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FERC’s Energy Projects Office issues draft HDD plan guidance

October 31st, 2018

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Energy Projects Office (EPO) has issued a draft guidance called Guidance for Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Monitoring, Inadvertent Return Response, and Contingency Plans. The guidance is intended to help industry professionals improve the quality and consistency of their HDD plans and, as a result, make FERC’s environmental review more efficient and effective, EPO said.

Survey for API finds voter concern about year-round ethanol mandate

October 31st, 2018

A Harris Poll survey commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute found that a majority of US voters are concerned about the Trump administration’s plans to permit the year-round sale of gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend, API said on Oct. 29. The study was conducted by telephone of 1,001 registered voters across the country on Oct. 12-16 with a +/-3.1% sampling error, it said.

Faroe granted drilling permit in Norwegian Sea

October 31st, 2018

Faroe Petroleum Norge AS has been granted a drilling permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for well 31/7-3 S in production license 740 in the Norwegian Sea. The well will be drilled about 10 km south of Brage field using Transocean Ltd.’s Transocean Arctic semisubmersible drilling rig after it concludes drilling wildcat well 30/6-30 for Faroe Petroleum in PL 825.

TechnipFMC details contract for Midor refinery expansion

October 31st, 2018

TechnipFMC PLC has confirmed details of its scope of work on an earlier awarded let by the Egyptian government for implementation of the expansion at state-owned Middle East Oil Refinery Co.’s (Midor) 115,000-b/d refinery in El Amreya Free Zone, Alexandria, Egypt.

Fox to become ConocoPhillips chief operating officer

October 31st, 2018

Matt Fox will become executive vice-president and COO of ConocoPhillips following the retirement of Al Hirshberg as executive vice-president, production, drilling, and projects, on Jan. 1, 2019. Fox currently serves as executive vice-president, strategy, exploration, and technology.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX drops under $67/bbl, Brent under $76/bbl

October 31st, 2018

Brent crude oil for December delivery fell more than $1 to settle under $76/bbl on the London market on Oct. 30 while light, sweet crude oil prices for December delivery fell modestly to settle under $67/bbl in New York.

Canadian government federalizes energy in four provinces

October 31st, 2018

Canada has tightened the noose with which it’s choking itself. The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau on Oct. 23 kept his promise to regulate provinces not meeting federal standards for sacrificial response to climate change.

 

[ASAP] When, Where, and What? Characterizing Personal PM<sub>2.5</sub> Exposure in Periurban India by Integrating GPS, Wearable Camera, and Ambient and Personal Monitoring Data

October 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03075

[ASAP] A Diamine-Based Integrated Absorption–Mineralization Process for Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Energy Savings, Fast Kinetics, and High Stability

October 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04253

[ASAP] Drastic Change in Zinc Speciation during Anaerobic Digestion and Composting: Instability of Nanosized Zinc Sulfide

October 31st, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02697
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