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Chemical, Conventional Fuels

A Hand Writing on the Wall for Natural Gas

December 12, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

We have seen the fall of coal. The Dow Jones Coal Index, which stood at over 723 at its high in 2008, was down over 94% to 41.36 on December 8. Just as telling, all of the companies that were […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

How resilient has US shale become?

December 8, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Genuine gains have been made, but the industry will need further technological breakthroughs to overcome the geology Discussions about the US shale industry’s resilience through the oil price downturn and swift recovery inevitably turn to drillers’ ability to innovate their […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

US—revival in the north

November 7, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge At one point in the 1970s Alaska was home to some of the largest oilfields ever found in the world. The rise […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Commentary: The environmental case for natural gas

October 23, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

This commentary is a preview of new and original analysis that will be published in the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2017, released on 14 November, which includes a detailed focus on natural gas. This excerpt addresses some of the key […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

Princeton Grads’ Energy Startup Provides Power To Native Americans Protesting Oil Pipeline

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

The concept of using a pipeline to transport oil and gas isn’t complex. It’s not much different to the pipes that carry water from household to household. And for decades the oil and gas industry has used pipelines to transport […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

ARC Energy Research Institute Report: How to Invest in Crude Oil in a Carbon Constrained World

October 4, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

CALGARY, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Responding to the need for more vigilant action on mitigating carbon emissions, the ARC Energy Research Institute (“ARC”) has released “Crude Oil Investing in a Carbon Constrained World: 2017 Update.” The report provides investors, […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

US shale—more where that came from

September 15, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

America’s shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year Oil bulls looking for signs of tight oil capitulation in the face of sub-$50-a-barrel oil were left disappointed in August’s earnings season. Some producers trimmed their capex plans, […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Oil industry now worried about peak demand not peak production, says strategist

September 12, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices are being weighed down by concerns we have reached the limits of demand which is crippling valuations more than other factors such as the threat from electric cars and national policies geared at banning vehicles running on petrol […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Appalachian Natural Gas Processing Capacity Key to Increasing Natural Gas, NGPL Production

August 31, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Natural gas processing capacity in the Appalachian region has grown dramatically over the past several years as producers try to keep pace with increasing natural gas production in the region. Natural gas processing plays a key role in the natural […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Good News About High U.S. Oil Imports

August 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

U.S. crude oil output is now closing in on 9.5 million b/d, the highest levels in two years and almost double what we were producing a decade ago. But, while our demand has basically been flat, oil is a global commodity and imports […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Three Important Oil Trade Chokepoints Are Located Around the Arabian Peninsula

August 7, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Nearly 59 million barrels per day (b/d) of global petroleum and other liquids production moved on maritime routes in 2015, or almost 61% of the world total. Many of these products transited the Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline, the Bab […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Generation Peak Lower Than Last Summer So Far

July 28, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Natural gas generation reached its highest daily level for the year so far, though power burn remains lower than last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. Peak daily power burn reached 41 billion cubic feet on July 20, though 2016 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Why The Oil Industry Might Prefer Rail To Pipelines In Turbulent Times

July 20, 2017

Via: Forbes

With the arrival of the new administration, construction of new oil pipelines has returned. But crude-by-rail is an alternative that offers something pipelines can’t: flexibility in a perpetually volatile market. After three years of planning, nearly $4 billion in capital […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Future coal production depends on resources and technology, not just policy choices

June 27, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

EIA projects that trends in coal production in the United States could range from flat to continuing declines through 2040. Electric power generation accounts for more than 92% of U.S. coal demand, and domestic coal production has declined significantly over […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Peak Oil Demand: When Is It Really Coming?

June 15, 2017

Via: Forbes

There is a widely held belief that the peak of oil consumption will result from demand reduction rather than depletion. Published scenarios depicting how soon this might happen are all over the map, ranging from less than three years to […]