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Category: Chemical


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

The World’s Top 10 Oil Producers And Consumers

June 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

Following last week’s release of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020, I began to review and analyze the data. Today I take a deeper dive into the numbers on petroleum. Oil accounts for a third of the world’s […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

How Russian And Saudi Oil Ties To China Complicate The Post-Pandemic World

June 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

Russia and Saudi Arabia both rely on oil sales to fund a majority of their budgets. In the last five plus years, China has become the biggest customer for both countries. In fact, China is the world’s largest importer of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Report: U.S. Continued to Decrease Emissions In 2019 Alongside Increased Natural Gas Production, Demand

June 22, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

While global carbon emissions saw a slight increase in 2019, the United States continued its long-term trend of reducing these emissions – at the same time that natural gas production and demand continued to increase – according to BP’s 2020 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

World Oil Reserves Suddenly Downgraded By 292 Barrels! Yawn.

June 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

This week, Rystad Energy announced the eye-popping finding that the world’s estimate of oil supplies had suddenly shrunk by 292 billion barrels. Needless to say, the announcement caused eyes to pop, as did the headline’s statement heralding the early onset […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

U.S. Rig Count Finds Bottom, Rebound For Oil Services Sector Starts Now

June 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

The worst crisis in the history of the global oil industry hit the U.S. oil services sector hard, prompting a wave of cancelled contracts, scrapped investment and bankruptcies. The worst, though, appears to be behind us. It is difficult to […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The Last Oil And Gas Cycle: Building The Future On Lessons From The Past

June 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas markets have always been volatile. Prices went up, prices went down — sometimes violently — and when they did, fortunes were made and lost. The industry learned to live with volatility, confident that when the market went […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EPA’s Attack On Science Will Allow More Pollution From Burning Coal And Oil

June 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

Here’s a neat political trick: if you want to introduce a new law, but you know people will hate it, give it a misleading, nice-sounding name. It’s surprising how well this works. Let me explain. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Can The United States Senate Stop Germany’s Gas Pipeline From Russia In A Post-Coronavirus World?

June 11, 2020

Via: Forbes

Two United States Senators, Republican Ted Cruz of Texas and Democrat Jean Shaheen of New Hampshire, introduced legislation last week that would place sanctions on any company attempting to finish laying the pipe needed to complete the last 100 miles […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Are The Oil Giants Rising To Shareholder Demands And Cutting CO2 Levels?

June 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

A couple of crosscurrents are occurring within the oil industry. While many corporate boards are defeating efforts by activists to disclose more and more climate risks, most are already taking bold action to curtail their CO2 emissions. The broader question […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Pandemic Accelerates Decline And Fall Of Fossil Fuel Producers

June 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

Fossil fuel companies are set to face “terminal decline” because of falling demand and higher investment risks caused by competition from clean technologies and tougher government climate and energy security targets, according to climate finance analysts. The value of oil, […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia and Russia push for an extension to output cuts, with OPEC+ meeting this week still possible

June 4, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Some of the world’s most powerful oil producers had been expected to convene on Thursday, with energy market participants closely monitoring whether the influential group will officially agree to extend their deepest ever round of output cuts. OPEC kingpin Saudi […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell receives the most fuelling visits in the U.S.

May 22, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Shell receives the most fuelling visits, representative of their large market share but Kwik Trip, Quik Trip, and Wawa fiercely compete for the lead with nearly identical CLI scores. Based on our last industry study, overall sentiment has increased with […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

USA: Clean Energy signs multiple RNG supply contracts

May 12, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced new fuel agreements for its Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG). The “significant contracts”, says the company in a press release, accommodate the continued demand for its ultra-low carbon fuel across refuse, transit, trucking and municipal […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Four Reasons Why U.S. Natural Gas Has Endured This Pandemic

May 8, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Good news is on the horizon for U.S. natural gas despite the market challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts from the Baker Institute for Energy Studies. The center approached the future of the global natural gas […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

China’s Oil Imports Up 2% As Asian Majors Offer Robust 2020 Response To Coronavirus Turmoil

May 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

It is said that Asia’s voracious appetite for crude oil in general, and China’s in particular, fuels much of the global demand that’s been so badly stunted by the spread of the global coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic. However, there are […]