News tagged with oil prices

Chemistry for the methanol economy

Unstable crude oil prices and limited oil resources have made the production of petrochemicals from methanol increasingly popular—above all in China. Scientists at ETH Zurich have now deciphered the complex chemistry behind ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Materials Science
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The debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

Seattle's mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle's waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Environment
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Build or burn? Competition for wood on the rise

Wood is becoming an increasingly popular raw material - and not just in the construction sector. More and more private households and municipal authorities are also using wood for heating. All of which is driving competition ...

dateApr 28, 2015 in Environment
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