Federal scientists at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Nova Scotia) are studying the behaviour of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands when it spills into the ocean. They’re finding it poses real challenges for any cleanup. “It is to a certain degree tougher to work with than conventional oil,” says Thomas King of the […]
Rob chats with Mark Stephens about how they test new spill detection technologies for innovators and stakeholders.
Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust — Russia has, too. […]
When it comes to oil and gas spills Colorado is on the way to a record breaking year. To date there have been 467 spills of varying sizes in the the state. The high was set last year at 575. At a rate of two a day this year that number could be easily topped. […]