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Keeping it clean: Using natural gas as a smart energy source

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When people imagine an environmentally-friendly future, they picture massive wind turbines spiraling peacefully in the wind, solar panels collecting near-endless sunshine, and dams wrangling the sheer power of the waterways. They don’t, however, imagine a natural gas processing plant or natural gas generators. If humanity is to ever realistically achieve a “green” future, they should. Natural gas production has increased in years ...

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Report: Cheap natural gas leads to more plants and pollution

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The nation’s boom in cheap natural gas — often viewed as a clean energy source — is spawning a wave of petrochemical plants that, if built, will emit massive amounts of greenhouse gases, an environmental watchdog group warned in a report Monday. The Washington-based Environmental Integrity Project said hydraulic fracturing of shale rock formations and other ...

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Number of US rigs down to 502; Texas down 5

Number of US rigs drops to 502; Texas down 5

HOUSTON (AP) – Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 502. The Houston company said Friday that 400 rigs sought oil and 102 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,267 rigs were active. Among major oil- ...

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California disaster top methane release in US history

Study: California leak was top methane release in US history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A natural gas leak that sickened Los Angeles residents and forced thousands from their homes was the largest known release of climate-changing methane in U.S. history, scientists reported Thursday. The 16-week blowout from a well at a Southern California Gas Co. storage facility spewed 107,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to a study ...

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The oil and gas service industry’s paraffin solution

The oil and gas service industry's paraffin solution. The Flo-Rite Fluids Magnetic Fluid Conditioning systems prevent paraffin and scale buildup before it begins. On the left there is substantial paraffin accumulation. On the right is a pipe treated using the MFC system. (Image courtesy of Flo-Rite Fluids Inc.)

Oil well paraffin and scale control is an ongoing battle associated with tight oil production and is a pervasive issue in the ongoing drama of the American oil fields. The recurring expense of remedial paraffin control treatments is often favored over preventative measures, cutting into producers’ bottom line. But in today’s market climate in which efficiency is critical to survival, ...

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First LNG export to leave Sabine Pass

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American liquefied natural gas will soon hit the global market. The first cargo of LNG exported from the continental United States will leave Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass terminal Wednesday, according to a company executive. The tanker Asia Vision LNG will ship the fuel to Brazil, where it will be received by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, according to a Bloomberg report. While ...

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California declares massive natural gas leak sealed

California declares massive natural gas leak sealed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that spewed massive amounts of climate-changing methane for nearly four months and drove thousands of Los Angeles families from their homes has been permanently sealed, state officials declared Thursday. The announcement certifying that the ruptured well had been plugged with cement brought a point of closure in the long-running ...

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