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USGS: More data needed to grasp fracing’s water-quality risks

More data and research will be necessary to better understand potential water-quality risks associated with US unconventional oil and gas resource development, a recent US Geological Survey study concluded.

Prosper files OSCA application for Rigel oil sands project

Prosper Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, has filed an Oil Sands Conservation Act application with Alberta Energy Regulator for the Rigel oil sands project.

ExxonMobil resumes drilling from Point Thomson near ANWR

Following years of legal wrangling, ExxonMobil Corp. has resumed drilling in the high-pressure Point Thomson gas-condensate field on Alaska’s North Slope near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Oil Climate Index measures 30 global crudes’ environmental impacts

Researchers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanford University, and the University of Calgary unveiled the first Oil Climate Index to compare various crude oils’ environmental impacts from the wellhead to the consumer.

API is examining dilbit’s environmental impacts when released

The American Petroleum Institute is studying the properties of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and expects to develop findings about how oil sands crude behaves when it is accidentally released, API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak told a National Academies hearing on the same subject.

Fire hits Pemex’s Tula refinery

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is investigating a fire that took place on Mar. 6 at the resid hydrodesulfurization plant of its 315,000-b/d Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

Pennsylvania's DEP releases proposed changes to well site regulations

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed changes to its regulations governing oil and gas well sites. The proposals aim to improve water resource protection, add public resource considerations, protect public safety, address landowner concerns, and enhance transparency by improving data management, DEP said.

Stigmatizing dissent

Engineers and scientists who work at the core of the oil and gas industry should regret a new attempt to stigmatize Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon.

Maritime transportation is moving toward LNG, Brookings speakers say

Maritime industries’ use of LNG instead of diesel to fuel its vessels is changing from potential to reality, speakers agreed at a Mar. 3 discussion at the Brookings Foundation. New ship, barge, and boat orders increasingly specify dual-fuel capability, and LNG’s favorable economics are holding up surprisingly well despite the recent crude-oil price plunge, they said.

US Arctic priorities shortchange Alaskans’ needs, Senate panel told

As the US prepares to chair the Arctic Council later this year, it recognizes that international decisions can directly affect Alaska and its residents and plans to closely engage with them, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the US Department of State’s Special Representative for the Arctic, told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

USW, Shell to resume talks amid ongoing labor strike at US refineries

The United Steelworkers union (USW) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining negotiations, have agreed to return to the bargaining table in an attempt to resolve USW’s more than 5-week-long unfair labor practice strike in effect at US refineries and associated installations.

Senate vote to override Obama’s Keystone XL veto falls 5 votes short

The US Senate’s vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) crude oil pipeline fell 5 votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority. Sixty-two senators—including 4 Democrats—voted in the affirmative, while 37 voted no.

Western Australia’s EPA approves Gorgon LNG fourth train

The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (EPAWA) has approved plans for expansion of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project on Barrow Island into a fourth train.

Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to return its strike-impacted sites to normal, full-rotation operations without the use of union workers.

Shell Canada withdraws application for Pierre River heavy oil project

Shell Canada Ltd. has withdrawn its regulatory application for the proposed Pierre River heavy oil mine north of Fort McMurray.

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