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Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new research shows

The United States now produces about as much crude oil as Saudi Arabia does, and enough natural gas to export in large quantities. That's thanks to hydraulic fracturing, a mining practice that involves a rock-cracking pressurized ...

Commodity market volatility more perception than reality

When grain and other commodity prices experienced explosive episodes between 2004 and 2013, the finger pointed toward index traders as the cause. University of Illinois researchers identified and date-stamped both upward ...

A look at how California spill compares with 1969 disaster

An oil slick stretched across 9 miles of coastal waters Thursday after a pipeline rupture spilled thousands of gallons of sticky, stinking crude just north of Santa Barbara. Crews are working around the clock to rake, skim ...

Cyberattacks targeting oil sector, researchers say

A series of cyberattacks has been targeting the oil and gas sector in what appears to be an effective variant of the so-called Nigerian email scam, security researchers said Monday.

Book details how biofuel policies affect food prices

Since their inception in 2006, biofuel policies have created turmoil in the world grains and oilseeds markets and made a more profound impact on society than any other topic in food policy and agricultural economics, according ...

Pure industrial chemicals by gasifying lignocellulosic biomass

VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals: benzene, toluene and xylene. The aim of this research is to enable the use of wood-based chemicals to replace crude ...

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