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Category: U.S.


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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Green Energy Tide Sweeps Rural America Despite Pushback From Trump

December 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may be denying that humans contribute to climate change. But the marketplace is fully accepting such scientific findings. It’s true even in Trump country — or the midwestern United States — that is placing its bets with […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The American Energy Storage Project Pipeline Doubled This Year

December 7, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The energy storage project pipeline in the United States doubled in 2018 to reach 32.9 gigawatts, according to the newly released US Energy Storage Monitor published by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The US […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US offshore wind gets ready to join the party

November 20, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Danish energy firm Orsted’s October purchase of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind represents a coming-of-age for the US offshore wind sector, which has previously lagged its European counterpart and the US onshore industry. US offshore wind’s slower progress thus far isn’t […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s Trade Policies Could Soak The U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Industries

November 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

When Donald Trump ran for the presidency on the slogan of “America First,” he either failed to consider or failed to convey the global realities in which we live: free trade is integral to global commerce, especially for U.S. oil […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Admin. Cries Uncle: $46 Million For Solar Power & Grid Resiliency

October 16, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

File under this one under D for Do as I do, not as I say. For all of President* Trump’s bluster over bringing back all the coal jobs, the US Department of Energy is still pursuing its renewable energy mission […]


News and Policies, U.S.

When Fear Trumps Markets: Is The $100/bbl Oil Inevitable?

October 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Is $100 a barrel (bbl) inevitable? Brent crude is now trading at $82/bbl, a four-year high, and most analysts believe it won’t stop there. The geopolitical and global financial climate is certainly hospitable to rising oil prices: Saudi Arabia’s Jamal […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Put Ethanol in People, Not Gasoline!

October 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

At a campaign rally in Iowa, President Trump indicated that he intends to support requiring a blend of 15% ethanol in the U.S. gasoline supply. The location was apt, since the only rationale for such a move is naked pandering […]


News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump’s FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

October 5, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants. If confirmed, McNamee would fill a seat on the […]


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

Oil falls as Saudi and Russia quietly agree to output rise, US stocks swell

October 4, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices on Thursday fell from four-year highs reached the previous session, pressured by rising U.S. inventories and after sources said Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise crude output. Brent crude oil futures were […]