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Austin carbon capture company Skyonic raises $12.5 million


By Lori Hawkins for the Austin American-Statesman Austin-based chemical engineering firm Skyonic Corp. has raised additional funding to continue developing technology that would turn carbon dioxide emissions into profitable products. The company said Thursday it has received $12.5 million from existing investor ConocoPhillips and new investor Enbridge, a Canadian energy distributor that owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution ...

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Inspectorate Opens New Crude Oil Testing and Inspection Facility in Williston, North Dakota


Press Release – Bureau Veritas Group Houston – Inspectorate,  a core part of the Bureau Veritas Commodities Division, announced today the opening of a new analytical laboratory, specializing in the analysis of crude oil and gas produced from the Bakken shale play in North Dakota. The new laboratory will provide support services for oil and gas drillers, shipping companies and traders needing real time ...

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Trafigura seeks investors for Texas oil terminal shipping shale

(Reuters) – Global trader Trafigura AG is seeking potential investors to buy a stake in its oil terminal and storage facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, a once-quiet port that has become a bustling hub for shipping Eagle Ford shale crude. Trafigura, which like other big commodity merchants has in recent years moved to buy key infrastructure assets to support its ...

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Crude gathering system planned in western Permian

By COREY PAUL, The Odessa American The recently announced Alpha Crude Connector LLC joined a growing list of crude-gathering systems meant to provide takeaway needed to match increasing oil production in the Permian Basin. Plans call for the pipeline and storage infrastructure project to span more than 400 miles in the western Permian Basin and add about 100,000 barrels of daily ...

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Tesla Exploration’s seismic monitoring devices go missing across Westmoreland, Allegheny


Paul Peirce, Tribune-Review Law enforcement agencies in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties are investigating the theft of more than a dozen seismic monitoring devices, valued at about $20,000, from a Canadian energy exploration company. “We’ve only been operating in the area since April 30 and are missing 15 seismic recording field units,” said Ian Haslam, regional site manager for Tesla Exploration ...

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Appeals court won’t rehear BP settlement issue


By KEVIN McGILL for the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its March ruling that businesses don’t have to prove they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments. BP had asked the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to rehear the case. ...

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Anadarko shows off its energy operations

By Craig Young | The Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. In a political environment in which fracking has become the new F-word to some, the company that wants to drill for oil and gas in Loveland took members of the media to see the process up close Monday. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and the advocacy group Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development sponsored ...

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Environmental firm Fair Shake aims to help clients of modest means

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By Kim Lyons / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A new legal entity billing itself as an “environmental justice incubator” will open its Pittsburgh office this week, amid what executive director Emily Collins says is an immense need. Part of that need reflects land owner issues surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale, but oil and gas won’t be the only practice areas ...

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