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Energy Economics

A Trade Detente Would Fuel The U.S. Energy Sector And China’s Environment

December 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s trade war with China is causing uncertainties in both the financial markets and the overall economy. To that end, the U.S. oil and natural gas sectors could get seriously hurt unless both sides can save face or one […]


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 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural gas on the up

November 15, 2018

Via: Energy Global

The analysis finds a market in conflict: clean energy goals are driving nations toward wider adoption of natural gas as a lower emission fuel source while technology and political factors create market uncertainty. Surging global interest in gas-to-power projects is […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Is The Natural Gas Price Spike Sustainable?

November 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Wow! Natural gas prices have hit $4/Mcf for the first time since, well, a few days in January, but they have been at or near $3/Mcf for most of the past five years, so the possibility of a “recovery” in […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

In natural gas markets, winter is coming

October 30, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Natural gas importers across the globe are looking at the next few months with similar anticipation as fans of the next season of Game of Thrones. In both cases, winter is coming. The prospects of a natural gas glut, which […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

North Sea Oil And Gas Exploration Still Attracting Billions Of Investment Dollars

October 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

Stories about the demise of North Sea oil and gas exploration are aplenty. The mature prospect peaked in 1999 and admittedly its heyday has come and gone. However, every single prediction about its end of life date has been wrong. […]


News and Policies, State

Trump’s Trade War With China Is Hurting Those Energy-Producing States He Won

October 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s trade war with China is hurting the same states he won in 2016. And that includes Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which sit atop the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale basin. Will the tariffs erode his political support not just […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Prices Rise On The ‘Elephant In The Room’

October 4, 2018

Via: Forbes

Despite the Autumn shoulder season being in full force, natural gas prices have been continuing their rise, with prompt month prices up 34 cents, or 12%, to today’s close at $3.24 per MMBtu since September 19. We’ve blown past important […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Oil Will Remain A Large, Viable Industry

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

In the previous article, I discussed the natural gas projections from the recent report Rivalry: The IHS Markit View of the Energy Future (2018-50). IHS Markit is a provider of global market data for a number of sectors, including energy. […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural gas will overtake oil to become North America’s ‘single largest energy source’ this year, risk management firm says

September 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil will be toppled as North America’s primary energy source this year, according to risk management firm DNV GL, with natural gas and electrification set to reshape the region’s energy future. The Norway-headquartered firm said Monday that overall energy demand […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gas needs to work for its long-term sustainability

September 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

The mood music is upbeat. Just 18 months ago the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market was depressed, anticipating an extended period of oversupply. But things haven’t played out quite like that, and prices have staged a strong recovery. The market […]


Energy Economics

Bank of America downgrades Chevron, citing risk of losing some overseas production deals

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is getting less optimistic on Chevron shares due to rising competition over energy deals. The firm lowered its rating to neutral from buy for Chevron shares, saying the renewals for the company’s key Asian projects […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030

August 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts […]