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SpaceX Eyes Gas Wells Near South Texas Launchpad
Elon Musk recently moved to Texas, where he launches some of his rockets and is building a battery factory. Now, for good measure, he plans to drill for natural gas in the state. The billionaire’s SpaceX intends to drill
TechCorr to work with 25 Plants of Crestwood on Inspection and Data Collection for the Mechanical Integrity Program.
TechCorr has been awarded the inspection and data collection services to implement a mechanical integrity system on nearly 25 plants for Crestwood Midstream. The entire mechanical integrity program will be completed
This 'snake robot' can fix pipelines on the ocean floor
The deep-sea oil and gas industry has a vast and costly infrastructure to maintain. Wells, other equipment, and thousands of kilometers of pipeline must be installed, inspected and repaired. Now, cutting-edge underwater
Canada Gov Supports Hibernia Project
The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Andrew Furey, has announced financial support for the Hibernia Project. Under the support package, Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) will receive up to $38M
Investigation complete into Wichita’s earthquakes; it’s not the oil and gas industry Read more here:
A Kansas regulating agency on Wednesday released the findings of its investigation into the recent Wichita earthquakes, concluding they were not “related to oil and gas industry activity.”
New Mexico land boss ends fresh water sales for oil and gas
The New Mexico State Land Office announced that it will be halting the practice of allowing fresh water to be pumped from state trust land and sold for use in oil and gas development. Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia
Eni Enters Largest Offshore Wind Project
Eni announced that it has entered the world’s largest offshore wind project with the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in the UK Dogger Bank (A and B) 2.4 gigawatt (GW) development. The company, which bought the 20%...
Chevron Earmarks $2B for Permian in 2021
Chevron announced a $14 billion capital and exploratory budget for 2021 The company also revealed that it has lowered its longer-term annual capital guidance for 2022 through 2025 to a range of $14 billion to $16 billion
New Mexico oil and gas operators report millions of gallons of water use
Oil and gas producers in New Mexico were required by the Produced Water Act to report their water usage to the state to track produced water as it was generated and used in extraction operations. Operators began......
PUC gives construction OK to Enbridge for Minnesota pipeline
Minnesota utility regulators Tuesday authorized their final go-ahead for Enbridge to build its controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. That leaves the Canadian company on the brink of beginning
Grant awarded for efforts to transform oil and gas wells to geothermal power generation
Transitional Energy has secured a $500k state grant for its work on conversion of oil and gas wellbores and associated infrastructure into geothermal power generation facilities.
Top Alberta doc urges health officials follow Great Barrington Declaration
A senior Alberta doctor gave an address about COVID-19 to a Edmonton council committee says all businesses should be allowed open and lives return to normal, as recommended by the Great Barrington Declaration.....
Why the Most Promising Covid-19 Vaccines Require Super-Cold Storage
The last week has brought encouraging news about vaccines being produced by biotechnology companies Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. Both vaccines make use of a relatively new technology, synthetic messenger RNA or mRNA,
Not a Wheel Turns Without It
In the final US presidential debate, President Trump asked Joe Biden, “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden confirmed, “I will transition from the oil industry, yes." It’s an unfortunate preconception — 40%...
Oilfield wastewater slowly gains value in agriculture
Conceptually it makes a lot of sense to farmers and oil producers alike: Use the latest filtration technology to turn one of Kern's most troublesome waste streams — oilfield produced water — into a safe irrigation source
Cenovus to buy Husky for $2.9 billion to create No.3 Canadian energy firm; more deals seen
Cenovus Energy Inc has agreed to buy rival Husky Energy Inc in an all-stock deal valued at C$3.8 billion ($2.9 billion) to create Canada’s No. 3 oil and gas producer as a pandemic-driven demand collapse and weak oil
Canada: Energy: Oil & Gas 2020
Canada is a federal state comprised of a federal government, ten provincial governments and three territorial governments. Both the federal government and the provincial and territorial governments have the jurisdiction
Canada: Alberta's Proposed Pivot To Petrochemicals: A Fresh Investment Landscape In The "New Normal"
There have been a number of recent interesting economic and legal developments aimed at generating greater investment in Alberta-particularly in areas that will help diversify the provincial economy and make it more
Honeywell to automate world’s largest LNG project
Qatar Petroleum has selected Honeywell as the main instrument and control contractor to support the North Field East (NFE) project, being developed by Qatargas on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. Honeywell’s technology will
Japan’s LBV Kaguya carries out ship-to-ship LNG bunkering
The LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Kaguya has conducted a ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering by supplying LNG fuel to an NYK pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) at the berth of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi.....