Four energy giants update multi-billion dollar Alaska LNG development plans

An alliance of four energy companies has updated plans for a multi-billion dollar, ten-year liquefied natural gas megaproject that would take gas from Alaska’s North Slope for shipment to Asia through the oil port at Valdez. Three of the companies, Exxon Mobile, … Continue reading

Alaska governor meets with three energy CEOs to push North Slope LNG exports to Asia

Alaska Governor Governor Sean Parnell met with the chief executive officers from BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil on January 5, 2012, to discuss alignment between the three companies on commercializing the North Slope’s vast natural gas reserves. A news release … Continue reading

Who Are America’s Top 10 Gas Drillers? ProPublica

Energy Who Are America’s Top 10 Gas Drillers? by Nicholas Kusnetz ProPublica, Sep. 1, 2011, 4:12 p.m. ET Natural gas–often touted as an abundant, comparatively clean source of domestic energy–has come under intensifying public scrutiny in recent months, with U.S. … Continue reading

Micro organisms played key roles in Exxon Valdez, BP cleanup: study

Environment Link A study by the U.S. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is reporting that microbes, mostly  bacteria, but also archaea (single cell organisms without a cell nucleus) and fungi, played key roles in mitigating both the Exxon Valdez oil spill … Continue reading

No real need for pipeline between oilsands and West Coast: bureaucrat: Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun No real need for pipeline between oilsands and West Coast: bureaucrat A multi-billion dollar pipeline project that would link the oilsands region to the coast of British Columbia offers new export capacity that the Canadian industry does not … Continue reading

BP, ConocoPhillips Halt Proposed $35 Billion Alaska Gas-Pipeline Project: Bloomberg

Bloomberg BP, ConocoPhillips Halt Proposed $35 Billion Alaska Gas-Pipeline Project BP Plc  and ConocoPhillips dropped plans for a $35 billion Alaska natural-gas pipeline, once proposed to be the largest private construction project in U.S. history, because they didn’t get enough … Continue reading