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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 […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Prices, Production, and Exports Increased from 2016 to 2017

January 26, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

In 2017, natural gas spot prices at the national benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana averaged $3.01 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), about 50 cents per MMBtu higher than in 2016. The higher prices in 2017 contributed to less natural […]


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

For Oil And Gas, The Government Shutdown Is A Near-Non-Event

January 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

Given that the nation’s news media are focused about 23 out of every 24 hours each day on breathless reports about the “shutdown” of some small percentage of the federal government, some of you may be wondering how this “shutdown” […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Prices, Production, and Exports Increased from 2016 to 2017

January 19, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid. As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale […]


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

The Offshore U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Treasure Trove

January 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently announced a leasing plan for 2019-2024 that would put more than 90% of the total Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) acreage and over 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable” oil/gas resources in federal offshore areas in […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Energy commodity prices increased in the second half of 2017

January 2, 2018

Via: American Energy News

Less natural gas used in U.S. electricity generation during summer of 2017 compared with 2016 After decreasing nearly 20 per cent in the first half of 2017, the spot energy index in the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Goldman Sachs Commodity […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The Final Trump Tax Bill: A Clear Net Positive For U.S. Oil And Gas

December 21, 2017

Via: Forbes

So, for the oil and natural gas industry, what is the impact of the new tax bill just passed by congress? As for most other American businesses, the bill is a mixed bag of lowered tax rates and limited deductions, […]


News and Policies, State

Gas Under Threat? California Regulators Target PG&E Natural Gas Plants With Energy Storage

December 20, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

California has already postponed and even canceled plans to build new natural-gas-fired power plants in favor of distributed energy. But it hasn’t proposed to replace an existing power plant with them — until now. Early this month, the California Public […]


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 […]