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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Gas, renewables and CCS must work together to secure a rapid energy transition, DNV GL reports

September 18, 2019

Via: Energy Global

DNV GL’s 2019 Energy Transition Outlook provides an independent forecast of developments in the world energy mix to 2050. By this time, gas will account for nearly 30% of the global energy supply, providing the world with a base of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil Industry Needs A U.S./China Trade Deal

September 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

China’s decision on September 11 to waive tariffs on an array of U.S. exports came as welcome news to a variety of American businesses, as did the Trump Administration’s reciprocal action of delaying new tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled to […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

A Union Boss And The Presidential Candidates Reflect On Coal’s Past, Present And Future

September 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

With the passing of Labor Day, national leaders are reflecting back on coal and what might be next for those who mined the commodity. Unions have traditionally aligned with the Democratic Party, although the 2016 presidential elections changed those dynamics. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump Loosens Methane Standards In A Win For Oil & Gas Industry

September 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

As the Amazon rainforest burns, and an unprecedented category 5 hurricane devastates the Bahamas and barrels towards Florida, the Trump White House is making it easier for U.S. companies to release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere – for reasons which […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

Energy Transitions And Local Action: The Case Of Colorado’s Coal Transition

August 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The energy transition is underway. While this transition is occurring across many dimensions of the energy value chain having a dynamic impact on consumers and producers alike, it is often simply described as a move to a cleaner, low- or […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: A Mixed Bag Of Interesting Developments

August 20, 2019

Via: Forbes

A mixed bag of interesting news events have been percolating up to the surface for the domestic oil and gas industry this week: A new study blaming the industry for rising methane emissions comes from old and predictable sources. – […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Permian crude driving storage expansion

August 16, 2019

Via: Petroleum Economist

The major trend in North American storage markets this year has been the focus on handling the continent’s burgeoning crude oil production. It is in a unique position among the world’s centres, with storage hubs in Asia-Pacific and Europe largely […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Can Newly Oil Rich Nations Avoid The Resource Curse?

August 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Google “oil” and “curse” and you get about 25 million hits, which is pretty good considering “michael lynch petroleum idiot” only gets a quarter of a million. (To which my daughter once said, “Dad, if all those people think you’re […]