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As U.S. shale oil activity surges, sand could be in short supply

Demand for frac sand has surged in recent weeks as U.S. producers rush back to the oil patch, stoking concern that supplies of the key component of drilling may not be able to keep up with demand later this year, industry professionals said.<p>The growing appetite for frac sand comes as oil producers …

7 Good Energy Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

Retirement investors should be focusing on these steady energy stocks ... because they're among the very few options you can actually depend …

These 11 Canadian oil stocks are poised to pop

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Canadian oil stocks poised to pop on Middle East production news.<p>After a two-year policy of allowing the market to determine crude prices, there are signs that Saudi Arabia may be willing to install a floor under oil prices in the near future. Last week, Saudi Minister of …

Scientists Have Created Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

Self-healing buildings.<p>Most people would admit that concrete's not the most exciting concept, but concrete with added bacteria that repairs itself …

The Problem With Reinforced Concrete

By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in …

UVic scientists developing smart cement that heals, seals cracks

Scientists at the University of Victoria are working to cement their lead in making so-called "smart concrete" that heals and seals cracks, greatly reducing potential infrastructure disasters and extending lifespans of buildings and structures.<p>Civil engineering Prof. Rishi Gupta says his department …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Tutorials

Where To Get 13% To 17% In Dividends

<i>Disclosure: I own shares of NAT and CMRE</i><p>When thinking of high dividend paying stocks, the first sector that comes to mind is the utility sector.<p>The problem, however, is that this trade is too obvious, and therefore, too crowded.<p>Another sector that comes to mind is the energy sector.<p>Unlike the …

Warren Buffett's $1 billion bet on oil

Oil prices have plunged this year, but Warren Buffett isn't scared. He's bet nearly a $1 billion on the sector since the start of the year.<p>That's how much Phillips 66 stock Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) has bought since Jan. 3, according to company filings, the most recent of which was made …

Investing

This Simple Tip to Learn Maths Equations Actually Works

The answer is at your fingertips.<p>There are lots of different strategies for maximising your learning potential, but one of the easiest study-boosters …

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

This Could Be A Good Moment To Buy Natural Gas Stocks

In the last month or so a kind of stealth move has been taking place in an unlikely energy commodity.<p>Natural gas, the poster child for overproduction …

What's Really Going On At Fukushima?

Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible <i>Doctor Who</i> monster encounter in deep</b> …

The Best Stocks to Invest in Natural Gas

If you're looking for the best stocks for investing in natural gas, you have a lot of choices. Here are a few that bear taking a closer look at.<p>Did …

7 Oil and Gas Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

The oil and gas sector is still trying to find its footing after oil fell precipitously from $100 to under $50. Many big and small energy players …

10 Surprising Unknown Stories About The Titanic

For more than a century, the tragic story of the RMS <i>Titanic</i> has gripped the imagination of the world. Yet there are many crucial details of that …

What if oil prices never bounce back?

A new analysis outlines how oil prices could remain well below $100 a barrel for the next two decades. But if we have learned anything over the past …

EPA chief says Keystone Pipeline wouldn't be climate 'disaster'

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told a Washington audience on Monday that building the contentious Keystone XL pipeline from …

Climate

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

Urbanization

Decline of US Shale Plays Not Clear Cut as Oil Price Stays Low

Ever since the oil price decline began in earnest back in July 2014, popular discourse has suggested US shale plays would be in deep trouble. Despite protestations to the contrary, other global producers are often accused of trying to stifle the American shale bonanza, and in some cases with good …

These Charts Show Clearly Why Oil Prices Crashed

The geopolitics of oil are complicated, but last year's oil crash isn't. There's one reason above all others for the drop in prices: The U.S. oil …

Oil up 3 percent on weak dollar, speculative buying, Yemen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil settled up about 3 percent on Wednesday as a weak dollar, fighting in Yemen and speculative buying boosted crude prices in spite of U.S. inventories building to record highs for an 11th week.<p>The Bashneft-Novoil oil refinery is seen at sunset outside Ufa, Bashkortostan, …

Whiting Petroleum Buys Time To Survive Oil Blowup

Timing hasn’t been Whiting Petroleum’s strong suit. The shale oil driller agreed to buy debt-laden Kodiak Oil and Gas when oil was near its $100 highs over the summer, only to see its shares routed by a swift 50% drop in the price of the commodity. But now, after a failed effort to sell itself, the …