• U.S. Energy Outlook: Growing Output, Growing Security, Growing Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 12/01/17
    • Energy Tomorrow

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil and gas will supply about 66 percent of the energy Americans use this year, but will grow to 68 percent in 2050. Sometime in the mid-2020s, U.S. energy officials project, two key lines measuring energy imports and exports will cross, and the United States will have achieved […]

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  • New Oil Drilling Technology Will Soon Spark An Explosion Of Oil

    • Date: 12/01/17
    • John Mauldin, Forbes

    Energy exploration and production is quickly becoming a technology-driven industry with the US as world leader. Energy stocks have been tearing higher since the election on bets that the Trump administration will relax environmental restrictions and open more federal lands to oil and gas drilling. Crude oil’s staying north of $50 hasn’t hurt, either. It […]

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  • How Obama Missed The Biggest Gift To American Energy Independence In History

    • Date: 08/01/17
    • Jack M. Mintz, Financial Post

    American energy independence will ultimately have a profound impact on world political developments. It’s too late to be Obama’s legacy, but it could become Trump’s. The most revolutionary change in modern energy markets has arguably been the growth in the extraction of shale gas and oil over the past decade. It has given the United […]

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  • U.S. Coal Exports Rising Again?

    • Date: 07/01/17
    • Platts

    US coal exports totaled 5.95 million mt in November, up 34.8% from the prior month and up 39.2% from the year-ago month, US Census data showed Friday. The month also showed the first significant US exports of bituminous coal to China since February 2014.  For overall US coal exports, November was the highest monthly total […]

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  • Reality Check: Solar Energy Is Always A Decade Away From Being Cheaper Than Coal

    • Date: 05/01/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Every few years, analysts come out of the woodwork to predict energy produced by solar panels will become cheaper than coal on a global scale. This year, the research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) predicts “solar may be cheaper than using coal on average globally” by 2025. Solar prices have fallen 62 percent since 2009 and […]

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  • Exxon’s 2040 Outlook: Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere

    • Date: 31/12/16
    • OilPrice

    The global energy mix will not look that much different for oil and gas in 2040, according to Exxon Mobil’s recently released 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040. Source: Exxon 2017 Outlook for Energy Both the middle class and world GDP is expected to double in the next 15 years, accelerating demand for […]

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  • Chinese Coal Industry Sees Earnings Explode In 2016

    • Date: 30/12/16
    • Todd Royal, OilPrice

    China recently reported rising coal industry earnings. The Chinese National Bureau of statistics mentioned a growth of “157 percent in the first 11 months of 2016”, while industries such as oil and gas drilling along with power supply saw profits decline in the subsequent period. This continued use of coal mirrors the rise in coal-fired power […]

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  • Coal Demand Is Shifting To Asia

    • Date: 27/12/16
    • OilPrice

    As coal declines in Europe and America, the shift to Asia is accelerating. Coal is the preferred option to increase power generation in growing economics that face electricity shortages. In its medium-term coal market report for 2016, IEA reports that global coal demand growth has stalled after more than a decade of 4 percent annual growth, […]

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