Latest Hydrocarbon Stories
Saturn's giant moon Titan hides behind a thick, smoggy atmosphere that's well known to scientists as one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system.
Measurements taken by a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists show that a newly created material has the ability to separate closely related components of natural gas from one another, a task that currently demands a good deal of energy to accomplish.
A new type of hybrid material developed at the University of California, Berkeley, could help oil and chemical companies save energy and money – and lower their environmental impacts – by eliminating an energy-intensive gas-separation process.
When scientist David Valentine and colleagues published results of a study in early 2011 reporting that bacterial blooms had consumed almost all the deepwater methane plumes after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill, some were skeptical.
Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels.
A new computer model of the Gulf of Mexico in the period after the oil spill provides insights into how underwater currents may have primed marine microorganisms to degrade the oil.
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