User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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The link between drilling, quakes 31.7.2014 Durango Herald
FORT WORTH, Texas – States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.Fracking generates vast amounts of wastewater, far more than traditional...
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Towering rig in Highlands Ranch drilling for water, not oil 31.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
A massive drilling rig — about 80 feet tall — has been parked near Highlands Ranch High School for about a month, boring into the earth 24 hours a ...
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14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah 31.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fourteen liberal senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to create a new national monument in southeastern Utah forever protecting redrock mesas, ancient cliff dwellings and a hunting site that’s 12,000 years old. The letter is sure to irritate Utah’s members of Congress, who have attempted to curtail the president’s power to set aside such land and oppose a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument, which would block oil and gas drilling and other uses on 1.8 mi...
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Newly Discovered Siberian Craters Signify End Times (or Maybe Just Global Warming) 31.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Researchers have now found not one, not two, but THREE giant craters in northern Russia, and they still don’t know where they came ...
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Russia defiant in face of new US and EU sanctions 31.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Moscow says country will localise production and emerge stronger, but analysts predict key sectors of economy will suffer

Moscow was defiant on Wednesday in the face of sweeping US and EU sanctions designed to punish its continued backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine, promising that Russia would localise production and emerge stronger.

However, analysts predicted that the key sectors of finance, defence and energy that have been targeted will suffer in isolation from the west.

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A close look at the EU's sanctions against Russia and their potential economic impact 30.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
Wasserman: The most frightening candidate I’ve met in seven years interviewing congressional hopefuls 30.7.2014 Washington Post

As a House analyst for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, I’ve personally interviewed over 300 congressional candidates over the course of seven years, both to get to know them and evaluate their chances of winning. I’ve been impressed by just as many Republicans as Democrats, and underwhelmed by equal numbers, too. Most are accustomed to tough questions.

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Eni Hit by Nigeria Pipeline Sabotage 30.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Eni said it had shut off some crude production following sabotage on a Nigerian pipeline.
Russia takes defiant stance in face of tough EU and US sanctions 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Russian officials say focus will shift to domestic market production, but analysts say defence and oil industries will suffer Continue reading...
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Libyan militants take main military base in Benghazi exdeputy PM abducted in Tripoli 30.7.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 peopleGovt moves to get Indians ...
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10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful

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Will new sanctions matter to Putin? 30.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
President Obama said coordinating sanctions against Russia with Europe will make them more effective. Here's a look at what happens next.
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Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast 30.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
A $100-million bonanza of crude oil sits in a tanker off the coast of Galveston, Texas, but moving it to shore has become a knotty foreign policy problem.
Candy Crush helps engineers target tech workers 30.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Houston • When Joel Tarver noticed workers at Baker Hughes relaxing during breaks by playing the hugely popular smartphone game Candy Crush, he figured he could put their play to work. Tarver, senior manager for digital marketing at Baker Hughes, convinced his bosses to let him build an oilfield version of the game. That way workers could still enjoy their game break, yet also get a little on-the-job training. The games could also help spread the idea that the oil business has evolved into more ...
Fracking and future energy sources 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
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US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port 30.7.2014 AP Business
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the seizure of a vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about 60 miles off the Galveston coast....
European Union slaps new, stronger sanctions on Russia 30.7.2014 L.A. Times - World News
The 28-nation European Union agreed Tuesday on stronger economic sanctions against Russia amid ongoing anger concerning the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the great majority of whose passengers were Europeans.
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AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch 29.7.2014 AP Top News
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today....
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So the fracking battle begins, but is it clear whos right? 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
It could reduce our emissions and is less intrusive than wind, yet the nimbys and green groups stand united Here is a troubling truth for environmental groups. The biggest grassroots green campaign in Britain in the past decade has been one they have almost universally opposed: the groundswell of local opposition to onshore wind farms. The likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth may have been right to support wind power as an increasingly cost-effective form of renewable energy. But its large visual imprint is a blot on many landscapes and horrifies countryside lovers. The green groups mostly responded to that nimbyism by holding their noses and muttering against opponents of the monstrous turbines, branding them climate sceptics and worse. That response has been a big cause of the declining influence of environmentalists in Britain. Without nimbys, they dont amount to much. It may also have inadvertently undermined the bigger cause fighting climate change. Green campaigner and television wildlife ...
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UK's national parks may not be safe from fracking 29.7.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The UK government has almost ruled out fracking in beauty spots, many of which conceal shale oil and gas reserves, but it has left the door ...
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