Almost everyone from the consumer to the giant oil company is tired of the very high crude oil prices seen now for over a year.  For consumers it’s a drain and a competitor to other disposable income purchases.  For oil companies the high prices over a long time sets up an expectation that rises will […]

Researchers have developed a new Metal Organic Framework (MOF) that might provide a better and cheaper method for separating the different hexane molecules of gasoline.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) measurements help to explain how the MOF works. The new MOF was created in the laboratory of Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry […]

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) released the newest oil and gas resource assessment of the Williston Basin for the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana.  The new reserve in the Williston is an assessment for the Three Forks Formation in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.  Together it’s a two-fold increase in the […]

The free market of high oil prices for the past few years has made a Renaissance in this country for crude oil.  With no help and lots of barriers and new expenses the oil industry has powered right on lifting the U.S. to producing nearly 7 million barrels a day and going over and more […]

University of Illinois (UI) researchers have developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that more effectively scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels than traditional materials. Sulfur is the chemical element that made acid rain such a nasty event downwind from coal and oil burning facilities.  When burned sulfur is reformed into toxic acids that persist a short […]

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