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Can oilfield water safely be reused for irrigation in California?
A new study at Duke University and RTI International finds reusing oilfield water mixed with surface water to irrigate farms in the Cawelo Water District of California's Kern County does not pose major health risks.....
U.S. energy regulators authorize AGDC's proposed Alaska LNG project
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday it authorized construction and operation of Alaska Gasline Development Corp’s (AGDC) proposed $43.4 billion Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project.
First piece of disputed Keystone XL pipeline finished
TC Energy has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback
Oil Is Back — But, Post-Pandemic, Where Will It Come From?
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted, “OIL (ENERGY) IS BACK!!!!” He’s right: oil is no longer being given away for free. For the first time since early April, benchmark prices have clawed their way above US$30 a barrel.
Biden says as President he would kill the Keystone XL pipeline
If Joe Biden becomes president, he will kill the Keystone XL pipeline project. It’s what he said earlier this week, explaining he would rescind the permit of the controversial project that is designed to move oil from
Port of Corpus Christi adding 17 million barrels of crude oil storage
The Port of Corpus Christi will have 17 million barrels of additional oil storage by August as record low commodity prices have producers desperate to find a place to store their crude until prices rise.In total, six...
Governor signs Oil and Gas Produced Water and Waste Recycling and Reuse Act into law
Legislation designating who owns and is responsible for wastewater resulting from oil and natural gas drilling operations was signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Kevin Stitt. By Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, Senate Bill 1875
Alberta's new helium royalties could see rise of extraction industry
Alberta government leaders hope a new royalty structure for helium will buoy exploration and production of the inert gas within the province. Explorers have found huge deposits of nitrogen gas containing helium deep...
Total pipeline incidents drop by 17% from 2015 to 2019
Liquid pipeline incidents affecting people have declined 36% over the last five years, while pipeline mileage has grown by nearly 10% and barrels delivered increased nearly 35%, the data was included in a new report....
Survey: 20% of energy workers would take unpaid leave than return to office now
Some 2o percent of energy workers who have been working from home since mid-March say they would rather take unpaid furlough than risk returning to a physical office space at this time of the pandemic, according to ....
A 17-year-old built one of the most popular coronavirus-tracking websites in the world
Avi Schiffmann has been procrastinating on his school work, but he has a good excuse. The 17-year-old high schooler is the creator of one of the most visited coronavirus trackers in the world, which he says now takes up
What Is ‘Fresh’ Oilfield Water?
Most water that comes up with oil is pretty nasty stuff, full of heavy metals and loaded with salts, says Clay Rodgers, executive officer for the Central California Regional Water Quality Control Board. In fact, most...
Alberta Expands Orphan Well Association's Powers
Alberta has expanded the powers of the Orphan Well Association (OWA) to allow production and operation of wells, pipelines and facilities in its custody. On April 2, Bill 12: Liabilities Management Statutes Amendment Act
Railroad Commission launches drone fleet for inspections
The Railroad Commission of Texas has launched a fleet of eight drones that are expected to give an aerial boost to inspections of oil field equipment. As part of the new effort, 19 agency inspectors have received remote
Basic Energy Reveals Automated Water Management Solution
Basic Energy Services Inc. has successfully tested an automated water management solution with a major U.S. operator. The solution allows operators to manage their water volumes within their existing internal dispatch
Oil and gas industry leads the way in carbon capture
Louisiana's oil and gas industry is leading the way to reduce and manage carbon emissions, as companies around the globe work to minimize their carbon footprint in a battle against climate change.
This Could Be The Beginning Of A Tremendous Oil Rally
If you’re a fan of oil, and I expect you are seeing as how you’re reading articles on OilPrice, get ready for a positive forecast about oil prices moving higher. You’re going to like the direction this article takes. Oil
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide fell by 2.8% in 2019, slightly below 2017 levels
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. CO2.......
Williams opens natural gas line to serve Florida
Williams in Tulsa announced that it has placed in service Phase II of the Hillabee expansion project, an important Transco expansion that provides clean-burning natural gas to meet the needs of Florida’s rapidly growing
Federal Government Announces C$2.5B In Relief For Oil And Gas Sector In Alberta, Saskatchewan And British Columbia
On April 17, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a Federal relief package totaling approximately C$2.5B for the oil and gas sector, consisting of C$1.7B to clean up orphan and inactive wells in Alberta........