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Microbial Community Changes in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids and Produced Water from Shale Gas Extraction

October 31st, 2013

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es402928b

Shell moves ahead with Peace River in situ expansion

October 31st, 2013

Shell Canada Ltd. will proceed with its wholly owned, 80,000 b/d Peace River in situ expansion of the Carmon Creek project in Alberta.

China seen replacing Russia as central Asia’s outside energy force

October 31st, 2013

China potentially could supplant Russia as the main energy broker in central Asian countries that don’t have their own significant fossil fuel resources, suggested 10 graduate fellows from the region at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies.

EPP starts up Texas Express NGL pipeline

October 31st, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP has started up its 583-mile Texas Express natural gas liquids pipeline with an initial capacity of 280,000 b/d that can be ramped up to 400,000 b/d.

Phillips 66 to develop Texas LPG export terminal

October 31st, 2013

Phillips 66 reported it intends to develop a liquefied petroleum gas export terminal in Freeport, Tex.

Making electrical contact along 1-D edge of 2-D materials

October 31st, 2013
Scientists have demonstrated it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.

Lundin Petroleum makes management appointment

October 31st, 2013

Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum AB has appointed Paul Atkinson as general manager for Malaysia and managing director for the company’s Southeast Asia business, effective February 2014.

ConocoPhillips closes on $5.4 billion sale of Kashagan interest

October 31st, 2013

ConocoPhillips has closed on its sale of 8.4% interest in the North Caspian Sea production-sharing agreement to Kazakhstan state oil company KazMunayGas for $5.4 billion.

Fort Hills partners okay oil sands project

October 31st, 2013

Partners in the Fort Hills oil sands mine have approved development leading to production of as much as 180,000 b/d of bitumen.

New techniques produce cleanest graphene yet

October 31st, 2013
Researchers demonstrate for the first time that it's possible to electrically contact an atomically thin 2D material only along its 1D edge. With this new contact architecture, they've
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