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News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Breaks Records to Become Global Leader in Oil and Natural Gas Production

August 21, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

The U.S. energy revolution that’s taken place since 2000 catapulted the country to become the global leader in petroleum, including oil, and natural gas production in 2018, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration: “Last year’s increase […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Energy Companies Are Not Winning The American Trade War With China

August 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Trying to keep up with the latest counter offensives in the U.S.-Chinese trade war is dizzying. But all that works to China’s favor, which only has to keep the thumb screws on Donald Trump for a few months longer before […]


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

U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Department Invests $40 Million in Enhanced Oil Recovery

August 5, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) selected five projects to receive approximately $39.9 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery. DOE […]


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There’s A Cancer On The U.S. Economy: It’s Climate Change Denial

July 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before Congress this Wednesday, Donald Trump will be the guest of a coal magnate in Wheeling, W.V. He will once again make the case for “big beautiful coal,” although the facts don’t bear […]


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Modernizing America’s Energy Infrastructure Must Become A National Priority

July 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

The reality that US energy infrastructure is largely past retirement age is often lost in the ongoing clean energy debate. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave energy infrastructure a D+ in its 2017 report card, saying the majority of […]


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Trump doesn’t want to protect other countries’ oil tankers — that could be a big problem

June 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A flurry of oil tanker attacks in the world’s busiest transit lane for seaborne oil shipments has triggered grave concerns about maritime security, with President Donald Trump suggesting the U.S. could stop providing protection to other ships. Six oil tankers […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Storage Market Sets Power Capacity Record with Q1 Deployments

June 4, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. energy storage industry installed a record amount of power capacity in the first quarter of 2019. The 148.8 megawatts of new grid storage capacity represented a 232 percent growth over Q1 2018, according to the latest edition of […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]