• In Oil Face-Off, Saudis, Shale Both Claim Victory

    • Date: 15/12/16
    • Benoit Faucon, Alison Sider and Georgi Katchev, Wall Street Journal

    Both sides look to take advantage of higher prices A two-year battle for global oil supremacy that pit Saudi Arabia, head of the powerful oil cartel, against upstart U.S. shale producers left them both badly wounded but with each side claiming victory. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries deal last month to cut oil […]

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  • IEA: “The World Is Burning More Coal Than Ever”

    • Date: 13/12/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Global coal use may be slowing down due to global warming regulations, but the world is still using more coal than ever before, according to a report by an international energy agency. Politicians and environmentalists around the world heralded the ratification of the Paris climate agreement this year, but the United Nations (U.N.) treaty to […]

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  • Britain Faces Green Energy Crisis, Senior Regulator Warns

    • Date: 12/12/16
    • Peter Dominiczak, Daily Telegraph

    Britain’s increasing reliance on “intermittent” renewable energy means that the country is facing an unprecedented supply crisis, a senior Ofgem executive has warned. Andrew Wright, a senior partner at Ofgem and former interim chief executive, warned that households could be forced to pay extra to keep their lights on while their neighbours “sit in the […]

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  • US Shale Producers Are The Biggest Winner From OPEC’s Oil Deal

    • Date: 09/12/16
    • Nick Cunningham , Oilprice.com

    The resurgence of U.S. shale will undermine the OPEC-fueled price rally, capping oil prices at roughly $50 per barrel through 2017. That is the conclusion from the EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which forecasts WTI to average $50.66 per barrel and Brent to average just $51.66 per barrel next year. The agency also cast doubt on […]

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  • New Research: Solar Panels Less Green Than You Think

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    More than a billion solar panels have been installed around the world but they may so far have failed to reduce overall emissions, a study has found. Panel production is so energy intensive that the global solar industry could still be paying off its “carbon debt”. Researchers looked at the full lifecycle of solar panels, […]

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  • Move Over Fracking: A New Energy Revolution In The Making

    • Date: 06/12/16
    • James Watkins, OZY News

    America’s oil shale boom hasn’t even started yet. Potential extraction for three types of U.S. oil reserves (from top to bottom): zapping, tapping and fracking. These figures from the USGS show “technically recoverable” deposits. Scale: 1:4.2 trillion. GETTY/SHUTTERSTOCK What do Hot Pockets and oil shale have in common? As it turns out, more than you might […]

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  • Shale Drillers All Set To Get Their Party Started

    • Date: 04/12/16
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Sunday Times

    From the arid wastelands of west Texas to the rolling, green hills of Pennsylvania, America’s shale drillers are sensing victory. Opec’s decision to chop production for the first time in eight years has handed their industry a lifeline. Indeed, Saudi Arabia’s decision to reverse course on a policy to flood the market and drown out […]

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  • Energy Superpower: US Shale Gas Is Powering Mexico

    • Date: 02/12/16
    • The American Interest

    North America is turning into one of the world’s biggest energy powerhouses of the 21st century. American natural gas production has increased more than 50 percent over the past ten years, a welcome development that comes to us courtesy of the shale boom. Fracking has unleashed a flood of new supplies of hydrocarbons on the American natural gas […]

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