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My Turn: Cracks in the door

...Texan lightly-processed, ultra-light oil, known as condensate, to the Swiss...domestic capacity to refine such light oil. Should the crude oil export ban...continue to typically demand that light oil producers sell their product at a...
CCTHITA: Burglars stole $20K worth of items, caused Tuesday fuel leak

...the Mendenhall River. All 250 gallons is not coming into the reactors at once. Plus, he added, diesel is a "pretty light oil" compared to other oils and absorbs easier. It's likely that once the wastewater that contains the oil is discarded...
Drink to your health

...the prickly plant, from tea to oil to ointment.There was tea to share, it was lightly flavored and had a sheen of a light oil, and, a member of the ginseng family, it is said to lower blood sugar levels - Watanabe recommended only taking a small...
Alaska Digest

...said. A well drilled in the Spark area discovered on Alaska's North Slope in 2001 released condensate, a sort of very light oil. A 2002 test well into the same rock layer in an area called Lookout nine miles away hit oil. A comparison is complicated...
Overlooked 'heavy oil' may be in North Slope and Alaska's economic future

...addition to being difficult to get out of the ground, it is also difficult to ship. The best way is to dilute it with lighter oil, but as Prudhoe Bay and other huge fields age they're producing less oil. Soon, there may not be enough light...
Indictments may be downfall of tax

...gross tax, Stedman said, is that it taxes the heavy, viscous oil at the same rate it taxes the easy-to-recover light oil. That might lead oil companies to abandon marginal heavy oil fields, said Stedman, co-chairman of the powerful Senate...
'Heavy oil' may be future for North Slope

...traditionally more expensive to extract and refine than light oil," said Robert Dillon, an energy spokesman for Sen...environmental footprint might be smaller than expanding for more light oil, said Pam Miller, an Arctic specialist at the Northern...
State faces long road to 1 million barrels

...Estimates suggest vast stores of remaining oil and gas on the North Slope alone. While a focus has been on conventional, lighter oil, there is also, by one estimate, perhaps 20 billion barrels of known resource in heavy or thick oil in the region...

...can't stop the decline, we are producing a diminishing resources as you know ... but we can substantially change the inflection of the curve and we can move into some of the areas of viscous, heavy oil and the more isolated light oil."
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Warning issued about oil shipped from ND, Mont.

...great danger, medium danger or minor danger.Officials have now gone a step farther, declaring that the Bakken's light oil - extracted from shale formations through the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" - may be...


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