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PHMSA sets conditions for Enbridge to restart failed pipeline

July 31st, 2012

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration prohibited Enbridge Energy Partners LP from restarting a shut-down crude oil pipeline in Wisconsin until it submits a restart plan for the US Department of Transportation agency’s approval.

TNK-BP pacts with SIBUR involve project blocked by BP

July 31st, 2012

Strengthening of a partnership between TNK-BP and a major Russian petrochemical group involves a project contested by breakaway partner BP PLC.

Bromobenzene Flame Retardants in the Great Lakes Atmosphere

July 31st, 2012

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es3015919

KKR to participate in Comstock’s Eagle Ford program

July 31st, 2012

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP will participate with Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., in future Eagle Ford shale development in South Texas.

From microns to centimeters: Researchers invent new tissue engineering tool

July 31st, 2012
Imagine a machine that makes layered, substantial patches of engineered tissue -- tissue that could be used as grafts for burn victims or vascular patches. Sounds like science fiction? According to engineers, it's a growing possibility. Scientists have invented a new device that may allow for the uniform, large-scale engineering of tissue.

Low-cost carbon capture gets X-rayed

July 31st, 2012
Diamond Light Source is being used to improve low cost methods for carbon capture. Scientists are using the UK's national synchrotron to investigate the efficiency of calcium oxide based materials as carbon dioxide sorbents. Their results provide an explanation for one of the key mechanisms involved. This new knowledge will inform efforts to improve the efficiency of this economically viable method of carbon capture and storage.

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices dip; natural gas escalates 6.6%

July 31st, 2012

Crude oil prices declined July 30 with front-month crude down 0.3% in New York after four sessions of modest gains, but natural gas shot up 6.6% on forecasts for high temperatures.

Alaska Pipeline Project announces nonbinding open season

July 31st, 2012

The Alaska Pipeline Project (APP), a joint effort between affiliates of TransCanada Corp. and ExxonMobil Corp., will hold a nonbinding open season to solicit interest in shipping on the potential natural gas pipeline system to move Alaska North Slope gas to market.

MSC: Drought effects pose problems for US refiners

July 31st, 2012

US refiners’ ability to meet federal requirements for renewable fuels will be strained for the rest of 2012. But that’s nothing compared with what they face in 2013, according to a recently updated analysis of grains and ethanol by Dallas consulting firm Muse Stancil & Co.

UK forum issues offshore safety guidelines

July 31st, 2012

The Well Life Cycle Practices Forum (WLCPF), set up in the UK after the Macondo tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has published four new sets of guidelines for offshore operational safety.

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