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Removing oil from produced water
A PROCESS has been developed that can remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water. Produced water is found in the same formations as oil and gas, and around 9.5bn L/d is generated in the US. The content of the.....
In 2018, the United States consumed more energy than ever before
Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017 and 0.3% above the previous record set in 2007. The increase in 2018 was the
Small-scale LNG opens up markets
Small-scale LNG on the supply side refers to liquefaction plants with capacity of less than 500,000 metric tons a year, while on the demand side it is effectively the breaking down of LNG into ever smaller parcels to...
The US exported 2 million bpd of crude oil in 2018
A US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report has found that, in 2018, US exports of crude oil rose to 2 million bpd, nearly double the 1.2 million bpd rate in 2017. Export volumes by destination changed.....
Canadian Regulator Approves Alberta Gas Pipe Project
Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB), in a decision handed down April 11, has approved an application from Nova Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL) for its West Path Delivery Project, designed to increase the ability....
Under Trump, U.S. drilling permits on federal lands soar
The United States approved nearly 40 percent more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in 2018 than it did the previous year thanks to an automated online system introduced in the waning days of the Obama.....
Chevron announces agreement to acquire Anadarko
Chevron Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at US$33B...
LNG By Rail Could Help Protect U.S. Maritime Law
President Donald Trump's executive order allowing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to move by rail could be used to head off attempts to open up domestic vessel shipments to foreign competition, a maritime executive has told
Betting on more growth from the Permian Basin
When flying into the Midland airport in West Texas, there was no doubt that I had arrived in oil country. It was a pleasant March afternoon and I could see drilling rigs on either side of the airport runway.
Lawmakers approve 'benefit corporation' status
House Bill 2423 creates a new incorporation class in Oklahoma, called a "benefit corporation." Similar laws have been adopted in at least 36 states. Oklahoma's version has passed both the House and Senate, and now awaits
US Vice President on Venezuela
Media Stakeout by Mr. Mike Pence, Vice President of the US, on the situation in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Russia to standardize LNG processing and liquefaction
Russian giant Gazprom signed program for standardization of developing technologies and equipment in oil refining, petrochemistry, and LNG processing and liquefaction in St. Petersburg. Gazprom said on Tuesday......
The "New Energy Economy" : An Exercise in Magical Thinking
A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world’s energy. It began with the fear that we were running out of oil. That fear has since migrated to the belief...
API-AOPL: Number of pipeline incidents declining, report shows
The number of incidents affecting people has decreased 20% as the total of US mileage and deliveries has increased more than 10% in the last 5 years, the American Petroleum Institute and the Association for Oil ...
World’s biggest buyer of LNG signs deal to buy 1.2MM tonnes a year from Canada
Japan’s JERA, the world’s top buyer of liquefied natural gas, on Tuesday said it had signed an agreement with a Mitsubishi Corp unit to buy up to 16 cargoes, or 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), of LNG from the LNG..
China to Build World's Largest LNG Carrier
China's Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard and classification society DNV GL have agreed a joint development project for a new 270,000 cubic meter LNG carrier – the largest ever ship of this type. China's LNG imports have been..
Shell Breaks Market Mold With Deal Linking Gas Prices to Coal
Royal Dutch Shell Plc agreed to sell liquefied natural gas to a Japanese utility at prices that include a link to coal, the latest innovation in the booming LNG market where buyers are seeking to diversify risks......
New initiative aims to bring clean wastewater to dry western states
Statewide leaders in agriculture recently launched an initiative to clean oilfield wastewater for use in arid western states, hoping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint and improve the lives of ranchers and farmers..
School Of Mines Creates Water Treatment Technology Hub
Colorado School of Mines celebrated the grand opening of a new 10,000-square-foot research facility in Denver that will pave the way for greater collaboration with industry, government and academia to tackle one of the
Global LNG Services launches new solution
Global LNG Services (GLS) has launched a standardized, floating liquefaction solution that enables faster, lower cost plug and play development of LNG export, in what the company says is a “major milestone