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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Oil and Gas
Last updated: Oct 13 2018 22:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Power Play: Tiny East Timor Bets Big on Oil and Gas 13.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Sixteen years after East Timor secured its independence, the government in this tiny nation is gambling on a huge new refinery complex to help secure its economic future. If the project falls short, the former colony risks ending up at the mercy of foreign powers again.
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Bill McKibben on the 'valve-turners' and the future of climate activism 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Stopping global warming is "not on the menu." But the prominent environmentalist says activism will be crucial in fighting climate change as its effects worsen.
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California’s move to cut utility gas leaks is a critical part of moving towards a low carbon future 10.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California’s move to cut utility gas leaks is a critical part of moving towards a low carbon future
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Can hydrogen cut energy costs for extractive industries? 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
As an emissions-free fuel, it's already been used in new mining processing, fuel cell vehicles and electricity generation.
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What does the UN climate change report mean for Minnesota? 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report details just how much scientists say we need to limit greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophe.
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Trial starts for climate protesters in Trump, pipeline country 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of three people accused of illegally trying to shut down a pair of oil pipelines in Clearwater County. They argue their actions were justified to head off even greater harm from climate change. But they'll have to persuade jurors in a county where pipelines mean jobs.
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Climate change on trial: MN jury to weigh if it's OK to break laws 8.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Today, three activists who briefly shut down two oil pipelines in Leonard, Minn., two years ago will argue their civil disobedience was justified because climate change is an imminent danger. It could be a bellwether case.
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Opponents of Enbridge oil pipeline protest in Minneapolis 5.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Opponents have protested in downtown Minneapolis against Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
B.C.'s thirsty LNG industry is a threat to water supplies 4.10.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui On Monday, a consortium of big energy players made a final investment decision that approved LNG Canada, a $40-billion fracked gas project, paving the way for more fracking in B.C. This decision was made on the heels of water restrictions for fracking companies in the northeastern corner of the province due to drought. CBC reports , "The LNG Canada project will see a pipeline carrying natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. There, the gas would be liquefied for overseas export." The five primary investors include Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co., and Korean Gas Corp.  LNG project approved despite droughts, wildfires and need to curb climate change Monday night's decision gives the green light to a very thirsty industry that will abuse even more water at a time when water supplies are unpredictable.  As more than 500 forest fires burned across B.C. this summer, drought warnings were also ...
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Husky Makes Unsolicited Bid to Fellow Canadian Oil Firm MEG 1.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Husky Energy said it has made an unsolicited bid to acquire oil-sands producer MEG Energy in what would be a combination of Canadian petroleum companies.
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The fossil fuel industry’s dirty secret: Climate action or not, things look bad 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
There is no walking away from the energy transition.
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Going beyond renewable electricity 27.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Renewable Thermal Collaborative is advancing solutions, such as those being embraced by L'Oreal.
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How BlackRock Rules the World 27.9.2018 American Prospect
(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) BlackRock CEO Larry Fink speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. A new pecking order has emerged on Wall Street. Big banks remain powerful and incredibly profitable—quarterly income has hit record levels throughout 2018, largely due to benefits from the tax cuts. But a decade of financial crisis, regulatory pressures, and (most important) new investing trends has transferred power to a few dominant asset management firms. As more Americans plow retirement savings into passive funds, the buy side has overtaken the sell side . Buoyed by an index fund collection called iShares that it purchased from Barclays, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $6.3 trillion of other people’s money under its control. BlackRock’s Aladdin risk-management system , a software tool that can track and analyze trading, monitors a whopping $18 trillion in assets for 200 financial firms; even the Federal Reserve ...
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Minnesota lawmakers ask for meeting on refinery explosion 27.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A massive explosion and subsequent fires in April at an oil refinery in Superior, Wis., forced a mass evacuation and raised questions about the refinery's use of hydrogen fluoride, a toxic chemical. Now several lawmakers want a public forum on the issue.
Europe's LNG Success Offers Opportunities for U.S., Challenges for Russia 26.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
European efforts to import more liquefied natural gas are starting to pay off, moving the region further away from Russia’s energy orbit and potentially creating more opportunities for U.S. producers.
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Reducing food waste could dramatically cut GHG emissions 26.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Ponder this: We use about 10 percent of the planet's surface to produce food that's never eaten.
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Approval of Frontier mine would be a climate crime 25.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Hearings begin today on the proposed Teck Resources Frontier tar sands mine that could produce at its peak 260,000 barrels of oil a day. CBC reports, "[The mine] undergoes its first day of public hearings in Fort McMurray on Tuesday [September 25] before a joint review panel established by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Alberta Energy Regulator." That article adds, "The hearing is expected to last five weeks." The Narwhal notes, "Teck estimates the bitumen resources to be tapped are in the neighbourhood of 3.2 billion barrels." And Eriel Deranger has written: "This project would disturb over 292 square kilometres (overlapping with critical habitat for caribou and bison) along the Athabasca River, create 4 MT of GHG emissions annually, and contribute to the further diminishing of our inherent, treaty and international rights as Indigenous peoples." Construction on the mine could start as early as 2019 while extraction of oil from the mine is expected to begin in ...
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Report cites confusion over evacuation orders during Husky refinery fire 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Social media and communication issues created challenges for emergency response during the Husky Energy refinery fire in April.
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Heat, transport, storage, industry: Could hydrogen hold the key to decarbonization? 24.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There's massive potential in clean technologies using the most abundant element in the atmosphere — but skepticism and lack of political will are proving barriers to its growth.
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Phila. Gas Works proposes LNG venture with a private partner 21.9.2018 Philly.com News
Liberty Energy Trust would build an LNG unit at PGW's Passyunk Plant and split the revenue with the city-owned utility.
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