The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded research grants to six research and development projects seeking to improve U.S. petroleum industry environmental protection while cutting costs.
DOE will spend $3.5 million and sponsors $1.6 million. The project selections complete the five major petroleum-related competitions that DOE's National Petroleum Technology Office in Tulsa launched in March 1998.
The competitions are intended to identify technical advances that could be transferred to oil producers, especially independents.
In the latest round, the projects are:
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) plans a $610,000 project to test the si...