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Articles Tagged with ''oil & gas''

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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'Dry fracking' could replace water-consuming drilling technologies

August 1, 2013
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

July 30, 2013
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

July 26, 2013
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

July 8, 2013
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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EIA releases annual Refinery Capacity Report

July 2, 2013
This year's report paints a picture of a market governed by refinery expansions, sales and closures, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.
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Energy experts see benefits of rail over pipe in crude transportation

July 1, 2013
While key projects for major pipelines are being considered, some energy experts claim that shipping crude by rail is a more flexible option whose advantages over pipelines should not be overlooked.
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Fracking dries up scarce water resources, farmers claim

June 24, 2013

Farmers in many parts of the United States, especially west of the Mississippi, are competing for water against deep-pocket oil and gas companies.

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