User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks 20.2.2017 AP Business
Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City....
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Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks 20.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. They may or may not have anything to worry about. The Delaware River Basin Commission, the agency that monitors and […]
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Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as world's top crude producer 20.2.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude producer in December, when both countries started restricting supplies ahead of agreed cuts with other global producers to curb the worst glut in decades. Saudi Arabia and fellow producers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided at the end of November to restrict supplies by 1.2 million barrels a day for six months starting Jan. 1, with Saudi Arabia instrumental in the plan. Saudi Arabia’s crude exports declined to 8 million barrels a day in December, from 8.26 million barrels a day, the biggest outflow for any month since May 2003, according to JODI data.

Iran blames sandstorm on Iraq after protests over power cuts 20.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tehran, Iran • Iranian authorities on Monday blamed neighboring Iraq for a sandstorm that knocked out power in an oil-rich southern province and sparked protests against local officials. Masoumeh Ebtekar, a vice president in charge of environmental affairs, called on Iraq to implement an agreement to prevent dust storms by spreading mulch over 3,500 sq. miles (9,000 sq. kilometers) of desert, state TV reported. Iraqi officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The sandstorm temporari...
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Dulux owner invests in UK paint research 20.2.2017 BBC: Business
AkzoNobel, the owner of Dulux paints, plans to expand its research operations in Gateshead.
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Iraq says proven oil reserves rise to 153 billion barrels 19.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Iraq says new exploration has revealed an additional 10 billion barrels of oil, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels.
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Iraq says proven oil reserves rise to 153 billion barrels 19.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq says new exploration has revealed an additional 10 billion barrels of oil, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said in a statement Sunday that the increase comes from seven oil fields in central and southern Iraq, without naming them. He says Iraq will […]
‘Business model’ of IS nearing collapse 19.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Revenue declined to $870m in 2016
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Eye on SCS, China expedites construction of floating nuke reactors 18.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Move to provide stable power to offshore projects and promote exploration of oil and gas in the ocean: official
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Islamic State hemorrhaging finances, analysts find 18.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
London • When the Islamic State advanced in Syria and Iraq in 2014, its fighters looted banks, took over oil fields and kidnapped foreigners, seemingly without facing much resistance. But fortunes have changed, and the caliphate is now in deep financial trouble, according to a new study. The report, released by the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) and accounting group Ernst & Young, estimates that the group’s revenue has fallen by about 50 percent over the...
Report: Islamic State group's 'business model' near collapse 18.2.2017 AP Top News
The Islamic State group is hemorrhaging money with every piece of territory it loses, according to a new analysis that found that the group's "business model" is on the path to failure....
US rig count increases 10 this week to 751; Texas up 16 18.2.2017 AP Washington
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751....
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US rig count increases 10 this week to 751; Texas up 16 18.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. A year ago, 514 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed […]
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Army formally ends study of disputed pipeline crossing 17.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army on Friday formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota. Meanwhile, its Corps of Engineers branch continued efforts to accelerate cleanup at a protest camp near the drilling site that’s threatened by spring flooding. The […]
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Pipeline foes returning for last stand; eviction showdown looms 17.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

New camps are being established for demonstrators as the main camp is set for closure.
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The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says 17.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The group's revenue has fallen by about 50 percent over the course of two years, according to researchers.
Take a hike into a ghost town — not far from DTLA 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Even people who know Los Angeles well (or think they do, like me) may be surprised to learn there is a well preserved ghost town, the site of Southern California’s first commercial oil well, freeway-close in nearby Valencia. But Mentryville is all that and more — including a movie set and a great...

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Natural gas leaks from pipeline in Alaska's Cook Inlet 17.2.2017 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Natural gas is bubbling up from an underwater pipeline in Alaska's Cook Inlet....
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Natural gas leaks from pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet 17.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Natural gas is bubbling up from an underwater pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. State regulators say the danger to public safety is minimal but the Coast Guard warned mariners to keep their distance and federal wildlife authorities expressed concern about possible harm to endangered beluga whales. The leak four miles offshore […]
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Injuries reported in Oklahoma oilfield explosion 17.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say numerous people are injured after an explosion at an oilfield in eastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the explosion happened near Quinton in Pittsburg County, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa. The Pittsburg County Emergency Management Office tells KTUL that multiple volunteer fire departments are at the gas […]
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