Oil majors to remain resilient despite market volatility, S&P Global Ratings says

December 13, 2018

While crude exporting countries worry about bearish forecasts for energy markets, the big oil supermajors can withstand fluctuating oil prices in the coming year, one ratings agency says. Cost cuts in the industry from previous years and promising cash flow […]

Despite Qatar’s Exit, OPEC+ Still Holds The Oil Price Cards

December 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Monday’s announcement by Qatar that it is leaving OPEC does not spell the end of that organization, or really do it much harm. But, coming as it does on the heels of the recent 30% drop in global crude prices, […]

Iraq may be on the cusp of a major revenue windfall from oil

November 29, 2018

Iraq may be on the cusp of a revenue windfall after losing billions of dollars annually due to its insufficient oil production facilities, according to investors. International energy executives have been clinching new contracts to develop the hydrocarbon-rich country’s energy […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

China Stopped Buying U.S. Oil. Here’s How U.S. Can Shut Off Saudi Spigot

December 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

China hasn’t bought a drop of U.S. oil for the last three months, just two months after a record-setting $1 billion in shipments. It’s part of China’s response to U.S. tariffs in the trade war being choreographed by President Xi […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Green Energy Tide Sweeps Rural America Despite Pushback From Trump

December 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may be denying that humans contribute to climate change. But the marketplace is fully accepting such scientific findings. It’s true even in Trump country — or the midwestern United States — that is placing its bets with […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

100% Renewable Energy As Catalyst For Achieving Peace & Justice

December 10, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The much-needed transformation of our energy system is intertwined with a number of demanding challenges our society is confronted with, including global impacts of rapid urbanization, food security, land degradation, territorial conflicts reinforced by energy security concerns, and the rights […]

Energy Consumption, World

Why Access To Energy Should Be A Basic Human Right

December 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

In the UK and across Europe, we take electricity for granted. At the flick of a switch, push of a button or increasingly when sensors communicate we have light, heating, communication. We rarely even think about, let alone appreciate the […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Bond markets are flashing red and an oil plunge could only make things worse

December 7, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Stock markets have been gripped with fear this week over a deteriorating economic growth outlook and questions regarding the U.S.-China trade truce. While investors have typically pointed to the yields on different U.S. government bonds for warning signs on growth, […]

News and Policies, U.S.

The American Energy Storage Project Pipeline Doubled This Year

December 7, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The energy storage project pipeline in the United States doubled in 2018 to reach 32.9 gigawatts, according to the newly released US Energy Storage Monitor published by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The US […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Europe Needs More U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas

December 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

While the U.S.-China trade war installs a cease-fire, there is an emerging opportunity for us to better link with our European allies to supply them more energy. After all, Europe has long sought to lower an over reliance on Russian […]