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News and Policies, U.S.

Mexico Is Now Top U.S. Trade Partner, Ahead of China, Canada

April 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Mexico is the United States’ top trade partner. At least for the moment. This, to my knowledge, is a first. Mexico traditionally ranks third among U.S. trade partners, behind China and Canada. This realignment shines a slightly brighter light on […]


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

U.S. LNG Tipped To Go Global On Abundant Supplies

March 28, 2019

Via: Forbes

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market sentiment is increasingly leaning in favor of substantial volumes of North American, especially U.S., cargoes heading to global markets, as ample supply is pushing rising shale gas production into export markets and beyond the reach […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US petrochemical industry to experience surge of investment

March 27, 2019

Via: Energy Global

“Since 2010, we have seen over 300 planned chemical projects linked to shale gas, which some argue will generate almost 500 000 temporary and permanent jobs. In capital expenditure terms, this equates to over US$200 billion – signalling a huge […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Gulf Coast became net crude exporter in late 2018

March 19, 2019

Via: Energy Global

Several continuing trends pushed crude oil exports higher and imports lower and resulted in the Gulf Coast (defined as Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD, 3) becoming a net crude oil exporter in the last two months of 2018. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Is Puerto Rico Providing a Blueprint to Reinvent the Overall US Power Grid?

March 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the past, government support for microgrids has been fragmented, often hodge-podge collections of regulations, standards, and public policy. With the extreme weather events hitting the US over the past 8 years, states—as well as Puerto Rico—have enacted new programs […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Drillers are cutting billions of dollars in spending, raising questions about US oil output

March 11, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The shale drillers behind booming U.S. oil and natural gas output have survived a bevy of challenges in recent years, from a historic oil price downturn to an effort by OPEC to wash them out of the market with a […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

If U.S. Emissions Rose In 2018 Despite Clean Energy Growth, How Can We Meet Climate Goals?

March 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

New research finds the United States’ energy mix is rapidly decarbonizing largely due to economics, as coal-fired generation keeps retiring in favor of cheaper clean energy additions, but U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions still rose 2.5% in 2018. Although that […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Is The Trump Administration Turning A Blind Eye To The Coal Ash Threat?

March 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

For those questioning whether a former lobbyist for the coal industry is now able to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency, they have received yet another ominous sign: the loosening of coal ash regulations at a time when the numbers show […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Crude Oil Production, Exports Hit Record Levels

March 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Up 140% since the shale revolution took flight in 2008, the U.S. has seen a meteoric rise in crude oil production The numbers continue to amaze and surpass all expectations from even the most well-financed banks and modelers. U.S. crude […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Trump Administration Must Rethink Energy Security After Venezuela Crisis

February 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

If there is a lesson for the Trump administration to learn from the current political crisis in Venezuela, it is that record-setting domestic oil production doesn’t guarantee America’s energy security. Forget energy independence. Every U.S. president since Richard Nixon has […]


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

President Signs Pro-Nuclear Legislation

January 24, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two bipartisan pieces of legislation modernizing America’s nuclear future have recently become law. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to make regulations move more quickly with respect to new nuclear reactors and to […]


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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US carbon emissions see largest yearly gain in 8 years, data show

January 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions saw a yearly increase of 3.4 percent in 2018, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday. The rise represents the second-biggest yearly gain in over two decades, independent research provider the Rhodium Group said in a […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The US Can Be A Top Three Global LNG Exporter Before 2020

January 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

U.S. gas producers have a New Year’s resolution of their own: break into the top three liquified natural gas (LNG) exporters alongside Australia and Qatar. And they just might pull it off — provided that serious infrastructure bottlenecks are addressed […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Crude Exports Get A Boost From The Army Corps Of Engineers

January 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Port of Corpus Christi (PortCC) received outstanding news at the end of last week, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an initial contract for the deepening and widening of its ship channel to llinois-based Great Lakes Dredge […]