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Category: Conventional Fuels


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Needs Truth, Not Truthiness

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Leonard Pitts, Jr. posed a thought-provoking question in the Miami Herald last week – ‘When the history of this era is written, who’ll be to blame?’ Although blaming the school system for not teaching critical thinking, or the Alex Jones’ […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Putting Safety First For Oil And Gas Workers

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to the safety of oil and gas workers, nothing can be left to chance. It is not just the high-profile major incidents but the day to day healthcare of workers that needs to be managed. Moreover, this […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

Forecasts Of Peak Oil Demand Overstated

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

There will come a time in the future when oil demand stops growing, but recent forecasts putting that date in 2023, five years from today, should be viewed with skepticism. Long-term forecasts about oil market behavior are notoriously wrong and […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA highlights nuclear’s role in combating climate change

September 17, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The report, Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, was published last week and has been updated from the last report released in 2016 “to include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link between energy production and climate change”. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Oil Will Remain A Large, Viable Industry

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

In the previous article, I discussed the natural gas projections from the recent report Rivalry: The IHS Markit View of the Energy Future (2018-50). IHS Markit is a provider of global market data for a number of sectors, including energy. […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hurricane Florence No Problem For Nuclear Power Plants

September 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Hurricane Florence, a potentially devastating Category 3 to 4 hurricane is on track to make landfall in the Carolinas sometime within 24 hours after this morning, Thursday, September 13. With winds up to 130 miles per hour, Florence could be […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC sees global oil supply as robust, demand growth revised a touch lower

September 12, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Despite fears of disruptions to global oil supplies and curbs on production, major oil producing group OPEC sees global oil supplies as fine – it’s demand that should be worrying people. The 15-member OPEC said Wednesday in its latest monthly […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Trump’s sanctions on Iran could push oil prices above $100 per barrel

September 11, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy industry, when they come into effect in November, could potentially drive oil prices above $100 per barrel, according to an industry expert. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures traded at about $68 per barrel […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural gas will overtake oil to become North America’s ‘single largest energy source’ this year, risk management firm says

September 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil will be toppled as North America’s primary energy source this year, according to risk management firm DNV GL, with natural gas and electrification set to reshape the region’s energy future. The Norway-headquartered firm said Monday that overall energy demand […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gas needs to work for its long-term sustainability

September 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

The mood music is upbeat. Just 18 months ago the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market was depressed, anticipating an extended period of oversupply. But things haven’t played out quite like that, and prices have staged a strong recovery. The market […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute – MIT Urges Measures to Grow Nuclear’s Vital Climate Solution Role

September 5, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

In a world that will increasingly need to make deep reductions in carbon emissions to mitigate the impacts of climate change, nuclear energy’s main value its massive potential to decarbonize economies must not be allowed to slip away, a new […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Oil And Gas Sector Needs To Innovate And Adapt Without Losing Focus

August 31, 2018

Via: Forbes

Every two years the great and the good in the oil and gas industry congregate in the southern Norway town of Stavanger for the ONS exhibition. This year’s event attracted 1,124 exhibitors from 37 countries visited by more than 65,000 […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Trump’s Tariffs Raising Costs For The U.S. Oil And Gas Industry – And Americans

August 31, 2018

Via: Forbes

”We’re now seeing the impacts of the steel tariffs flow through and they’re affecting, of course, tubulars and other steel products that we use. We can see steel easily compared to last year would be 20% to 25% over last […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Labor Day gas prices hit 4-year high — and probably won’t drop much after the holiday

August 30, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The summer driving season will end much like it began, with American motorists paying the highest price at the gasoline pump in four years. Gas prices have barely budged this summer, with the national average for regular gasoline hovering around […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil rises as US sanctions on Iran cloud supply outlook

August 24, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices rose on Friday, putting futures on pace to snap several weeks of declines, supported by signs that U.S. sanctions on Iran are already reducing global crude supply. Benchmark Brent crude oil was up 85 cents, or 1.1 percent, […]