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India pondering natural gas safety board

India may create a natural gas safety board in the wake of the June 27 pipeline explosion that killed 19.

North Dakota flaring reduction policy may impact January production

North Dakota production continued to climb in May but new requirements in the state’s flaring reduction plan slowed permitting activity in June and may lead to production curtailments for some operators early next year.

Suncor, GE aim to reduce GHG emissions, water usage in oil sands

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, and GE have signed two agreements that aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water usage in the oil sands.

CO2 is not carbon

In a speech on July 17, 2008, former US Vice-President Al Gore challenged the nation "to commit to producing 100% of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years."

Fatal gas line blast in India investigated

GAIL (India) Ltd. and the Indian government are investigating a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed 19 persons and injured 19 in the village of Nagaram near a gas collection station in Tatipaka in Andhra Pradesh, India. The cause hasn’t been determined.

Supreme Court ruling mixed on GHG regulation

The US Supreme Court has asserted limits to the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) specifically but approved limitation of GHG emissions from plants subject to control of other pollutants covered by the Clean Air Act.

When judges set policy

Environmental policy set by judges can thrill lawyers but confound everyone else. This, of course, explains the energetic litigiousness of environmental groups unable to work their will politically.

Rising US production may stimulate more OPA scrutiny, ELI forum told

Federal requirements under the 1990 Oil Pollution Act (OPA), which came into question following the 2010 Macondo deepwater well blowout and crude oil spill, appear likely to get a fresh look as US onshore crude production climbs and producers scramble to get it to market, suggested some participants in a recent Environmental Law Institute seminar.

Supreme Court ruling mixed on GHG regulation

The US Supreme Court has asserted limits to the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) specifically but approved limitation of GHG emissions from plants subject to control of other pollutants covered by the Clean Air Act.

Oneok Mont Belvieu expansion receives GHG permit

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Oneok Hydrocarbon, an operating subsidiary for Oneok Partners LP, for expansion of the company’s fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Tex., east of Houston.

BLM seeks comments on EA for Koch’s proposed gas wells in Utah

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Vernal, Utah, field office is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment it conducted of Koch Exploration Co. LLC’s proposal to drill up to 135 natural gas wells in eastern Utah.

API urges EPA administrator to quit delaying ethanol mandates

The American Petroleum Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to quit dragging its feet and issue final 2014 ethanol blending quotas that are months overdue.

Environmental groups sue FWS over lesser prairie chicken designation

Three environmental organizations sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service over its Mar. 27 decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened, but not endangered, species.

Canadian government approves Northern Gateway pipeline

Canada’s federal government approved Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline project as long as it meets 209 conditions a joint review panel imposed in December.

Explosion hits Rosneft’s Achinsk refinery

Details are emerging following an explosion and subsequent fire that occurred on June 15 at OAO Rosneft’s 7 million-tonne/year Achinsk refinery in Bolshoy Uluy District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern Siberia.

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Director of Technical Services: The Gas Processors Association, an international trade association, has an opening for an engineer to assume the duties of Director of Technical Services.  GPA is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has been the primary advocate for the midstream energy industry since 1921.  The position requires leadership of the technical and research activities of GPA and the midstream energy industry.  Knowledge of gas treating and processing together with good communication, writing and interpersonal skills is essential.  In addition, candidates must have analytical and technical aptitude for chemistry, math and physics.  A Bachelor of Science in chemical or mechanical engineering is preferred.

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Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) (http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program at the rank of associate or full professor, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2015. Texas A&M at Qatar is a partnership with Qatar Foundation, and it is based in a state-of-the-art, 595,000 square foot building that was completed in 2007.

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