Current Headlines

  1. Petroleum Demand Up 1.3 Percent In July (Includes Monthly Statistical Report)

    Total U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) rose 1.3 percent from July 2013 to average nearly 19.3 million barrels per day last month. These were the highest July deliveries in four years.

  2. Are Fracking Chemicals Getting Too Close To Drinking Water Aquifers?

    A new study suggests that fracking is occurring closer to drinking water sources than researchers had previously realized. 

  3. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company To Pay Civil Penalty Under Proposed Settlement For Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (ExxonMobil) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s “North Line” pipeline near Torbert, Louisiana, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently.

  4. Aquarion Group Establishes Subsidiary In Kazan, Republic Of Tatarstan, Russia

    Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a leading provider of advanced water systems, solutions and technologies for the oil & gas industry, the energy sector and other process industries, announces the establishment of Aquarion Russia in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan.

  5. Fast-Growing Gulf Energy Selects OriginOil’s Technology To Add Frack And Produced Water Cleanup Services

    OriginOil, Inc., developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, was selected by Gulf Energy, an oil service company with major customers in Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, as the technology provider for the company’s new oil services business in frack and produced water treatment and reuse.

  6. KROHNE Introduces The OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F

    KROHNE, Inc. introduces the OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F, a new 10 GHz FMCW radar level meter for liquid applications in up to a 30m / 98 foot measuring range. The cost effective 2-wire loop powered device measures level and volume in storage or process tanks with process conditions up to 250°C / 482°F and pressures up to 40 bar / 580 psi.

  7. 2H Offshore Appoints Paul Hopkins To Support Norway Growth Ahead Of ONS 2014

    2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has appointed Paul Hopkins as principal engineer, to develop 2H Offshore’s growing client base in Norway.

  8. Pulse Strengthens Its Position In Norway With New Contract Win

    Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real time integrity monitoring system, to measure platform displacement during drilling operations.

  9. California Fights Fracking

    California is cracking down on oil and gas operations that may pose a threat to the water supply. 

  10. API: Offshore Lease Sale Highlights Opportunity For Jobs And Energy From New Areas

    The sale of offshore oil and natural gas leases recently in the western Gulf of Mexico highlights the benefit of allowing development in the 87 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf the federal government has placed off-limits, said API Upstream Group Director Erik Milito.

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