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BC proposes to restrict bitumen transport

January 31st, 2018

Provincial opposition to expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in British Columbia has taken an official step with a proposal to restrict transport of diluted bitumen.

Shell makes deepwater gulf oil find with Whale well near Perdido

January 31st, 2018

Shell Offshore Inc. has added to its Paleogene exploration success in the Perdido area in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico with a discovery in its Whale well. The well encountered 1,400 net ft of oil-bearing pay, Shell said.

Ukrainian processor lets contract for Euro 5 ULSD production

January 31st, 2018

PJSC UkrGasVydobuvannya has let a contract to Honeywell UOP to provide hydrotreating catalyst for production of ultralow-sulfur diesel fuel at its Shebelynka gas, condensate, and oil processing department’s 500,000 tonne/year processing plant at Andreyevka in eastern Ukraine’s Kharkov region.

 

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil dips as US inches closer to historic production levels

January 31st, 2018

Light, sweet crude oil for March delivery on the New York market tumbled to settle below $65/bbl on Jan. 30 as US production inches closer to historic levels.

Engineers develop flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

January 31st, 2018
Engineering researchers have developed a prototype of a high-performance flexible lithium-ion battery that demonstrates -- concurrently -- both good flexibility and high energy density. The battery is shaped like the human spine and allows remarkable flexibility, high energy density, and stable voltage no matter how it is flexed or twisted. The device could help advance applications for wearable electronics.

Trump calls for infrastructure bill in State of the Union speech

January 31st, 2018

US President Donald Trump asked Congress in his 2018 State of the Union address to generate legislation that will produce at least $1.5 trillion to rebuild crumbling US infrastructure. “Any bill must also streamline the permitting and approval process, getting it down to no more than 2 years, and perhaps even one,” Trump added during the Jan. 30 speech.

Wintershall expands cross-border exploration in Germany, the Netherlands

January 31st, 2018

Following its successful 13-well drilling campaign last summer, Wintershall Holding GMBH is expanding production in the western part of Germany’s largest existing onshore oil field. The wells are connected to the Cretaceous Bentheim sandstone, which lies at a depth of 700-900 m. To date, the operator has invested a total €30 million.

Engineers 3-D print shape-shifting smart gel

January 31st, 2018
Engineers have invented a '4-D printing' method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of 'living' structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, and 2,2-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethene in 7- and 9-Year-Old Children and Their Mothers in the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas Cohort

January 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05460

Water Stress from High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Potentially Threatens Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Arkansas, United States

January 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03304
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