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Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants
President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic
There's No 'Silver Bullet' With Produced Water
Although proportions vary and worldwide data are incomplete, water makes up a significant volume of the production from wells. To provide some idea of the magnitude of water involved, the Produced Water Society – citing
Apollo Is Said to Confidentially File for New Pipeline SPAC
Apollo Global Management LLC has formed an energy-focused blank-check company to invest in oil and gas pipeline infrastructure in North America, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York-based firm has
Thumbs Up for Canada
Who should be the supplier of choice for the world’s 100-million-barrel-a-day oil needs? Should there be a merit order ascribed to producers? We rank ballroom dancers and wannabe singers on television. Restaurants,..
Magellan Midstream to expand western section of Texas pipeline system
Magellan Midstream Partners plans to expand the western leg of its refined petroleum products pipeline system in Texas to handle incremental shipments of gasoline and diesel fuel to demand centers in Abilene, Midland...
Keyera acquires U.S. liquids terminal business
Keyera Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Keyera Corp., has entered into an agreement to acquire a logistics and liquids blending terminal located near Tulsa, Oklahoma. The announcement comes less than ten days
PETRONAS takes equity position in LNG Canada project
Shell Canada Energy, PetroChina Kitimat LNG Partnership, Diamond LNG Canada Ltd. and Kogas Canada LNG Ltd. announced that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) will take an equity position in the LNG Canada development...
OPEC’s Carbon Tax
It’s a worldwide carbon tax that every post-Paris-Agreement policy wonk could hope for: The equivalent of a C$ 70 per-tonne-of-CO2 tax on gasoline.We can’t attribute the levy to any environmental political will. Oil....
Husky finds oil offshore Canada, China
Husky Energy has made two oil discoveries, one offshore Newfoundland and the other in the South China Sea.The White Rose A-24 exploratory well, drilled 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the SeaRose FPSO, encountered more than 85
LNG Canada committed to starting construction on project in 2018: CEO
The chief executive of the LNG Canada project on British Columbia’s northern coast said on Tuesday that the company was committed to starting construction on the C$40 billion ($31.1 billion) liquefied natural gas export
Enbridge to sell US midstream business for $1.12 billion
Enbridge (US) Inc., has agreed to sell Midcoast Operating LP and its subsidiaries to AL Midcoast Holdings LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, for $1.12 billion in cash. The Midcoast businesses conduct...
Business Oil field wastewater finds a second life
It takes millions of gallons of water to bring a shale well into production, and once it starts making oil, companies have a whole new unwanted byproduct on their hands: contaminated water. What to do with that water...
Where Clean Drinking Water Is Hard To Find, Bats Could Lead the Way
Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia’s stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely
N.L. remains good choice for oil and gas investment despite challenges, says new report
Compared to some of the province’s peers and competitors in the offshore oil and gas world, Newfoundland and Labrador remains an attractive jurisdiction for industry players, but it’s not without challenges.This is....
WaterBot: How to know if your water is safe to drink
How can you tell if your water is safe to drink? Most Americans worry about their drinking water, with good reason. News reports regularly expose high levels of PFCs, PFASs and other contaminants found around the nation.
Fossil fuels roar back in a world hungry for energy
Green car enthusiast Matthew Klippenstein pulls his early model plug-in Prius into a Tim Hortons in Maple Ridge, B.C., to take my call. As gas prices begin to soar again Klippenstein, an engineer who, among other things
The New Alaskan Oil Rush
ConocoPhillips is coming off of an incredible exploration season, reportedly the best they’ve had in over a decade, and they have Alaskan oil to thank for it. The company stuck big in the National Petroleum Reserve...
Oil producers turn to artificial intelligence for efficiency
Philippe Herve, vice president of oil and gas solutions for Austin-based SparkCognition, works with major energy producers including BP to improve efficiency in the oil patch. He spent more than 30 years at Schlumberger
Interior Department takes step toward drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Trump administration will take its first step toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this week when it officially launches a 60-day review process for holding a lease sale in......
They’re back! Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest are excited to host another one-day ARC Forum, on May 9th, 2018. Like the 2017 Forum, they’ll use their thought-provoking interview skills to engage world-class gurus in


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