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Exxon adapts to light crude refining in Texas, could more follow?

Exxon Mobil will extend the capacity for processing light crude at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery in order to capitalize on U.S. production. United Press International reported that Exxon intends to increase production capacity by roughly 6 percent (20,000 barrels per day) in order to take in more crude produced by the regional shale sector. “This project will grow our capacity ...

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New nanotech can identify oil underground

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Scientists have announced the creation of a new device that will be able to distinguish between sweet and sour varieties of crude oil while they are still in the ground. A Rice University team led by synthetic chemist Dr. James M. Tour has developed the nanoreporter, a microscopic carbon-based implement that detects for sour ...

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