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DOE issues final rule to expedite approval of small-scale gas exports

July 31st, 2018

The US Department of Energy issued a final rule aimed at expediting approval of small-scale natural gas exports. The July 26 Federal Register notice applied to gas and LNG exports to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the US of no more than 51.75 bcf/year, which qualify for a categorical exclusion under DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act regulations.

Northern’s latest Williston basin buy largest in company history

July 31st, 2018

Northern Oil & Gas Inc., Minneapolis, has agreed to acquire Williston basin assets from W Energy Partners, a Crestview Partners portfolio company, for $100 million in cash and 56.37 million shares of Northern common stock. The acquisition, the company said, is the largest in its history.

PNR exits W. Panhandle field with $201-million divestiture

July 31st, 2018

Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Dallas, has agreed to sell its West Panhandle field assets in Texas for $201 million to an undisclosed buyer. The assets include all of PNR’s producing wells and the associated systems. Net production from the field averaged 6,000 boe/d during this year’s first quarter.

India advances plan for integrated megarefinery

July 31st, 2018

Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals—a consortium of Indian Oil Corp. , Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum alongside overseas strategic partners Saudi Aramco and ADNOC—is moving ahead with a plan to set up a 60 million-tonne/year grassroots integrated refining and petrochemical complex at Babulwadi, Taluka Rajapur, in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, on India’s west coast.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil prices gain more than $1/bbl

July 31st, 2018

Light, sweet crude oil contracts gained more than $1/bbl July 30 on the New York market, which analysts attributed to concerns about risks to world oil supply, including crude exports from Iran and Venezuela.

Next-generation photodetector camera to deploy during demo mission

July 31st, 2018
Testing tools and technologies for refueling and repairing satellites in orbit won't be the only demonstration taking place aboard the International Space Station during NASA's next Robotic Refueling Mission 3, or RRM3.

[ASAP] Zinc Isotope Fractionation during Sorption onto Al Oxides: Atomic Level Understanding from EXAFS

July 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01414

[ASAP] Stability, Composition, and Core–Shell Particle Structure of Uranium(IV)-Silicate Colloids

July 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01756

[ASAP] Critical Review: DNA Aptasensors, Are They Ready for Monitoring Organic Pollutants in Natural and Treated Water Sources?

July 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00558

[ASAP] Combined Organic Fouling and Inorganic Scaling in Reverse Osmosis: Role of Protein–Silica Interactions

July 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02194
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