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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. […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


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 […]


Energy Economics

Bank of America downgrades Chevron, citing risk of losing some overseas production deals

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is getting less optimistic on Chevron shares due to rising competition over energy deals. The firm lowered its rating to neutral from buy for Chevron shares, saying the renewals for the company’s key Asian projects […]


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, 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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

China tariffs create headache for next wave of US natural gas export projects

August 9, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

China’s threat to slap tariffs on U.S. natural gas exports is injecting uncertainty into a construction boom for the multi-billion dollar facilities that ship American shale gas around the world. By the end of next year, six facilities in the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The U.S. Spends Billions Annually On Russian Oil

July 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

At this week’s NATO meeting in Brussels, President Trump criticized Germany’s reliance on Russian natural gas: “Germany is totally controlled by Russia. They will be getting between 60 and 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline.” […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gas investment on the up

June 26, 2018

Via: Energy Global

A recent survey from DNV GL suggests that nearly two-thirds (64%) of oil and gas sector leaders expect to increase or sustain spending on gas projects in 2018, as the sector prepares for gas to overtake oil as the world’s […]


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

The Oil And Gas Situation: Four Big Factors Influence U.S. Oil Markets

May 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Here are four big factors influencing the domestic oil and gas industry as the week begins: The rig count continues to escalate steadily. The DrillingInfo daily rig count sits at 1105 as of May 13, up 25 from two weeks […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2017 Was Weird For Solar. What’s Coming This Year and Beyond?

May 2, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry weathered a particularly strange 2017, but is poised for global growth. If the right factors come together, solar power could provide 15 percent of the global electricity mix by the 2030s, rather than the business-as-usual rate of […]


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 […]


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

Will U.S. Natural Gas Prices Rise In Spring?

February 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

Even though many cities across the nation hit record high temps yesterday, it’s still hard to imagine that the Winter natural gas market is slipping away. As the last Winter contract, prompt month March expires on February 26. Prices have […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas

February 13, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract […]