• A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

    • Date: 07/03/18
    • Time Magazine

    U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and Russia. The widespread adoption of fracking in the U.S. opened billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas to production and transformed the global energy sector […]

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  • Boom Times For US Shale Oil Production

    • Date: 04/03/18

    America’s shale industry emerges from downturn more productive and propels spectacular output growth “We are in the BOOM of FRAC SAND HAULING” proclaims a job advertisement on the website Indeed.com. Dozens of companies are looking for truck drivers in west Texas to haul the sand used for hydraulic fracturing, one of the processes that has […]

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  • Russian Meddling on Social Media Targeted U.S. Energy Industry, Report Says

    • Date: 02/03/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    A Russian-backed propaganda group used social media in an attempt to disrupt the U.S. energy industry and influence energy policy, according to a new congressional staff report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Unlike other Russian campaigns to stir political unrest in the U.S., this effort by the tech-savvy Internet Research Agency is characterized as […]

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  • Reality Check: China’s Coal Consumption Rising Again

    • Date: 01/03/18
    • Financial Times

    China’s appetite for coal increased last year due to a stimulus-driven economic uptick before its party congress, new numbers show, demonstrating how the country’s ambitious war on pollution is still second to political necessities. China’s coal consumption rose 0.4 per cent in 2017, according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. […]

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  • 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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