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Global oil/gas industry transformed as it responds to oversupply, new technologies – IEA

Global oil/gas industry transformed as it responds to oversupply, new technologies – IEA

Conventional onshore production shifted towards brownfield development to minimise capital spending – just like Alberta oil sands By Alessandro Blasi, senior programme officer, International Energy Agency The last few years have been particularly challenging for the oil and gas industry. From the natural gas shale revolution beginning about a decade ago to the dramatic shale-oil […]

Consequences of Trump disruption becoming clearer as NAFTA talks set to begin

Consequences of Trump disruption becoming clearer as NAFTA talks set to begin

Canada exported $62.3 billion of oil/gas in 2016, just behind vehicles at $64.3 billion By Glen Hodgson, senior fellow, Conference Board of Canada Donald Trump’s election agenda promised to challenge the existing U.S. political and economic order – that’s what his populist political base voted for. But while Mr. Trump promised to make America great again, […]

Rick Perry duped into fake interview “Jerky Boys of Russia”

Rick Perry duped into fake interview “Jerky Boys of Russia”

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry talked coal exports, energy matters with Russian pranksters One of the Russian pranksters known as the “Jerky Boys of Russia” duped US Energy Minister Rick Perry earlier this month, convincing the one-time presidential candidate that he was speaking with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. According to Reuters, during the 22-minute […]

US solar industry prepares for possible Trump tariff on Chinese exports

US solar industry prepares for possible Trump tariff on Chinese exports

US solar domestic industry employs 260,000 people The US solar industry is bracing for a decision from the Trump administration that could see hefty tariffs imposed on solar energy components imported into the United States from China. Suniva is a manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and high-power solar modules. The Georgia-based, but mostly […]

ExxonMobil challenges “retroactive changes” on Russian sanctions by US Treasury

ExxonMobil challenges “retroactive changes” on Russian sanctions by US Treasury

ExxonMobil argues Treasury can’t apply sanctions just because it retroactively changes its interpretation of rules ExxonMobil said it has launched a legal challenge to a finding by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it violated U.S. sanctions against Russia in 2014 when the company followed authoritative and specific guidance from the Obama […]

5 reasons US could be world’s top LNG exporter sooner rather than later

5 reasons US could be world’s top LNG exporter sooner rather than later

Challenge is how to get LNG out of US and into global markets By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Last month, EID highlighted how the U.S. has become a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter virtually overnight. The trend has certainly continued. In the 17 short months since the first shipment of U.S. LNG departed Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass […]

Lawmakers seek probe into alleged Russian funding of anti-fracking groups

Lawmakers seek probe into alleged Russian funding of anti-fracking groups

U.S. anti-fracking groups named in letter either ignored accusations or outright dismissed them By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Whispers of Russian interference in American affairs just won’t go away. And it’s not just the alleged interference you’re probably thinking of that’s in the news again. U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Energy […]

Trump “energy dominance” goal just more empty political rhetoric, not policy

Trump “energy dominance” goal just more empty political rhetoric, not policy

Way to decrease global economic power of OPEC is investment in clean technologies By Maximilian Auffhammer Energy dominance. A nice sounding slogan and empty policy goal. A reporter recently called me and asked me what I thought of the term “energy dominance”, which had been recently introduced by President Trump and his cabinet. I had […]

Opinion: Canadian oil and gas wanted abroad

Opinion: Canadian oil and gas wanted abroad

Canadian oil, natural gas preferred source of imported energy globally: Ipsos poll By Jeff Gaulin The world can count on Canada for a lot of things – humility and quiet pride; hospitality and friendliness; intellect; and, perhaps most of all, our constant need to apologize. We don’t give ourselves enough credit and often let others […]

National Geographic pushes anti-fracking methane misinformation

National Geographic pushes anti-fracking methane misinformation

Quantity, quality of data showing low methane leakage rates from gas overwhelming By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth As silly as it seems, fracking opponents continue to suggest natural gas — a fuel the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledge is the primary reasons the U.S. is the only developed nation in the world […]