January 2, 2021 archive

Energy news in brief

** Iraq’s military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf two days earlier. No group has claimed responsibility for placing the mine. ** Gazpromneft, the oil subsidiary of Russia’s natural gas giant Gazprom, opened a venue for cryptocurrency mining on …

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West Texas earthquake swarm puzzles scientists

  Last week’s swarm of earthquakes in West Texas has scientists wondering whether oilfield drilling activity is the cause, much as the quake activity in Oklahoma drew notoriety in recent years until regulators took steps to reduce their numbers. It was New Year’s Eve when a 4.0 magnitude earthquake near Stanton, Texas, a small tow …

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