• Gas Giants Share OPEC’s Shale Pain As U.S. Shale Supply Flows East

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg

    OPEC isn’t the only decades-old energy hegemony being turned on its head by U.S. shale. Liquefied natural gas sellers from Qatar to Malaysia that dominated gas sales to Asia for years are facing the prospect of rising American exports. While less than 30 U.S. cargoes have landed in Asia, their effect was felt even before they […]

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  • Trump May Not Be Able to Save Coal, But China Might

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Paul Ausick, Yahoo Finance

    China has led the world as the leading exporter of coal equipment since 2000. Building more coal plants also has boosted China’s coal exports from zero to 37% of all global exports. Following President Trump’s executive order last week rolling back several Obama administration climate rules, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke lifted a ban […]

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  • Pillar Of The Anti-Fracking Movement Takes A Hit

    • Date: 03/04/17
    • Ken Silverstein, Forbes

    A pillar of the anti-fracking movement has fallen now that a federal judge has set aside a lucrative jury award and has ordered a new trial. It involves the Dimock case that was spotlighted by the 2010 documentary “Gasland,” which sought to portray drilling as harmful to drinking water supplies. Hydraulic fracturing, of course, is […]

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  • Westinghouse’s Bankruptcy Could Be the End of Nuclear Hopes in US

    • Date: 03/04/17
    • Diane Cardwell and Jonathan Soble, The New York Times

    Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the company’s corporate parent, Toshiba of Japan, scrambles to stanch huge losses stemming from Westinghouse’s troubled nuclear construction projects in the American South. Now, the future of […]

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  • China And Pakistan Join Forces For World’s Biggest Brown Coal Programme

    • Date: 01/04/17
    • Bloomberg

    In the dusty scrub of the Thar desert, Pakistan has begun to dig up one of the world’s largest deposits of low-grade, brown, dirty coal to fuel new power stations that could revolutionize the country’s economy. China-Pak Economic Corridor will be constructed from 2014 to 2030. The project is one of the most expensive among […]

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  • China’s Coal Power Generation Rising For Second Year: Citi

    • Date: 31/03/17
    • Platts

    China’s coal-fired power generation as a percentage of the total energy mix is on the rise for the second year, despite the push towards renewable capacity additions in the country, Citi analysts said Friday.  The share of thermal power in the generation mix declined to 73% in 2015 from 83% in 2011.  Thermal has since grown […]

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  • The DNA Of Oil Wells: U.S. Shale Companies Enlist Genetics To Boost Output

    • Date: 29/03/17
    • Ernest Scheyder, Reuters

    A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world’s top exporters. Shale producers have slashed production costs as much as 50 percent over two years, waging […]

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  • US Coal Production On The Rise As Gas Prices Go Up

    • Date: 29/03/17
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration

    After falling in six out of seven quarters since mid-2014, coal production rose in the third and fourth quarters of 2016. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Coal Report and Quarterly Coal Report and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration Among the coal supply regions, the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming saw the largest increases in the second half of […]

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