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Athabasca’s Hangingstone SAGD project starts oil production

July 31st, 2015

Athabasca Oil Corp. said the Hangingstone 1 steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands project in Alberta started oil production in July with six well pairs converted to production.

Industry 2Q earnings, jobs dissolve amid continued oil-price slump

July 31st, 2015

A difficult year thus far for the integrated, multinational oil and gas firms caused by low oil prices has been somewhat eased by improved production and better refining margins. However, overall earnings and spending are down, and in the case of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, conditions are resulting in job cuts.

OGUK survey shows ‘slight improvement’ in outlook in second quarter

July 31st, 2015

The UK oil and gas industry remains fragile, but the outlook has improved in the second quarter, according to Oil & Gas UK.

Phillips, ETP, Sunoco JV to build, operate Bayou Bridge oil pipeline

July 31st, 2015

Phillips 66, Houston; Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas; and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, Philadelphia, have formed a joint venture to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which will deliver crude oil from the Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics terminals in Nederland, Tex., to Lake Charles, La.

Junex spuds fifth well on Quebec’s Galt prospect

July 31st, 2015

Junex Inc. has spudded the Galt No. 5 as a follow up to its Galt No. 4 that came in at more than 300 bo/d in January.

MARKET WATCH: Oil futures fall on strengthening dollar

July 31st, 2015

Light, sweet crude oil prices started July 30 trading with a gain on the New York market, but prices had slipped moderately by settlement, which analysts attributed to a strengthening dollar.

Bioaccumulation of Stentorin, the Probable Causative Agent for Discolored (“Purple”) Eggs and Ovaries in Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) from Eufaula Lake, Oklahoma, USA

July 31st, 2015

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02273

A Moonshot for Sustainability Assessment

July 31st, 2015

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02960

MOL acquires Czech, Slovak retail assets

July 31st, 2015

MOL Group, Budapest, completed its acquisition from Eni SPA of retail outlets in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

FRA issues final rule to keep unattended trains from rolling away

July 31st, 2015

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule to prevent unattended trains carrying crude oil, ethanol, or other highly flammable contents from rolling away. The regulation comes more than 2 years after a parked train carrying Bakken crude rolled downhill and derailed in Lac-Megantic, Que., killing 47 people and injuring many more.

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