Category Archives: Oil

Gas Hydrate Desalination

Interesting way to desalinate salty water. Gas hydrate consists of only water and a gas, such as methane, the stuff of natural gas. When hydrates form, salts and other impurities are left behind. Hydrates were formed from water and carbon … Continue reading

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This fire initially was the biggest fire ever in the world. But every day we exceeded those numbers…

Al Jazeera reports on US witness claims BP gas explosion cover-up. Full article with video here.

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Oil Conversion

Here are some handy oil conversion numbers: one tonne of crude oil approximately 7.3 barrels of crude oil about 307 U.S. gallons of crude oil one barrel of crude oil 42 U.S. gallons of crude oil 159 liters of crude … Continue reading

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$1.4 Million X Prize Challenge

X Prize announced a $1.4 million prize in a year-long competition to develop new, more effective methods of cleaning up oil on ocean surfaces. The prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt and the new technology must improve by at least … Continue reading

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Oil Spewing from Well Near Louisiana Marsh

Reports out that a tug boat hit an oil well off the coast of Louisiana shooting oil twenty feet into the air. The tug boat hit the well before dawn. The tug boat captain immediately notified officials, and another boat … Continue reading

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New Oil Spill in China

The cost of increasingly risky means of obtaining oil is epitomized by the BP oil spill. We risk destroying our planet’s eco-system by not seriously embracing alternative forms of energy. China recently experienced its largest oil spill ever reported along … Continue reading

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Subsidizing Renewables: Why this is important

The truth exposed by the BP oil spill is how damaging oil use can be for our environment and planet. It’s tough to see the impact of climate change because of its small, subtle changes over many years. Seeing wildlife … Continue reading

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Oil Freezing Temperature

Oil freezes -18 Celcius (motor oil), diesel -30 C, Cuide Oil -31 F (-35 C) Kind of temperatures you’ll get with dry ice (-78°C) or even liquid nitrogen (-196°C) Olive oil: 6C (refrigerator temp) Sunflower oil: 17C Aviation gasoline: -60C … Continue reading

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