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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

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Refinery catalysts market worth over $6 billion

The market for refinery catalysts in the oil refining sector is expected to be worth $6,707.92 million in five years' time, after expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.24% between 2014 and 2019.
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Ineos plans $1 billion investment in UK shale gas exploration

Chemicals company Ineos said on Thursday that it is planning to invest $1 billion in shale gas exploration and appraisal in the United Kingdom.
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Oil and gas industry needs new water treatment technologies, report finds

The oil and gas industry needs new technologies to solve its mounting water problems, according to a new report by the London Environmental Investment Forum.
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USGS: No impact on groundwater quality from Williston Basin shale development

Development of shale gas and oil reserves in the United States has revolutionized the energy industry, but debate still rages over whether the activity poses unacceptable risks to the environment.
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Subsea processing market set for 18.5 percent annual growth

Subsea processing can help oil and gas producers increase production and reduce the costs associated with recovery.
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Oilfield water firms join forces

Select Energy Services, LLC, a provider of water management solutions for the oil and gas industry, has formed a strategic partnership with X-Chem/Terra Services, an oilfield wastewater treatment and recycling company.
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Private landowners get more help to restore ecosystem from Deepwater Horizon spill

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010 had a significant impact on the wildlife and habitat in the Gulf of Mexico region and the full extent of the harm caused by the accident may not be known for many years.
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UK proposes sovereign wealth fund for shale gas revenues

A sovereign wealth fund could be created in the United Kingdom to help protect revenues generated by shale gas extraction, Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday.
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Ineos adds two more 'Dragon' ships for US ethane export

Chemicals company Ineos has ordered another two state-of-the-art vessels to transport U.S. shale gas ethane to its facilities in Scotland and Norway.
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TransCanada files application for pipeline to Eastern Canada

TransCanada Corporation has filed a formal application to build a new pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.
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