Category Archives: Fossil Fuels

The Shale Boom is Going Global | Money Morning

After almost 10 years of explosive growth in the U.S. and Canada, the shale oil and gas craze is going global. Now, make no mistake. A head start in a business this critical is huge. But the rest of the … Continue reading

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As U.S. readies shale gas exports, domestic users face hit | Smart Planet

Now that U.S. shale gas will head abroad, big industrial gas users are facing a possible profit hit. That’s because foreign customers could push up the price and thus deprive heavy domestic users like chemical companies Dow and Huntsman Corp. … Continue reading

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Membrane Distillation Can Save The Petroleum Industry 50 Billion Dollars | Masdar Institute

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 December, 2012– Oil producers and petroleum refineries especially in the GCC countries could save up to US$50 billion if membrane distillation techniques are applied to treatment of produced water, according to a paper co-authored by Masdar Institute … Continue reading

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CONCEPT: Direct Carbon Fuel Cell | Science and Technology Review

THE long-term energy—and environmental—future of the United States is much in the headlines these days. Helping to make the prospects brighter is a team of Lawrence Livermore scientists working to develop a method for producing electricity that is safe, relatively … Continue reading

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Alaska ice tested as possible new energy source | USA Today

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big energy … Continue reading

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High Prices in Spite of Shale Revolution? | Wall Street Journal

STAVANGER, Norway—Oil executives, scrambling to squeeze more resources from existing fields and find additional sources of petroleum, are banking on a continued run of high prices to fund future growth. “It’s tough to imagine the world going back to $50 … Continue reading

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Challenges to Oil Shale Revolution | Wall Street Journal

A funny thing happened on the way to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s goal of greater U.S. energy independence: American industry got there first, on paper at least. Now the question is: What can go wrong? Thanks to the hustle … Continue reading

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