• German Coal States’ Economy Ministers Warn Against “Hasty Exit Plans”

    • Date: 26/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The economy ministers of the German coal states Brandenburg, Saxony, and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have warned the country’s coal exit commission against coming up with “hasty” scenarios for phasing out fossil power sources. In a press release issued on the eve of the coal exit commission’s inaugural meeting, the ministers – Albrecht Gerber from Brandenburg, Martin Dulig from Saxony […]

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  • U.S. Shale Companies Motor Ahead Despite OPEC

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    U.S. shale companies, which profited by continuing to pump oil as the rest of the world cut its production, are again poised to benefit as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries boosts its output. OPEC’s decision last week to increase production modestly is seen as an attempt to keep prices elevated without creating a […]

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  • Germany’s “Ticking Time Bombs”: Wind Turbines Pose “Significant Danger” To Environment

    • Date: 23/06/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    As much of Germany’s nearly 30,000 strong fleet of wind turbines approach 20 or more years in age, the list of catastrophic collapses is growing more rapidly. The turbines are now being viewed by technical experts as “ticking time bombs”. According to a commentary by Daniel Wetzel of online German Daily ‘Die Welt’, the aging rickety wind turbines […]

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  • Shale Revolution Turns 10: U.S. Shale Production Growth Accelerating, Reshaping Geopolitics

    • Date: 21/06/18
    • Business Wire

    Ten years since start of U.S. “Shale Gale,” pace of production growth is only accelerating and continues to reshape the energy, economic and geopolitical landscape, new report finds A decade since the start of a shale gas revolution that unlocked new supplies and resulted in a “wholesale turnaround” in U.S. production, the overall size of […]

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  • Pipelines Bottleneck: The Biggest U.S. Oil Patch Is Near Its Limit

    • Date: 20/06/18
    • Bloomberg

    The biggest U.S. shale region will have to shut wells within four months because there aren’t enough pipelines to get the oil to customers, the head of one of the industry’s largest producers said. The worsening bottleneck in the Permian region that straddles west Texas and New Mexico offers an unexpected fillip to OPEC and […]

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  • Another Green Scare Debunked: Studies Show Groundwater Not Contaminated By Fracking

    • Date: 19/06/18
    • Associated Press

    New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s No. 2 gas-producing state after […]

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  • Where Will U.S. Frackers Drill Next?

    • Date: 19/06/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, OilPrice.com

    With WTI oil prices staying above $60 a barrel for several months, U.S. drillers are breaking production records each week, mostly thanks to the Permian in West Texas and New Mexico. In recent months, however, some companies have started to test their fracking capabilities on oil fields that most agree reached their peak production decades ago. Drillers believe […]

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  • U.S. Oil Firms Use Shale Know-How To Revitalise Old Oilfields

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Reuters

    After shale producers pushed U.S. oil and gas output to all-time highs, some are now taking what they have learned to fields that until recently were considered played out. Among vineyards and cow pastures in east Texas last month, roughnecks started to drill in an oilfield that is 25 years past its production peak. Houston-based […]

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