User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste 25.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there.
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North Dakota finds new radioactive oil waste dump; company removes material from another site 25.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Well in Loveland's Centerra is being plugged, not fracked 24.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
LOVELAND -- For a currently frack-sensitive community, a rig operation set up this week in east Loveland has raised some eyebrows, but there's no drilling happening at the ...
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Sego Canyon road: Path to prosperity or oil highway? 24.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Moab • A narrow chasm that exits Utah’s Book Cliffs just outside Thompson Springs, Sego Canyon harbors one of the finest locations to view Colorado Plateau cultural treasures that date across millennia. Examples of rock art representing various ancient cultures are carved and painted into the stone right next to each other. And someday a paved highway will run through it, a future shortcut to move oil and equipment between the Uinta Basin and Interstate 70. That’s the vision of all three altern...
Well in Centerra is being plugged, not fracked 24.4.2014 Denver Post: Business
For a currently frack-sensitive community, a rig operation set up this week in east Loveland has raised some eyebrows, but there's no drilling happening at the ...
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Christopher Doyle: a legend in his own Y-fronts 24.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The straight-talking cinematographer rants about Martin Scorsese, raves about Juno Temple and christens himself the Keith Richards of the film world

Early evening in Hong Kong and Christopher Doyle is cracking open a beer in his studio. What's he been doing today? "I can't tell you!" Why? "I don't remember! But it was good. It was good for her. It was good for me. The usual stuff."

In Doyle terms, this is indeed the usual stuff. Throughout our one-hour Skype session he rants, raves, laughs (a lot, uproariously, mostly at his own jokes), gets angry, gets upset, and it's never entirely clear whether he's speaking on or off the record. A gloriously unbridled and candid interviewee, he can't get his words out fast enough.

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Fracking 'could generate £33bn and 64,000 jobs for UK' 24.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Industry report forecasts drilling of 4,000 wells over 18 years will trigger an investment bonanza Continue reading...
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Legislators put aside gas and oil tax bill 24.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Officially, the latest effort to revise Colorado’s gas and oil taxes lasted 16 minutes.But legislators, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s advisers and energy industry leaders say they will take a hard look at taxes after the November election.Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, introduced a bill to...
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Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case 24.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party 24.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
Economic indicator report shows diversity in Routt and Moffat counties 23.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Data Partners recently released its Community Indicators Report, highlighting a variety of economic trends in Moffat and Routt counties. Each indicator gives government officials, businesses and community members an idea of Northwest Colorado’s economic health. The report comes out every two years. “The idea is that by taking measurements that are repeatable every two years, we can gauge if we’re getting closer or farther from the visions we have for our communities,” said Keith Kramer, executive director of YVDP. “The meaning is determining if we’re heading in the right direction.” Top 3 private industry sectors and annual income The report outlines the top three private industry sectors for both counties, with mining, health care and retail trade topping the list in Moffat County and accommodations, retail trade and construction taking the cake in Routt. “The number of jobs accounted for by the top three employment sectors in Moffat County has remained relatively stable — between 35 to 40 ...
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Kashagan Pipes Need Replacing 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A consortium developing the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan, that has been closed since last October, has concluded that pipelines carrying both oil and natural gas from offshore wells need to be replaced, the deputy head of the group said.
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Now, a detector to distinguish 'sour' oil from 'sweet' (Cached) 23.4.2014 New Kerala: Technology
New York, April 23 : In what could help the crude oil exploration and production companies to zero in on a clear oil fields, scientists have now created a nanoreporter, a device to detect the presence of hydrogen sulphide in crude oil and natural gas while they are still in the ground.
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Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement 23.4.2014 LA Times: Commentary
The Stanford geophysicist and expert on hydraulic fracturing sees the problems and the potential for California.

"Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures up a welcome energy boom for some, ecological disaster for others. Mark Zoback — Stanford geophysicist since 1984, member of the National Academy of Engineering's Deepwater Horizon investigation committee, personal "decarbonizer," fracking expert — sees the problems and the potential for California. Zoback's bumper sticker might read something like this: "Fracking — Do it, but do it right."
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Nabors First-Quarter Profit Slumps 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Nabors Industries said its first-quarter earnings fell 50% as the weather contributed to a loss in its division that prepares wells once they are drilled to start producing oil and natural gas for the long haul.
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BP to Sell Interests in Four Alaska Oil Fields 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
BP said it has agreed to sell its interests in four oil fields it operates on the North Slope of Alaska as it focuses operations on the Prudhoe Bay field and developing a liquefied natural gas project in the state.
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Oil companies fight North Dakota proposal to slow production to control natural gas flaring 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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CNPC launches oil production pilot scheme 22.4.2014 Financial Times: Energy
The project at the Jilin and Liaohe fields accounted for under 12% of PetroChina’s domestic crude oil output in February, down from 14% five years ago
Cnooc First-Quarter Revenue Up 6.9% 22.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
Cnooc Ltd., China's biggest offshore oil and gas producer by output, said first-quarter oil and gas revenue jumped 6.9% on year, thanks mainly to strong growth in overseas output.
Scientists use krypton gas to date the age of ancient ice cores 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Scientists say they have developed a way to accurately date Earth’s oldest and densest polar ice by analyzing the composition of krypton gas trapped within ancient air bubbles.
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