Elgin Gas Leak In Scotland’s North Sea is Finally Stopped After Nearly Two Months

May 16, 2012 by  
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The French energy giant Total announced today that it has finally stopped the natural gas leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea, 150 miles off the coast of Scotland. The Elgin leak, which started March 25, released gas at a rate of 7 million cubic feet a day at its peak and led to an evacuation of its workers amid fears of an explosion . The leak has cost the company $3 million a day and could deny the United Kingdom as much as six percent of its natural gas supplies this summer. Read the rest of Elgin Gas Leak In Scotland’s North Sea is Finally Stopped After Nearly Two Months Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elgin leak , Elgin platform , Gas Leak , natural gas leak , north sea , north sea gas field , oil and gas , total , total gas , united kingdom

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Gorgeous Historic Church Transformed into Modern Residence near Adelaide, Australia

May 16, 2012 by  
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Honda Unveils the UNI-CUB, a Self-Balancing Personal Mobility Device

May 16, 2012 by  
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Honda has announced the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device, an electric, self-balancing, weight-shift controlled vehicle which is set to compete with devices like the Segway . The major difference between the Segway and the UNI-CUB is the fact that it features a more comfortable design that allows the rider to sit down. Designed for “harmony with the people,” the UNI-CUB also offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking. Read the rest of Honda Unveils the UNI-CUB, a Self-Balancing Personal Mobility Device Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green transportation , Honda , Honda U3-X , Honda UNI-CUB , personal electric vehicle , personal mobility device , personal transportation , segway

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Fears of Explosion Increase at North Sea Gas Leak

March 29, 2012 by  
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Worries over the possibility of an explosion at Total’s Elgin platform in the North Sea have led the French oil and gas giant to send fire-fighting ships to the gas extraction well. Experts who worked on the Deep Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have now been asked to come to the area as an exclusion zone was established around the platform located 150 miles off the coast of Scotland. Read the rest of Fears of Explosion Increase at North Sea Gas Leak Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Elgin platform , exclusion zone , explosion , gas extraction , Gas Leak , Greenpeace , north sea , oil and gas , Scotland , total

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Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

March 29, 2012 by  
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On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Texas ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and scolded the agency for rejecting state pollution controls. Federal regulators had claimed that the Texas codes fell short of meeting requirements of the Clean Air Act , but in a 32-page written opinion, Judge Jennifer Elrod of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a George W. Bush appointee chastised the EPA for taking four years to review the Texas permits. Because federal regulators took longer than the statutory deadline of 18 months, the court ruled that the EPA must review the permits again. Read the rest of Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals , air pollution , clean air act , coal , coal-fired power plants , emissions , environmental protection agency , epa , greenhouse gasses , Jennifer Elrod , texas , Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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