• Trump Readies Executive Order To Open The Arctic, Atlantic Oceans To Drilling

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • Michael Bastasch. The Daily Caller

    The Trump administration is developing an order to open new areas to offshore oil and gas drilling, reversing former President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to lock up most of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, according to industry sources. Industry sources familiar with the matter told Platts an executive order is in the works to rewind Obama’s decision […]

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  • U.S. Coal Set For An Upturn In 2017/18

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • John Kemp, Reuters

    U.S. coal producers can look forward to an increase in production and jobs during 2017/18 as the industry recovers from the depression of 2015/16 and gas has become steadily more expensive than coal. The medium-term outlook remains challenging but some of the short-term problems that tipped the industry into crisis over the last two years […]

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  • Wind Farms Could Be Paid To Stop Producing Power

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • Emily Gosden, The Times

    Wind farms could be paid to switch off their turbines this summer as the growth of solar panels leaves the national network swamped with too much power. National Grid, which manages the network, forecast yesterday that the minimum demand on the high-voltage power grid would fall to a record low this summer because of the […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution Transforms the Global Gas Market

    • Date: 06/04/17
    • The American Interest

    Or perhaps more accurately, American shale gas is helping to create a global gas market. For years, natural gas needed pipelines to make its way from seller to buyer, and owing to that, most natural gas contracts were long-term and often linked to the price of oil. But thanks to liquified natural gas, suppliers can now superchill […]

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  • Gas Giants Share OPEC’s Shale Pain As U.S. Shale Supply Flows East

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg

    OPEC isn’t the only decades-old energy hegemony being turned on its head by U.S. shale. Liquefied natural gas sellers from Qatar to Malaysia that dominated gas sales to Asia for years are facing the prospect of rising American exports. While less than 30 U.S. cargoes have landed in Asia, their effect was felt even before they […]

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  • Trump May Not Be Able to Save Coal, But China Might

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Paul Ausick, Yahoo Finance

    China has led the world as the leading exporter of coal equipment since 2000. Building more coal plants also has boosted China’s coal exports from zero to 37% of all global exports. Following President Trump’s executive order last week rolling back several Obama administration climate rules, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke lifted a ban […]

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  • Pillar Of The Anti-Fracking Movement Takes A Hit

    • Date: 03/04/17
    • Ken Silverstein, Forbes

    A pillar of the anti-fracking movement has fallen now that a federal judge has set aside a lucrative jury award and has ordered a new trial. It involves the Dimock case that was spotlighted by the 2010 documentary “Gasland,” which sought to portray drilling as harmful to drinking water supplies. Hydraulic fracturing, of course, is […]

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  • Westinghouse’s Bankruptcy Could Be the End of Nuclear Hopes in US

    • Date: 03/04/17
    • Diane Cardwell and Jonathan Soble, The New York Times

    Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the company’s corporate parent, Toshiba of Japan, scrambles to stanch huge losses stemming from Westinghouse’s troubled nuclear construction projects in the American South. Now, the future of […]

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