Researchers found a way to look into filter membranes and study how fouling works. This could lead to the development of new filter membranes that resist fouling and offer a more efficient way to separate oil from water.
Material Science June 11, 2019
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory under the U.S Energy Department is mulling innovative use of sawdust as remediation material for mitigating oil slick at icy waters of Arctic ocean. The tests by PNNL were positive and trials are on to win the official approval for the improvised sawdust.
Earth/Environment December 15, 2016
Bolts that are used to secure subsea oil equipment are failing, raising the possibility of major oil leaks. What is causing the bolts to corrode and snap?
Earth/Environment July 9, 2016
The area around the 'Wink Sinks' Texas sinkholes was found to be unstable. The two massive holes may eventually merge into one bigger hole or new sinkholes could form.
Earth/Environment June 19, 2016
A 600-mile-long coral reef has been found thriving with marine organisms at the mouth of the Amazon River, going unnoticed until now. However, the site has been marked for oil explorations, thus endangering the newly found coral reef's ecosystem.
Earth/Environment April 24, 2016
U.S. oil price achieved a dramatic 54 percent increase after dipping a record low of $26.05 a barrel five weeks ago. For the first time since early December, oil prices hits above $40 a barrel.
Business March 18, 2016
The Obama administration has changed its plan of allowing oil drilling in the Atlantic ocean. The decision pleased various advocacy groups and local communities, who think that oil drilling could affect economies and possibly cause oil spills and other dangers.
Earth/Environment March 16, 2016
The crude oil price drop is further fueled by forecasts of warmer U.S. weather, China's weak economic data and the lack of cooperation between OPEC and non-members to reduce the oil surplus. Analysts doubt the possibility of an oil rebound despite the latest Brent surge.
Business February 2, 2016
Researchers have discovered that bubbles formed by naturally-occurring oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico attract large volumes of microorganisms. They believe this has to do with the bubbles bringing nutrients from the ocean floor up to the surface.
Earth/Environment January 26, 2016
Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf allies propose to cut back on oil production provided that other oil producers do the same, namely Iran and Iraq. Oil prices continue to plummet as the global supply overtakes global demand.
Society December 5, 2015
It's kind of like a special version of the sponge under most folks' sink, only, you know, for oil. This one uses nanometer-thick flakes of boron nitride.
Earth/Environment December 1, 2015
TransCanada, the company behind the controversial $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, has asked for the suspension of the review on the project. The move is seen as an act of desperation from TransCanada by environmentalists, who strongly oppose the proposal.
Society November 3, 2015
The average regular gasoline price in the United States from Oct. 10 to Oct. 24 is $3.0759 per gallon, which is the lowest since Dec. 17, 2010.
Business October 27, 2014
Gas prices across the United States continue to drop. This is good news for those wanting to get on the road for that family vacation.
FUTURE TECH July 28, 2014
As the situation in Iraq calms, the price of petrol is stabilizing. This is keeping gas prices in the US stable, at least for now.
FUTURE TECH July 22, 2014
Gas prices in the U.S. may have hit their peak. Analysts believe prices will drop in the coming weeks, and could be at their lowest by Labor Day weekend.
Business July 8, 2014
Heads up, Fourth of July travelers! Gas prices are on the rise and may reach up to a national average of $3.70 per gallon. Different states have different averages, but West Coast states will have the highest prices.
Business July 1, 2014
The ongoing conflict in Iraq is putting heat on the global oil sector. Many believe the U.S. will see higher prices this summer.
FUTURE TECH June 18, 2014