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News and Policies, World

EU and Algeria meet to strengthen energy partnership

November 20, 2018

Via: Energy Global

He will meet Mustapha Guitouni, Minister of Energy of Algeria. The EU-Algeria energy dialogue covers natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Algeria is a reliable and competitive supplier of natural gas for the EU. Europe relies on Algerian gas […]


News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia is slashing oil shipments to US, a tactic that boosts prices and may rile Trump

November 16, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Saudi Arabia is slashing shipments of crude to the United States, a move that appears calibrated to boost oil prices after a swift and punishing sell-off. The move could put the kingdom at loggerheads with President Donald Trump, who wants […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Ahead Of Trump-Xi Meeting, Record-Setting Oil Exports To China At Zero For 2nd Month

November 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

For 2nd month in row, and ahead of Trump-Xi meeting this month, US oil exports to China at zero following $1B record. For the second month in a row and just three months after topping $1 billion and setting a […]


News and Policies, World

China And United States Need Each Other

November 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

In a fungible global energy market, China does not “need” the United States, nor does the United States necessarily “need” China. America’s oil and natural gas producers can find willing buyers elsewhere and China has no shortage of options when […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Qatar As Major Competition For U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas

November 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

As the U.S. seeks to make a bigger splash into the global LNG export business, we can be sure of one thing: stiff competition persists. With the highest GDP per capita, “The Richest Country in the World” Qatar has been […]


News and Policies, World

European Battery Manufacturing to Grow 20-Fold by 2025

November 6, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Europe is on track increase its battery-making capacity by 20 times in the next seven years, hitting 90 gigawatt-hours of manufacturing output a year by 2025. The figures, from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, show Europe gaining ground on Asia, […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Trump’s Sanctions On Iran Just Handed A Big Victory To Russia

October 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

Who most benefits from US sanctions on Iran? Is it Saudi Arabia? Israel? Perhaps the United Arab Emirates? Try Russia. By weakening Iran, the sanctions cede Russia the power to balance crude oil markets. That’s because OPEC needs big producers […]


News and Policies, World

U.S.-Saudi Relations Stress Tested By Khashoggi Crisis

October 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

The grizzly death of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is putting the U.S. – Saudi relationship – and global oil markets – to the test. Khashoggi’s murderers must be severely punished. The Trump Administration needs to make […]


News and Policies, World

Is The Global Energy Transition On Track?

October 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Are we doing enough to save the planet? Silly question. The latest prognosis from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made for gloomy reading. Fundamental to the Paris Agreement is the target of keeping global average temperatures from […]


News and Policies, World

European environment ministers agree 35 percent car emission cut by 2030

October 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

European Union lawmakers have hammered out a deal to cut vehicle emissions by 35 percent by 2030, offering a further boon to the development of electric and hybrid cars. Germany, which had insisted on a maximum 30 percent cut, relented […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Qatar’s energy minister defends OPEC from Trump, says it has not manipulated oil prices

October 3, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Qatar’s energy minister has defended OPEC’s oil market strategy, saying a deal between the oil producing group and non-OPEC producers is not aimed at manipulating oil prices. “OPEC is not trying to manipulate the price, it’s trying to bring the […]


News and Policies, World

Trump Attacks OPEC, Europe Gas Dependence At UN General Assembly

September 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

When President Donald J. Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, he didn’t mince words about U.S. and allied energy security. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil cartel headed by America’s key Middle […]


News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia faces a tightrope walk between Trump and fellow oil producers at OPEC meeting

September 21, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Analysts don’t expect Saudi Arabia and its allies to make a major policy decision at this weekend’s meeting of oil- producing nations, but the Saudis face another challenge: appeasing President Donald Trump while keeping the kingdom’s vision for a grand […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix

September 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output. That’s the verdict of analysts at consultancy GlobalData, who predict that the share of […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The largest offshore wind farm on the planet opens

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm will officially open on Thursday. Located in the Irish Sea, the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has a total capacity of 659 megawatts and is capable of powering nearly 600,000 homes in the […]