World’s first floating windfarm now online

The Hywind project has recently come online off the coast of Aberdeenshire, potentially providing sufficient power for over 20,000 properties. (more…)

Microsoft strikes deal with GE to buy windfarm power

In a deal with General Electric (GE), Microsoft has committed itself to buying all the power from the new Tullahennel windfarm, which is currently being built in County Kerry, Ireland.

The electricity will be (more…)

Spectro Scientific announces new software and companion kits

Version 11 of the software for the MicroLab oil analysis system has been announced by Spectro Scientific, in addition to the release of some new companion kits.

The new software features an (more…)

US rig count falling but production still rising

In a sign that the US shale boom may be running out of steam, the US rig count dropped by four in the week ending October 6.

There are now 936 oil and (more…)

Shell seeks new investors for billion-pound windfarms

The Independent reports unnamed sources as saying that Shell and its partners, Mitsubishi and Dutch energy company Eneco, are seeking to (more…)

Libyan oil production set to rise

Bloomberg reports an unidentified source as saying that oil production is set to recover in Libya as its Sharara field restarts. Production was (more…)

Renewables generate almost a third of UK electricity

A government statement has revealed that renewable energy has reached a new record by generating 29.8% of the UK’s total electricity in the (more…)

Top tips for slideway oil selection

To maintain machine tool accuracy and productivity, it’s vital to minimise friction in slideways and prevent wear. This can be a (more…)

Saudi Arabia hints at possible extension to supply cut deal

Speaking to Reuters on October 26, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia signalled his country’s determination to (more…)

Chevron to pour $4bn into Permian Basin

Speaking at the S&P Global Platts APPEC conference held in Singapore, Ryan Krogmeier, a senior Chevron executive, has indicated that (more…)

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