• 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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  • Use Of Coal Increasing In Rapidly Growing Emerging Economies

    • Date: 10/02/18

    While the number of new coal-fired power plants China and India are building has declined, the planned expansion in the use of coal in fast-growing emerging economies, such as Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the reduction, according to a new study. The study advocates politically feasible solutions for a global coal […]

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  • Russia And Saudi Arabia Forge Energy Pact To Counter U.S. Shale Boom

    • Date: 08/02/18
    • Financial Times

    Moscow and Riyadh in unlikely alliance in face of threat from US shale boom It was below minus 30C in the Arctic Circle but the delegations from Saudi Arabia and Russia tossed aside their gloves for a friendly handshake, smiling despite the cold under their fur hats and padded jackets. Khalid al-Falih, Saudi energy minister, […]

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  • Reality Check: Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables, Are The Energy Sources Of America’s Future

    • Date: 07/02/18
    • Mark Perry, Carpe Diem

    Department of Energy projections to 2050 suggest that fossil fuels, not renewables, are the energy sources of America’s future The chart above is based on energy projections through the year 2050 released today by the Energy Information Administration in its Annual Energy Outlook report for 2018. Here’s a summary: EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook provides modeled projections of domestic energy […]

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  • New EU Rules Threaten European Solar Industry

    • Date: 06/02/18
    • Euractiv

    Households, schools and hospitals that decide to place solar panels on their rooftop could be exposed to the same responsibilities as big energy utilities under new EU electricity market rules currently being drafted in the European Parliament, EURACTIV.com has learned. A “big fight” is currently taking place in Parliament about whether small renewable energy installations […]

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  • U.S. To Overtake Saudi Arabia & Russia As World’s Largest Oil Producer, Upending Global Trade and Geopolitics

    • Date: 30/01/18
    • Reuters

    U.S. energy exports now compete with Middle East oil for buyers in Asia, with breathtaking economic and political impacts With Donald Trump’s State of the Union address upcoming, one of the game changing achievements of his administration has undoubtably been the spike in U.S. energy exports, which now rival those of Russia and Middle Eastern […]

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