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At long last, new carbon capture project launches in Alberta
After more than a decade in the works, a new carbon capture project in Alberta is now operational with lofty goals of sequestering large amounts of emissions, while also helping to revitalize the oil industry in the....
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
Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower
The Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts....
TransCanada’s NGTL System Expansion Project gets approval
The Canadian Government has approved TransCanada’s CA$1.3 billion (US$970 million) Nova Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) System Expansion Project, which will provide additional capacity to meet the needs of natural gas....
Alberta approves three oilsands projects worth potential $4 billion in investments
The Alberta government has approved three oilsands projects that it says represent about $4 billion of potential investments, though it's unclear whether any of the projects will go ahead. The projects include.........
$890M plant will boost region, officials say
The concept of a billion dollars is hard for most people to wrap their heads around. So is the idea that you can take an invisible substance such as natural gas and turn it into another invisible thing – electricity...
Nevada company to pursue purchase of unfinished nuclear plant
A Nevada company said it will try to purchase an unfinished nuclear power plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority and use the site in northeast Alabama to produce electricity with new technology. Michael Dooley......
University of Calgary receives over $1 million in funding from CFI
Geography professors Scott Jasechko and Brent Else have joined forces to tackle two sides of a research coin. Else focuses on marine waterways, while Jasechko looks at fresh inland water. Together they are building....
Dominion Virginia Power plans $9.5B in infrastructure and upgrades
Dominion Virginia Power plans to invest nearly $2 billion per year through 2020 to add new, clean generation, including solar energy, and to expand, secure and upgrade the electric grid in Virginia and northeastern.....
Shell commissions $1.35bn Quest carbon capture and storage project in Canada
The Quest CCS project is designed to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from Shell's Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) in Alberta, Canada, by more than one million tons annually. Developed through partnership with..
Project News November 2015
The latest oilsands project news from Oilsands Review
Construction underway on $1.2 billion natural gas plant in Kentucky
With two coal powered units going offline in Muhlenberg County, a new billion dollar plant is emerging in their place. The Paradise combined cycle plant is located in Drakesboro. The new natural gas plant will replace..
America’s Most Unlikely Energy Project Is Rising From a Louisiana Bayou
From a mile away, at the distant end of a flat, two-lane road, the Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas terminal materializes like an alien city from the haze of the Louisiana bayou. Five white cylinders with domed tops...
This Aboriginal Community Is Launching a Solar Project in the Heart of Canada’s Oil Sands
The Lubicon Lake Band in Little Buffalo, Alberta, Community leader is making a pointed statement: building a 20.8 kilowatt Piitapan Solar Project to show that they don't have to rely on electricity generated from oil...
$140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico
Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico — from Florida to Texas — are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010..