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Study signals new hope for Rockall oil and gas exploration

A geological analysis of the Rockall area of the North Atlantic has revealed previously unknown insights that could lead to new oil and gas...

New Scientific Approach Assesses Land Recovery Following Oil and Gas Drilling

A new scientific approach can now provide regional assessments of land recovery following oil and gas drilling activities, according to a new U.S. Geological...

The Deepwater Horizon aftermath

The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig in 2010 contaminated more than...

Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel

It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks...

Asphalt-based carbon-capture material advances

A Rice University laboratory has improved its method to turn plain asphalt into a porous material that can capture greenhouse gases from natural gas. In...

Hydraulic fracturing

Oil and natural gas, which are hydrocarbons, reside in the pore spaces between grains of rock (called reservoir rock) in the subsurface. If geologic...

Ecological method for cleaning oil from lakes

The oil cleansing method was developed by TSU researchers and it is optimal for lake ecosystems. The experiment proved that the content of oil...

Hydrocarbon storage, fracking and lightning risk

Fires caused by lightning strikes on hydrocarbon storage plants are a century-old, yet to be addressed, problem, according to research published in the International...

Where Did All the Oil Go?

Due to the environmental disaster's unprecedented scope, assessing the damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been...

Forming Hydrocarbons in the Deep Earth

Geologists and geochemists believe that nearly all (more than 99 percent) of the hydrocarbons in commercially produced crude oil and natural gas are formed...

Hydrocarbons in the deep Earth?

The oil and gas that fuels our homes and cars started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and heated under heavy layers...

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