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Articles Tagged with ''oil & gas''

Russia losing ground in oil, gas production to US

October 8, 2013
Russia is gradually losing its position as the world's leader in oil and gas production, as the United States has been gaining ground thanks to its energy revolution.
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California governor signs fracking regulation bill

September 25, 2013
Starting next year, companies that wish to develop the natural gas and oil reserves of California will have to apply for a permit not just for fracking operations but also for using various chemical substances to dissolve shale rock.
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Study links Texas earthquakes to extraction works

September 17, 2013
A new report analyzes a series of tremors occurring in areas near the Eagle Ford shale in Texas over a period of three years.
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US oil production hits highest level in 24 years

September 16, 2013
According to data released by the Energy Information Administration, oil production in the United States reached the highest level since May 1989 in the week ended Sept. 6.
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Latin American refining sector struggling to capitalize on growing oil output

September 9, 2013
Latin America's oil production has been on the rise over the past few years but most economies in the region have had difficulties capitalizing on this development.
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New technology for detecting contamination in oil & gas well wastewater unveiled

September 3, 2013
A new particle analysis technology can give real-time information about potential contamination at offshore sites, giving site operators instant information about how safe it would be to inject water underground without any negative consequences for the environment and the well itself.
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Jobs in oil, gas industry increase 40% in 2007-2012

August 21, 2013
Latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than 162,000 new jobs in the U.S. oil and gas industry were created between 2007 and 2012, highlighting the importance of the industry to the national economy.
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Uganda's first refinery expected to start operations by 2018

August 19, 2013
Uganda expects its first oil refinery to start operations by 2018. The facility will have an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, the aim being to reach 60,000 barrels by 2020.
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California drillers prefer acidizing over fracking

August 14, 2013
Oil and gas companies drilling in California do not seem to be placing their bets on fracking and are looking to embrace a production technique called "matrix acidization," or acidizing for short.
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

August 12, 2013
In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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