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August 2, 2015

Using Sago Palm Waste to Absorb Oil from Spills

June 18, 2015 — Waste material generated by Malaysia’s sago palm industry has potential for use as an adsorbent for cleaning up oil spills, according to a new ... read more

Using Recovery Methods, Oil Production in Mexico Would Increase by Nearly 800 Thousand Barrels Per Day

May 25, 2015 — Mexico has a wide range of oil fields; however, most of them are mature which makes it difficult to maintain oil production. Given this, advanced and improved recovery methods should be implemented ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Before Deepwater Horizon, scientists didn't know that oil and marine snow had anything to do with each other. "Marine snow is like dust bunnies in the house," explained a research ... read more

Seafood Samples Had No Elevated Contaminant Levels from Oil Spill, Study Shows

Apr. 17, 2015 — Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, many people were concerned that seafood was contaminated by either the oil or dispersants used to keep the oil from washing ashore. A new study ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Researchers have determined the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine organisms such as oysters, conch, shrimp, corals as well as marine plankton (microalgae or phytoplankton, rotifers ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A mesh with a high-tech coating captures oil while water passes right through. With further development of this technology, the researchers say, "you could potentially catch an oil spill with a ... read more

Natural Oil Dispersion Mechanism Found for Deep-Ocean Blowout

Apr. 2, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind study observed how oil droplets are formed and measured their size under high pressure. They further simulated how the atomized oil spewing from the Macondo well reached the ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — Using advanced genomic identification techniques, researchers studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill on communities of beach microbes saw a succession of organisms and identified ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — Some 6 million to 10 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta, researchers have ... read more

New Contaminants Found in Oil, Gas Wastewater

Jan. 14, 2015 — High levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants, ammonium and iodide, have been documented in wastewater being discharged into streams and rivers from oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania. ... read more

Researchers Find Way to Turn Sawdust Into Gasoline

Nov. 25, 2014 — Researchers have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. These ... read more

Oct. 27, 2014 — Due to its unprecedented scope, the damage assessment caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been a challenge. One unsolved puzzle is the location of 2 million barrels ... read more

Clove Oil Tested for Weed Control in Organic Vidalia Sweet Onion

Oct. 9, 2014 — A study evaluated combinations of sprayer output volumes and herbicide adjuvants used with clove oil for cool-season weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion. Weed control was not consistently ... read more

Sep. 24, 2014 — From recreational boats and fishing vessels to commercial cruise ships and private marinas, a newly published study shows that oil discharges related to human maritime activity on the Canadian coast ... read more

Exxon Valdez 2014: Does Media Coverage of Humanmade Disasters Contribute to Consumer Complacency?

Sep. 16, 2014 — Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Americans found themselves cleaning up another giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in ... read more

Sep. 11, 2014 — A research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was ... read more

Sep. 10, 2014 — Gulf killifish biological responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill detected by researchers in the field are similar to those in controlled laboratory ... read more

Gulf Anglers Could Be Entitled to $585 Million After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Study Says

Sep. 9, 2014 — Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf. After a disaster such as an oil spill, trustees -- which could include federal, state ... read more

What Is the Economic Impact of Oil, Gas in West Texas?

Sep. 4, 2014 — The economic impact is felt in all industries that provide support, from drilling to housing and retail. This study provides estimates of the 2013 economic impact of the Permian Basin’s oil and gas ... read more

Wide Gap in Compensation from '07 South Korean Oil Spill

Sep. 3, 2014 — Scholars have found a considerable gap between the economic loss claimed by residents and the compensation they received after the Hebei Spirit oil spill. Only 11 percent of the claims were approved ... read more

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