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Category: Conventional Fuels


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

How ‘world view’ affects public perception of nuclear power

October 18, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Formerly its director of energy, Lovering is now the Breakthrough Institute’s ‘energy for growth’ fellow. The California, USA-based environmental think tank “looks for ecological solutions to environmental problems”, she said, and for opportunities to engage with “traditionally environmental” – and […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Slowing Permian Oil Supply Might Be Reversed Soon

October 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

Turmoil in the oil market is nothing new, and recent events in the Middle East, including the missile attack on Abqaiq and the apparent attack on an Iranian tanker, have overshadowed developments in the oil market fundamentals, but further out […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Hydrogen Could Become A $130 Billion U.S. Industry By 2050. It Could Also Be A Major Way To Cut Emissions

October 14, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

As countries seek to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while providing cost-effective energy to businesses and consumers, hydrogen is emerging as a key technology – and it could soon be a multi-billion industry in the United States. Two scenarios […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil prices jump more than 1% after Iran says two missiles struck one of its tankers

October 11, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices rose sharply on Friday morning after Iranian state media said that two rockets had struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea. Brent crude futures were up 1.4% at $59.93 a barrel, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

OPEC cuts oil demand growth forecast for a third consecutive month

October 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC trimmed its forecast for oil demand growth for the third month in a row on Thursday, citing weaker-than-expected data in the Asia Pacific region as well as advanced economies in the Americas. The move is likely to add to […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Following Saudi Oil Attack, Aramco Pushes Ahead With IPO Plans and Restoring Oil Production

October 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: In the wake of last month’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the state oil giant has quickly recovered, aiming to restore full production and forging ahead with its plans for what would be the world’s largest-ever IPO later […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump’s pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

October 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free market. Competition from lower-cost natural gas and renewables has led to a wave of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: Is The Industry Dying? Not Hardly.

October 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

In a famous scene from the 1971 film “Big Jake,” Richard Boone’s character, John Fain, responds to being shot by John Wayne’s character, Jacob McCandles, by saying, “I thought you were dead.” To which McCandles responds, “Not hardly.” It’s a […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Energy just fell 4% in a week—here’s the biggest area of weakness, according to one strategist

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Talk about losing energy. Now the only S&P 500 sector in the red for 2019, energy has had a difficult week, falling more than 4% as soft economic data reignited fears around slowing global growth and the impact of intercontinental […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

New Natural Gas Advocacy Group Hopes To Fill Void Once Occupied By Producers

October 2, 2019

Via: Forbes

A new non-profit advocacy group is planning to weigh in on behalf of U.S. natural gas, and many are wondering why natural gas producers are not doing that for themselves. The spokesman for the new group calling itself The Empowerment […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Coal’s Future Is Murky But The Need For Investment In Carbon Capture Is Clear

October 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

The world may recognize that burning coal is adding greenhouse gases. But the fuel is still set to grow as a percentage of electricity generation: For two straight years it will tick up before flattening out for five years. While […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil will hit levels ‘we haven’t see in our lifetimes’ if Iran isn’t stopped, Saudi crown prince says

September 30, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

DUBAI — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned of astronomical oil prices in the event that tensions escalate in the Persian Gulf, two weeks after his country was hit by a drone and cruise missile attack that […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

September 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

How Saudi Attacks Will Continue To Benefit American Oil Companies

September 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

Saudi Arabia is moving quickly to restore the 5.7 million barrels a day of oil production knocked out in the September 14 drone and missile attacks on its Abqaiq processing facility. But even if the kingdom can return output of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Performance Improves, but More Reactors Needed

September 25, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

“The world’s nuclear plants continue to perform excellently,” Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, wrote in the preface to the recently released World Nuclear Performance Report 2019. Yet, if the nuclear industry is to reach its “Harmony” […]