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Energy Economics

Trump Ends Waiver Grace Period For Iran’s Oil Customers

April 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

Waivers that allowed certain countries to continue importing Iranian oil without penalty will end next month, leading to a game of chicken between the Trump administration and some of the world’s largest economies. According to the White House announcement on […]


Energy Economics

Renewable Energy Job Boom Creates Economic Opportunity As Coal Industry Slumps

April 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

Renewable energy jobs are booming across America, creating stable and high-wage employment for blue-collar workers in some of the country’s most fossil fuel-heavy states, just as the coal industry is poised for another downturn. Economics are driving both sides of […]


Energy Economics

Israel’s Natural Gas Discoveries Are Bridging Political Divides And Are Forging Economic Ties

April 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

Even more natural gas has been found off Israel’s coastline, which may help shift the global energy paradigm. Greek oil and gas developer Energean has discovered what it says is between 28-42 billion cubic meters of natural gas, all on […]


Energy Economics

Trump issues energy infrastructure orders affecting natural gas lines

April 11, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

President Trump signed a pair of executive orders intended to streamline energy infrastructure, according to the White House. The orders have to do mostly with liquified natural gas extraction projects and cross-border infrastructure permits. “Inefficient energy infrastructure forces Americans to […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Trump Administration makes good on $3.7B promise to Vogtle nuclear plant

March 25, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, calling the expansion of […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Renewable, energy efficiency groups mount united front vs. Trump budget

March 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Energy efficiency programs, clean energy and environmental regulations could take deep cuts if President Trump’s proposed budget gets everything what he wants, although it’s politically likely that he will not. The administration’s fiscal 2020 budget would trim the Department of […]


Energy Economics

Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

March 8, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia’s oil deal with Russia is now ‘more fragile than ever,’ analyst says

February 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A rolling oil pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia which seeks to support prices by reducing output looks to be on shaky ground with only the Arab nation appearing to fulfil its promises. Late last year, OPEC producing countries, and […]


Energy Economics

Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

February 8, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation was commissioned by the Breakthrough Institute and prepared by consulting group IHS Markit and the non-profit Energy Futures Initiative, under the leadership of former US Secretary of Energy and Energy Futures Initiative founder […]


Energy Economics

The Oil Industry Demonstrates Why Limits On Share Buybacks Are Unwise

February 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

Senators Bernie Sanders and Charles Schumer have issued a call to limit share repurchases by companies, saying in a New York Times op-ed, “…companies, rather than investing in ways to make their businesses more resilient or their workers more productive, […]


Energy Economics

U.S. Oil Sanctions On Venezuela Could Be An Energy Windfall For India And China

January 31, 2019

Via: Forbes

Oil sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela earlier this week could prove to be an energy windfall for India and China. The Trump Administration announced sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., or PDVSA, targeting the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Oil’s ‘ticking time bomb’ set to detonate — and the price reaction will be ‘anything but muted’

January 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Crisis-stricken Venezuela has been thrust back into the energy spotlight, analysts told CNBC on Monday, with a further slide into political chaos likely to trigger wild swings in the oil price. The oil-rich, but cash-poor, South American country is embroiled […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Anything other than a US-China trade deal ‘wouldn’t make sense,’ energy executives say

January 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

An escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies would be nonsensical, according to executives from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Oil giants and energy companies are increasingly interested in LNG — a form of natural gas chilled […]


Energy Economics

How Trump Could Burn West Virginia, Causing It To Lose An $84 Billion Gas Deal With China

January 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

West Virginia may personify the trade war with China — a state with $84 billion on the line and money that would transform the area. State officials and economic developers are working hard behind the scenes. But they are hampered […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

US will ‘reinforce its leadership’ as the world’s top crude producer in 2019, IEA says

January 18, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The level of crude output from the U.S. will once again be a major factor this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said its closely-watched report on Friday, with the energy giant on track to reaffirm its position as the […]