Among the many factors responsible for the jump in WTI to just shy of $109 over the past hour, and Brent to new records in various currencies, is the following news reported so far only by Iranian PressTV : " An explosion has hit oil pipelines in the flashpoint Saudi Arabian city of Awamiyah in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province. " Saudi Oil Pipelines Destroyed In Explosion, Sends Crude Soaring
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Since about 1997, a meme has been travelling through the Internet that by somehow not buying gas on a certain day, the oil companies will somehow lower the prices. Called the "Great Gas Out" the idea is a one day boycott of gasoline. Actually, it isn't even a boycott, because a boycott means you stop using the product . Unfortunately, most of us can't stop using gasoline. With the Great Gas Out, the idea is to not buy gas on a certain day (March 14, 2011), and the proponents keep claiming that it "worked." The reality is that in the long view, it hasn't worked. Could the "Great Gas Out" actually work? Maybe, but only in the short term. | FuelTracker
BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill at the Oil Drum Overview - Especially for New Readers - Discussion Drumbeat The place most readers start is Drumbeat . Leanan puts up a list of news articles in every day. Many will be relevant to the oil spill and responses to it.
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Physlet Quantum Physics by Belloni, Christian, and Cox: Section 4.5 J. J. Thomson's experiment ( Section 4.4 ) resulted in a value for e / m (the ratio of the charge of the electron to the mass of the electron), but it took the Millikan's oil drop experiment to determine the value of the charge on the electron. This animation is a virtual version of the Millikan's experiment. 3 The experiment was based on balancing forces: the gravitational pull down on an oil drop and the electric force up on ionized particles. Below is a schematic of the apparatus.
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Russia gives NATO cold shoulder on Arctic militarization Published time: September 20, 2011 12:40 Edited time: September 21, 2011 16:20 Russia gives NATO cold shoulder on Arctic As the race to lay claim to the Arctic region and its huge oil reserves heats up, Russia tells the Western military bloc that its presence is not required. With Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expected to take part in an international forum devoted to the subject of Arctic transport routes, Russian special envoy Anton Vasilyev says that there are no problems in the Arctic to which a military presence would be a solution.
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OPEC recognises NTC as Libya representative - Africa The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has recognised the National Transitional Council as Libya's representative. The OPEC's recognition came after the United Nations approved a Libyan request to accredit envoys of the country's interim government as Tripoli's sole representatives at the world body on Friday. "OPEC will recognise the NTC ... and they will sit in the same chair," Abdullah al-Badri, OPEC's secretary-general, told the Gulf Intelligence energy forum in Dubai on Monday.
Published: Friday 30 September 2011 Contrary to the lurid predictions of declining U.S. oil production, disastrous dependence on foreign oil, and the need for new offshore drilling, the big crisis for the U.S. oil companies can be summed up in a single word that drives an oil executive to panic: glut. Resize Text + | - | R I've never believed in "peak oil." (The notion held with religious conviction by many on the left here, that world production is topping out — and will soon slide, plunging the world into economic chaos.) There's plenty of oil, with the constraints, as always, being the cost of recovery. ‘Peak Oil’ Takes A Deadly Blow
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Another mining company has its eye on the mineral wealth of the Patagonia Mountains. The Coronado National Forest has recently sent out a scoping notice that indicates it is considering a new request by a multinational mining firm to conduct an exploratory operation 10 miles south of Patagonia. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Login You have either been logged out due to inactivity or you have not logged in initially. The Bulletin : Australian firm looks to drill near Patagonia : Nogales International : Nogales, AZ
Hunt Oil knew KRG oil deal in disputed territory - Iraq Oil Report According to a State Dept. cable from Iraq, and despite the U.S. Embassy's warnings, the oil company of a George W. Bush intelligence adviser signed a Kurdish oil deal knowing the field was in disputed territory. Hunt Oil officials David McDonald and Mark Aertker (center left and right) survey the area around Ain Sifne in 2007 after the company signed a production sharing contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government.
PIPELINE SEC - 03OTTAWA334 This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 OTTAWA 000334 SIPDIS SENSITIVE STATE FOR EB/TPP/BTA EB/ESC/ISC (MCMANUS AND ERVITI), WHA/CAN (MASON AND RUNNING), OES/EGC (MIOTKE AND DEROSA), D/HS (OPTICAN) AND PM (MARKOFF) HOMELAND SECURITY FOR EPR (BROWN) DOE FOR INT'L AND POLICY (A/S BAILEY) AND IE-141 (DEUTSCH) DOE PASS FERC FOR KELLY AND LEKANG DOT FOR OFFICE OF PIPELINE SAFETY COMMERCE FOR 4320/MAC/WH/ON/OIA/BENDER PARIS FOR IEA E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: EPET, ETRD, EINV, CA SUBJECT: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION IN CANADA'S OIL AND GAS PIPELINE NETWORK SUMMARY/INTRODUCTION -------------------- 1. (U) This message is sensitive, but unclassified. Please handle accordingly. 2.
Leda Huta: Keystone Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane Into Extinction If you were to choose a route through which to move toxic, highly corrosive, sludgy crude oil, would you place it on the same narrow corridor used by one of the world's most endangered birds? The Canadian energy company TransCanada did and the Obama administration is on the verge of approving that absurd proposal. Migration Pathway -- From the US Fish & Wildlife Service If approved by the administration, the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline will move a half million+ barrels daily of Canadian crude 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada to the Texas coast as soon as 2013. TransCanada would like the world to believe that their pipeline is relatively safe, claiming just one predicted spill in the first 7 years. Yet, TransCanada's existing Keystone Pipeline has experienced 12 spills -- in just 12 months of operation.
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TransCanada Corporation is a major North American energy company based in Calgary, Alberta , developing and operating energy infrastructure in North America. Its pipeline network includes approximately 59,000 kilometres (36,661 miles) of pipeline and connects with virtually all major gas supply basins in North America . TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 355 billion cubic feet (1.01 × 10 10 m 3 ) of storage capacity. TransCanada also owns, or has interests in, approximately 10,800 megawatts of power generation. [ 2 ] TransCanada Corporation