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US shale growth will offset global production problems over the coming months, analysts say

August 15, 2018

A sustained upswing in U.S. shale growth is likely to offset global production problems over the coming months, energy analysts told CNBC on Wednesday. The mood music in the energy market has been heavily influenced by a flurry of demand-side […]


Yes, The U.S. Is The World’s Top Energy Producer

August 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last night President Trump spoke to business leaders at a dinner. Daniel Dale, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, posted several tweets about the dinner. In one, he wrote “Quick fact check: Trump spoke to business leaders for 14 […]


Offshore Wind Is Likely The Next Big US Renewable Sector

July 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

At this moment, 30 megawatts of offshore wind turbines are sending power to Narraganset Electric, the National Grid affiliate serving Rhode Island. They are the only offshore turbines in operation in the US, a pittance considering Europe is closing in […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

World’s First AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Reaches Full Power

August 16, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The world’s first AP1000 nuclear reactor—Sanmen 1 in China’s Zhejiang province—commenced 100% power operation for the first time on August 11, China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) said. Sanmen 1 was connected to the grid on June 30. Earlier this year, […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030

August 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Is Oil Majors’ Interest In Gulf Of Mexico Waning Thanks To U.S. Interior Department?

August 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

There is increasing evidence that the U.S. sector of the Gulf of Mexico is facing a decline in interest from oil and gas companies in the wake of more lucrative onshore shale basins stateside, Mexico’s shallow water plays and more […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

If Turkey Catches Pneumonia, Will The Oil Market Catch A Cold?

August 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Financial markets are being roiled by the collapse of the Turkish Lira, as President Erdogan does his impression of King Canute, trying to hold back a tide of bearish sentiment. Unfortunately for him, global markets are no more obedient than […]


News and Policies, World

European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While Solar Power Production Rises

August 14, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much of Scandinavia. Meanwhile, solar power plant operators are seeing increased […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Midwest Utilities Contemplate a Future Less Reliant on Coal

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The Midwest has long been a wind energy hub. Now, an increasing number of the region’s utilities are turning away from baseload coal and contemplating a future that relies heavily on clean energy. Utilities in states such as Iowa, Kansas, […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Lower-Emitting US Natural Gas Can Gain Export Markets

August 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

President Trump’s efforts to expand European imports of American natural gas thus far have consisted of tweeting and jaw-boning, approaches notably ineffective with EU allies whom he has sometimes cast as “foes.” Yet US gas does have a real competitive […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

US dollar strength could soon become an ‘unbearable burden’ on the oil market, analyst says

August 13, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The prospect of continued strength in the U.S. dollar over the coming months should constitute an even greater concern to bullish oil traders than an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, an analyst told CNBC on Monday. […]