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Solar:The Next Shale?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 8, 2015)

That is a key question asked in a February 2nd Press Release from Wood Mackenzie, a world leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries. Just as shale extraction technologies took oil and gas markets by storm, solar technologies too hold the potential to ...

Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

by Associated Press  (Feb. 10, 2015)

The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed. After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak last June, the price of oil bounced back more than 20 percent as January turned to February. Then, on Tuesday, it sunk 5 percent, closing just above $50. Oil has fallen or risen by 3 percent or more on 14 of 27 ...

Business-as-unusual outlook for oil in the medium term

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 10, 2015)

There is a curious twist to the many messages emerging from the International Energy Agency (IEA) annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released today. On the one hand, says the Agency, it will be ...

ABUTEC Navigates to U.S. Coast Guard Certification - Case Study

by ABUTEC LLC  (Feb. 27, 2015)

ABUTEC has carved a niche in the midstream oil & gas sector by providing turnkey Marine Vapor Control System (MVCS) solutions. But what if your site needs a custom solution? ABUTEC recently created a custom solution for Targa Resources to aid in flaring during the barge offloading process. Targa Resources, located in Channelview, Texas, is a ...

United States Oil and Gas 2015 Analysis

by ReportsnReports  (Jan. 7, 2015)

The US will continue to lead gains in non-OPEC crude oil production in the coming years. We forecast crude oil and NGLs production will rise from an estimated 12.4 b/d in 2014 to 15.0 mn b/d by 2023. High growth rates seen in recent years will moderate through our 10-year forecast period, reflecting abrupt depletion rates in shale oil fields, ...

Hydraulic Fracturing Market Analysis By Technology, Material (Proppant), Application (Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Tight Oil) To 2020

by Grand View Research  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The global hydraulic fracturing market is expected to reach USD 90.55 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Regulatory support in the form of tax benefits and financial incentives, particularly in North America and Asia Pacific is expected to drive the global hydraulic fracturing market over the next six years. ...

Does shale gas mean cheap gas?

by ENER-G  (Sep. 11, 2014)

What is the true impact of shale gas extraction in the UK? Swathes of the British population are against fracking (the process of releasing natural gas trapped within shale rock formations) due to its perceived visual impact and environmental concerns. Two out of three of the main political parties apparently support further exploration and ...

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 9, 2014)

This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, ...

Up in Smoke – How the climate and our health suffer from flaring

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 16, 2015)

It’s like burning banknotes. Latest statistics from the World Bank (WB) indicate that the amount of gas flared each year is enough energy to supply electricity to several small countries or many millions of households. The flaring of 140 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year releases large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere ...

Ivey-Sol 103 successfully treats free-phase impacted shale via on-slte washing

by Ivey International Inc.  (Jul. 10, 2014)

Undisclosed Site, Ontario, 2008 Environmental investigation of a grass-covered area uncovered free phase petroleum in fractured, weathered shale. A pilot project was undertaken by Terratechnik Ltd. to excavate the shale and treat it by washing with a non-ionic surfactant, Ivey-Sol® 103. Ivey-Sol Benefits Operates below the critical ...

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