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Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Nuclear & Coal Will Account for Majority of U.S. Generating Capacity Retirements in 2021

January 12, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity retirements (56%), […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Report: Rapid Transport Decarbonization Means We’ve Probably Passed Peak Oil

November 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The global peak in oil consumption may already be past us, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker — and the rapid transition to low-carbon transport in China and India is the reason why. The report released Friday underscores […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell technology evaluated for carbon dioxide capture project

November 6, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Drax Power Station is the largest, single-site, renewable electricity generator in the UK and supplies 12% of the UK’s renewable power. It uses compressed wood pellets, a form of sustainably sourced biomass, to generate 96% of its power. The pre-FEED […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Coal-Fired Power in 2021: A Recovery or a Reckoning?

October 21, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

This has been the year from hell for coal-fired power and the coal industry. If current projections hold, coal generation in 2020 will be 21% lower than last year and 62% lower than the 2007 peak. The coal share of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Did The U.S. Become The World’s Top Oil Producer Under President Trump?

September 29, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the presidential election approaches, I am increasingly seeing claims that President Trump put the U.S. back on top as the world’s leading oil producer. So, let’s take a closer look. Here is a 2013 article from the Daily Mail […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Growing Danger From Gas Pipelines

September 24, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Pipelines exploded with the force of bombs, setting homes ablaze in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. Columbia Gas, the local gas utility, had allowed too much pressure to build up in its aging cast-iron pipes until finally, they erupted in a series […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Shell and Microsoft form alliance to help address carbon emissions

September 23, 2020

Via: Energy Global

“Microsoft and Shell both have rich histories of innovation and bold ambitions to decarbonise,” said Huibert Vigeveno, Downstream Director of Shell. “We are proud of the work we have already done together. Our strategic alliance will enable us to push […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

Oil Industry Surprised By Trump’s Extension Of Offshore Drilling Ban. The Only Question Is ‘Why?’

September 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

At a campaign event in Jupiter, Florida on Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that didn’t garner a lot of media attention. The President ordered his Department of Interior (DOI) to extend the moratoria that currently exist on […]


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 […]