• Cheap Energy Forever: Permian’s Mammoth Cubes Herald Supersized Future for Shale

    • Date: 24/02/18
    • Bloomberg

    ‘Cube development,’ which taps multiple layers of shale all at once, could accelerate the U.S. shale boom and make the world swim in cheap and abundant energy for much of the next 250 years In the scrublands of West Texas there’s an oil-drilling operation like few that have come before. Encana Corp.’s RAB Davidson well […]

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  • Asian Coal Demand To Offset EU And US Decline

    • Date: 24/02/18
    • Nikkei

    BANGKOK — Demand for coal in developing Asian countries will offset a decline in Europe and the U.S., enabling the industry to continue growing, according to the head of the World Coal Association. A number of Asian countries, including China, the world’s largest coal consumer, are increasingly turning to gas and renewables. But coal will remain […]

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  • Offshore Wind Fiasco: Renewables Industry Faces $Billions In Compensation For Early Repairs

    • Date: 23/02/18
    • Jillands-Posten

    Ørsted is in danger of having to repair the blades of more than 600 offshore wind turbines. T Ørsted’s wind farm at Anholt was completed in 2013. The turbines’ blades are so worn down already that they have to be brought to land and repaired.  Photo: A2Sea Ørsted must repair up to 2,000 wind turbine blades […]

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  • Forget Paris: Global Fossil Fuel Consumption To Rise By 20% By 2040, BP Energy Outlook

    • Date: 23/02/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    This year’s BP Energy Outlook is now out: https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/energy-outlook.html These are the highlights: The speed of the energy transition is uncertain and the new Outlook considers a range of scenarios. Its evolving transition (ET) scenario, which assumes that government policies, technologies and societal preferences evolve in a manner and speed similar to the recent past, […]

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  • Argentina Is On The Cusp Of A Shale Boom

    • Date: 22/02/18
    • OilPrice.com

    Argentina is on the cusp of emerging from decades of economic instability and is in the process of shedding its status as a pariah state among investors to become one of the hottest destinations for foreign energy investors as the business-friendly policies of Macri gain greater traction. The end of the Peronist hold on Argentine […]

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  • US Shale Bonanza Means Oil Production At A 50-Year High

    • Date: 20/02/18
    • Deutsche Welle

    As shale oil makes a comeback, the United States could outstrip Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer. But is this new boom in black gold sustainable? Three years ago, the US shale oil boom appeared to be over, apparently starved to death when OPEC flooded the market with cheap oil. […]

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  • Ban Our Oil, We Ban Your Wine: Canadian Eco-Wars Escalate

    • Date: 20/02/18
    • The Canadian Press

    The British Columbia government has launched a formal challenge against Alberta’s ban on its wines. B.C. said Monday it has notified Alberta that it is formally requesting consultations under the Canadian free trade agreement’s dispute settlement process. Trade Minister Bruce Ralston said Alberta’s actions threaten the livelihood of the families that have worked to build […]

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  • Scramble For Gas In Eastern Med Begins To Overheat

    • Date: 12/02/18
    • Richard Wachman, Arab News

    LONDON: Tensions are building in the eastern Mediterranean as the dash for gas is fraying tempers in a region of significant geopolitical tension already. Gas exploration and development in the energy-rich Levant Basin and adjacent areas has raised fresh issues as countries scramble to make discoveries, sometimes in disputed waters. In recent days, Egypt has […]

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