• Coal To The Rescue As Record Cold Grips Much Of North America

    • Date: 30/12/17
    • Washington Examiner

    Coal-fired power plants are king again as sub-zero temperatures sent demand for heating and electricity soaring on the East Coast Friday in the largest energy market in the nation. Visual aid showing how to distinguish between climate and weather, using the standard US Government approved™ definitions. @SteveSGoddard Coal outpaced both natural gas and nuclear power plants […]

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  • Trump To Repeal Obama’s Anti-Fracking Rules For Government Land

    • Date: 29/12/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    The Trump administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands, officials said Thursday. The rules developed under President Barack Obama would have applied mainly in the West, where most federal lands are located. Companies would have had to disclose the chemicals used in fracking, which pumps […]

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  • China’s Fuel Fiasco Leaves Citizens in The Cold

    • Date: 26/12/17
    • Radio Free Asia

    China’s government has cancelled a ban on coal-fired heating in northern cities after blaming local officials for “hasty” gas conversions that left residents without winter fuel. On Dec. 4, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) sent an “extra urgent” notice authorizing 28 northern cities to resume using coal for winter heating if their mandated projects […]

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  • The Surprising Location Of Next Year’s Shale Rush

    • Date: 23/12/17
    • OilPrice.com

    Higher oil prices in recent months have instilled renewed confidence in U.S. shale drillers and prompted them to look for drilling opportunities in basins beyond the permanent growth story these days, the Permian. Companies are increasing drilling and pipeline deal-making in the oil-rich rocks of Colorado, and are returning to the least explored of the […]

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  • It’s All Over: U.S. Republicans Reject Carbon Tax

    • Date: 21/12/17
    • The Atlantic

    Despite much cajoling and prodding from fellow conservatives, the party didn’t adopt a climate policy in the new tax bill. It’s clear that much of the sales pitch for a carbon tax that has been aimed at Republicans has fallen flat. The Republican tax-reform bill, which passed Congress Wednesday, makes some big changes to the federal […]

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  • Tables Turned: Saudi Arabia Hunts for Shale Oil Assets In The U.S.

    • Date: 21/12/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Saudi Arabia is hunting for an energy deal in American shale country, as economic upheaval pushes it to seek its first international oil-and-gas production investments. Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Aramco, has had initial conversations about taking a stake in Tellurian Inc., a liquefied-natural-gas developer based in Houston, or agreeing to buy some of its fuel in […]

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  • Wall Street Returns To U.S. Shale With A Bang

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com

    Investors have grown wary of U.S. shale after years of disappointing returns, and they have pressed shale companies to rein in reckless drilling practices. But with money still pouring into the shale sector, there’s no sign yet that Wall Street is withholding investment in the industry. Shale executives have gone to great lengths in recent months […]

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  • US Fuels the World as Shale Boom Powers Record Oil Exports

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Bloomberg

    Americans are expected to end the year pumping oil out of the ground at rates unseen since the early 1970s. The world’s largest oil consumer exported more hydrocarbons than ever before in 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down. You name it — crude oil, gasoline, diesel, propane and even liquefied natural gas — […]

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