Industry News


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...
Qatar retains position as world’s top LNG exporter
Qatar has retained the crown of world’s largest exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in 2017. The country exported 81 million tonnes (MT) last year, enabling it to remain market leader with a share of 27.6 percent...
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..