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Timmy Hill leaks oil on track, takes out leaders Chastain and Briscoe in Alsco 300

Late in Monday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Timmy Hill blew up, which left oil on the track and forced leaders Chase Briscoe and Ross Chastain into the wall.

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Sinking oil demand, drop in prices put U.S. fracking activity on track for a record monthly decline: report

Offshore oil drillers have started to shut off wells in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. U.S. fracking activity, meanwhile, is poised to suffer its largest-ever monthly drop in April, according to a recent …

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Danish EV Sales 2019 — Finally Back On Track After 5 Years Of Standing Still!

The 2019 trend that led to record sales of plug-in vehicles is most certainly not going away any time soon: Denmark is jumping on the electric wagon, for real this time

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How to track a typhoon: The forecasters on the front line of extreme weather – CNN

How to track a typhoon: The forecasters on the front line of extreme weather  CNN

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From the Himalayas to Antarctica, how this Vista firm helps researchers track water quality worldwide

The recent success has been driven by a couple of factors. Precision Measurement Engineering, or PME, launched the most budget friendly sensor on the market for measuring dissolved oxygen in water …

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Amateur meteorologists can track extreme weather with WeatherCAN app – CNET

Amateur meteorologists can track extreme weather with WeatherCAN app  CNET

The app for Canadian weather adds more accurate radar to better predict incoming weather.

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4 Permian Drillers to Track on Possible Oil Spurt

The probable crude recovery in 2019 could ramp up drilling and fracking activities in the Permian Basin by … be able to carry significantly higher volumes of Permian oil to the Gulf Coast and export …

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Global Warming Still On Track For 4°C Despite Strong Carbon Prices, According To Schroders

Power plant and visible emissions (optimist.com)The cost of carbon in Europe has soared to its highest levels for almost a decade but it has not been enough to slow the pace of global warming, according to Schroders’ latest Climate Progress Dashboard update, which remains on track for 4°

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Tesla On Track To Pass Porsche In Annual Vehicle Sales In 2018

Tesla’s vehicle prices are aimed straight at the heart of luxury vehicles built and sold by the big German auto manufacturers. Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi have all been taken on very directly with Tesla’s vehicles. Surprisingly, they have yet to really respond with any vehicles that can fight back against the onslaught

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Permian Basin on track to rival OPEC nations

The Permian Basin in West Texas is on track to produce more oil within five years than any OPEC nation except Saudi Arabia, positioning the Texas Gulf Coast to rival the Persian Gulf when it comes to oil and gas activity.

Crude volumes from the Permian will more than double by 2023, making the region the world’s third-largest producer after Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to the research and consulting firm IHS Markit. Most of that oil is headed to refineries and ports near Houston and Corpus Christi, as U.S. crude exports are expected to surge to nearly 5 million barrels a day by 2023, up from more than 2 million today.

“In the past 24 months, production from just this one region — the Permian — has grown far more than any other entire country in world,” said Daniel Yergin, IHS Markit vice chairman.

The comeback of the Permian, which today accounts for more than half the nation’s active oil drilling rigs, is among the the most remarkable stories in the industry’s history. At the beginning of the decade, the aging oil field was struggling with declining production. But advances in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling pioneered by Houston companies such as EOG Resources, have tapped massive reserves of previously inaccessible oil and gas.

By 2023, the shortage of pipelines to move oil, gas and natural gas liquids to Gulf Coast markets and beyond is expected to be alleviated by multibillion-dollar projects now underway or planned. Oil, petrochemical and liquefied natural gas companies are investing billions of dollars to process and export petroleum from the Permian and other shale plays, which, according to the International Energy Agency, has made the Gulf Coast a global trading center as vital to world’s energy needs as the Straits of Hormuz, through which tankers filled with Middle Eastern crude travel to the world’s markets.

Near Corpus Christi, for example, the Houston exploration and production company Occidental Petroleum, is continuing to expand its crude export terminal at Ingleside. In 2017, Texas accounted for three-fourths of U.S. crude exports, which recently hit a weekly record in May of 2.6 million barrels a day.

IHS Markit estimates that $308 billion in new spending is required to drill more than 40,000 new wells in the Permian needed to meet its projections. That’s more than double the $150 billion invested there from 2012 to 2017. The report also assumes that oil prices will continue to average at least $60 a barrel.

Oil settled in New York Thursday at $66.89 per barrel.

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