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  • El Niño’s Odds to Return By Late Summer or Fall Increasing

    • Date: 24/03/17
    • Jonathan Belles and Brian Donegan, The Weather Channel
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    The odds of El Niño’s development by the late summer or early fall have increased, according to the latest output from forecast model guidance. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) officially declared La Niña’s end in early February as sea temperatures have steadily warmed in the equatorial region of the central and eastern Pacific, and we’re now in the neutral […]

  • OPEC: The Cartel That Failed

    • Date: 24/03/17
    • Irwin M Stelzer, The Weekly Standard
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    OPEC is caught between shale and a hard place. Saudis, Russia, shale. That is all ye need to know in order to understand the oil market. The Saudis lead the OPEC oil cartel, Russia is their largest potential fellow traveler, and the Permian Basin in the Southwest is the oil-rich shale that stands between the […]

  • OPEC Cuts Filling Wallets Of North American Oil Producers

    • Date: 24/03/17
    • Bloomberg
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    OPEC’s supply cuts are providing a windfall for producers of heavy crude from Western Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. Prices for Western Canadian Select and Mars grades have strengthened relative to benchmark West Texas Intermediate since OPEC began implementing its reductions this year. These gains have held even after WTI sank below $50/bbl earlier […]

  • U.S. Shale To Feed European Gas Market Battered By Coldest January In Seven Years

    • Date: 24/03/17
    • Bloomberg
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    The heart of Europe’s gas market may finally get a helping hand from the American shale revolution as fuel is poised to cross the Atlantic to replenish depleted inventories after the coldest January in seven years. Northwest Europe, one of the biggest trading regions for the fuel, hasn’t yet attracted any liquefied natural gas cargoes […]

  • GWPF TV: State Of The Climate In 2016

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    The GWPF has published the world’s first State of the Climate Survey based exclusively on observations rather than climate models. Compiled by Professor Ole Humlum, the new climate survey is in sharp contrast to the habitual alarmism of other reports that are mainly based on computer modelling and climate predictions.  

  • Cheap Energy & New Technology: China Sees a Manufacturing Future — In America

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Andrew Browne, The Wall Street Journal
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    DONGGUAN, China—Glen Lin is struggling to keep his shoe company competitive on the world’s factory floor in southern China. Wages are shooting up 15% each year. Taxes are high. Shipping is exorbitant, and slow. So, as fast as he can he’s automating production, while planning an escape to his largest market—the U.S. The vice general manager […]

  • Nottinghamshire County Council Approves Plans for Shale Gas Drilling

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Nottingham Post
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    Councillors have approved plans for shale gas drilling to be carried out in Nottinghamshire for the second time in four months. Artist’s impression of what the site at Tinker Lane could look like Dart Energy has been given the green light by Nottinghamshire County Council to drill an exploratory for shale gas well on land off the A634 between […]

  • Energy Policy Will Be About Cutting Costs, Not Emissions, Says UK Government Chief

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Peter McCusker, Newcastle Journal
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    Top civil servant says costs to businesses will take higher priority in UK energy policy The Government’s energy policy will focus on cutting costs to business as a Whitehall official admits it has ‘neglected industry for too long’. Peter McCusker reports. UK energy policy has been view through the prism of the ‘trilemma’ since Ed […]

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