• Green Fiasco: Biofuels ‘Worse Than Petrol’ For The Environment, New Study Finds

    • Date: 26/08/16
    • Henry Bodkin, The Daily Telegraph

    “Green” biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are in fact worse for the environment that petrol, a landmark new study has found. The alternative energy source has long been praised for being carbon-neutral because the plants it is made from absorb carbon dioxide, which causes global warming, from the atmosphere while they are growing. But […]

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  • US Shale Hotspots Hit Near Record Output

    • Date: 25/08/16
    • Gregory Meyer, Financial Times

    The foremost shale gas region in the US is bucking the energy market doldrums, with production this month approaching a new record. Natural gas output from the Marcellus and Utica shales of the US north-east is averaging 22.63bn cubic feet per day in August, according to Platts Analytics. That is up 2 per cent from […]

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  • How The Shale Revolution Started (1998 – 2011)

    • Date: 25/08/16
    • All About Alpha

    A critical revolution in the crude oil and natural gas markets began 18 years ago. 1998 was the year in which two headline techniques eventually unlocked gas from shale at a commercially viable cost. Gary Sernovitz, who has given the world his thoughts on this revolution in the new book The Green and the Black, […]

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  • Reality Check: Germany’s Energiewende In Crisis

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Roger Andrews, Energy Matters

    Germany’s Energiewende is starting to unravel. Germany is still pursuing its goal of shutting down its nuclear plants but refuses to shut down its lignite plants. It is slashing renewable energy subsidies and replacing them with an auction/quota system. Public opposition is delaying the construction of the power lines that are needed to distribute Germany’s renewables […]

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  • U.S. Shale Drillers Return To Oil Patch

    • Date: 22/08/16
    • Erin Ailworth and Timothy Puko The Wall Street Journal

    As the price of U.S. crude marches back toward $50-a-barrel territory, several big shale drillers are tiptoeing back into the oil patch, and that is making some energy experts nervous. Devon Energy Corp. , Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and other prolific shale producers are telling investors that this fall they will pour more money into drilling new wells. […]

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  • Obama’s Energy Secretary: Fracking Has Been Good For The Environment

    • Date: 16/08/16
    • John Siciliano, The Washington Examiner

    The oil and gas boom is reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz “The increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States has, obviously, been a major story in terms of our economy, and also our environment,” Moniz said at a field […]

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  • Hail Shale: World Shale Oil Production To More Than Double By 2040

    • Date: 13/08/16
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration

    World tight [i.e. shale] oil production is expected to more than double between 2015 and 2040, increasing from 4.98 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015 to 10.36 million b/d in 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) and Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016). Most of the projected increase […]

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  • Chamber Of Commerce: ‘Let’s All Benefit From Lancashire’s Shale Gas Industry’

    • Date: 12/08/16
    • Lancashire Evening Post

    Business people are getting behind controversial plans to let Lancashire householders share a cash pot to help get the shale gas industry going. Many residents are opposed to the Government’s proposed new cash offer to households to offset the impacts of fracking. But the move has found support from members of the business community. Babs […]

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