Archive for February, 2015
Climate change evaporation may lead to change of ecosystem that does not accumulate carbon By Helen Metella for the University of Alberta U of A study shows climate change may contribute to making peatlands less able to store carbon. A University of Alberta Faculty of Agriculture, Life, Environmental Sciences researcher in wildland fires has helped show that […]
Greg Poelzer argues for Norwegian sovereign wealth fund for Canada, Max Fawcett says model won’t work Should Canada and Alberta have Norwegian sovereign wealth fund style investments? In a new study, Saskatchewan academic Greg Poelzer argues in the affirmative, but energy journalist Max Fawcett tells Beacon Energy News that Alaska is the better model. Poelzer is the author […]
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19 cars carrying oil caught fire during West Virginia train derailment Fires burned for hours Tuesday after a West Virginia train derailment sent fireballs into the sky and threatening the nearby water supply. One hundred and nine tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm alongside a West Virginia creek. Hundreds of families were evacuated and […]
Quantum has expanded and now offers its service in the Permian Basin Oil wells – particularly horizontal mutli-fracked wells – often experience abnormal production declines and need to be cleaned out. Quantum Downhole’s patented JetVak vacuum system keeps wells producing longer and at higher rates compared to conventional wellbore clean out systems, says president Steve Winkler. Quantum’s competitive advantage is a […]
EnviroVault’s innovation is to place recessed chambers inside oil storage tanks Leaky oil storage tanks are a problem in the Canadian energy industry. EnviroVault of Calgary has a solution that stops spills, saves money, and improves onsite security. The EnviroVault solution is simple: Place a recessed chamber inside the storage tank. Basically, creating a warm sealed […]
Environmental group says RCMP are exaggerating threat from anti-petroleum extremists An RCMP report obtained by Greenpeace says Canada’s intelligence groups consider anti-petroleum extremists a threat to critical energy infrastructure, including pipelines. “There is a growing, highly organized, and well-financed anti-Canadian petroleum movement that consists of peaceful activists, militants, violent extremists who are opposed to society’s reliance […]
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Imbiber Beads may be just what industry needs for oil spill response in face of environmental opposition A technology to clean up oil spills is slow taking off in Canada, despite ever higher public concern about pipeline oil spill response, but the makers of Imbiber Beads hope that situation is about to change. Imbiber Beads are tiny plastic […]
Alberta Geological Survey investigating Fox Creek earthquake Alberta NDP MLA Brian Mason is calling for a “robust, science-based examination” after the 4.4 magnitude Fox Creek earthquake Jan. 22, which may be linked to hydraulic fracturing in the area. That examination is already underway, as Beacon Energy News reported Friday. Mason, the MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, issued a press […]
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