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Trump policy of less safety and more offshore drilling is 'a recipe for disaster'

Nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Trump administration is exacerbating the industry’s ‘systemic failures’, report warnsOffshore oil and gas drilling in the US is plagued by “systemic failures” in oversight that are being worsened by Trump administration attempts to expand drilling and roll back safety requirements, a new report has warned.The analysis of public documents by the conservation group Oceana found that while some minor improvements have been made since the BP Deep...
Tags: Oil spills, Environment, US news, Trump administration, Oil

Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
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‘Historic breakthrough’: Norway’s giant oil fund dives into renewables

Experts say even nations that got rich on fossil fuels are seeing the future is greenNorway’s $1tn oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is to plunge billions of dollars into wind and solar power projects. The decision follows Saudi Arabia’s oil fund selling off its last oil and gas assets.Other national funds built up from oil profits are also thought to be ramping up their investments in renewables. The moves show that countries that got rich on fossil fuels are diversifying the...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Saudi Arabia, Environment, Oil, Renewable Energy, World news, Norway, Sovereign Wealth Funds

'Defending our existence': Colombian tribe stands in way of oil exploration

In part three of our series, the Siona people stress opposition to any operations on their territory‘The war goes on’: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflictColombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firmPablo Maniguaje, an indigenous Siona man, is wearing a white-sleeved tunic and peccary tooth necklace. To the right, out of sight, is the Putumayo River, running downstream towards Peru and the main trunk of the Amazon.Maniguaje is talking about his territory. He is ...
Tags: Energy, UK, Environment, Oil, Americas, World news, Colombia, Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Peru, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Putumayo River, Amazon Maniguaje

Saudi oil company named world's most profitable business

State-owned Saudi Aramco makes profits of £84.7bn last year, beating Apple and ExxonSaudi Arabia’s state oil company has emerged as the most profitable business in the world, racking up profits of $111.1bn (£84.7bn) in 2018 to overtake Apple.According to a rare glimpse into its finances contained in a bond-offering document, Saudi Aramco made the profit on revenues of $355.9bn last year, as it produced 10.3m barrels per day of crude oil. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Business, Saudi Arabia, Oil, World news, Commodities, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Middle East and North Africa, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, ExxonSaudi Arabia

Alaska judge blocks Trump on Arctic and Atlantic drilling

April 2017 executive order reversed Obama protectionsGreen groups celebrate, justice department declines commentDonald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic, a judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. Related: Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making 'fools of themselves' Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Obama, Environment, Oil, World news, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Fossil Fuels, Alaska, Arctic, Trump, Trump Administration

Judge Rules Trump Plans to Open Up Swathes of Arctic, Atlantic Oceans for Drilling Illegal

In a major blow to the Donald Trump administration’s oil and gas policy, on Friday a federal judge ruled the president’s order opening massive swathes of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling operations illegal, the Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Washington Post, Environment, Oil, Climate, Gas, Atlantic, Wildlife, Conservation, Drilling, Arctic, Courts, Donald Trump, Arctic Ocean

7 climate change projects that are changing the game

If we do nothing, global temperatures could rise as high as 10 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Fortunately, humanity is hard at work at keeping temperature increases below the 2 degrees Celsius mark.These 7 projects are just a snapshot of what humanity is collectively doing to fight back and beat climate change. None It's easy to feel hopeless when it comes to the climate. The news is full of stories on how the next century will see unbearable heat waves, impossibly strong hurricanes,...
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Solomon Islands oil spill: currents push slick away from world heritage reef

It could take up to four months to finish cleaning up the spill from the MV Trader Ocean currents have carried oil leaking from a shipwreck on the Solomon Islands away from a nearby world heritage site as authorities continue a clean-up operation that is expected to take months.Cleaning up after the bulk carrier MV Solomon Trader, which ran aground on a coral reef in early February and released 80 tonnes of oil, is expected to take up to four months. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Oil, World news, Asia Pacific, Oil Spills, Solomon Islands, MV Solomon Trader, MV Trader Ocean

Combat Cooking Oil Splatters With Paper Towels and a Baking Sheet

Cooking on your stove means cleaning your stove afterwards.
Tags: Household, Cleaning, Kitchen, Splatter, Grease, Oil

Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMapThe largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report.Chevron, BP and ExxonMobil were the main companies leading the field in direct lobbying to push against a climate policy to tackle global warming, the report said. Continue reading...
Tags: Oil and gas companies, Oil, Gas, BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Climate change, Fossil fuels, Business, Environment, World news

Indian Oil Engineer and Officer Recruitment through GATE 2019

Indian Oil  Engineer  Officer Recruitment through GATE 2019  Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), a Government of India Enterprise is 'Fortune's Global 500'  listing and also crowned as Maharatna by Govt. of India is  looking for energetic and dedicated Graduate Engineers (Indian nationals only) from the for recruitment as  Officers/  Engineers Govt... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Oil, Marketing, Research, Engineer, Quality, Online, Chemistry, Ioc, Officer, Public-Sector, Gate, Government of India Enterprise, Govt of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited IOCL

Indian Oil Recruitment - Law Officer through CLAT-2019

Indian Oil Law Officers Recruitment by CLAT-2019   Indian Oil Corporation Limited is largest commercial Public Sector Enterprise and the leading Indian corporate in the Fortune 'Global 500' listing. Indian Oils is empowered with the 'Maharatna' status and has a vision to be 'The Energy of India' and to become 'a globally admired company'. Indian Oil (IOCL) is looking for bright,... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Legal, Jobs, Law, Oil, Online, Professional, Ioc, Officer, Public Sector Enterprise, Public-Sector, Indian Oil IOCL, CLAT, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Energy of India

Libyan army chief strengthens hand by taking more territory

Khalifa Haftar push into south-west gives him control of two-thirds of the countryA major military push south by the Libyan strongman Marshal Khalifa Haftar has left him in the ascendant, and possibly able with international backing to dictate the terms of a future Libyan political settlement, including presidential and parliamentary elections.Haftar, the head of the Libyan national army, has been strengthened by a successful offensive into the often lawless south-west, and some observers say he...
Tags: Africa, Oil, World news, Commodities, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Un, Tripoli, Fayez al Sarraj, Khalifa Haftar

'We cannot swim, we cannot eat': Solomon Islands struggle with nation's worst oil spill

Locals face polluted seas and dying fish after Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier runs aground close to Unesco-protected atollOn a normal weekend, the waters of Kangava Bay would be busy with children playing or collecting clam shells and villagers heading out to catch reef fish to eat. But last Sunday the bay was quiet.Locals can no longer cool off in the neon blue waters of Rennell Island, a tiny dot in the vast South Pacific that lies at the southern tip of the Solomon Islands. They can no longer...
Tags: Hong Kong, Environment, Oil, World news, Unesco, Mining, Asia Pacific, Oil Spills, Water transport, South Pacific, Solomon Islands, Kangava Bay, Rennell Island

Architect Martín Marro Builds Cozy Home Inside The Real Oil Tank, And You Can Live In

The Argentinean architect Martin Marro has designed a life capsule that is both minimalist and cosy. This project, called “Bunker”, with the appearance of a submarine, is an architectural and design experience as a return to the adolescent need to create a bubble. From the outside, the Bunker has all the appearances of a classic yellow container, but in reality the interior has been optimized and... Source
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More than 50 missing after oil pipeline explosion in Nigeria

Spillage following blaze sparked stampede in Nembe kingdom, Bayelsa state More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said on Saturday.The blast early on Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, the Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, told the Associated Press. Continue reading...
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Oil, Oil and gas companies, Oil Spills, Bayelsa, Associated Press Continue, Nembe Chiefs Council, Nengi James Eriworio, Nembe

Labor to establish national fuel reserve to boost emergency stocks

Bill Shorten proposes a government-owned corporation to safeguard Australia’s fuel suppliesLabor has pledged to establish a national fuel reserve to address Australia’s depleted emergency stocks seven years after the country became a net importer of oil.Bill Shorten says a Labor government would undertake a “detailed consultation process around the design of a government-owned national fuel reserve” to boost emergency reserves. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Business, Labor, Australia, Oil, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Matthew Canavan

Saudi Aramco says oil industry faces 'crisis of perception'

Policymakers and investors increasingly believe firms have little or no future, CEO saysSaudi Arabia’s state oil company has said the industry faces a “crisis of perception” because society believes it has no future, which it says could threaten world energy security.Amin Nasser, the chief executive of Saudi Aramco, said financiers at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month had told him the sector had only a few years left because of trends such as the rise of electric cars. Continue readin...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Saudi Arabia, Environment, Oil, UK News, World news, Commodities, Energy industry, Davos, Middle East and North Africa, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, World Economic Forum, Arabia, Amin Nasser

Cyprus: likely gas field find raises prospect of tension with Turkey

Expected announcement by ExxonMobil of discovery off island’s south coast seen as potential game changerTensions between Cyprus and Turkey over energy could soon come to a head with ExxonMobil apparently poised to announce a significant natural gas find off the divided island’s southern coast.After more than three months of deep-water exploration in the eastern Mediterraean, the US energy giant is expected to unveil findings this week in what is being described as a seminal moment in the race to...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Environment, Oil, US, ExxonMobil, World news, Commodities, Cyprus, Turkey, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Mediterraean

Ban Ki-moon tells Britain: stop investing in fossil fuels overseas

Former UN secretary-general says country must live up to Theresa May’s commitmentStop funding climate change, says Ban Ki-moonBan Ki-moon has urged Britain to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, in what he said would mark a test of Theresa May’s commitment to act on climate change.The former UN secretary general said he was deeply concerned that the UK’s export credit agency had provided billions of pounds in recent years to support businesses involved in oil and gas schemes around the w...
Tags: Energy, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Fossil Fuels, Un, Ban Ki-moon, Ban Ki, Ban Ki moonBan Ki

Colombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firm

In part two of our series, indigenous Siona people claim their health is being affected by apparent contamination of riverMaría Isaura Cuaran, an indigenous Siona woman, is displaying a rash that has appeared at the base of her neck. It is barely visible, but there nonetheless. Pulling her turquoise top off her left shoulder and tugging down on her bead necklace, Cuaran talks about “the company” and how, she alleges, it has affected the local river.“Stomach problems, coughing, fever, vomiting, d...
Tags: Energy, UK, Environment, Oil, Americas, Water, World news, Colombia, Indigenous Peoples, Rivers, Isaura Cuaran

Here's How Amazon's Motor Oil Stacks Up Against Big Name Brands

Ever since Amazon Basics announced it’s selling its own generic brand of synthetic motor oil, the big question has been “but how good actually is it?” Now, people to conduct their own at-home tests to see how Amazon’s oil compares to the big brands we know and love.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Oil, Lifehacks, Amazon Basics, Car Maintenance, Motor Oil

Two former members of Google’s skunkworks division have launched a biomanufacturing company

Biomanufacturing technologies — taking modified versions of existing organisms and bending them to the will of humans — has moved from the world of science fiction to becoming a new reality. Across the startup landscape companies are launching to make synthetic spider silk, or make leather substitutes, or meat substitutes, or novel chemicals and pharmaceuticals. What all of these companies have in common is that they need to be able to rapidly experiment with different organisms and processes fo...
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Oil execs should be tried for crimes against humanity, essayist Kate Aronoff argues

A new essay published in Jacobin argues that the time has come to try the executives of oil companies for crimes against humanity as a result of their actions promoting climate change.There is a legal precedent, as the heads of several German companies were tired for such crimes after WWII.Even if it never comes to pass, discussing the idea could give us a sense of what steps to make the world a greener place are possible.The threat posed by climate change is planetary in scale and deadly seriou...
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Piston Slap: Parked in the Polar Vortex?

V writes: Here are two questions from a regular, and grateful, Piston Slap reader: How long is best to idle a gasoline engine after starting & before driving off: [A] a few minutes? [B] one minute? [C] until the revs settle down? [D] no need, just drive right off? Assume ambient temperature well above freezing; […] The post Piston Slap: Parked in the Polar Vortex? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Conflict erupts for control of Libya's largest oil field

Fighting between UN-backed GNA and Libyan National Army over field closed since DecemberFighting has broken out over the future of Libya’s largest oil field, as forces loyal to the UN-recognised Tripoli-based government battle Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the leading figure in fractured Libya’s east.Al-Sharara field, 560 miles south of Tripoli, is capable of producing 315,000 barrels of crude a day – about a third of Libya’s total current output. But it ...
Tags: Business, Africa, Oil, World news, Commodities, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Un, Tripoli, Gna, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army, Libyan National Army LNA, Libyan National Oil Corporation NOC, Al Sharara

Bureau of Land Management moves forward with the sale of sacred land

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with the sale of land in the vicinity of New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The land, which is considered sacred ground by Native Americans in the area, was approved amid heavy criticism from environmentalists and tribal leaders. The land is being purchased to pursue the development of oil and gas, with around 50 parcels of land up for grabs. One of the biggest issues surrounding the sale is that it was approved while the g...
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House of Palestine: the architectural wonder built by a West Bank oil tycoon

The richest man in the occupied territories has indulged his passion for Palladio – by creating a replica of his Villa Rotunda and filling it with priceless treasuresA terracotta-tiled dome pokes up above an avenue of cypress trees, crowning a creamy classical villa that bears the unmistakable influence of the great Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. On each of its four identical sides, flights of stone steps lead up to porticos topped with pediments, which look out across a rolling ...
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Will Venezuela oil sanctions be the silver bullet to fell Maduro regime?

Drivers in the oil-rich country fear the pumps may soon run dry as US tightens economic screwOutside a service station in eastern Caracas, the queue for fuel stretches for blocks. Drivers know that the US has leveled sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run oil company – and they worry that the pumps will soon run dry.“Everything is going to get worse,” said Tomás Pacheco, who was waiting to fill his car. “And these long lines are the new normal for us.” Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Oil, Americas, US, World news, Oil and gas companies, Venezuela, Caracas, Maduro, Tomás Pacheco