• Trade War: After Targeting U.S. Farms, China May Strike America’s Shale

    • Date: 06/04/18
    • Bloomberg

    China’s tariffs in one corner of the energy market signal U.S. shale fields may follow the nation’s farms as a target if a trade war escalates. Beijing on Wednesday took aim at America’s rural heartland by proposing levies on politically sensitive farm commodities such as soybeans, which were among 106 U.S. products targeted. The list also included petrochemicals and […]

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  • Shale Revolution 3.0: Bahrain Hits (Black) Gold With Biggest Shale Discovery In World

    • Date: 05/04/18
    • The Times

    The map of the world’s energy reserves and the corresponding balance of power was dramatically changed with the announcement that the tiny Gulf state of Bahrain has discovered a vast oil and gas reserve. The discovery of 80 billion barrels of shale oil, equivalent to Russia’s entire reserve, catapults Bahrain to the top of the […]

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  • New Coal War: China And Japan Compete For Hundreds Of New Coal Plants in Southeast Asia

    • Date: 01/04/18
    • Frederick Kuo, South China Morning Post

    Southeast Asia’s appetite for coal has spurred a new geopolitical rivalry between China and Japan as the two countries race to provide high-efficiency, low-emission technology. More than 1,600 coal plants are scheduled to be built by Chinese corporations in over 62 countries. It will make China the world’s primary provider of high-efficiency, low-emission technology. A joint […]

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  • Can The U.S. Break Russia’s Gas Monopoly In Europe?

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • OilPrice.com

    In a statement that is sure to provoke Russian backlash, while also sending a strong message to both Moscow and European energy markets, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services committee that moving U.S. energy supplies into Eastern Europe is one of the more powerful ways to contain Russian […]

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  • U.S. Coal Production Up Thanks To Exports

    • Date: 25/03/18
    • The Herald-Dispatch

    Coal production increased by 45 million short tons in 2017 in response to high demand for U.S. coal exports, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA sees met-coal exports staying strong through this year and next, but with market conditions returning to normal, thermal-coal exports will find it harder to […]

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  • Twenty-One Bad Things About Wind Energy

    • Date: 24/03/18
    • John Droz, Jr. Master Resource

    Promoting wind is a political agenda that is divorced from real facts and science.  Trying to pin down the arguments of wind promoters is a bit like trying to grab a greased balloon. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it morphs into a different story and escapes your grasp. Let’s take […]

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Existential Crisis Returns As US Shale Booms Anew

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Financial Times

    Kingdom seeks higher prices that risks greater North American production When Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the US next week, he will champion a new vision for the desert kingdom — one that is technologically savvy, religiously moderate and has a global influence beyond its oil prowess. He should thank his hosts for the […]

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  • Russia Warns Europe Against Alternative Gas Supplies

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    Russia moved to remind Europe that it’s the most flexible and reliable source of energy needed by the continent as the U.K. asks its allies to take a stand against the Kremlin over the poisoning of a former spy on its territory. Energy Minister Alexander Novak urged policy makers not to allow the diplomatic dispute […]

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