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OPEC Doesn’t Understand The U.S. Oil Industry

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

This week some comments from OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo signaled that OPEC may not understand how the U.S. oil industry functions. Reuters reports that Barkindo urged cooperation from U.S. shale oil producers to help keep the global oil market […]

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SolarWorld Americas wants limit on solar module imports to US

September 29, 2017

Via: PV Resources

SolarWorld Americas has highlighted its remedial policies to the US ITC Section 201 case that include not only a minimum import price (MIP) but a total import limit of solar cells and modules at levels around half the demand in […]

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Is the Energy Sector Embracing Artificial Intelligence?

September 28, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a huge opportunity for the energy industry — and AES, an energy and electricity company — isn’t passing up the chance to benefit from this new technology. writes, “AES manages 36 gigawatts of energy […]

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Europe Could Have 200 Gigawatts of Wind by 2020, Putting It Ahead of America

September 27, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Europe’s total installed wind power capacity could surpass 200 gigawatts in 2020, according to a forecast issued by trade body WindEurope this week. And up to 15 percent of that capacity could be offshore, WindEurope predicted. The offshore buildout, which […]

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World Energy Demand to Plateau from 2030, Says Report

September 6, 2017

Via: Renewable Energy News

Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the world’s energy system, leading to a plateau in energy demand from 2030. That’s one of the key findings of the inaugural Energy Transition Outlook […]

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Commentary: Understanding and using the Energy Balance

September 5, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The authors of this commentary are Duncan Millard, IEA Chief Statistician and Roberta Quadrelli, Head of Energy Balances, Prices, Emissions and Efficiency. Energy data are generally collected independently across different commodities, such as oil, natural gas or coal. As such, […]

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Oil Demand Is Growing Nearly Everywhere

September 1, 2017

Via: Forbes

Earlier today I delivered the keynote address at the Uintah Basin Energy Summit in Vernal, Utah. The Uintah Basin is an oil-producing region predominantly in the eastern portion of Utah. Like many other oil-producing states, Utah saw its oil production […]

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SolarStratos: First Solar-Powered Plane To Journey Into Space

August 22, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Having succeeded in making the first ever solar-powered round-the-world trip in 2012, the team behind PlanetSolar, the largest solar-powered boat in the world, have now set their sights on another solar-powered first — a journey into space. To further demonstrate […]

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China officially added 24.4GW in first half of 2017

August 8, 2017

Via: PV Resources

China officially added 24.4GW of solar power capacity in the first half of 2017, according to new government data. The figures were released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Friday evening. The equivalent figure in 2016 was 22GW and in […]

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China’s solar boom to continue through 2020 as install targets revised

July 31, 2017

Via: PV Resources

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has released new guidance on solar installation targets as part of the current 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020), after recent record first-half year install figures put doubt on whether the solar boom would continue as the original targets would […]

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Shell profits triple but low oil prices mean it’s remaining ‘very disciplined’

July 27, 2017


Europe’s largest oil firm Royal Dutch Shell beat analyst expectations on Thursday, reporting profits for its second quarter that were three times larger than at this time last year. Here are the key second-quarter metrics: Revenue: $72.13 billion vs. expected $67.78 billion, […]

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Mexico´s Oil And Gas Reform Gains Momentum

July 21, 2017

Via: Forbes

Mexico’s past experiences in transferring strategic state-owned assets to private companies has often delivered mixed results, with telecommunications and banking being two of the most revealing examples. In these two cases, Mexicans have endured the consequences of market concentration and […]


Global LNG – Shadow Cast Over Price Recovery

July 18, 2017

Via: Forbes

It’s written in stone for global gas. Oversupplied, years to absorb the surplus, prices depressed. Buyers, sellers and traders have coalesced around a uniform view, that it’s a buyers’ market and only the lowest cost suppliers can thrive. Our view […]

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China ramping up EV battery production to crush Tesla’s Gigafactory

June 29, 2017

Via: American Energy News

A report by Bloomberg Intelligence says while Elon Musk works to finish building the world’s largest battery factory in Nevada, Chinese battery companies are planning additional factories that may far out-produce what Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory will crank out. Once completion […]

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BP invests US$6 billion in Indian gas

June 20, 2017

Via: Energy Global

According to Reuters, BP and Reliance Industries have agreed to invest US$6 billion to boost India’s gas output from an east coast block. Both companies have reportedly also expanded their tie-up to feed the country’s increasing demand for fuel and […]