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What Is The Real Cost Of Bottled Water?

Posted By Kaveh in Miscellaneous

As John McCain and Hillary Clinton tell Americans tales of a gas tax holiday to relieve us of a whole 20 cents per gallon this summer (we're paying more than four dollars anyway) it's probably worth discussing one of the other reasons that gas is so darn expensive…

Of course, the reason is demand. Although developing countries such as China and India take the blame, there are other forces at w -

American Oil Companies Settle Claims In MTBE Leak Cases

Posted By Kaveh in Water Quality

About a dozen of the nation's largest oil companies agreed to pay $423 million in cash to settle litigation with 153 public water providers in 17 states that sued over groundwater contaminated by the gasoline additive MTBE.

The companies also agreed to pay cleanup costs that arise in the next 30 years. Terms of the deal were submitted for court approval Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in -

A win for the water of Suffolk County, New York

Posted By kevinthemann in Miscellaneous

Critics of the Suffolk County Legislature like to say it's too quick to sue. But it sued the oil industry for fouling our water with the oxygenating gasoline additive MTBE, and now it gets the last laugh. Most of the defendants have agreed to settle. The county itself will get only about $1 million, but the Suffolk County Water Authority is getting $73.4 million.

That will help clean Suffolk's -

Bush approves water recovery bill

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

The bill signed by President Bush directs the Interior Department to assess the feasibility of recovering and cleaning up the millions of gallons of water that are reinjected into the ground or disposed of during oil and gas development.

The water's fate has become contentious as natural gas development has increased in the Rockies. Large volumes of water are pumped out during coal-bed methane -

Water: The petroleum for the next century?

Posted By kevinthemann in Planning and Management

A catastrophic water shortage could prove an even bigger threat to mankind this century than soaring food prices and the relentless exhaustion of energy reserves, according to a panel of global experts at the Goldman Sachs "Top Five Risks" conference. -

Untapped Energy From Oil Flare-offs Can Be Used To Release Water Locked In Gypsum

Posted By Kaveh in Miscellaneous

Gypsum, a rocky mineral is abundant in desert regions where fresh water is usually in very short supply but oil and gas fields are common. Peter van der Gaag of the Holland Innovation Team, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has hit on the idea of using the untapped energy from oil and gas flare-off to release the water locked in gypsum. -