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  • Persistent Drought Challenges Fracking

     Feature Article CleantechIQ.com - Executive Commentary Freshwater has historically been the base fluid essential for fracking, sweeping, and oil sands recovery because it has been abundant and readily available, and because of its low cost. Unfortunately, all of that is now changing due to a longer than expected global drought, and the industry is examining new options and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Questions and answers about damaging oilfield wastewater

    As U.S. oil and gas production increased this past decade, so, too, did spills of salty oilfield wastewater that can foul the land, kill wildlife and threaten freshwater supplies. An Associated Press analysis of 11 states found more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014. Questions and answers about this damaging byproduct of energy production: WHAT IS IT? ...


    By Associated Press

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • Questions and answers about damaging oilfield wastewater

    As U.S. oil and gas production increased this past decade, so, too, did spills of salty oilfield wastewater that can foul the land, kill wildlife and threaten freshwater supplies. An Associated Press analysis of 11 states found more than 175 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014. Questions and answers about this damaging byproduct of energy production: WHAT IS IT? ...


    By Associated Press

  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the first half of 2015 - thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. And despite their savings at the gas pump, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Flint Must Make Us Ask: Is Our Water Ready for an Emergency?

    In emergency situations, providing access to and cleansing water is as important as the availability of the water itself. Even when available, non-potable is a significant danger. The United Nations says diarrhea caused by consuming unsafe water is a top cause of morbidity due to malnutrition, contributing to roughly 60% of deaths of children under five years olds in developing countries and ...

  • EPA provides more time to comply with air standards for oil, gas storage tanks

    The Environmental Protection Agency will give industry additional time to install air pollution controls on storage tanks that are used during the production and transmission of oil and natural gas, according to a final rule released Aug. 5. The agency now will phase in the deadlines to control volatile organic ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Ukraine spotlights German priority: energy switch

    The crisis in Ukraine has added an extra dose of uncertainty to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's biggest domestic project: shifting the country from nuclear to renewable energy sources. Merkel launched the drive to transition the country away from nuclear after Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster. Since then, the "Energiewende" - roughly, "energy turnaround" - has created increasing headaches. Now, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

    Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The global price of oil has plummeted 31 percent in just five months, a steep and surprising drop after a four-year period of prices near or above $100 a barrel. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Generation using gas-fuelled engines in South Africa – an overview

    Most gas engines are Otto cycle spark ignition internal combustion reciprocating engines using natural gas as the primary fuel. Smaller models utilise stochiometric combustion while the larger engines are lean burn engines with pre-chamber ignition systems. The engines are coupled with packaged generator sets, ...


    By Clarke Energy

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