Why top treating isn’t always a good idea for wind turbines

Top treating is the practice of adding new additives to existing oil. Once condition monitoring detects a depletion of (more…)

Oil prices hit two-month high

Oil prices rallied to a two-month high at the start of the week, amid possible sanctions against Venezuela and positive US data.

WTI crude futures briefly exceeded the (more…)

Exploring oil production in Qatar

The State of Qatar is a sovereign nation located on the Qatar Peninsula that juts out from the north-eastern side of (more…)

The recent history of wind power

We pick up our look at wind power through the ages in October 1973, when the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries announced an (more…)

New report finds onshore wind could trump Hinkley for efficiency

New analysis by engineering consulting firm Arup has come to the conclusion that onshore windfarms could be built at around the same cost as new gas power stations and roughly half as much as the new (more…)

The early history of wind power

Wind power may be on the rise, but it’s not something new. People have been harnessing the power of the wind in one form or (more…)

Scotland’s floating wind farm begins to take shape

The world’s first floating windfarm is beginning to become a reality off the north-east coast of Scotland. One of the giant floating turbines has been put into position, while the remaining four are still awaiting transportation from a (more…)

Shell Marine selected to provide lubrication solutions to Hong Kong ship

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), a leading container shipping and logistics service company based in Hong Kong has appointed Shell Marine to supply its integrated services, including lubrication, for the (more…)

Slowdown in US shale production helps strengthen oil market

According to Baker Hughes, the US rig count rose by only two to 765 in the week ending July 14, representing the slowest pace of growth since November last year.

The news enabled Brent Crude to (more…)

Nigeria willing to accept production caps, but not quite yet

Nigeria has signalled a willingness to accept production caps as part of its commitment to OPEC.

Emmanuel Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Oil Minister, was (more…)

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