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Chemical, Conventional Fuels

How Silicon Valley Is Helping BP Bring A.I. To The Oil Patch

May 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

BP’s global operations emit the equivalent of 50.5 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s down from 54.1 million four years ago, and by 2025 the aim is for 3.5 million more tons of “permanent, quantifiable greenhouse gas reductions.” […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Commentary: Quality vs Quantity – Are global refiners ready for US shale exports?

May 7, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The growth of oil production from the United States has led to fundamental changes in global oil markets in recent years. Thanks to the shale revolution, the United States is becoming the world’s top oil producer. Growth is led by […]


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

US Coal Exports Rose 61% In 2017, Recovering From Drops In Previous Years

April 26, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

US coal exports rose by 61% in 2017 (by a total of 36.7 million short tons), largely on the back of increased shipments to Asia and steady shipments to Europe, going by the most recent figures released by the EIA. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

US tight oil production moves up a gear

April 23, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

The Permian is leading America’s surging crude production, but there are warning signs in the data The wave of new American tight oil supply hitting the market continues to gather pace. Shale producers are expected to add another 125,000 barrels […]


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

Record U.S. Natural Gas Production: The Good News And Bad News

April 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has good news and bad news for us this week where domestic natural gas is concerned: The good news is that the oil and gas industry will set a new record for natural gas […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation – Remarkably Strong And Stable, For Now

April 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

As we move into the second quarter of 2018, the situation for the oil and gas industry – especially for oil – is as bullish as at any time since 2013. Here are some of the major elements that are […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Does The US Really Need More Oil?

March 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

US oil production is set to hit a record 11 million barrels a day by 2019, according to latest figures by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Meanwhile permits are being issued for further exploration in national parks and pressure is […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Will the new shale surge wreck the rebalancing?

March 9, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

As tight oil soars, producers should welcome the retreat in prices. Cheaper oil is the best chance to bring back market equilibrium No one should doubt Opec and its partners’ success. They have beaten expectations on compliance with the cuts […]


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

New technologies will fuel surging US oil production

March 5, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

A funny thing happened to the oil and gas industry as it lay flat on the mat after the collapse of oil prices about four years ago. It figured out how to get up and start investing for the future […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Sorry OPEC: Shale Oil Should Generate Profits This Year

March 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

A teenage growth spurt – U.S. onshore liquids production is on a tear again. Already rebounding from the downturn for a year, right now it’s turbo-charged. We expect tight oil to grow by 2 million b/d over the next two […]


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

Peak Oil In Four Years?

February 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Between 2010 and 2015, annual oil production in the U.S. grew by four million barrels per day (BPD). Production dipped in 2016, but then U.S. crude oil production again rose by 1.2 million BPD between January and December 2017 to […]


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

U.S. Coal Production, Exports, and Prices Increased in 2017

February 19, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

EIA expects total 2017 U.S. coal production to be 773 million short tons (MMst), 45 MMst higher than in 2016 and the largest year-over-year tonnage increase since 2001. Coal prices across the United States rose as well, especially for Central […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The U.S. Added 38 Percent More Oil and Gas Rigs Last Year

February 19, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The number of oil and gas rigs in the United States has increased an astonishing 38 percent over the past year. That’s according to S&P Global Platts Analytics, which reported this week that the country had 1,070 rigs at the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shale starts giving (a little bit) back

February 16, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Producers are funneling more cash into share buybacks and dividends after months of pressure from shareholders to boost returns Oil at $60 is making life a lot easier for US shale executives. For months, a debate has swirled around the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

U.S. Oil Production Is Rising Much Faster Than Expected

February 8, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook predicted that U.S. oil production would top 11 million barrels per day (mb/d) this year. Last month, the agency said that the U.S. wouldn’t hit that threshold until November 2019. The revision from just a […]