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Oil & Gas

Public opposition impacts tar sands development

Development of tar sands in North America has proved controversial, with opposition commonly taking the form of blockades, petitions and calls for businesses and organizations to divest their interests in the industry.
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Unconventional oil, gas production linked to air pollution

How safe is unconventional oil and gas development? It has undoubtedly increased production and revolutionized the energy industry in the United States, but the practice remains controversial in many communities.
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Researchers develop improved method for detecting pipeline leaks

Scientists have published details of a new method that finds even small leaks from oil and gas pipelines.
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China's crude processing hits record high

China processed a record volume of crude oil in September, data from the National Statistics Bureau revealed last week.
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Fluor, Technip win additional RAPID refinery contract in Malaysia

A joint venture between Fluor Corporation and Technip has won another contract related to the RAPID project in Malaysia.
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Allowing crude exports would cut gas prices, GAO says

A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that removing export barriers for U.S. crude oil could lead to a reduction of consumer fuel prices in the domestic market.
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Columbia's Reficar sources 2,800 instruments for refinery expansion project

Endress+Hauser, named the Main Instrument Vendor (MIV) by Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) in Cartagena, Colombia, supplied more than 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernization project.
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Tesoro Logistics expands into natural gas midstream business

Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP) is to acquire a natural gas gathering and processing business owned by QEP Resources, Inc., Tesoro Corporation revealed late Sunday.
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Rosneft, CNPC to strengthen partnership

Russian oil company Rosneft said on Monday that it has agreed to extend its strategic cooperation with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).
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Ineos acquires second shale gas license in Scotland

Petrochemical company Ineos has bought a majority stake in a second license for shale gas exploration and development in Scotland.
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