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The Port of Darwin in Australia’s remote north may be one of the world’s smallest ports, but it boasts the title of the world’s biggest in livestock exports. It is also Australia’s northern gateway to Asia and a major oil and gas (O&G) hub for gas fields Bayu Undan, Bonaparte, Browse Basin, and ...
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A ruptured pipeline has caused two oil spills that are wreaking havoc in the Peruvian Amazon. According to Fox Latino, between 2,000 and 3,000 barrels of crude oil has spilled from a pipeline operated by Petroperu into the Amazon River. Peru’s General Directorate of Environmental Health has s...
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With crude oil prices plunging government revenues have collapsed, and budget surpluses quickly turned into deficits. What's worse, investors are now starting to worry about their ability to pay back their debts. As a result, five oil producing countries were hit with downgrades from Standard and Po...
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In the midst of the oil industry’s downturn, many Oklahoma companies associated with oil and gas have been feeling the pinch. Shane Bode is the president of Leviathan Inc. in Fairview. The company manufactured fracking equipment for oil companies for eight years. “Once it’s in your blood, you have...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the sharp decline of oil prices, which fell this year to levels not seen in more than a decade. "After plunging from more than $100 a barrel to nearly $50 a barrel last year, U.S. oil prices fell 30 percent in 2015 to $37.04 a barrel," the Wall Street Jou...
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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, have finally discovered a way to convert a small mixture of algae and water into a kind of crude oil in less than an hour. Algae based biofuel has long remained a topic of interest among scie...
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The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms—household names ...
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MANILA – Fishermen and others who suffered economic losses due to the oil spill in Manila Bay are entitled to compensation from those responsible for it, House Deputy Minority Leader Arnel Ty said Sunday. Those who are responsible for the oil spill also need the cost of the cleanup. “We have a...
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Hydraulic fracturing has been occurring off the coast of California for about 15 years, in the same sensitive waters where all new oil leases were banned since the 1969 Union Oil Santa Barbara spill, the third worst spill in American history. The California Coastal Commission wasn’t even aware the ...
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Founded in 1884 when the Canadian Pacific Railway began construction on the final leg of track linking Montreal and the port of Saint John in New Brunswick, Lac-Mégantic was shaken on Saturday 6 July when an oil-laden train bound for a Saint John refinery derailed and exploded, leaving at least...
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keyston CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline company, said on Friday its long wait for U.S. government approval of its controversial Keystone XL project will further delay completion of the pipeline and push its cost above the company's $5.3 billion estimate.TransC...
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An oil pipeline rupture on March 29 poured thousands of barrels of heavy crude petroleum into the streets of Mayflower, Ark., focusing the environmental debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline back on the risks of spills. It was fears of a devastating spill in the environmentally sensitive Sandhil...
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  Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no moral compass. It is a style of bullying at the worst level. If the earth did not have the resources for renewable energy that its does, this would still be wrong. One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing ho...
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Shell’s oil spill in the North Sea this week is the worst in a decade, but compensation for any environmental damage could be in short supply says Susie Wilks from ClientEarth What is the difference between a sea bird dying because its feathers are coated in crude oil, and a sea bird starving to de...
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