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The world's deepest oil well is over 40,000 feet deep

In the world's deepest gold mine, workers will venture 2.5 miles (4 km) below the Earth's surface to extract from a 30-inch (0.8m) wide vein of gold-rich ore.<p>While these depths are impressive, mining is limited by the frailty of the human body. Going much deeper would be incredibly dangerous, as …

HP Envy Curved All-in-One PC

Whether you’re an Apple fanatic or not, it’s hard to argue with the fact that they make some seriously sexy hardware. But as the world waits for …

The Oil Rally Analyzed Through The Offshore Drilling Industry

<i>Image: "Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the</i> …

Please Enjoy This Supremely Awesome Video of Giant Metal Parts Being Forged Inside a Factory

I don’t think you need any convincing to watch all that happens inside Kihlberg Steel AB, a forging factory that does things like ring rolling, …

African adventures you must have in your lifetime – including the paradise islands tourism forgot

Funky Old Medinas: a slow trip through Morocco's Imperial Cities

Souks, snakes, mosques and a bit of baking. Graeme Green gets to know the 4 Imperial Cities of Morocco (Marrakech, Fez, Meknes and Rabat) on a …

Travel Photography

7 mountains that (almost) anyone can climb | Adventure Sports Network

There is a perception that mountain climbing is a dangerous, difficult endeavor that pushes climbers to the very limits of their physical and mental …

Cliffhanger: a white-knuckle adventure in the Italian Dolomites

‘Not more dangerous, only more difficult,’ is Michael’s response when I ask whether the rain that continues to fall will make our climb more dangerous. Despite being fluent in several languages, my mountain guide is a man of few words.<p>We’re standing in a small car park in the Alta Badia valley, …

Loneliness

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10 Things to Know Before You Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Photo by Yoni Lerner/Flickr<p>View of Mount Kilimanjaro from nearby Mt. Meru<p>Africa’s highest mountain may be a popular hiking destination, but it’s no …

Making a Bow and Arrows from Scratch

I've been mildly obsessed with YouTube's "Primitive Technology" channel for almost a year now. In it, an unnamed man in Far North Queensland, …

Breaking News, Sport, Features and Video

News HuffPost<p>PM avoids defeat on key Brexit vote<p>Last minute concessions to rebel Tory MPs see May live to fight another day... but at what …

Woman’s Epic Climbing Journey Captured in Spectacular iPhone Film

RYOT, in association with Apple, has captured one of the most captivating, moving, stunning short documentaries you will see this year, or possibly …

Land Navigation: How to Orient With a Map & Compass | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness Land Navigation Manual. In Part I, we covered how to properly use a compass, how to shoot your bearings, and the …

17 charts that show just how scary Amazon's $275 billion business really is

Most people think of Amazon as an online shopping store, but it's actually much more than that.<p>Over the past 22 years, Amazon has turned itself into a $275 billion juggernaut that sells everything from cloud-computing services to its own hardware gadgets.<p>These 17 charts show just how scary its …

Opinion: The most unlikely stock market winners: oil companies with little debt

Stocks of oil-related companies with little debt that we listed Jan. 11 have greatly outperformed the S&P 500 Index. With another earnings season …

Oil & Gas Industry

Govt approves licence extension for 28 oil and gas fields; Cairn's Rajasthan block bypassed

The Cabinet approved extending licences of 28 small- and medium-sized oil and gas fields, but there was no decision on Cairn India's prolific …

In Houston, oil workers may face the ax but employment still grows | News Home | Reuters

BAYTOWN, Texas (Reuters) - Plunging energy prices robbed the Texas economy of an estimated 60,000 jobs last year, as oil and gas companies put the brakes on production and slashed investment, throwing engineers and geologists out of work.<p>A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas, in this …

Imperial Oil unveils plans for $2-billion Cold Lake oil sands project

Imperial Oil Ltd. has unveiled plans for a $2-billion oil sands project that it says will harness new technology to cut costs and lower carbon emissions, a sign that the industry's biggest players are making plans to revive growth despite sputtering crude prices.<p>Imperial, which this week sold about …

IEA: Oil is finally coming out of a 'long, dark tunnel'

Oil prices have crashed from highs of more than $100 a barrel in mid-2014 to as low as $27 in January, wiping out more than 70% of the commodity's value.<p>But prices have started to recover over the past month, this week passing above $40 a barrel for the first time in 2016.<p>The IEA says this slight …

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The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies

From Exxon to Rosneft to Petrobras, here are the world's biggest oil and gas companies -- and the people who control them. (With data from WoodMackenzie.)

Today's Stock Market News and Analysis from Nasdaq.com

Oil giant opens world's largest solar desalination plant. Solar wins, even in Saudi Arabia

Due for completion in 2017, the desalination plant being built in Al Khafji, Saudi Arabia will supply 100,000 with clean water every day an…

Chevron Shifts Focus To Shale, Brownfield Opportunities

Base and short-cycle spending accounted for 40% of Chevron’s capital program in 2015. That will grow to 45% this year, 60% in 2017 and 65% in 2018 as …

Oil & Gas Industry

Billion-dollar gas plant approved for Dawson Creek area

A partnership involving Veresen Inc. (TSX:VSN) and Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) that has already committed $1.5 billion to two new gas processing plants in …

Iraq's oil and gas sector projects top $90bn

Ongoing infrastructure projects could well see Iraqi exports rise beyond 4mn bpd over 2016.<p><b>Iraq remains the Gulf’s third-largest project market with</b> …

Oil

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd to drill Beetaloo in second quarter

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd (LON:FOG, CVE:FO) said it expected drilling at its Beetaloo basin project in Australia to start in the second quarter of this …

Why Africa?

Africa: too big to ignore<p>Africa is hugely diverse.<p>It is also the world’s second largest – and second most populous – continent: one into which the …