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  • DOE Invests $17 Million to Advance Carbon Utilization Projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 11 projects to receive approximately $17 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects for carbon utilization. The projects will develop and test technologies that can utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from power systems or other industrial sources as the primary feedstock. The research goal of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Oilfield Housing and the Boom-Bust Cycle

    The boom-bust cycle in the oil and gas industry is nothing new. Until COVID-19 shut-downs recently tanked oil prices, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) was driving an oil and gas exploration boom. Energy booms bring housing booms with them. When the exploration rush is on, it’s hard to build housing units fast enough. But investing in them and the infrastructure that goes with them can be ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • COVID-19 Shows Energy Resiliency, Renewables & Storage is Crucial to Emergency Preparedness

    As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages communities around the world, technology is playing a crucial role in helping us access information, conduct business and connect with others. The catastrophic impact on lives, jobs and savings, the shortages in raw materials and finished goods, and the severe strains on healthcare, remind us that we can’t always count on centralized resources and the ...


    By Simpliphi Power, Inc.

  • Personal Protective Equipment Market Exhibits Promising Growth on the back of Surging Construction Initiatives, Finds Fact.MR

    On the back of surging infrastructure development and oil & gas exploration projects, the global personal protective equipment market is expected to grow two-fold during the forecast period (2019-2029). Increasingly stringent labor safety laws across the globe are giving an uptick to the demand for personal protection while working in high-hazard industries. Advancements in material ...


    By Fact.MR

  • Northeast petrochemical hub plans draw incentives but also opposition

    Supporters of a new petrochemical hub in the Northeast appear just as determined as those opposing it due to environmental concerns. The potential for the development of a petrochemical industry in the Northeast of the United States has brought along tax credits and other incentives but also staunch environmental opposition. Ohio, Pennyslvania and West Virginia officials want to attract ...


    By Reuters Events

  • Jordan has the Fourth Largest Shale Oil Reserves in the World

    According to the latest reports from foreign media, in a recent speech to Kuwaiti Chamber of Commerce and industry officials, Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Haila Zawati, pointed out that during the recent visit of the Prime Minister of Kuwait, the Jordanian private sector played a very important role, especially in the field of energy and renewable energy. The Minister of ...

  • What is a Safe Level of Silica Exposure in Community/Residential Situations?

    Although there is an OSHA Silica Standard, this only applies to workers based on an 8-hour workday. In non-occupational situations, as in a residential area or community, this obviously is not adequate to protect individuals since the potential exposure can be 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Accepting the fact that silica has been identified as a ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Our new Industrial Process and Emissions magazine is ready to download!

    It’s produced for our customers in the power generation and hydrocarbon processing (HP) sectors, with news and features that support your applications, plus expert advice and market analysis. Highlighting the knowledge and support provided by our expert Industrial Process and Emissions (IP&E) team, this issue covers a wide range of applications and solutions. There are features on gas ...

  • Lukewarm UN climate conference failed to reflect the heat on the streets

    Even though the COP25 in Madrid ended in inaction, the parallel Social Summit revealed that the streets are more alive than ever, argues Samuel Martín-Sosa. The bitter taste left behind by the failure of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid to deliver tangible results had a ...

  • Why has the government censored a fracking report?

    The government has finally released a confidential report on fracking after years of trying to keep it out of the public eye – but the paper that has emerged is heavily censored. 37 of the 48 pages of the report are entirely blacked out, while there was only one (the title page) which did not feature any redaction at all. The censorship ...

  • Where now for waste in the UK?

    The UK general election held on December 12th has produced the first stable majority government in the country since 2010, and the first such Conservative majority government since the mid 1990s. That prospect may of course thrill you or leave you deeply apprehensive. But one fact is inescapable; with a parliamentary majority of 80, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has an opportunity to reshape ...


    By AcuComm Limited

  • Employment picture cools in the Permian Basin, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says

    Employment in Texas’ Permian Basin – in a sign of cooling oil and gas activity – declined by 400 jobs through the first 10 months of 2019 after adding 16,700 jobs in 2018, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. For the year, employment for the oil and gas sector is down 4.7 percent in the Permian, the largest shale oil and gas producing shale play in the country. ...

  • Cincinnati Directional Drilling by ClearPath Utility Solutions

    At ClearPath Utility Solutions, we handle a wide variety of horizontal directional boring projects and are committed to providing the best quality for each one of them. Our Cincinnati directional drilling company can help meet your drilling needs today! About Directional Drilling Directional drilling is the ability to maneuver a rod underground and direct it around obstacles. This ...

  • Oil and water: better monitoring needed to secure vital groundwater supplies, researchers say

    When it comes to groundwater quality, fracking receives much of the public attention but misses most of the picture, according to hydrogeologists Jennifer McIntosh from the University of Arizona and Grant Ferguson from the University of Saskatchewan (USask). "There's a critical need for long-term -- years to decades -- monitoring for potential contamination of drinking water resources not only ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Scientists reveal key insights into emerging water purification technology

    With water scarcity a critical challenge across the globe, scientists and engineers are pursuing new ways to harvest purified water from unconventional sources, like seawater or even wastewater. One of those researchers is Tiezheng Tong, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, whose lab is studying an emerging technology called membrane ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Polls point to more Alberta oil patch pain

    Beleaguered western Canadian oil and gas firms face reducing prospects of any relief after the upcoming federal election, to be held no later than October 21, according to the most recent opinion polls. The pro-business Conservative Party was verging on majority territory earlier this year. But incumbent prime minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party—blamed by many for what ails the ...


    By Petroleum Economist Ltd

  • Rotork electric actuators powered by solar panels on US gas production wells

    Engineered for choke and control valve applications, Rotork’s IQTF actuators provide reliable flow control for oil and gas or process operations, capable of achieving accuracy to 0.3% and resolution to 0.1%. A highly accurate absolute position sensor can measure up to 22 output turns independent of electrical power. Rotork’s customer has ordered IQTF actuators to carry out modulating ...


    By Rotork plc

  • U.S. Groundwater Reserves More Limited Than Assumed

    Deep ‘fossil aquifers’ are more likely than expected to be brackish or contaminated As groundwater depletion accelerates in the United States, civilization has responded by unsustainably drilling deeper wells. Tapping deep “fossil aquifers” does offer a ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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