20 Nov '12, 12pm

On Our Radar: Cuba's Oil Hunt: A third exploratory drilling operation fails to yield bounty.

On Our Radar: Cuba's Oil Hunt: A third exploratory drilling operation fails to yield bounty.

November 20, 2012, 7:38 am On Our Radar: Cuba’s Oil Hunt By THE NEW YORK TIMES Reuters The Scarabeo oil rig, glimpsed off the coast of Havana earlier this year. Cuba’s third attempt to drill a deepwater oil well has ended without success. Underlining the dimensions of the country’s energy challenge, the $750 million oil rig that spent much of this year plumbing the Straits of Florida and Gulf of Mexico was the only deepwater platform in the world that can drill in Cuban waters without running afoul of American sanctions. [National Geographic] Chasing a nascent market that could be worth billions of dollars, companies race to find ways to recycle the water used in hydraulic fracturing . While the recycled water so far cannot be cleaned sufficiently for drinking or irrigating crops, it could be reused to frack additional wells, reducing the costs of securing and disposing of...

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