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Texas moves ahead on discharging oil wastewater, even as EPA balks

30/06/2020

Environmental officials in Texas and other western states are moving ahead on plans to allow oil and gas companies to treat drilling wastewater and discharge it into rivers and streams, even as the Trump administration balks at endorsing the practice amid widespread questions about public health effects.

Americas

Report: US hydraulic fracturing demand expected to bounce back

19/05/2020

Demand for hydraulic fracturing services in shale plays across the United States is expected to reach rock bottom in May and stay low in the summer before a recovery begins in the fall, the Norwegian global energy research firm Rystad Energy reported.

Americas

Earnings down 22% in 2019 for Texas-based Valero Energy

31/01/2020

Valero Energy Corp. said Thursday it finished 2019 with earnings of $2.4 billion, down more than 22 percent from the prior year, which the company attributed to higher prices it paid for sour crude and high gasoline inventories.

Americas

Oil and gas industry works to increase awareness of human trafficking

14/01/2020

Ataria Malveaux was 18, just out of high school, when she fled a chaotic family life in Houston for the promise of making quick money in Dallas. She soon discovered her would-be employer was a pimp; only the help of another woman allowed her to escape forced prostitution.

Americas

Ineos to expand Texas petrochemical plant

10/07/2019

The petrochemical giant owned by Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe  is expanding its Chocolate Bayou chemical plant in Texas to tap into a fast-growing ethylene oxide market.

Americas

As Oxy acquisition looms, Anadarko workers drown sorrows, update resumes

07/06/2019

The Refuge Bar & Bistro, just a short walk from Anadarko Petroleum's headquarters, is becoming a place for Anadarko workers to drown their sorrows as they update resumés and contemplate the future of The Woodlands without its flagship employer, which recently agreed to be acquired by Occidental Petroleum.

OTC

Delegates leave OTC with a smile

10/05/2019

For dozens of north-east delegates attending this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, the trip was the place to tout for international business and make invaluable contacts.