Archive for June, 2017

Coal states look for new ways to turn carbon into cash

Coal states look for new ways to turn carbon into cash

Coal states pouring millions into clean coal research Coal states are hoping to create new ways to turn carbon into money-making enterprises after renewables and natural gas have taken a bite out of their market share and the world is moving to reduce its dependence on coal. State governments where coal is a major part […]

Tesla in talks to build EVs in China, may partner with internet giant

Tesla in talks to build EVs in China, may partner with internet giant

Tesla hoping to avoid 25 per cent import tariff Tesla Inc is moving closer to establishing a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in China. The Palo Alto California-based company said on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the municipal government of Shanghai. According to Reuters, the company did not give a definite […]

Opinion: Oil market flashes warning about stock levels in 2018

Opinion: Oil market flashes warning about stock levels in 2018

Oil market sending strong message to Permian producers to curb drilling By John Kemp LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Oil traders have become increasingly doubtful that OPEC will manage to cut crude stocks down to the five-year average in 2018 and keep them there. Calendar spreads for Brent futures throughout the rest of 2017 and […]

Oil prices recover from 10-month lows, but crude glut still weighs

Oil prices recover from 10-month lows, but crude glut still weighs

Oil prices up after “pushed a bit too low”: Energy economist Oil prices rose on Thursday after dropping to 10-month lows on Wednesday, but market sentiment remains down due to the stubborn global crude supply glut that continues despite OPEC’s supply cut agreement. Brent crude futures ended the day 40 cents to $45.22/barrel, after falling […]

High costs may push away some Permian Basin investors

High costs may push away some Permian Basin investors

Permian Basin a victim of its own success The booming Permian Basin is the largest petroleum producing basin in the United States and has enjoyed a rush of capital since oil prices began to recover in February of last year. A number of exploration and production companies have flooded the Texas and New Mexico play […]

NY Supreme Court Justice to Schneiderman: “You are wasting my time”

NY Supreme Court Justice to Schneiderman: “You are wasting my time”

Justice asked whether attorney generals were using power of government to silence voices that disagree with them by Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth Late last week, a New York State Supreme justice, clearly frustrated with the shenanigans surrounding New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s #ExxonKnew crusade, “repeatedly expressed impatience with the length of the investigation,” as […]

Oklahoma earthquake trends likely tied to wastewater injection

Oklahoma earthquake trends likely tied to wastewater injection

2017 forecasted seismic rates still significantly elevated compared with pre-2009 levels According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More earthquakes in these areas have coincided with the increase in oil and natural gas production […]

Alberta hires ICF International to roll out commercial energy efficiency program

Alberta hires ICF International to roll out commercial energy efficiency program

2014 Ipsos-Reid poll finds 78% of Albertan’s support energy efficiency program Energy Efficiency Alberta has selected ICF International, a consulting and technology services provider to serve as program implementer for Energy Efficiency Alberta’s (EEA) Business, Non-Profit and Institutional (BNI) Energy Savings program, according to a press release from ICF International. ICF International is a company […]

Residential electricity GHG emissions vary significantly by province, territory

Residential electricity GHG emissions vary significantly by province, territory

Alberta, Saskatchewan have relatively high GHG intensity due to their use of coal Carbon emissions associated with residential electricity consumption occur upstream, during electricity generation, and are less directly visible than other sectors, such as transportation, according to the National Energy Board. The electricity sector was responsible for approximately 11 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse […]

Time for Trudeau to support high quality journalism with a Canadian Journalism Fund

Time for Trudeau to support high quality journalism with a Canadian Journalism Fund

Canadian Journalism Fund must have expiration date, exclude pseudo-news organizations like Rebel Media A new public opinion poll shows that Canadians don’t care if newspapers fail, and if they do that the Canadian government should not intervene. Fine, let print news die, the future of journalism is online, anyway. But the Trudeau Liberals should support […]