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Major oil pipeline leaks more than 7,000 gallons of crude oil into Ohio nature preserve

By Edward McAllister (Reuters) – A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday. Between 7,000 and 10,000 gallons (26,000-38,000 liters) of sweet crude leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve about…

Scientists cut million-year natural process to convert algae into crude oil to about an hour

Engineers have sped up a naturally occurring process to make crude oil from algae from about a million years to just minutes. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory pumped a slurry of wet algae into a chemical reactor, which then subjects the biological material to very…