• Permian Oil Drillers Bounce Back with Biggest Rig Hike This Year

    • Date: 23/08/20
    • Bloomberg

    Explorers in the world’s biggest shale patch are roaring back, putting an additional 10 rigs to work this week for the biggest jump in activity since a price crash triggered an unprecedented collapse in drilling. Drillers in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico led the rest of the nation in expanding the […]

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  • US Shale Wells Roaring Back To Life

    • Date: 19/08/20
    • Journal of Petroleum Technology

    Nearly all the shut-in unconventional US wells will be back in production in September, according to a report from Rystad Energy. Based on early reports the wells are producing at about the level they were before the shut-in, plus a bit extra after operators open them up. “Nearly all operators said they did not face […]

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  • China Is The Biggest Winner Of The U.S. Renewables Boom

    • Date: 18/08/20
    • OilPrice.com

    As the shift to renewable energy begins to gain serious momentum, the United States is now facing another conundrum: Being too dependent on China for the minerals used to build clean energy systems. Since the days of President Jimmy Carter and the 1970s oil crisis, the U.S. has relentlessly pursued the utopia of becoming energy […]

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  • What Is The Cause Of The Recent Power Blackouts In California?

    • Date: 17/08/20
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    California has put itself in a position where regular intentional blackouts are inevitable. As more and more reliable fossil fuel and nuclear facilities get closed in favor of wind and solar, the problem looks set to worsen dramatically over the next several years. You may have read in the past few days that residents of […]

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  • Green Energy Crisis: Residents Asked To Reduce Power During Californian Heat Wave

    • Date: 15/08/20
    • KTVU FOX 2 & CapRadio

    Power supplies could be even tighter, as cloud cover is expected to cause a drop in solar power. A blistering heat wave over the next several days is prompting the California Independent System Operator to issue a Flex Alert for Friday, which means residents are being asked to reduce power usage from 3 p.m. to 10 […]

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  • Trump vs Biden: Deep Split Over Future Of US Shale Gas

    • Date: 12/08/20
    • Energy Intelligence

    Gone are the days when US policymakers broadly agreed on the role of natural gas as a “bridge” to a low-carbon future. As the 2020 US presidential race proves, the partisan divide on the issue has widened and deepened. President Donald Trump continues to see gas as a green fuel, and has made the road […]

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  • Critics Rebut Computer Modelling Exercise On Offshore Wind Costs

    • Date: 31/07/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Remember when Imperial College London and UK newspapers recently announced that “offshore wind power is now so cheap it could pay money back to consumers”? The Global Warming Policy Forum is today publishing a critique of the new paper behind the headlines which claims that computer modelling of offshore wind subsidy auction bids around Europe provides sound […]

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  • China’s Coronavirus Recovery Drives Massive Boom In Coal Plants

    • Date: 22/07/20
    • South China Morning Post

    China has 249.6 gigawatts of coal-fired power capacity either under construction or in planning which is larger than the current coal fleets of the United States or India. Far from treating the coronavirus pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speed up decarbonisation and lock in climate goals, there are signs China is falling back on […]

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