Statoil changing name to reflect new energy focus


The name Equinor is formed by combining “equi,” the starting point for words like equal, equality and equilibrium, and “nor”, signaling a company proud of its Norwegian origin, and who wants to use this actively in its positioning.
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New Chevron Phillips Chemical ethane cracker begins operation


Chevron Phillips Chemical has begun operating what it bills as one of the largest, most efficient ethane crackers in the world along the Texas Gulf Coast. Company CEO Mark Lashier says the U.S. shale revolution created the need for the facility.
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Hourglass plans first Colorado frack sand operation


Hallador Energy Co. is turning its coal mining expertise towards the frack sand industry. The Denver-based coal mining company that operates in Indiana and was formerly an E&P, is looking to turn $4 million into an in-basin frack sand operation.
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Dinosaur-era volcanic ash linked to shale oil and gas formation


Geologists at Rice University in Houston believe that the formation of U.S. shale oil and gas plays is related to ash deposits from thousands of dinosaur-era volcanic eruptions. Their study was recently published in Nature's Scientific Reports.
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Liberty provides first update as public frack company


In its first earnings call as a public company, Liberty Oilfield Services' executive team explained its recent accomplishments, expectations for full-year 2018 and the general state of the frack market.
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Bakken frack sand provider expands through $15M acquisition


Texas-based Smart Sand Inc. is expanding in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil play. After announcing the processing capacity expansion of its Oakdale, Wisconsin frack sand mine early this year, Smart Sand will spend $15 million in the Bakken.
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