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2011-10-04 09:10:14

A new study explains how DNA was used to identify microbes present in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated the region last year.

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2011-08-16 08:59:25

Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels.

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2011-04-17 07:33:21

A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures.

2011-04-14 15:33:22

Scientists have discovered a method to control the gas-phase selective catalytic combustion of methane, so finely that if done at room temperature the reaction produces ethylene, while at lower temperatures it yields formaldehyde.

2011-04-14 07:15:00

HOUSTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices all along the U.S. petrochemical chain moved higher during the first quarter of 2011, but none more dramatically than ethylene, according to PetroChem Wire (PCW), a daily U.S. petrochemical industry newsletter.

2011-04-05 05:00:00

HOUSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today announced an expansion program to include increasing the ethane-based ethylene capacity at Lake Charles, LA, and the evaluation of expansion options and the upgrade of ethylene production facilities at Calvert City, KY in order to capitalize on new low cost ethane and other "light" feedstocks being developed in North America.

2011-03-28 07:30:00

TULSA, Okla., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement to produce up to 17,000 barrels per day (bpd) of ethane and ethylene for NOVA Chemicals Corporation in Alberta, Canada. Williams plans to invest CA$311 million to expand its two primary facilities in Alberta to support the new agreement.

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2011-02-14 07:35:00

A new University of Georgia study that is the first to examine comprehensively the magnitude of hydrocarbon gases released during the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil discharge has found that up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons were emitted into the deep ocean.

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2011-02-03 15:05:00

Every day is a bad-air day on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.


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Saturn's Moon Titan
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...

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