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

The US is set to lose its spot as world’s top oil producer — and it ‘doesn’t have a lot of tools’ to do anything about it

March 30, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The U.S. is all but guaranteed to lose its hard-earned spot as the world’s number one oil producer this year amid the recent price crash, vanishing demand and a plunge in capital investment, energy experts say. That could mean potentially […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Power Crowds Out Dirty Coal As Costs Reach Tipping Point

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The global economy needs power to enable it to function. For a century, the cheapest, most efficient way to do that was to burn fossil fuels to produce steam to turn a turbine. But not any more. The dominance of […]


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

Life Outside The Permian: New Report Shows Other U.S. Crude Oil Basins Stagnating

February 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

A new report from Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) tells a now-familiar story for U.S. producers drilling for oil and gas in basins outside of the Permian: A focus on cutting costs, increasing efficiencies and prioritizing drilling for oil over natural gas. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Global LNG market sees demand build for cleaner-burning energy

February 21, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market continued to evolve in 2019 with demand increasing for LNG and natural gas in power and non-power sectors, reports Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook published this week. Global demand for LNG grew by […]


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

U.S. Government Issues Powerful Cyberattack Warning As Gas Pipeline Forced Into Two Day Shut Down

February 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

A major cyberattack has hit a gas compression facility, forcing it to shut it down for two days as it struggled to recover, according to an alert from the U.S. government. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) said it had […]


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

The U.S. Still Imports A Lot Of Oil

February 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

The goal of U.S. “Energy Independence” continues to be pushed across the spectrum. It rests on lowering oil imports, seen as a bugaboo for us since the crisis of the 1970s. And on the surface, this makes sense. In the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Is The US Coal Industry Completely Burned Out?

February 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

1. How big is the US coal industry, and what is its growth trajectory? US coal employment peaked in the 1920s and the whole sector (mining, transport, and power plants) currently supports about 174,000 jobs. In 2018, US mines produced […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global power generator industry transitioning to gas and renewables

January 28, 2020

Via: Energy Global

“Renewable power sources are reducing the need for large and efficient high-power generators,” said Wilmer Zhou, Senior Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, at IHS Markit Technology. “However, renewable power sources are not reliable for constant power generation. Because of this, they require […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

First Light Crude From Guyana Signals Start Of New Oil-Producing Region

January 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the tiny nation of Guyana sends off its first tanker full of crude, the world welcomes a newcomer to the ranks of high volume oil producers. With fresh discoveries this month off small nearby countries, this small stretch of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Future of the Oil Company

January 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

When it comes to the future sustainability (excuse the pun) of oil companies, there are two trains of thought, one of which is that they should ‘stick to their knitting’ and just focus on what they are good at, which […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Five 2020 Energy Predictions: Solar Surge, Coal Crash, Gas Exorcism, Clean Energy Incentives, Public Mobilization

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

2019 may have been the year clean energy irreversibly turned a corner toward dominance in the United States. After all, who could have foreseen last January that America would realize existing coal can’t compete against new renewables, see new solar-plus-storage […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: In The Midst Of A Major Global Boom

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

Forty years ago, the conventional wisdom about oil was that we were running out of it and needed to find ways to conserve. Twenty years ago, it was faddish for people in the oil business to talk about the then-assumed […]


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

The Key Distinction Between U.S. Energy Independence And Energy Security

January 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

As crude prices react to escalating tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, now is an important time to understand the key distinction between energy “independence” and energy “security” as the terms apply to the U.S. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

The Giving Season May Be Over — But Not For Coal And Fossil Fuels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

The giving season is over for most Americans. And some Democratic senators think it must also end for coal: They want a congressional watchdog agency to look into whether a $1 billion subsidy to chemically-cleanse coal is paying off. The […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

ExxonMobil Announces ‘Transformative’ First Oil In Guyana

December 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

December 20th marks a historic milestone for Guyana, the small South American country that is soon to become the fastest growing economy in the Caribbean. Late in the evening, ExxonMobil and its partners announced that it had produced the first […]