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answer man dives into the story of the tidal basin’s bathing beach


while doing research about george marshall, i learned that he took daily swims in the tidal basin in the early 1920s, when he was aide-de-camp to gen. john pershing. it made me wonder if there was a time when swimming in the tidal basin was allowed. — tom bowers, ashburn, va.swimming in the tidal basin wasn’t just allowed. it was encouraged. in the early 1920s, many washingtonians eagerly anticipated the annual opening of the tidal basin to swimmers. then as now, washington summers were hot and steamy. a dip was one way to cool off. the tidal basin wasn’t created for recreational reasons, however. it was a result of the dredging that was done to create west and east potomac parks. the tidal basin is a reservoir with two sets of floodgates that open in turn as the tidal potomac rises ...






eastbound interstate 10 closed this weekend


drivers headed to louisiana for a weekend at the casino can bet on a slower exit from houston.crews will close eastbound lanes of interstate 10 at 9 p.m. friday so workers can rebuild the overpass at gellhorn, just inside loop 610, according to the texas department of transportation. the lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. monday.the work only affects the eastbound side of the freeway. because the eastbound shutdown is close to loop 610, the detour requires an out-of-the-way trip along the i-10 frontage road, and then south on loop 610 to turning basin drive. motorists can u-turn at turning basin and head north again to rejoin eastbound i-10.police and transportation officials will monitor traffic in the area, which is a major truck corridor for the region. for up-to-date traffic information, chec






body of man found in tidal basin


a man’s body was found saturday in the tidal basin, the d.c. police said. a d.c. police officer making checks near the inlet bridge found the body around 10 a.m., the police said. no cause of death was released for the man, who was identified as tafari jamal popo, 21. a police reported said he was identified through cards he was carrying. it was not clear how long he had been in the water. the inlet bridge is on the southwestern side of the basin and lets water into the basin from the potomac river.






western gas partners acquires delaware basin system


western gas partners will acquire 50 percent interest in a company that gathers natural gas in the delaware basin in exchange for $155 million in cash and one-third of western’s stake in two gathering systems in the marcellus shale.the deal, with williams partners, consolidates ownership of delaware basin jv gathering and helps western grow its gas gathering and processing capacity in the permian basin, western ceo don sinclair said in a statement.“the highly strategic transaction increases our exposure to the delaware basin, enables us to aggressively support our customers’ accelerating drilling plans, and advances our objective of providing sustainable distribution growth over time,” sinclair said.western gas partners is a partnership formed by anadarko petroleum corp.






ongc may shift proposed basin from tripura to assam


by: pti | guwahati | published:march 16, 2017 5:40 pm ongc’s north east operations is divided into two areas –assam shelf from jorhat to duliajan and assam fold belt from silchar to agartala.state-owned ongc may shift its proposed new basin to cachar in assam from agartala, where initial work had already begun last year. the ongc board is likely to take a decision on the upcoming second basin of north east in the next six months. “cachar has lot of accrues, but the area is less explored. so we are looking at the possibility of setting up the basin in cachar and may shift it from agartala,” ongc director (onshore) ved prakash mahawar told pti.he, however, clarified that no final decision has been taken yet on shifting the proposed basin to assam. asked by when a decision is exp...






carrizo to snap up land in delaware basin


photo: courtesy image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1the southern delaware basin.the southern delaware basin. photo: courtesy carrizo to snap up land in delaware basin1 / 1back to gallerycarrizo oil & gas plans to snap up land in the most active u.s. oil play for $648 million in cash.the houston oil company's pending purchase of 16,488 net acres across the delaware basin in reeves and ward counties in west texas will steer some of carrizo's financial resources away from the eagle ford basin in south texas, where it has its largest operations.the deal with the seller, midland-based exl petroleum management, is expected to close in mid-august. carrizo said it planned support the purchase by selling about $250 million in new shares and increasing its non-core asset sales to...






taking issue with basin project column


i was not surprised to read ian "all development is good" warden's article in the sunday canberra times in which he praised the plans for west basin, which will see the basin partly filled, the water's edge concreted, and the existing parklands covered in home unit developments.he is, after all, the man who castigated the residents of yarralumla for opposing the initial plans for the brickworks site that would have seen a hill levelled, a road grid imposed, 1800 dwellings squeezed on to the site, and the heritage structures abandoned.what was particularly sad about warden's article was that he was ecstatic about the opportunity to let his new dog frolic in the water elsewhere on the lake's edge — an experience he will be denied on west basin if the ill-considered plans come to frui...






cherry blossom tracking: saturday’s peak bloom caps a strange season on the tida


the cherry trees at the tidal basin have reached peak bloom, march 25. (kevin ambrose)to track the blossom bloom, every week i’ll post a photo of the cherry tree (above) at the tidal basin as we transition from winter to spring. this is the sixth and final post in the series. here’s the post from week one, the post from week two, the post  from week three, the post from week four, and the post  from week five.peak bloom arrived at the tidal basin on saturday afternoon, according to the national park service. there was noticeable freeze damage visible in at least half of the yoshino cherry trees, but the bloom still looked good.we’ve had the most bizarre, semi-frozen and out-of-sync bloom at the tidal basin in recent memory, perhaps in the history of the cherry trees which we...






u.s. rig count falls for first time in five months


photo: brittany sowacke image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3it has become increasingly difficult to find new oil field workers in the permian basin. it has become increasingly difficult to find new oil field workers in the permian basin.  photo: brittany sowacke image 2 of 3lilis energy, inc. is a san antonio-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in the permianâ’s delaware basin and in the denver-julesburg basin. seen here is lilis' bison #1h well which started producing oil on jan 19, 2017 lesslilis energy, inc. is a san antonio-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in the permianâ’s delaware basin and in the denver-julesburg basin. seen here is lilis' bison ... more pho...






cherry blossom tracking: tidal basin trees are already in the third bloom stage


a morning view at the tidal basin on march 4. inset shows a close-up of the developing buds, and the background shows a wide view of the tidal basin with a cherry tree and the jefferson memorial. (kevin ambrose)to track the blossom bloom, every week i’ll post a photo of the cherry tree (above) at the tidal basin as we transition from winter to spring. this is the third week of such posts. here’s the post from week one and the post from week two.based on what we’re seeing, the cherry trees at the tidal basin have reached the third stage of development. yes, it’s still just the first week of march, but the majority of the trees were in the “florets extended” stage, the third stage out of six, as of monday morning.but in reality, there are vast differences in bud and blossom ...






ongc gets environmental clearance for drilling in kg basin


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 27, 2017 1:40 pm ongc has been operating in the krishna godavari (kg) basin for the past more than 35 years.related newsstate-owned oil and natural gas corporation (ongc) has received environmental clearance for drilling five wells to explore shale gas and oil in the kg basin of andhra pradesh at an estimated cost of rs 217 crore. ongc has been operating in the krishna godavari (kg) basin for the past more than 35 years. the exploratory efforts so far have led to the discovery of 65 small-to-medium sized hydrocarbon fields with about 356 million tonnes (oil and oil equivalent gas) of initial in-place on-land reserves.the current production of oil and gas is 750-800 tonnes per day and 2.5-3 million cubic metres of gas, respectively, from various fac...






houston’s hi-crush partners buying permian basin sand co.


houston-based hi-crush partners will buy the permian basin sand co. for $275 million to beef up its sand reserves to service rapidly growing drilling activity in west texas.hi-crush is one of the biggest oilfield services business in providing sand to the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking process. massive amounts of sand are pumped into the wells to help fracture the shale rock and release hydrocarbons.virtually sold out of sand in the first quarter of this year because of increased activity, hi-crush is acquiring permian basin sand’s 1,226-acre sand reserve with more than 55 million tons of sand.“location is critical, and nobody will be closer or better positioned to efficiently serve the permian basin,” hi-crush ceo robert rasmus said in a prepared statement.most of hi-crush’s ex...






war of words in gujarat assembly: congres, bjp spar over kg basin expenditure


by: express news service | gandhinagar | published:february 23, 2017 4:44 am krishna-godavari basin.members of the treasury benches and opposition congress had a bitter exchange of words during the question hour of the gujarat assembly when a question on gas exploration and commercial gas production from krishna-godavari (kg) basin by gujarat state petroleum corporation (gspc) was taken up. it, eventually, resulted in speaker adjourning the question hour minutes before it was scheduled to get over.the starred question was raised by congress mla from viramgam tejashree patel. she had sought to know the status of commercial gas production from kg basin and the amount, so far, incurred by the state government on gas exploration there.the question was taken up following interesting turn o...






we checked on the cherry blossoms tuesday during the storm. it doesn’t look good


snow, sleet and freezing rain accumulated two inches at the tidal basin on tuesday morning. (kevin ambrose)to track the blossom bloom, every week i’ll post a photo of the cherry tree (above) at the tidal basin as we transition from winter to spring. this is the fourth week of such posts. here’s the post from week one, the post from week two and the post from week three.the cherry trees at the tidal basin are nearing peak bloom, but a period of intensely cold weather on the heels of our recent nor’easter has endangered the bloom. overnight temperatures in the low 20s will test the resilience of the developing blossoms. we’ll have to wait until later this week or weekend to assess the damage.the majority of the cherry trees at the tidal basin are at stage four, peduncle elongation...






we checked on the cherry blossoms tuesday during the storm. it doesn’t look good


snow, sleet and freezing rain accumulated two inches at the tidal basin on tuesday morning. (kevin ambrose)to track the blossom bloom, every week i’ll post a photo of the cherry tree (above) at the tidal basin as we transition from winter to spring. this is the fourth week of such posts. here’s the post from week one, the post from week two and the post from week three.the cherry trees at the tidal basin are nearing peak bloom, but a period of intensely cold weather on the heels of our recent nor’easter has endangered the bloom. overnight temperatures in the low 20s will test the resilience of the developing blossoms. we’ll have to wait until later this week or weekend to assess the damage.the majority of the cherry trees at the tidal basin are at stage four, peduncle elongation...






we checked on the cherry blossoms tuesday during the storm. it doesn’t look good


snow, sleet and freezing rain accumulated two inches at the tidal basin, tuesday morning. (kevin ambrose)to track the blossom bloom, every week i’ll post a photo of the cherry tree (above) at the tidal basin as we transition from winter to spring. this is the fourth week of such posts. here’s the post from week one, the post from week two, and the post from week three.the cherry trees at the tidal basin are nearing peak bloom, but a period of intensely cold weather on the heels of our recent nor’easter has endangered the bloom. overnight temperatures in the low 20s will test the resilience of the developing blossoms. we’ll have to wait until later this week or weekend to assess the damage.the majority of the cherry trees at the tidal basin are at stage four, peduncle elongation....






man dies after being pulled from the water on rottnest near the basin


a man in his 60s has died on rottnest island near the basin - a popular swimming spot between the main settlements at thomson and longreach bays.rottnest police said officers were called to the beach around 2:25pm on wednesday afternoon after the man was spotted in trouble in the water. file photo - the basin on rottnest. photo: suppliedpolice said the man in his 60s was pulled out by the officers, but was unresponsive.local emergency services attempted to revive him, but he was declared deceased.police said the family of the man are at the scene.inquiries are continuing by rottnest police and a report will be prepared for the coroner.






guest column: fab lab to train next generation


by cedric bleimlingone of the most productive oil fields in the u.s. over the last century has the potential to hit major pay dirt once again – with the federal government estimating that 20 billion barrels of unconventional oil resides in the midland basin of west texas. the oil is in shale that only recent techniques in modern drilling have made possible to reach.cedric bleimling is the director of the permian basin fab lab.for the permian basin, the discovery holds the promise of another boom for this part of texas, where generations have found good-paying work in the energy industry. we need to make sure people are ready for these jobs and other jobs of the future. but what we’re finding is a technical and skills gap in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.data fr...






permian basin again surges in rig count


the permian basin almost single-handedly led another big jump this week in the amount of rigs actively drilling for oil and gas. west texas’ permian saw 12 drilling rigs added to the oil patch this past week. that compares to the nation’s overall addition of 15 rigs, including 10 seeking oil and another five primarily drilling for natural gas, according to weekly data from the baker hughes services firm. despite the permian’s big gain, texas only saw a net gain of seven rigs. that’s because the panhandle’s granite wash basin lost four rigs and south texas’ eagle ford shale lost a single rig. the only other state with a notable ...






answer man sings a swan song for the tidal basin’s swan boat


in the early 1960s, i had a job driving the swan boat around the tidal basin. it was perhaps 40 to 50 feet long, with a large swan figurehead and bench seats accommodating about 60 people. we picked up passengers from the floating dock where the pedal boats were rented, made a loop around the perimeter of the basin — past the cherry trees, japanese memorial lantern and jefferson memorial — before returning to the same dock. i was employed by a ben hall who held a contract with government services inc. i’ve often wondered what happened to the swan boat.— jim caskey, rockville, md.answer man has foundered in his attempts to discover what became of the very last swan boat. gsi — now known as guest services inc. — has no record of when the boat took its final voyage. nor was the n...






answer man sings a swan song for the tidal basin’s swan boat


in the early 1960s, i had a job driving the swan boat around the tidal basin. it was perhaps 40 to 50 feet long, with a large swan figurehead and bench seats accommodating about 60 people. we picked up passengers from the floating dock where the pedal boats were rented, made a loop around the perimeter of the basin — past the cherry trees, japanese memorial lantern and jefferson memorial — before returning to the same dock. i was employed by a ben hall who held a contract with government services inc. i’ve often wondered what happened to the swan boat.— jim caskey, rockville, md.answer man has foundered in his attempts to discover what became of the very last swan boat. gsi — now known as guest services inc. — has no record of when the boat took its final voyage. nor was the n...






marathon oil to buy permian basin acreage for $700 million


marathon oil corp. says it will pay $700 million for 21,000 net acres in the northern delaware basin in new mexico, its second deal in the region in less than two weeks.the houston driller said tuesday the all-cash transaction brings its footprint in the permian basin to more than 90,000 net acres. the land deal with private fort worth driller black mountain oil & gas and others is expected to close in the second quarter.oil wells on the property currently pump about 400 barrels of oil equivalent a day, but marathon estimates the land has some 550 million barrels of oil equivalent in total resource potential, the amount of oil and gas the company believes it can extract profitably.the company said the acreage has at least six different target layers of oil-soaked rock and 5,000 feet of so-






marathon oil to buy permian basin acreage for $700 million


a marathon oil drilling rig. (houston chronicle)marathon oil corp. says it will pay $700 million for 21,000 net acres in the northern delaware basin in new mexico, its second deal in the region in less than two weeks.the houston driller said tuesday the all-cash transaction brings its footprint in the permian basin to more than 90,000 net acres. the land deal with private fort worth driller black mountain oil & gas and others is expected to close in the second quarter.oil wells on the property currently pump about 400 barrels of oil equivalent a day, but marathon estimates the land has some 550 million barrels of oil equivalent in total resource potential, the amount of oil and gas the company believes it can extract profitably.the company said the acreage has at least six different target






jorhat basin has 10 million tonne oil reserve: ongc


by: pti | guwahati | published:march 10, 2017 7:33 pm in tripura, there are gas reserves and 3-d survey has been initiated in two wells in north tripura. (representational image)the total reserve of the ongc’s jorhat basin has been estimated at ten million tonne oil, a company official said here today. the daily production is around 350 to 400 tonnes and so far more than 90 per cent of the estimated target of .96 million tonnes for 2016-17 has been achieved, ongc director (onshore) v p mahawar told reporters here. “after a considerable time of nearly three years, we have found reserves during exploration in the safiayum and dayalpur areas of jorhat basin and production began in the last two months,” he said. asked about exploration in nagaland, which has been halted due to oppos...






oil india makes oil discovery in assam basin


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 6, 2017 8:01 pmtop newsoil india ltd, the nation’s second largest explorer, on tuesday said it has made an oil discovery in the baghjan area of upper assam basin. “the well south baghjan-2 encountered multiple sands in narpuh and lakadong+therria formations. on testing, a 15 meter thick sand at a depth of 4154 meters produced oil at the rate of 100 cubic meters per day,” the company said in a statement.the discovery was made in the baghjan petroleum mining lease (pml) in the upper assam basin. “presently, the well has been put on regular production,” the company said adding further appraisal of the discovery is planned that is likely to enhance the oil and gas production. oil had also made 10 discoveries in its operational areas of assam ...






where have drilling costs dropped the most? midland basin, of course


the costs of producing oil in the major u.s. shale fields have dropped by almost half over the past two years, but none as much as west texas’ midland basin, a part of the prodigious permian.drillers in the midland, the eastern section of the permian basin, used to produce oil for about $71 a barrel, according to a new report by the norwegian energy research firm rystad energy. last year, that cost dropped by half, to $36 a barrel.more than half of that savings — 57 percent — comes from lower drilling prices, as operators have squeezed oil field service companies during the two-year-old oil-price crash, rystad said. efficiency improvements have cut another one-quarter of the costs.and the last one-fifth come from a practice known as “high-grading,” when oil companies move drillin...






kg basin: two factors that made reliance industries, bp go in for huge investmen


new delhi: reliance industries and bp plc’s $6-billion investment announcement on thursday was prompted by the rare opportunity to develop their gas fields at rock-bottom costs and sell the output at market rates, putting the spotlight back on the krishna-godavari basin block that once seemed to be fading in the priorities of india’s richest man. the timing of the development is significant as the new output will begin in 2020 and triple in 2022, which a morgan stanley report said is “close to end of the global gas glut”. global gas prices tumbled in recent years because of the glut, discouraging fresh investment. the companies will also gain from premium prices allowed for challenging fields, which currently works out to $6.2 per unit, more than double the rate for output from nor...






permian basin again surges in rig count


the permian basin almost highhandedly led another big jump this week in the amount of rigs actively drilling for oil and gas.west texas’ permian saw 12 drilling rigs added to the oil patch this past week. that compares to the nation’s overall addition of 15 rigs, including 10 seeking oil and another five primarily drilling for natural gas, according to weekly data from the baker hughes services firm.despite the permian’s big gain, texas only saw a net gain of seven rigs. that’s because the panhandle’s granite wash basin lost four rigs and south texas’ eagle ford shale lost a single rig. the only other state with a notable gain was oklahoma, which added four rigs.the total u.s. rig count is now at 839 rigs, up from an all-time low of 404 rigs in may, according to baker hughes. ...






permian basin again surges in rig count


the permian basin almost single-handedly led another big jump this week in the amount of rigs actively drilling for oil and gas.west texas’ permian saw 12 drilling rigs added to the oil patch this past week. that compares to the nation’s overall addition of 15 rigs, including 10 seeking oil and another five primarily drilling for natural gas, according to weekly data from the baker hughes services firm.despite the permian’s big gain, texas only saw a net gain of seven rigs. that’s because the panhandle’s granite wash basin lost four rigs and south texas’ eagle ford shale lost a single rig. the only other state with a notable gain was oklahoma, which added four rigs.the total u.s. rig count is now at 839 rigs, up from an all-time low of 404 rigs in may, according to baker hughe...






analysis: oil-rich texas really isn't the new saudi arabia


photo: getty images/istockphoto image 1of/12captioncloseimage 1 of 12due to the oil and gas industry, there is a frenzy of activity across the 12-plus-county area known as the permian basin, in which midland is a regional hub.due to the oil and gas industry, there is a frenzy of activity across the 12-plus-county area known as the permian basin, in which midland is a regional hub. photo: getty images/istockphoto image 2 of 12a baker hughes walking rig, so called because it's equipped to move among well sites, works in the permian basin of west texas.a baker hughes walking rig, so called because it's equipped to move among well sites, works in the permian basin of west texas. photo: baker hughes image 3 of 12a pumpjack looms over a worker at a linn energy site in ...






multiple tornadoes hit the d.c. area thursday. we have video evidence.


ryan lyk captured what appears to be a small tornado over the potomac river near the washington tidal basin during april 6 storms in the region. (ryan lyk)on thursday, multiple squall-line tornadoes spun up in the d.c. area, leaving behind sheared roofs and scores of downed trees. [clean up in aftermath of severe storm and two tornadoes, cherry blossom trees damaged] the national weather service has confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down, one in southeast washington and one in herndon, va.we believe at least one more occurred between the tidal basin and the h street corridor in the district, and possibly several others.in addition to the two tornadoes it has confirmed, the weather service is assessing damage near the tidal basin to determine whether a tornado, in fact, occurred. and






westpac's stance on coal is 'disappointing': pm


prime minister malcolm turnbull says coal has a big role to play in australia's energy future, and he's disappointed that westpac has turned its back on the adani mine and others in queensland's galilee basin."i am disappointed that westpac has made that decision. i think these projects should be examined on their merits," mr turnbull told reporters in townsville on monday. westpac says it won't back coal mines in the galilee basin. photo: robert roughwestpac ruled out supporting the adani mine and others in the galilee basin under its new climate change action plan announced on friday, in a move savaged by resources minister matt canavan as anti-development.mr turnbull echoed those sentiments on monday, saying: "coal has a big role to play for a very long time"."the idea tha...






sangli: 107 villages join hands to rejuvenate agrani river basin


written by garima mishra | pune | published:april 1, 2017 5:09 am in the last four years, as many as 27 check dams have been built under the agrani river basin rejuvenation project.sangli, a drought-prone area, witnesses scanty rainfall almost every year. the average annual rainfall of the area, which falls in the rain shadow region, is around 350-450 mm. as the area is located on an acute slope, the rainwater flows away. the villagers’ only source of water is agrani river, a tributary of krishna river that extends across 107 villages, which are part of five talukas in sangli district. in 2013, to address the water woes of the area, the district administration of sangli, jal biradari, an ngo, and the residents of 107 villages joined hands to rejuvenate the agrani river basin.earlier...






farmers rattled as adani coal mine granted unlimited water access


the proposed adani coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater by the queensland government in a move farmers fear will allow it to drain huge amounts of water from the great artesian basin.according to a copy of adani's water licence obtained by fairfax media, the $16 billion carmichael mine merely needs to monitor and report the amount of water it extracts with a permit that runs until 2077. adani's giant coal mine in the galilee basin aims to export mainly to india. photo: nytthe mine, the biggest of nine proposed for the galilee basin west of rockhampton, can conduct its own review of its groundwater model without independent or government oversight. there are also no impact levels specified that would trigger a halt to mining, with the company able to ...






qgis - how to show nested polygons?


i am working with qgis and in particular with river basins. if you see my picture below, each label shows a particular basin but actually only the biggest is shown (because i think its area covers the areas of the smaller ones).e.g. 4103600 is the largest basin and its boundaries are shown correctly, but within it there are 7 more nested basins (i.e. 4103631, 4103650, 4103615, 4103610, 4103750, 4103751 and 4103570).how can i show all the basins' boundaries (i.e. nested and non-nested) with qgis?i believe there should be a trick for doing so but i don't know which one!






don’t accord clearances to mekedatu project: palaniswami to centre


by: pti | chennai | published:july 5, 2017 10:24 pm tamil nadu chief minister k palaniswami. (file photo)related newsthe tamil nadu government today asked the centre not to accord any clearance to projects taken up in the cauvery basin until all the issues related to the sharing of river waters are settled.citing media reports that karnataka had approached the central water commission seeking technical clearance for the mekedatu dam project, chief minister k palaniswami requested union water resources minister uma bharti not to approve such proposals.“i request you to kindly issue instructions to the officials concerned not to accord techno-economic clearance to mekedatu or any project in the cauvery basin till the concurrence of all the co-basin states is obtained,” he said in a ...






state senate candidate's firefighter ad misleading


frank schmuck, state senate candidate for legislative district 18(p o: frank schmuck/special for the republic)the media: digital billboard.who said it: team schmuck, frank schmuck’s paign.party: republican.the race: state senate, legislative district 18.the comment: “firefighters vote schmuck for arizona senate”.the forum: paign advertisement.what we're looking at: whether state senate candidate frank schmuck has been endorsed by arizona firefighters.analysis: candidates frequently promote their endorsements in paign advertisements. and the endorsement of firefighters, because of their largely positive public image, are often sought after.the ad at issue appeared on a digital billboard in tempe, near the intersection of interstate 10 and u.s. 60. it stated “firefighters vote schmuck for ar