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Category: U.S.


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 […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

US suspends plans to buy oil after funding is left out of $2 trillion stimulus package

March 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is suspending its plans to buy crude for the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve after the requested $3 billion in funding for the project was left out of the $2 trillion stimulus package. “Given the current […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US low-carbon power seeks way past pandemic

March 25, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has written to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, requesting assistance to ensure continued nuclear operations during the COVID-19 crisis, and also to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow on the nuclear […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Pandemic affecting solar delivery schedules and ability to meet project deadlines

March 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed. Despite policy challenges and a second year 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. […]


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

US solar jobs have risen 167% since 2010, new data shows

February 19, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The solar industry in the U.S. employed 249,983 people in 2019, a 2.3% increase compared to the previous year, according to The Solar Foundation’s “National Solar Jobs Census.” The 2019 numbers represent a small boon for the industry, which saw […]


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 […]


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

EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes It Clear That It Hasn’t Been Paying Attention

February 18, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2020 report. Unlike Lazard’s annual present to empirically oriented observers of the global energy transformation, the EIA’s reports typically are head-scratchers, and this one is no different. That’s […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Coronavirus Infects U.S. LNG

February 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

China is the single most important growth market for liquefied natural gas (LNG). At the margins of LNG trade five years ago, government policy to improve air quality sparked a dash for gas. China has accounted for 40% of the […]


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 […]


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

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]


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

EIA: Renewables to overtake natural gas in US 2050 power mix

January 30, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that renewables will take the largest slice of US electricity generation by 2050, doubling from 19% in 2019 to 38% in 2050. According to the EIA’s latest energy outlook, solar will contribute […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Washington Tightens Stranglehold On Iranian Oil, And Its Buyers

January 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

There is simply no sanctuary for Iran’s state run oil industry. China has all but abandoned it because of U.S. sanctions. France will be hard pressed to do business with them due to the extraterritorial nature of the Iranian sanctions, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – U.S. Department of Energy Selects Brookhaven National Laboratory to Host Major New Nuclear Physics Facility

January 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (1/9), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, as the site for a planned major new nuclear physics research facility. The Electron Ion Collider (EIC), to be designed and constructed […]


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. […]