User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Weld County approves huge gas development; commissioners blister critics 30.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Weld County commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved a massive oil and gas drilling operation near a Greeley middle school but not before blistering critics hinted officials cared more about energy development than the lives of children.
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'It was beautiful, his devotion to her': Elderly couple die side-by-side in Calif. wildfire 29.6.2016 Washington Post
'It was beautiful, his devotion to her': Elderly couple die side-by-side in Calif. wildfire
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Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania 29.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s antiquities authority says an international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania dug by Jewish prisoners trying to escape their Nazi captors during World War II. The authority said Wednesday the team from Israel, the U.S., Canada and Lithuania used mineral and oil exploration scanning technology to pinpoint the tunnel. […]
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Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania 29.6.2016 Washington Post: World
Israel’s antiquities authority says an international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania dug by Jewish prisoners trying to escape their Nazi captors during World War II.
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Why oil is still headed as low as $10 a barrel 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Back in February 2015, the price of West Texas Intermediate stood at about $52 per barrel, half of its 2014 peak. I argued then that a renewed decline was coming that could drive it below $20, a scenario regarded by oil bulls as unthinkable. But prices did fall further, dropping all the way to a low of $26 in February. Since then, crude rallied to spend several weeks flirting with $50 per barrel, a level not seen since last year. But it won’t last; I’m sticking to my call for prices to decline a...
BLM poised to OK 5,750 new wells for Utah oilfield 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management last week wrapped up a six-year environmental analysis of a massive infill drilling program for the Uinta Basin’s Monument Butte unit, which holds the state’s largest proven oil reserves. Under the BLM’s preferred alternative, Newfield Exploration Co. would, over a period of 16 years, drill all 5,750 oil and gas wells it proposed. That plan relies on directional drilling to reduce the project’s footprint in an already affected field covering 119,000 acres south of M... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Proposal to drill oil and gas wells too close to Greeley school, critics say 29.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Weld County Commissioners will review a proposal Wednesday from Extraction Oil and Gas to drill up to 24 wells near a Greeley middle school.
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Huge helium gas field found in Tanzania said ‘game-changer’ 28.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in Britain say they have discovered a huge helium gas field in Africa that they call a “game-changer for the future security of society’s helium needs.” Tuesday’s statement by Oxford University says the discovery in Tanzania is the result of a new exploration approach for the precious gas that is critical […]
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Is California sitting on drought solution? 28.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Californians: A solution to the drought may be under your feet, according to a study from Stanford scientists.
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New method for helium exploration developed 28.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, June 28 : A team of researchers has developed a new approach to find natural researves of helium -- a key element in MRI scanners, welding, industrial leak detection and nuclear energy -- the known reserves of which are quickly running out.
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Settlement ends trial in deadly 2012 oil platform fire 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New Orleans • A settlement Monday brought an abrupt end to a complex trial combining 10 lawsuits arising from a deadly explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform in November 2012. The accident off the Louisiana coast killed three workers and injured several others on a platform owned by Texas-based Black Elk Energy. Those involved in the cases included relatives of the workers killed, injured workers and companies that were working for Black Elk. Settlements on some of the claims and counter... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Qatar Petroleum, Total form new company to develop oil field 28.6.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Petroleum and France’s Total on Monday signed an agreement to create a new company that will develop and operate one of the world’s largest oil fields located in the Arab Gulf country. QP announced that the new North Oil Company will be 70 percent owned by Qatar Petroleum […]
Settlement ends trial in deadly 2012 oil platform fire 28.6.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement Monday brought an abrupt end to a complex trial combining 10 lawsuits arising from a deadly explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform in November 2012. The accident off the Louisiana coast killed three workers and injured several others on a platform owned by Texas-based Black Elk Energy. […]
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Qatar Petroleum, Total form new company to develop oil field 28.6.2016 Washington Post: World
Qatar Petroleum and France’s Total on Monday signed an agreement to create a new company that will develop and operate one of the world’s largest oil fields located in the Arab Gulf country.
5,000 first responders trained for oil train derailment 27.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The trainings started two years ago in response to concerns that more crude oil was being shipped on rail from the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Montana.
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Top China envoy visits Vietnam ahead of court ruling 27.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam ahead of a ruling by an international court on Beijing’s extensive territorial claims in the South China Sea. The visit by State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the foreign minister, comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is expected to issue […]
Top China envoy visits Vietnam ahead of court ruling 27.6.2016 Washington Post: World
A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam ahead of a ruling by an international court on Beijing’s extensive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
A new fracking fight is brewing in Maryland 25.6.2016 Washington Post
A new fracking fight is brewing in Maryland
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Iran names local partners for energy majors 24.6.2016 Financial Times: Energy
Tehran steps closer to opening up oil and gasfields to international investment
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Oil patch 'left for dead' may attract explorers 24.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As the oil industry emerges from the biggest bust in three decades, shale drillers in a neglected corner of the biggest U.S. oil field are poised to take a new generation of gushers public. Long an also-ran to the more prolific Midland Basin 100 miles to the east, the Delaware Basin straddling the Texas-New Mexico border is yielding larger and larger oil discoveries for explorers. Both regions are part of the Permian Basin, a sprawling field seven times the size of Massachusetts that produces mo...
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