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Latin American refining sector struggling to capitalize on growing oil output

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

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

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

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

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

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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'Dry fracking' could replace water-consuming drilling technologies

While the topic of hydraulic fracturing still remains in the spotlight, another unconventional method of extracting oil and natural gas from deep underground deposits has been quietly developing away from the general public interest.
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Industry organization challenges link between fracking and earthquakes

Findings from recent research that linked hydraulic fracturing to an increased number and strength of earthquakes have sparked a new wave of debate relating to whether the economic benefits of fracking outweigh the potential risks.
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Fire breaks out at natural gas well offshore Louisiana

A natural gas well about 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire on July 23 following a blowout that caused the evacuation of the rig.
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US, Mexico sign agreement to focus on joint oil & gas projects

This agreement will make it possible for the United States and Mexico's national oil and gas company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to further develop resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
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