Category: Oil Spills

Keystone XL Pipeline Deal Rejected By President Obama

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Deal was denied by President Obama, who, acting on a recommendation from the State Department on Wednesday, denied the permit for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal, which would have linked a vast oil deposit in Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. In defense of his actions of …

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Asian Oil Takeover? PetroChina Buys Out MacKay River Oil Sands Project In Canada

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Asian oil takeover? PetroChina became the first Chinese state-owned company to wholly own MacKay River Oil Sands Project in Canada, a Canadian oil sands development after agreeing on Tuesday to buy out its partner’s stake in a newly approved project for $680 million Canadian dollars and $674 million US dollars. Calgary-based Athabasca Oil Sands Corp …

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Oil Spills – Worst Oil Spills List Man Made Disasters List Part 4

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Oil spills are one of the worst man-made disasters when it comes to both man and animals as well as the environment. The oil is released in the form of liquid petroleum hydrocarbons. These spills typically are caused by man made errors or carelessness, and have a devastating effect to the local environment, especially when …

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