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Oil leases a threat to fishery ecosystem

(PhysOrg.com) -- The issuing of oil drilling licences off the coast of South Australia poses a serious potential threat to the ecosystem that underpins the nation?s most valuable fishing industry, a Flinders University oceanographer ...

Jul 07, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Oil self-regulates around globe

(AP) -- The U.S. government is not alone in ceding responsibility to the oil industry for the design of key safety features on offshore rigs, a trend coming under scrutiny worldwide following the deadly blowout ...

May 20, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 2

Method makes refineries more efficient

(PhysOrg.com) -- Refineries could trim millions of dollars in energy costs annually by using a new method developed at Purdue University to rearrange the distillation sequence needed to separate crude petroleum into products.

Dec 22, 2009 4.5 / 5 (6) 0