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Imperial Oil still working out kinks at $12.9-billion Kearl oil sands mine

CALGARY Imperial Oil Ltd. is struggling to work out the bugs at its $12.9-billion Kearl oil sands mine nearly one year after production began as the company seeks to bring the project to full capacity.Chief executive Rich Kruger said Wednesday the company has been coping with manufacturing and installation-related defects on some of the more than 8…

The world has a new piracy hotspot

Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.BANGKOK Maybe God has a soft spot for pirates. That would explain the Strait of Malacca, a natural paradise for seafaring bandits.Imagine an aquatic highway flowing between two marshy coasts. One shoreline belongs to Malaysia, the other to Indonesia. Each offers…
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Prospects for Energy Independence in Romania: Shale Gas and beyond

Written by Ariz HuseynovRomania, historically one of the worlds main energy producers, became a net importer of oil and gas in the 1970s when production started to declined. However, Romania is still luckier than other Central and Eastern European countries in terms of energy dependence. With regards to natural gas supplies, about 75 per cent are produced domestically, and the rest is imported.

New Virginia Law Supports Shale Gas-Focused Infrastructure | 2014-04-03

Virginia's governor has signed into law legislation (SB 519) intended to incentivize the development of natural gas infrastructure so that residents and businesses can better take advantage of low-cost shale and coalbed methane gas supplies. "Passage of the law signifies a recognition that this is the right time to plan for and build strategic assets that can bring lower-cost energy…

Final FERC hearing on Constitution Pipeline draws both sides of shale gas debate - News

NEW MILFORD - People on all sides of the shale gas debate who attended a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday might have their differences, but at least no fights broke out. The hearing at Blue Ridge High School was the last of four on the commission's draft environmental impact statement for the Constitution Pipeline project.

Capital Press | Grain company rehabbing barge facility

»  WashingtonPublished:April 2, 2014 10:20AMThe Scoular Company has signed a 25-year agreement to lease a barge-loading facility to ship grain for export out of the Port of Walla Walla's Burbank, Wash., industrial park. Port executive director Jim Kuntz says the Omaha, Neb., company will spend more than a million dollars to rehabilitate the facility…

Kirby Corporation To Build Additional Inland Tank Barges For Delivery In 2014 -- HOUSTON, March 17,

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE: KEX) announced today the signing of agreements to construct 29 additional 30,000 barrel inland tank barges with a total capacity of 830,000 barrels for delivery throughout 2014. Of the 29 inland tank barges, 18 are through the assumption of shipyard…

Crowley delivers massive offshore production facility to deep waters of U.S. Gulf

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugs have successfully delivered oversized, overweight equipment – comprised of topsides, tendons, piles and more – that are now part of a massive semi-submersible floating production facility located in the U.S. Gulf, approximately 280 miles south of New Orleans, La. Working alongside the tugs were Crowley’s 455 series high-deck-strength barges…
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Sustainable Floating Cities Designed for a Post-Apocalyptic World

Inspired by biblical character of Noah, Serbian designers Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic have created Noahs Ark, a sustainable floating city capable of preserving life on earth in the event of a massive natural disaster.TheNoahs Ark project features a series of terraced rings with deep underwater towers that act as ballasts to increase stability.

Kirby invests in new barges to serve U.S. energy boom

Michael HartDavid Grzebinski, Kirby Corp.'s CFO, is transitioning into the role of CEO at a time of growth.For Kirby Corp. (NYSE: KEX), a Houston-based tank barge operator, business is booming, thanks to shale oil and gas.Looking to the future, Kirby is anticipating continued business success once petrochemical and refining…

UN Authorizes Return of Illegal Libyan Oil Exports

The U.N. Security Council condemned the illicit export of crude oil from Libya on Wednesday and authorized U.N. member states to board suspect vessels and return illegally seized oil to the Libyan government. The council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the ship inspections three days after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos…
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Rock Doc column: The complete costs of crude oil

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource SciencesPULLMAN, Wash. – Even if I walked to work each day, I would still be indebted for my daily bread to cars and trucks. The many goods we buy in stores arrive at their destinations courtesy of the internal combustion engine.Motors and engines are…
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Fishermen test their own salmon for Fukushima radiation | All You Can Eat

File photo of Pete Knutson of Loki Fish by Greg Gilbert/The Seattle TimesIs it safe to eat fish from the Pacific Ocean in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster? The consensus since the 2011 power plant failure has been a yes, but Seattle’s Loki Fish Co. found customers remained concerned.The fishing company, a local institution…

TOP Oil Market News: Brent Crude Fluctuates on Syria Uncertainty

most important news affecting the oil market. the first time in three days as U.S. strikes may disrupt Middle East oil exports. permits, typically released in February. million metric tons, shipping data show. data show. JX Resumes Kawasaki Naphtha Cracker After Power Failure: Table JX Holdings Inc. Aug. 29 after an unplanned shutdown on Aug. company official.

Iran says wants to work with Qatar to boost gas output

DUBAI, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Iran wants to work with Qatar to improve gas production from the giant field they share under the Gulf, Iran's new energy minister said on Tuesday. Multi-billion dollar sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG)have made tiny Qatar one of the world's wealthiest countries, while western sanctions have…
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Caspian Sea Energy Profile: Increasingly Important Source Of Global Energy Production

Caspian Region Oil and Natural Gas InfrastructureBy EIAAugust 27, 2013The Caspian Sea region is one of the oldest oil-producing areas in the world and is an increasingly important source of global energy production. The area has significant oil and natural gas reserves from both offshore deposits in the Caspian Sea itself and onshore fields in the Caspian basin.

the most challenging network for ocean transport in the world

The Pacific region is the most dependent on imported fossil fuels in the world with Pacific Island Countries (PICs) importing more than 95%. Despite crippling effects and being the regions single largest user of imported fuel, transport generally receives very little attention.The regions transport issues are unique tiny…

What Is Offshore Fracking? The Santa Barbara Independent

Last week, as a coalition of environmental agencies called on the California Coastal Commission to do everything it could to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing at the Santa Barbara Channels offshore oil rigs, representatives from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcementor BSEE, which approves offshore drilling…

Navy's newest attack submarine shows its capabilities

ABOARD USS MINNESOTA -- In a firm, confident voice, the pilot, joystick in hand, announces: "Last man down, hatch secure. Prepare to dive."Minutes later, the USS Minnesota, the Navy's newest attack submarine, glides 550 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, about 50 miles off Port Canaveral, Fla., showcasing some of its capabilities.The USS Minnesota, scheduled for commissioning Sept.

Wartsila signs service agreement for gas-fired power plant in Australia

Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power generation plant solutions and services, has signed a long-term service agreement with Energy Developments Ltd (EDL) of Australia to maintain the McArthur River Mine natural gas-fired power plant. The ten year agreement includes a guarantee for the plant's…