New Tests Ordered on Crude by Rail

February 26, 2014By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

US regulators reacted to the string of recent crude by rail accidents yesterday by ordering that companies shipping crude out of North Dakota’s Bakken fracking fields must undertake extensive testing for signs of dangerous volatility.

Dolofudge: Canada’s New Tar Sands

July 8, 2013By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Canada is looking to exploit a sludgy bitumen like substance, called Dolofudge, located near the tar sands. The Canadians are saying the region could contain some 500 billion barrels of Dolofudge– more than the combined recoverable reserves of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.