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Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Following Saudi Oil Attack, Aramco Pushes Ahead With IPO Plans and Restoring Oil Production

October 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: In the wake of last month’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the state oil giant has quickly recovered, aiming to restore full production and forging ahead with its plans for what would be the world’s largest-ever IPO later […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump’s pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

October 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free market. Competition from lower-cost natural gas and renewables has led to a wave of […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: Is The Industry Dying? Not Hardly.

October 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

In a famous scene from the 1971 film “Big Jake,” Richard Boone’s character, John Fain, responds to being shot by John Wayne’s character, Jacob McCandles, by saying, “I thought you were dead.” To which McCandles responds, “Not hardly.” It’s a […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Energy just fell 4% in a week—here’s the biggest area of weakness, according to one strategist

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Talk about losing energy. Now the only S&P 500 sector in the red for 2019, energy has had a difficult week, falling more than 4% as soft economic data reignited fears around slowing global growth and the impact of intercontinental […]


Energy Economics

US solar industry gets unlikely boost from the Trump administration

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Some U.S. solar stocks could get a boost after the Trump administration announced that it will impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels. This special type of panel, which absorbs light on both sides, will be subject to a 25% tariff […]


Energy Consumption, World

EIA predicts that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050

October 4, 2019

Via: Energy Global

EIA’s international outlook includes analysis of eight countries and eight multi-country regions. Different regional and technology specific factors influence the growth rates of renewable technologies throughout the world. Resource availability, renewable policies, regional load growth, and declining technology costs drive […]


News and Policies, World

New EU Energy Chief To Put Connections And Security At Heart Of Green Deal

October 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the European Union, no discussion of energy issues these days comes without a discussion about climate change. The bloc’s energy policy must now be in line with its climate objectives – something reflected in the new organization of the […]


News and Policies, World

Mexico: Shell starts importing fuel for its gas stations

October 3, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

Shell Mexico begun importing fuel from the United States for sale in its gas stations in the Bajío region, reports Forbes. The company announced the arrival of a freight train with fuel to a storage terminal in San José Iturbide, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar

October 3, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects. The solar projects are estimated to have a total project cost of PHP10.01 billion (US$193 million). The […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

A storm is brewing as Big Oil looks to take on electric utilities that support EVs. Utilities stand to gain if EV adoption rates increase. Not everyone is applauding this trend. As a recent article in Politico reports, groups backed […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

New Natural Gas Advocacy Group Hopes To Fill Void Once Occupied By Producers

October 2, 2019

Via: Forbes

A new non-profit advocacy group is planning to weigh in on behalf of U.S. natural gas, and many are wondering why natural gas producers are not doing that for themselves. The spokesman for the new group calling itself The Empowerment […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Wins Second Massive Order for 12MW Offshore Turbines

October 1, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

GE has won another huge deal for its 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore turbine, this time for the 3.6-gigawatt Dogger Bank trio of projects in the U.K. The project’s co-developers, Equinor and SSE Renewables, named the technology their preferred choice, with the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Coal’s Future Is Murky But The Need For Investment In Carbon Capture Is Clear

October 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

The world may recognize that burning coal is adding greenhouse gases. But the fuel is still set to grow as a percentage of electricity generation: For two straight years it will tick up before flattening out for five years. While […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil will hit levels ‘we haven’t see in our lifetimes’ if Iran isn’t stopped, Saudi crown prince says

September 30, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

DUBAI — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned of astronomical oil prices in the event that tensions escalate in the Persian Gulf, two weeks after his country was hit by a drone and cruise missile attack that […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

September 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear […]