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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...

Some Los Angeles earthquakes possibly triggered by oil production in early...

Historical sleuthing has turned up evidence for a possible link between oil production and a handful of damaging earthquakes that took place in the...

Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025

Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics, volcanoes and its magnetic field. Like a hybrid car, Earth taps two sources of energy to run...

Researchers have found a way to make shale oil extraction cheaper

Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed mathematical models and software enabling Russian shale oil producers to reduce development...

Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing—as...

Satellite radar images reveal ground movement of infamous sinkholes near Wink, Texas; suggest the two existing holes are expanding, and new ones are forming...

Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny

Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground injections composed...

‘Dirty Blizzard’ sent 2010 Gulf oil spill pollution to seafloor

Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water...

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