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The oil and gas service industry’s paraffin solution

The oil and gas service industry's paraffin solution. The Flo-Rite Fluids Magnetic Fluid Conditioning systems prevent paraffin and scale buildup before it begins. On the left there is substantial paraffin accumulation. On the right is a pipe treated using the MFC system. (Image courtesy of Flo-Rite Fluids Inc.)

Oil well paraffin and scale control is an ongoing battle associated with tight oil production and is a pervasive issue in the ongoing drama of the American oil fields. The recurring expense of remedial paraffin control treatments is often favored over preventative measures, cutting into producers’ bottom line. But in today’s market climate in which efficiency is critical to survival, ...

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First LNG export to leave Sabine Pass

Cheniere Energy, Sabine Pass, LNG, exports, Brazil

American liquefied natural gas will soon hit the global market. The first cargo of LNG exported from the continental United States will leave Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass terminal Wednesday, according to a company executive. The tanker Asia Vision LNG will ship the fuel to Brazil, where it will be received by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to a Bloomberg report. While ...

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Turn your tax refund into a smooth move

Drops of sweat form at the temples. Pulses skip a beat. As April 15th nears, many taxpayers are scrambling to file their federal state and tax returns. But if you’re one of the nearly 80% of Americans who will receive a refund of hundreds—or even thousands—of dollars, you’re doing a happy dance. Now, the question is, what’s the best way ...

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Anadarko Wolf Camp opens in West Texas

West Texas, Anadarko man camp,

The first worker arrived at the new Anadarko Wolf Camp last week in Loving County, Texas. The 77,180-square-foot facility, built by Target Logistics, is exclusive to Anadarko employees and contractors. The Wolf Camp goes against the perception of crew camps turning into ghost towns. While oil and gas companies have cut billions of dollars from their budgets, Anadarko remained willing ...

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Bakken asset sales require background check – regulators

To prevent inexperienced buyers taking control of infrastructure in Bakken asset sales, North Dakota regulators require background checks before approval. (Image: Range Resources Corp. Handout photo)

Last week North Dakota’s top energy regulator admitted he was concerned about investment groups such as hedge funds buying oil assets in the state. According to Reuters media, this concern is prompting Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms to run background checks on potential buyers. During a monthly conference call Helms said he is worried that some buyers will ...

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ND Governor to O&G – Preserve Little Missouri State Park

Last week Gov. Jack Dalrymple implored that an oil company developing an expansive drilling unit to be mindful of Little Missouri State Park as work in the area continues. As reported by Forum News Service, Dalrymple made the comment after the Industrial Commission, North Dakota’s three-member oil and gas regulatory body, received updated information about the progress of the Corral ...

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Bakken crude – Davis refinery update

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

California-based Meridian Energy Group provided the public with an update to how its new North Dakota Bakken crude refinery is progressing. According to a news release, progress on the Davis Refinery in Belfield is making headway. Meridian has contracted engineering firm Vepica USA to provide preliminary studies of the proposed refinery, including the process simulation modeling of the proposed 55,000 ...

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