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Denationalizing EPA

Concerning the editorial in the Sept. 8, 2014: Few questioned the importance of clean air and clean water when the Environmental Protection Agency was established.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

MEG Energy files OSCA application with AER for Surmont oil sands project

MEG Energy Corp., Calgary, has submitted an Oil Sands Conservation Act application with Alberta Energy Regulator for its Surmont steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project.

GWPC report examines changes in states’ water protection rules

Regulatory agencies in 27 US states that produce 98% of the nation’s oil and gas have significantly increased exploration and production oversight and rules, the Ground Water Protection Council said in a recent report.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

Beneath Macondo's surface

While certainly not forgotten, the 2010 Macondo deepwater well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico seems safely in the past. The oil and gas industry responded with improved technology and procedures.

Climate marketing

US Treasury Sec. Jacob L. Lew has an unenviable job. Apparently, he has been placed in charge of marketing the economic dimensions of President Barack Obama's campaign against climate change.

GMU forum: More energy cases could head to Supreme Court in 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency's ambitious regulatory agenda potentially could push more energy cases to the US Supreme Court in 2015, speakers agreed at a Sept. 18 forum sponsored by George Mason University Law School's Law & Economics Center.

Price of gasoline important to US policy (sometimes)

The price of gasoline is important in the making of US energy policy-except when it is not.

Neste Oil to recover carbon dioxide at its Singapore refinery

Neste Oil Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Neste Oil Corp., has entered an agreement with National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. (Nox), a subsidiary of Japan’s Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp., to install a carbon dioxide recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste Oil’s 800,000-tonne/year (tpy) renewable diesel refinery in Singapore.

Oil spill reported in Quintero Bay, Chile

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has reported an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Sept. 24 at the Monobuoy Terminal.

API publishes new recommended practices for shipping crude by rail

The American Petroleum Institute published a new set of recommended practices for testing and classifying crude oil for rail shipment and loading it into rail tank cars. Given its importance, API said it initially would make the new standard available to interested parties at no charge.

New South Wales extends gas exploration ban by 12 months

The government of New South Wales has made a surprise announcement to extend its ban on gas exploration in the state by a further 12 months.

Countries, oil and gas firms launch methane taskforce at UN meeting

Governments of major producing countries and six multinational oil and gas companies formed a methane emissions reduction taskforce during the United Nation’s global climate change summit in New York.

BSEE proposes helicopter safety rules for fixed offshore platforms

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is seeking public comments on a proposed rule aimed at improving safety of helideck and aviation fuel operations on fixed offshore facilities.

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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.

Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program

Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) (http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Petroleum Engineering ...
Novus International, Inc., a $1B+ privately held company, is a global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions. The Novus corporate mission is to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food by supplying superior goods and services to the leading commercial food producers worldwide. The company owns the world's largest methionine plant located at Chocolate Bayou, Texas and is in the early stages of building another plant at a site on the gulf coast of Texas or Louisiana.

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