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Three Gorges Dam Project To Be Completed On May 20, 2006

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance,… Keep reading →

Anti-fracking Protest Camp At Barton Moss

You can’t un-ring that bell, but Total CEO Christophe de Margerie laments the fact “hydraulic fracturing” became the widely accepted terminology for the controversial well completion technology. De Margerie’s dissatisfaction with the term appears to stem from a belief that it sounds overly complex and scares the general public. The French oil major’s chief made… Keep reading →

5 Million Dollars In Cash Displayed At Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Continental Resources’ Chariman and Chief Executive Harold Hamm will not lose his controlling interest in the company as a result of divorce proceedings, according to an Oklahoma District Court judge. Continental is one of the largest oil producers operating in the Bakken Shale and Hamm’s roughly 124 million shares in the company are estimated to… Keep reading →

Early Voting Begins In Iowa For Presidential Election

Many Americans lack knowledge on key energy issues, which could be problematic when they vote later this year for congressional representatives who will shape the country’s energy policies. “What is the solution to this ongoing problem of voters not having sufficient energy knowledge? It is information. Women and men need to understand both sides of the… Keep reading →

NASA Offers Tour Of Its Offshore Membrane Enclosure For Growing Algae (OMEGA) System

Sapphire Energy and refiner Phillips 66 - comprised of ConocoPhillips’ former refining assets – have announced a joint development agreement to commercialize Sapphire’s Green Crude, an algae-based crude oil. The two companies will expand Sapphire’s ongoing testing program to ensure that Green Crude can be processed in traditional refineries and meet Environmental Protection Agency standards under the… Keep reading →

BP Attempts "Static Kill" To Permanently Plug Damaged Oil Well

The oil and gas industry builds some of the world’s largest, most technically-challenging and expensive projects, especially now as companies are pushed further offshore, into the Arctic and into unconventional resource opportunities. As such, capital expenditure is closely watched by investors and there is consistent discourse around how much cash should be deployed to increase… Keep reading →

UK's First Large-Scale Desalination Plant In Operation

“It all comes down to the performance of the membrane.” Greentech Media’s editorial focus is on renewable energy, the modernization of the electrical grid, and the evolution of the utility-customer relationship as distributed generation deployment increases. But we also cover water technology, because the water-energy nexus can’t be ignored. There is a looming water crisis… Keep reading →

New Carbon Capture Technology Is To Be Tested In Scotland

Large oil and gas companies are some of the most active investors in the cleantech space, using new technologies to improve operational efficiency, according to research and advisory firm the Cleantech Group. Cleantech start-ups and oil and gas producers would not appear at first glance to be a good fit for fruitful corporate partnerships. The… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

“Yet another reason to hate fracking: It’s connected with an increase in STDs, car crashes, drug-related crimes, and sexual assault in areas where the oil and gas industry sets up shop.” The article then goes on to explain that it’s actually not hydraulic fracturing that’s linked to these things, it’s working conditions at oil and… Keep reading →

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Arrivals

Two of the oil industry’s more colorful chief executives – Total’s Christophe de Margerie and Eni’s Paolo Scaroni – provided some choice remarks on a range of energy-related topics yesterday at a Council on Foreign Relations event, The Future of Energy. They were joined by Michael Levi, director of the Council’s program on energy security… Keep reading →

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