• Lights Dimming Over India’s Solar Energy Sector

    • Date: 11/03/18
    • Financial Times

    As a result of higher taxes and tariffs, many tenders for new solar projects are either on hold or have been scrapped. Narendra Modi is on Sunday hosting India’s biggest diplomatic summit in years as he launches a new international body to help finance solar projects and seeks to cement India’s place at the forefront […]

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  • Shale Is Back And OPEC Is Backed Into The Corner

    • Date: 10/03/18
    • Financial Times

    Is Opec on the verge of making the same mistake all over again? The cartel managed to ignore the rise of the US shale industry at the start of this decade until its output growth eventually overwhelmed the oil market. That triggered one of the biggest price collapses in history as Opec fought fire with […]

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  • Saudi Aramco Set to Join the Shale Revolution

    • Date: 07/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil exporter, is set to join the shale revolution with plans to start producing unconventional natural gas this month and exploit a deposit that could rival the Eagle Ford formation in Texas. Saudi Arabia’s gas resources from shale and other alternative supplies are “huge,” Khalid Al Abdulqader, general manager of […]

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  • A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

    • Date: 07/03/18
    • Time Magazine

    U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and Russia. The widespread adoption of fracking in the U.S. opened billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas to production and transformed the global energy sector […]

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  • Boom Times For US Shale Oil Production

    • Date: 04/03/18

    America’s shale industry emerges from downturn more productive and propels spectacular output growth “We are in the BOOM of FRAC SAND HAULING” proclaims a job advertisement on the website Indeed.com. Dozens of companies are looking for truck drivers in west Texas to haul the sand used for hydraulic fracturing, one of the processes that has […]

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  • Russian Meddling on Social Media Targeted U.S. Energy Industry, Report Says

    • Date: 02/03/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    A Russian-backed propaganda group used social media in an attempt to disrupt the U.S. energy industry and influence energy policy, according to a new congressional staff report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Unlike other Russian campaigns to stir political unrest in the U.S., this effort by the tech-savvy Internet Research Agency is characterized as […]

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  • Reality Check: China’s Coal Consumption Rising Again

    • Date: 01/03/18
    • Financial Times

    China’s appetite for coal increased last year due to a stimulus-driven economic uptick before its party congress, new numbers show, demonstrating how the country’s ambitious war on pollution is still second to political necessities. China’s coal consumption rose 0.4 per cent in 2017, according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. […]

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  • Cheap Energy Forever: Permian’s Mammoth Cubes Herald Supersized Future for Shale

    • Date: 24/02/18
    • Bloomberg

    ‘Cube development,’ which taps multiple layers of shale all at once, could accelerate the U.S. shale boom and make the world swim in cheap and abundant energy for much of the next 250 years In the scrublands of West Texas there’s an oil-drilling operation like few that have come before. Encana Corp.’s RAB Davidson well […]

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