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Texas Tech develops mat that could absorb oil spills

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Edwin Delgado | The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A Texas Tech University research team has discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat is capable of collecting up to 50 times its own weight in oil. The results were published online in the July edition of the American Chemical Society’s journal Industry & Engineering Chemistry Research. The ...

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Changes to Idaho’s Oil and Gas Industry Proposed


Brian Smith | The Times-News BOISE — After months of negotiations, industry representatives, environmentalists and regulators will soon present a set of changes to the rules governing Idaho’s budding oil and gas industry. On Tuesday, the Idaho Oil and Gas Commission will mull the proposed rules before they go out for a 21-day public comment period in early September and ...

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Energy News Roundup: Biofuels backers push RFS targets & more, making sense of Russian sanctions and WTI below $100

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Biofuels proponents have been meeting with White House officials this week in attempts to ensure Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements will not be reduced this year, as first indicated by EPA. The various groups also want new classifications of biofuels to be included as accepted fuels under the legislation. “More than 35 applications for new ...

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Jacksonville CNG station for entire public on its way, prompting forecasts for revolution in local truck fuel

Drew Dixon | The Florida Times-Union The rush to make Jacksonville one of the leading players in the natural gas industry took another step Wednesday, when work began on a publicly accessible compressed-natural-gas station. The groundbreaking ceremony at the Southside Industrial Park for Champion Brands beer distributor, which owns the property, and Trillium CNG promised plenty of fuel for Champion trucks ...

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West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

Julie Pace | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Citing Russia’s stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia’s economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine. Roughly ...

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Rep. rips anti-fracking director’s SUCO event

Joe Mahoney | The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.) A planned stage production at the State University College at Oneonta, involving a well-known filmmaker involved in the anti-fracking movement, drew a howl of protest Friday from pro-drilling Otsego County Rep. James Powers, R-Butternuts. “How is it that this guy has all the answers?” Powers asked rhetorically in reference to Josh Fox, who ...

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Q&A: Oil and gas’ impact on Weld County challenging, but not crippling

Sharon Dunn | the Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Colo.) It’s always a good thing when properties sell. A vacant building gets a new use, and it spurs further development. But when a building recently sold that was one of three remaining in Weld County with more than 100,000 square feet, development officials were left wringing their hands. It was an especially difficult ...

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