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Side Effect of Rising Oil Drilling: Indigestion for Gas Frackers

June 13, 2018

Higher oil prices are helping many American shale drillers. But they are hurting companies that frack for natural gas. As companies respond to rising oil prices by drilling more for it, they often unearth gas as a byproduct. That has […]


A Costly, Deadly Obsession With Coal

June 6, 2018

President Donald Trump’s efforts to revive coal mining have been criticized as picking winners. Actually, it’s more like picking losers: coal has become a sunset industry as cleaner energy sources rapidly get cheaper. If Mr. Trump succeeds at reversing the […]


It’s Been a Pretty Good Year So Far for Solar Stocks

May 30, 2018

Wall Street could be forgiven for having doubts about the solar market last year. On the residential side, a string of bankruptcies and withdrawals cast doubt on the prevailing business model. Utility scale companies had to contend with the unwelcome […]


News and Policies, World

Enbridge starts natural gas pipeline construction at US-Mexico border

June 14, 2018

Via: Energy Global

Reuters are reporting that Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. started construction of the offshore border crossing section of its US$1.6 billion Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline between Texas and Mexico, according to a US federal filing made available on Wednesday. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

World Sets New Oil Production Record

June 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

This week the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy was released, which covers energy data through 2017. It is the definitive source for global energy production and consumption figures, and a primary source of data for numerous companies, government […]


News and Policies, U.S.

President Trump Tweet-Targets OPEC Again, But Why Now?

June 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Early this morning, President Donald Trump tossed out another tweet targeting OPEC for what he considers to be an unduly-high price of crude oil , saying: “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” This tweet […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia’s oil output spikes ahead of OPEC’s decision on production caps

June 12, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Saudi Arabia opened the taps in May, increasing its oil output ahead of a critical meeting of crude-producing nations that will determine whether it’s time to unwind a deal to limit production. The Saudis reported the supply spike following reports […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gas prices remain steady with average of $3.01 per gallon

June 11, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. has remained relatively steady for the past three weeks with a national average of $3.01 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that a drop in […]


News and Policies, World

Uneconomic Coal Could Be Squeezed Out Of European Union Power Markets By 2030

June 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Deteriorating economics and stronger climate policies are squeezing European Union coal generation like a vise grip, closing power plants and threatening huge stranded asset costs. The symbolic beginning of the end for EU coal generation came in April when the […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Solar Competition Is Putting $3 Million Behind Innovation in Manufacturing

June 8, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing. The contest includes a series of three prize rounds designed to develop new products to be […]