While incremental annual gains obviously vary, there is nothing more assured than increasing global oil demand.
Archive for month: August, 2016
Environmental health groups analyzing government air quality data have concluded ozone smog from domestic oil and gas production is causing hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children under 18 – with Colorado and metro Denver among places hardest hit.
Explorers in 2015 discovered only about a tenth as much oil as they have annually on average since 1960. This year, they’ll probably find even less, spurring new fears about their ability to meet future demand.
A small blue flame, circulating in a vortex called a fire whirl, could become an important tool in oil spill cleanup, according to the scientists who created it. And they give bourbon credit for inspiring the research.
The recent release of a “Technical Assessment Report” on automakers’ efforts to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards has kicked off a debate over whether those standards should be lowered.
Big Oil just doesn’t seem to be as enamored with the ‘big’ thing as it once was.
About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement.
Iraqi media are reporting that ISIS militants have opened the taps of an oil pipeline in the town of Qayyarah, in northern Iraq. Crude is flowing in the streets, as images from Qayyarah show, and people are worried about what will happen if someone decides to set the crude on fire.
The nation’s vehicles collectively logged 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of this year, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data.
When a barrel of crude oil hit $145 in July of 2008, no one predicted that 8 years later it would be trading at less than $50.