To clean up coal, Obama pushes oil – The Columbian


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To clean up coal, Obama pushes oil
The Columbian
Four power plants in the U.S. and Canada planning to do so intend to sell their carbon waste for oil recovery. Just last week, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced he was joining the board of a company developing carbon capture technology.
To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil productionSan Francisco Chronicle

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Crude Oil Edges Above $99, Adding to Recent Gains – ABC News


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Crude Oil Edges Above $99, Adding to Recent Gains
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Oil prices are up around 7 percent so far in December and on track to finish the year with a gain. Hopes over the U.S. economy have been behind the rise — last week figures showed that the U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.1 percent growth
Why crude oil prices got a boost this weekMarket Realist
Crude price may drop to $80: Kuwait think-tankgulfnews.com
Oil slips, but price expected to riseBoston Globe

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Could This Oil Field Be the Next Bakken? – DailyFinance

Could This Oil Field Be the Next Bakken?
DailyFinance
This has created a fortune for investors who got in early on the development. But the U.S. shale oil revolution isn’t limited to North Dakota. In fact, many Bakken pioneers are turning their attention to a new field. And investors should expect this
Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Could This Next iPhone News

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Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Prepares an Oilfield Equipment Package for Export in … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Prepares an Oilfield Equipment Package for Export in
GlobeNewswire (press release)
HOUSTON, Dec. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. (OTC:ESESD) (“EcoStim”) announced today that it has completed the purchase of a package of oilfield completion equipment that will be exported to Argentina.

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South Sudan crisis pushes oil prices higher – Telegraph.co.uk


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South Sudan crisis pushes oil prices higher
Telegraph.co.uk
Global oil prices rose as the bloody capture of the capital of oil-rich South Sudan at the weekend by rebels raised fears over production. Brent crude prices, the global oil price benchmark, rose to a two-week high of $112 a barrel on Monday morning
South Sudan not Ready for Oil Prime TimeOilPrice.com
South Sudan conflict sparks global concern about oil productionBlue & Green Tomorrow

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South Texas oil boom turns water into gold – Fort Worth Star Telegram

South Texas oil boom turns water into gold
Fort Worth Star Telegram
SAN ANTONIO — In the heart of South Texas, where the muted grayish green of live oak and the slender leaves of the thorny mesquite dominate a landscape burdened by drought, hydraulic fracturing used more than 14 billion gallons of water last year.
Eagle Ford Shale turns water into gold as need outstrips supplyReporterNews.com

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South Sudan lifeline oil fields under rebel threat – AFP


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South Sudan lifeline oil fields under rebel threat
AFP
Juba — Rebel forces in South Sudan threaten the crucial oil fields key to the economy, experts warn, risking possible military intervention by old enemies Sudan should production not be protected. On Saturday, a key army commander in control of Unity
Is oil defining South Sudan’s escalating conflict?The Hindu
South Sudan violence undermines hope for oil wealthChristian Science Monitor

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3 Technologies at Risk From Oil and Gas' Earthquake Problem – Motley Fool


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3 Technologies at Risk From Oil and Gas’ Earthquake Problem
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This request came in response to several recent studies from credible sources that find an increase in seismic activity in certain U.S. regions, and identify the oil and gas industry’s injection operations as likely causes. Just a little pinprick
To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil productionGateway News

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Even the famous 'taper' won't lower oil prices – Telegraph.co.uk


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Even the famous ‘taper’ won’t lower oil prices
Telegraph.co.uk
In the run-up to Bernanke’s statement, there was much market gossip the Fed would soon print less. What really struck me, though, was the associated wave of speculation that “the beginning of the end of US quantitative easing” would bring down oil
U.S. to Become Less Dependent on Foreign Oil — Be Careful What You Wish ForDailyFinance

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Algae converted to crude oil in less than an hour, energy department says – NBCNews.com


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Algae converted to crude oil in less than an hour, energy department says
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The day when planes, trucks and cars are commonly revved up on pond scum may be on the near horizon thanks to a technological advance that continuously turns a stream of concentrated algae into bio-crude oil. From green goo to crude takes less than an 
technology that allows Algae Into Crude OilE Canada Now
Produce crude oil from algae?Fox Business
Algae to Crude Oil: New Slurry Process Findings PublishedWTRF
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Petrobras Ramping Up Development of Three Offshore Oil Fields – Wall Street Journal

Petrobras Ramping Up Development of Three Offshore Oil Fields
Wall Street Journal
Brazil is counting on development of these presalt oil fields to boost Latin America’s largest economy and create a services industry geared toward meeting demand for the drilling rigs, production platforms and ships needed to pump oil from miles below
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA : Petrobras Declares 3 Oil Fields Viable 4-traders (press release)
Brazil’s Petrobras, partners find good quality oil in Carioca fieldReuters
Petrobras declares commerciality for Carioca offshore oil exploration areaPennEnergy (press release)
UPI.com –Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine
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Statoil trims size, delays start-up of giant Johan Sverdrup oil field – Platts


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Statoil trims size, delays start-up of giant Johan Sverdrup oil field
Platts
Norway’s Statoil lowered Friday its estimated resources estimated for the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field and said delays to its development work would likely push back first oil by up to a year. The recoverable resource estimate for the field, one of
Norway’s Giant Johan Sverdrup Oilfield Delayed a YearRigzone
Biggest Norway Oil Find in Decades Shrinks as Start DelayedBloomberg
Johan Sverdrup oil partners expect development decision in 2014UPI.com
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Crude-Oil Price Climbs Despite Downbeat Data – Wall Street Journal

Crude-Oil Price Climbs Despite Downbeat Data
Wall Street Journal
While market participants were concerned such a decision could weigh on crude prices, it was widely interpreted as a sign that modest economic growth could continue, and, thus, lift crude demand in the world’s largest oil consumer. On Thursday, though 
Oil Prices Climb Amid Supply ConcernsFox Business
Oil Price Eases, Natural Gas SteadyABC News
NYMEX crude oil prices fall in Asia after Fed taper moveInvesting.com

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Chevron Oil-Lease Sale Is Halted by Nigerian Court – Bloomberg

Chevron Oil-Lease Sale Is Halted by Nigerian Court
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Chevron Oil-Lease Sale Is Halted by Nigerian Court. By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo 2013-12-19T14:06:47Z. – Comments Email Print. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · LinkedIn; Email Print. Save. Chevron Corp. (CVX)’s planned $1 billion sale of three oil leases 
Chevron’s $1 Billion Oil-Lease Sale Is Halted by Nigerian CourtBusinessweek

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Turn Your Roth IRA Into Your Own Oil Well [ConocoPhillips, BP plc (ADR), Total … – Seeking Alpha

Turn Your Roth IRA Into Your Own Oil Well [ConocoPhillips, BP plc (ADR), Total
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One of the constraints of Roth IRA investing is that eligible investors face annual limits with their contributions, including the recent congressional allowance to increase the contribution rate from $5,000 to $5,500 annually. Considering this

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Industrial Desalination and Water Reuse: Ultrapure water, challenging waste … – Sacramento Bee

Industrial Desalination and Water Reuse: Ultrapure water, challenging waste
Sacramento Bee
Now the smart money is on industrial water – with water intensive industries investing in water technologies that enable them to use water more efficiently, this is the fastest growing sector of the water market today. …. Oil and gas 42 2.1 Water and

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