Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Worth Getting Arrested For?

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Worth Getting Arrested For? “Last week, four dozen opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline were trying to convince President Obama to reject federal approval for the line, which aims to carry crude oil from Canada and North Dakota’s Bakken shale crude  to the U.S. Gulf Coast. But if opponents of the Keystone pipeline are going to stop the flow of crude, they are going to have to do more than just get arrested or hold a rally—they are going to have…

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Gulf of Mexico Poised to Remain Strong in Coming Years

Gulf of Mexico Poised to Remain Strong in Coming Years “The Gulf of Mexico (GOM), one of the major petroleum-producing areas of the world, is in the early stages of an extended growth cycle and is poised to remain one of the strongest offshore markets in the world in terms of deepwater activity. Overall, rig count and exploration and production (E&P) activities are at pre-Macondo levels and look tocontinue on an incline for the next couple of years.”   The Gulf of Mexico remains one of…

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Refineries are booming every year

Refineries are booming every year   “Refiners are set to beat all except three of 154 industry groups on the Standard & Poor’s index for 2012, as a U.S. production glut let them buy oil at a record average of $17.46 a barrel below the global benchmark. That spread will diminish in 2013 as more than 20 new pipelines enter service and route oil to new buyers along the Gulf Coast, Deutsche Bank AG forecast.” “While transportation projects including oil-by-rail and pipelines are booming, providing…

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Recycling fracking water

Recycling fracking water It was just a few years ago that fracking was introduced and the process is now being currently used.  (Fracking refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted.) No one ever thought twice about reusing the water until now. “Disposal Solutions will pump well-site…

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