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MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil briefly slips below $50/bbl

November 30th, 2018

The light, sweet crude oil price for January delivery briefly slipped below $50/bbl during Nov. 29 trading, but it bounced to $51.45/bbl by closing, up $1.16. The day’s low was $49.53/bbl compared with the day’s high of $52.50/bbl. OPEC and some non-OPEC producers, led by Russia, will discuss production levels during a G20 meeting in Argentina Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in preparation for a Dec. 6-7 OPEC meeting in Vienna.

‘Sudoku’ X-Ray uncovers movements within opaque materials

November 30th, 2018
Researchers have developed a new X-ray method which involves solving a giant 3D Sudoku problem to better understand these granular movements -- and the findings could have a big impact on various industries.

[ASAP] Spectral Characterization of Eight Marine Phytoplankton Phyla and Assessing a Pigment-Based Taxonomic Discriminant Analysis for the in Situ Classification of Phytoplankton Blooms

November 30th, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04528

[ASAP] Phosphorus Removal and Recovery from Wastewater using Fe-Dosing Bioreactor and Cofermentation: Investigation by X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure Spectroscopy

November 30th, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03355

[ASAP] Importance of Local Black Carbon Emissions to the Fate of Glaciers of the Third Pole

November 30th, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06285

[ASAP] Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Materials as Metal-Free Catalyst for the Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene by Sulfide

November 30th, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03565

[ASAP] Application of a Novel Coarse-Grained Soil Organic Matter Model in the Environment

November 30th, 2018

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03116

Delek lets contract for Krotz Springs refinery

November 29th, 2018

Delek US Holdings Inc. has let a contract to a division of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. to license technology for 74,000-b/sd refinery in Krotz Springs, La.

Tullow farms in to licenses in the Comoros

November 29th, 2018

Tullow Oil PLC has reached an agreement with Discover Exploration Ltd. to farm in to Blocks 35, 36, and 37 offshore the Union of the Comoros in the Indian Ocean. Simultaneously, Discover agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Bahari Resources Ltd., its 40% joint venture partner in the Comoros PSC.

Iran’s oil exports likely to remain 1.1-1.3 million b/d this year

November 29th, 2018

Iran’s oil exports likely will remain at 1.1-1.3 million b/d for the rest of this year despite waivers the US government granted to eight countries after imposing US sanctions on Iranian oil sales, said Sara Vakhshouri, president of SVB Energy International in Washington, DC. Iran has said its November oil sales were about 1.1 million b/d.

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