Month: October 2017

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How drones are aiding the energy sector

Nicholas Newman Eniday October 2017 Drones play a vital role in many parts of the global energy sector… They are used to inspect and assess the condition of assets, such as energy distribution networks, power plants, pipelines and rigs. They are replacing humans in a variety of dangerous tasks, thus reducing risk […]

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Turning Shipping Green

Turning Shipping Green

By Nicholas Newman energy journalist and copywriter www.nicnewmanoxford.com Under The International Maritime Organization’s regulations, ships built after 2025 will be 30 percent more efficient, with better engines, cleaner fuels and smarter speed management. In anticipation, ship designers, builders and engine manufacturers are currently working on improving energy efficiency with a new engine, […]

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How Monitoring Detects Pipeline Issues

The world’s pipelines are vital energy corridors which link oil and gas fields to customers. At one large end of the spectrum, the 760-mile (1,222-km) Nordstream1 natural gas pipeline is the longest subsea pipeline in the world with an annual capacity of 55 Bcm. There is also the West-East Gas […]

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How climate change could impact the Nile

At 4,180 miles, the river Nile is the longest river in the world and lies at the heart of the cradle of civilization. Today, it is the main source of water for people of the lower Nile basin countries of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia… A case in point is Egypt, which […]

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Evolving in the new energy era

Nicholas Newman Energy Focus October 2017 Energy companies are operating in a fast-changing environment, in which new sources of fuel are beginning to become price competitive, fossil fuels are facing tougher environmental regulations and there is a real  prospect of slowing demand for their products. This feature looks at how […]

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