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March U.S. Natural Gas Prices ‘Out Like A Lamb’

March 20, 2019

Via: Forbes

It is the first day of Spring, let us talk natural gas! Back in November, a cold and early start to winter 2018-2019, augmented by a massive storage deficit, rallied prompt month natural gas prices to around $4.90 per MMBtu, […]


U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again

March 14, 2019

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar […]


Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

March 8, 2019

The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Gulf Coast became net crude exporter in late 2018

March 19, 2019

Via: Energy Global

Several continuing trends pushed crude oil exports higher and imports lower and resulted in the Gulf Coast (defined as Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD, 3) becoming a net crude oil exporter in the last two months of 2018. […]


News and Policies, State

Texas petrochemical fire spreads to more storage tanks after firefighting snag

March 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A raging fire at a petrochemical storage terminal near Houston spread to two more massive tanks after firefighting water pumps stopped working for six hours, the company said on Tuesday. The blaze at Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) in Deer Park, […]


News and Policies, World

US sanctions are an ‘attempt against our lives,’ Venezuela’s petroleum minister says

March 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Venezuelan Petroleum Minister Manuel Quevedo has denounced U.S. sanctions against Caracas as a “direct attack” on its citizens. His comments come at a time when the oil-rich, but cash-poor, country is suffering the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Cooper Nuclear Station still operational despite Nebraska flooding

March 18, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The Cooper nuclear-powered generating station in Nebraska was still operating at full power Monday morning but still ready for a potential shutdown as flood reached record levels in the region. Nebraska Public Power District has been preparing for the worst […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Is Puerto Rico Providing a Blueprint to Reinvent the Overall US Power Grid?

March 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the past, government support for microgrids has been fragmented, often hodge-podge collections of regulations, standards, and public policy. With the extreme weather events hitting the US over the past 8 years, states—as well as Puerto Rico—have enacted new programs […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: A Transition In Fundamentals For 2019

March 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

A couple of interesting studies have come across my desk in recent days that merit noting. Taken together, they paint a picture of a domestic shale oil and gas industry that is relatively healthy and will only grow healthier throughout […]


News and Policies, State

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vetoes attempts to pull state from regional carbon-cutting initiatives

March 15, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

By issuing a pair of vetoes Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam sent a message to the legislature and beyond that he is intent on sticking with an aggressive carbon-cutting agenda. One bill he struck down, HB 2611, would have prohibited […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Is Gaining in Wind Markets as the PTC Steps Down

March 15, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Over the years, top-ranking wind and solar markets have overlapped in just a few states. Where wind flourished, solar usually hung back, and vice versa. “Each of our technologies has largely had their own playpen,” said Anthony Logan, a North […]