User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
Last updated: Oct 24 2014 20:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Spain to challenge to Canary Island plan to hold referendum on oil exploration plans 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Move over JR Ewing: oil discovered near Gatwick airport 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Discovery of an estimated 20m barrels of oil raises prospects for a home counties version of Southfork Ranch

A town close to Gatwick airport has come a step closer to becoming Britains version of Dallas after test results showed an exploration well could contain almost 20m barrels of oil.

In contrast to the gleaming corporate headquarters, cattle herders and endless prairies in the opening credits of the fabled TV soap, the oil find is in woodland at Horse Hill, on the border of Surrey and Sussex. The nearest commercial centre is the commuter town of Horley with its two business parks, modern leisure centre and bustling hospitality industry.

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U.S. planning to bomb Syrian oil pipelines to cut off IS' funding 24.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Oct 24 : The United States is planning to bomb pipelines in Syria in order to cut off the huge profits being made by Islamic State (IS) militant group from occupied oilfields, said a senior Obama administration official.
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Cypriot president hospitalised in Brussels 24.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Nicosia, Oct 24 : Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades was taken to hospital Thursday for the second time after suffering nose bleeding caused by high blood pressure, a government statement said.
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Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow 24.10.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official...
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Treasury: Islamic State generates $1 million a day from oil 23.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1-million-a-day funding ...
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BP and Chevron report promising oil find 23.10.2014 Financial Times US
Discovery in deep waters in Gulf of Mexico could deliver ‘significant’ pay
Council planners delay Cuadrilla's application for Lancashire fracking sites 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Planning officials say they want to push back a decision on the energy companys proposed shale gas exploration sites at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road

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US-led airstrikes in Syria killed over 500, say activists 23.10.2014 Hindu: News
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that since the airstrikes began on September 23, 553 people have been killed, including 32 civilians. The civilians included six children and five women.
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Over 550 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria 23.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Damascus, Oct 23 : At least 553 people have died over the past month in airstikes launched by the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a rights group reported Thursday.
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Activists: Airstrikes target oil field in eastern Syrian province near Iraq 23.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Colorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder 23.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.
More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says 22.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a national environmental group.
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Guess how much BLM land is open for drilling? 21.10.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Ninety-four percent for gas and oil development, 6 percent for everything else.An analysis from The Wilderness Society shows that the Bureau of Land Management has made almost all its land within Colorado available for development. Nada Culver, director of the society’s BLM Action Center, said the stats prove that...
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Siding Spring observatory under threat from coal seam gas light pollution 21.10.2014 Guardian: Science

Astronomers warn light pollution from planned Santos coal seam gas developments in NSW may force Australias top observatory to close

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The good news about offshore oil rigs 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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North Dakota well that leaked oil, gas, brine for more than 2 days contained 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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U.S. ban should maintain its ban on crude oil exports 20.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Emerson unveils expansions in Shakopee, Eden Prairie and Chanhassen 20.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Maker of wireless monitoring systems will hire over 500 in metro area.
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Low oil price means high anxiety for Opec as US flexes its muscles 19.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Motorists, airlines and industry are enjoying low energy costs, the US is relishing its reduced reliance on the Middle East and Opec is wondering how to reassert its authority

During a week of turmoil on the global stock markets, the energy sector played out a drama that could have even bigger consequences: a standoff between the US and the Opec oil-producing nations.

While pension holders and investors watched aghast as billions of pounds were lost to market gyrations, a fossil-fuel glut and a slowing global economy have driven the oil price down to a level that could save the world $1.8bn a day on fuel costs. If this is some consolation for households everywhere after last weeks hit on stock market wealth, it means pain for the Opec cartel, composed mainly of Middle East producers.

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