If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now

CCS Could Be Hit With Large Risk Premiums by Insurers, Shell Says

Insurance companies wary of the carbon capture technology could hit power plants storing emissions with large risk premiums, Shell said in a document posted on the UK Department of  Energy and Climate Change website. The document, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, outlines Shell’s insurance strategy for its carbon capture … Read more »

Oil, Gas Exploration Technology Investment Tops $7bn

Oil, Gas Exploration Technology Investment Tops $7bn

New technologies to enhance exploration and production of oil and gas have attracted $7 billion in funding since 2003, specifically in the areas of shale gas, tight oil, and heavy oil, according to a report by Lux Research. Investment peaked in 2011 at $1.6 billion, while deals hit a high … Read more »

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Spending to Triple

Wastewater treatment spending for fracking is expected to grow almost three-fold, from $138 million in 2014 to $357 million in 2020, according to a report by Bluefield Research. Overall, the US fracking industry will spend $6.38 billion in 2014 on water management, including water supply, transport, storage, treatment and disposal. … Read more »

Tracers Developed for Tracking Frack Fluids

A team of US and French scientists have developed geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment, giving oil and gas drillers a new tool for monitoring water quality near their operations. The tracers have been field-tested at a spill … Read more »

Drillers Face Radioactive Waste Disposal Challenges

Oil and gas drillers in Pennsylvania are finding it increasingly difficult to find disposal sites for their radioactive waste, according to Power Source. In the first half of this year, 421 trucks carrying oil and gas waste tripped radiation alarms at Pennsylvania landfills, and last year 1,015 loads set off … Read more »

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Shell, Exxon, Orlen Top SIN Chemical Producers List

Oil companies Shell, ExxonMobil, Orlen and Total introduced the largest number of hazardous chemicals to the EU market, according to information released by the European Chemicals Agency following a lawsuit by NGO ChemSec and legal advocacy group ClientEarth. ChemSec published the names of the companies that produce or import the … Read more »

Hess Sustainability Report: Water Use Rises 27% in One Year

Hess Sustainability Report: Water Use Rises 27% in One Year

Oil and gas company Hess Corporation’s fresh water use jumped 27 percent last year to 13 million cubic meters, primarily due to higher use in its North Dakota operations and in its gas processing and refining operations, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. Hess exploration and production operations used 9.2 … Read more »