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Woolverton to lead Swift Energy

February 28th, 2017

Sean Woolverton has been appointed chief executive officer of Swift Energy Co., Houston, effective Mar. 1.

BP to maintain reduced capital spending through 2021

February 28th, 2017

BP PLC intends to maintain its existing financial frame through the 5 years to 2021, with organic capital expenditure kept $15-17 billion/year.

Aramco to buy interest in Malaysia’s RAPID project

February 28th, 2017

Petronas has signed a share purchase agreement to sell Saudi Aramco a 50% ownership interest in its long-planned refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project now under construction at the $27-28-billion Pengerang integrated complex (PIC) in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Woodside promotes LNG as a fuel within Western Australia

February 28th, 2017

Woodside Energy Ltd. has signed an agreement with global digital industrial company GE to work together in support of the use of LNG as a fuel throughout Western Australia.

Canada advances new clean-fuel standard

February 28th, 2017

Canadian refiners face toughened regulation of their products and facilities under plans for a clean-fuel standard published for comment by the federal government.

Shell, Mitsui take FID on Kaikias project in deepwater gulf

February 28th, 2017

Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and MOEX North America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. Ltd., have each taken the final investment decision on Phase 1 of the Kaikias deepwater project in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Administration to attack regulatory roadblocks, Trump tells governors

February 28th, 2017

Saying that he had heard some state leaders complain about federal regulatory delays, US President Donald J. Trump told a delegation of US governors that his administration will try to remove federal regulatory roadblocks that have delayed important projects for environmental reasons.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices gain slightly, staying around $54/bbl

February 28th, 2017

Light, sweet crude oil prices for April gained slightly on the New York market Feb. 27, remaining within a trading range of recent weeks, settling at $54.05/bbl. Brent crude oil on the London market almost broke above $57/bbl on Feb. 27 before slipping to settle at $55.93/bbl.

Removal of Intermediate Aromatic Halogenated DBPs by Activated Carbon Adsorption: A New Approach to Controlling Halogenated DBPs in Chlorinated Drinking Water

February 28th, 2017

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06161

Rapid Iron Reduction Rates Are Stimulated by High-Amplitude Redox Fluctuations in a Tropical Forest Soil

February 28th, 2017

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05709
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