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Oil & Gas

High levels of ammonium, iodide found in oil & gas wastewater

Wastewater from oil and gas operations in two states has been found to contain high levels of potentially hazardous contaminants.
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Petrobras develops technology to cut CO2 emissions from refineries

New technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions from refineries is being developed on a demonstration scale by Petrobras.
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Produced water treatment services market to reach $8 billion by 2019

A new report estimates that the global market for produced water treatment services will be worth more than $8.0 billion by 2019, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%.
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Yellow Stone River oil spill contaminates water supplies

Residents of the eastern Montana city of Glendive have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking after an oil pipeline burst at the weekend, sending crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
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Refinery workers injured in blast

Three employees were injured on Sunday in an explosion at an oil refinery operated by Brazil's Petrobras.
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California refinery reopened thanks to new emissions control technology

New combustion and emissions control technology is to be installed in a refinery in Bakersfield, California, that has been out of use since 1984, allowing the facility to start operating again.
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Limited risk of radiation exposure associated with oil and gas development, study finds

There is little risk of radiation exposure from shale gas development in Pennsylvania, according to a study by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
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Obama Administration announces goal to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production

The Obama Administration announced Wednesday a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
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Explosion at Ohio oil refinery affects nearby homes

The explosion happened in a processing unit of the Husky Lima Refinery where crude oil is heated to begin the process of breaking it down into other products.
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Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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