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Oil & Gas

Use of fossil fuels — including oil and natural gas — is one of the defining characteristics of our time. Over the last two decades, the emergence of national oil companies and dwindling oil resources have moved the major independent oil and gas companies to tap into more and more unconventional resources, including deepwater subsea, shale plays, tar sands and subsalt. Given its complexity, oil field development is coordinated amongst multiple independent and highly specialized contractors, including industry equipment suppliers; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) concerns; and service


Burning gas instead of coal has little impact on carbon emissions

Abundant supplies of natural gas in the United States have been hailed by many as a way to help the country lower its harmful emissions from power generation and pave the way to a clean energy future.
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More than 500,000 supply chain jobs linked to unconventional production

Industries that support oil and gas producers are benefiting from the growth of unconventional oil and gas development in the United States.
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Solar energy speeds up tailings ponds reclamation

Researchers at the University of Alberta have shown that oil sands tailings can be cleaned up with a new technique that uses solar energy to accelerate the process.
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New England gas pipeline expansion project announced

A new project announced this week is intended to help meet growing demand for natural gas in New England.
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Cost of Keystone XL pipeline may double after years of delays

It's now six years since Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. submitted its initial application to build Keystone XL, a major new crude oil pipeline running from Alberta to Nebraska.
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Wastewater injection linked to Raton Basin earthquakes

A new study suggests that wastewater wells are linked to an increase in seismic activity in Colorado and New Mexico.
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Waste treatment firm agrees to settle over disposal of shale gas drilling wastewater

A waste treatment firm based in Warren, Pennsylvania, has agreed to build a new wastewater treatment facility to settle a federal lawsuit brought by environmental organization Clean Water Action.

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New Gulf South pipeline to support Freeport LNG liquefaction terminal

Gulf South Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, is planning to build a 65-mile pipeline to serve the new liquefaction terminal proposed by Freeport LNG Development near Freeport, Texas.
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World oil consumption will continue rising, EIA says

Patterns of oil consumption are set to change over the next few decades, with a slow decline in some parts of the world and an increase in other regions.
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US natural gas production hits record high in August

Average gas production in the lower 48 states in August 2014 was 68.9 billion Bcf/d. That's the highest monthly average on record.
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