singers on television. Restaurants,..