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The Dakota Access Pipeline is leaking, even before opening

“We told you so”. It’s not a nice thing to say but in the case of the Dakota Access pipeline is right. The pipeline, firmly supported by US President Donald Trump, has already leaked 300 litres of crude oil, despite

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Trump gives green light to Keystone, Dakota access pipelines

President Trump gave the go-ahead for construction of two controversial oil pipelines, the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access. As he signed the paperwork in an Oval Office photo op, Trump said his administration is “going to renegotiate some of

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Oil from BP spill has officially entered the food chain

Researchers in Louisiana have found carbon from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the feathers and digestive tracts of seaside sparrows, proving for the first time that oil from the disastrous 2010 spill has entered the food chain. The

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Shell’s decommissioning plans another Brent Spar PR disaster?

Shell is preparing to start the decommissioning of its four gigantic oil platforms in the famous Brent field in the Scottish part of the North Sea – a huge undertaking. Unfortunately, write Professor Alex Russell of the Oil Industry Finance

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Oil imports to the U.S. have shifted dramatically over 15 years

While green energy is making inroads particularly at the electrical grid, the majority of energy in the United States is still consumed by the industrial and transportation sectors. Today, it’s still true that about 90% of all energy used for

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Drilling for Earthquakes

To Cathy Wallace, the earthquakes that have been rattling her tidy suburban home in Dallas feel like underground thunderstorms. First comes a distant roar, then a boom and a jolt. Her house shakes and the windows shudder. Framed prints on

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Oil & gas sector needs to commit to long-term thinking to achieve meaningful cost cuts

A majority of senior oil and gas professionals (56%) believe that the industry is repeating the mistakes of previous downturns and have concerns over the loss of jobs and experience and lack of efficiency, according to a new report published

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Opec says electric cars will remain irrelevant through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – better known as Opec – isn’t too worried about that. Opec recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and,

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How big oil spent $10m to defeat California climate change legislation

The oil industry spent more than $10m lobbying state lawmakers in a massive push to kill California climate change legislation last year, new disclosures have revealed. Much of the money spent by big oil was targeted at a specific piece

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How the structure of global oil markets fuels authoritarianism and war

by Zack Beauchamp Almost every day, even if you don’t own a car, you probably buy something made from oil. Usually we don’t think about where that money goes – because the answer, at least some of the time, is

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