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Vietnam Government Issues Decree Against Illegal Drilling

Vietnam’s government has issued a decree against illegal oil and gas exploration in its waters in the South China Sea. The government is threatening fines and property seizures for violators, regardless of whether they are Vietnamese or foreign entities. The highest fine possible is between 1.8 billion Vietnamese dong (roughly $78,000) and 2 billion dong


Saudi Aramco Announces New Oil and Gas Discoveries

Saudi Arabia’s state oil company has discovered two new oil and gas fields in the northern part of the country, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman. The fields’ reserves have yet to be established accurately, but they are both already producing gas, condensates, and oil. One of the fields, Hadabat


Exxon’s Imperial Shuts Oil-Sands Mine After Pipeline Spill

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Imperial Oil shut down its oil-sands mine after a spill from a pipeline that supplies diluent to the operation, adding to the woes of Canada’s beleaguered energy industry. Imperial announced the ramp-down of its Kearl mine in northern Alberta on Wednesday, following a leak Saturday that led Inter Pipeline Ltd. to shut


Storm Knocks Out U.S. Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

An offshore natural gas pipeline that serves four major U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platforms remained out of commission on Monday, pipeline operator Enbridge Inc said, following Hurricane Laura’s destructive path through the area. Energy companies continued to inspect and restart offshore operations while damage assessments onshore were hampered by power outages. In Lake Charles,


Court Rejects Bid to Halt Kinder Morgan Gas Pipeline

A nearly-complete $2.3 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from West Texas shale fields to the U.S. Gulf Coast can move ahead, a U.S. judge in Austin, Texas, ruled on Friday, rejecting an environmental group’s effort to halt the project. Sierra Club in April challenged federal approval of the 428-mile (689 km) Kinder Morgan Inc


Education and the Oil & Gas Industry

In every classroom you can find essential equipment and tools made from petroleum products. Here are just a few examples of how oil and gas fuel education. School Supplies Many of the items students use in the classroom have their beginnings in the oil and gas industry: glue, paints, plastics, calculators, and even the computer


Wind Erosion & Pipelines

Over the past 30 years, Submar has been the leader in pipeline erosion control, helping many companies working with oil and gas pipelines with their pipeline exposures and streambank stabilization concerns. One of the many ways Submar has helped companies is with its onshore and offshore articulated concrete revetment mats, but we know pipelines don’t