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If a Solar Plant Uses Natural Gas, Is It Still Green?

If a Solar Plant Uses Natural Gas, Is It Still Green?

Reported by: The Conversation, Posted on: 05 Nov 2015

Russia to Help Bolivia Develop Nuclear Energy Center

A nuclear technology research and development center is to be constructed in the Bolivian city of El Alto with Russian assistance, the country's president Evo Morales has announced.

Reported by: IHS Engineering, Posted on: 02 Nov 2015

China To Own A Third Of Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station

Deal between EDF and Chinese investors set to be announced on Wednesday

Reported by: The Telegraph, Posted on: 22 Oct 2015

Series Of Small Earthquakes Hit Near Oklahoma Crude Oil Storage Hub

- Tremors follow two plus-4.0 magnitude quakes in state on Saturday, - State geological survey has said wastewater injection could trigger quakes

Reported by: The Guardian, Posted on: 12 Oct 2015

Industry Seeks To Learn From Detailed Report On Oil And Gas Deaths

A new federal report presents grim details of the deaths of 43 U.S. oil and gas extraction workers during the first half of 2014 by fire, toxic vapors, toppled equipment and other hazards of the high-risk jobs.

Reported by: PowerSource, Posted on: 07 Oct 2015

Activists To Obama: Stop Leasing Public Land To Take Out Oil, Gas, Coal

A coalition of 400 groups, including environmental activists, faith leaders and labor organizations, is demanding President Barack Obama end fossil fuel leasing on public lands.

Reported by: pir.org, Posted on: 05 Oct 2015

Statoil And ExxonMobil Begin 'Fuels Of The Future' Research

Two of the world's largest oil and gas companies have announced new research partnerships with universities in a bid to accelerate progress towards the 'sustainable fuels of the future'.

Reported by: Edie.net, Posted on: 05 Oct 2015

Shale Gas Extraction Explained

Shale Gas Extraction Explained

Reported by: The Financial Times, Posted on: 02 Oct 2015

Solar Power Invades Oil-Rich Middle East

Solar energy is becoming a major power player in the Middle East

Reported by: Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC., Posted on: 02 Oct 2015

Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in the US?

A coalition of U.S. states warned on Monday that a spike in earthquakes potentially tied to oil and gas activity in places not typically prone to them needs urgent attention from regulators and others to protect public safety.

Reported by: Reuters , Posted on: 29 Sep 2015

Walmart, Nike, Starbucks commit to 100% clean energy

The Fortune 500 is embracing clean energy, as solar and wind become cheaper sources of electricity in the U.S.

Reported by: Fortune, Posted on: 25 Sep 2015

BSEE makes waves for oil spill response research

Ohmsett, the National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Facility, hosted last week a Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)-contracted team of scientists from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who evaluated the ability of the test tank wave generator to produce breaking waves at designated areas in the tank.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 24 Sep 2015

StatOil fined $223,000 over Ohio fracking-well fire

StatOil fined $223,000 over Ohio fracking-well fire

Reported by: The Columbus Dispatch, Posted on: 16 Sep 2015

Duke University study finds fracking uses less water than previously thought

Duke University study finds fracking uses less water than previously thought

Reported by: Triangle Business Journal, Posted on: 16 Sep 2015

Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years

A newly unearthed missive from Lenny Bernstein, a climate expert with the oil firm for 30 years, shows concerns over high presence of carbon dioxide in enormous gas field in south-east Asia factored into decision not to tap it

Reported by: Guardian News, Posted on: 09 Jul 2015

UK Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application

An application to start fracking at a site on the Fylde coast in Lancashire has been rejected by councillors.

Reported by: BBC News, Posted on: 29 Jun 2015

Halliburton introduces Illusion frac plug

Halliburton’s Completion Tools business introduced the Illusion frac plug, the only fully dissolvable frac plug on the market. The new 10,000 psi rated product shortens the time to production by eliminating the need to mill out plugs after fracturing, saving time and money for operators. The Illusion frac plug revolutionizes plug-and-perf completions for fracturing in unconventional markets.

Reported by: OilOnline , Posted on: 16 Jun 2015

Wind farms

Wind energy is the kinetic energy of wind that is used to generate electricity though wind turbines.

Reported by: Oilfinity.com, Posted on: 09 Jun 2015

Energy Infrastructure

Energy Infrastructure

Reported by: OilFinity.com, Posted on: 19 May 2015

Fracking near the Arctic

Hydraulic fracturing is the technique of injecting sand, water and chemicals at considerable pressure into underground shale formations, crushing the rock and enabling small quantities of natural gas to be isolated from the shale. The amount of water used to frack a distinct well depends on the local geological conditions.

Reported by: OilFinity.com, Posted on: 14 May 2015

Green Energy

The Types & Merits of Green Energy

Reported by: OilFinity.com, Posted on: 11 May 2015

Green Bonds - Fueling Clean Energy Revolution

Green Bonds - Fueling Clean Energy Revolution

Reported by: OilFinity.com, Posted on: 06 May 2015

Innovations in Energy Storage

Innovations in Energy Storage

Reported by: OilFinity.com, Posted on: 06 May 2015

Exclusive: Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

The journal Nature stands by the accuracy of a feature questioning the longevity of the growth in U.S. shale natural gas, the features editor said Thursday.

Reported by: UPI, Posted on: 21 Jan 2015

Navy arrest 17 suspected oil thieves

The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday in Lagos said it arrested 17 persons suspected to be oil thieves on board a ship, MV Long Island.

Reported by: Daily Independant, Posted on: 04 Dec 2014

Oil price slide tests unconventional oil producers - IEA

Falling crude prices are an unprecedented test for producers of unconventional oil and a golden opportunity for governments to phase out costly subsidies, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday.

Reported by: Reuters, Posted on: 01 Dec 2014

Pakatan threatens Dec 31 march if petrol prices do not go down

Pakatan Rakyat has said they will take to the streets in protest if the price of RON95 petrol does not go down to RM1.90 per litre by Dec 1, alleging that the current petrol and diesel pricing system is unfair to the people.

Reported by: KUALA LUMPUR, Posted on: 27 Nov 2014

Brazilian Police investigates into Petrobras corruption, arrests 18 people

The Brazilian Federal Police has arrested 18 people including state-controlled oil company Petrobras former downstream director Paulo Roberto Costa following raids in the latest phase of a political corruption case afflicting the oil company.

Reported by: EBR, Posted on: 17 Nov 2014

U.S. fracking firms stay in top gear despite oil price slump

Unfazed by slumping oil prices and battering in the stock market, firms that supply sand and guar gum for shale oil and gas companies are not ready yet to call an end to a four-year boom spurred by hydraulic fracturing technology.

Reported by: Reuters, Posted on: 17 Nov 2014

1 Killed, 2 Hurt At Weld County Fracking Site

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - An accident at a fracking site killed one worker and injured two in Weld County on Thursday.

Reported by: CBS Denver, Posted on: 14 Nov 2014
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