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California considers ban on internal combustion engine vehicles

California considers ban on internal combustion engine vehicles

Earliest ban on internal combustion engine vehicles at least a decade away California is considering a ban on internal combustion engine vehicles as officials in the Golden State look for ways to ensure cleaner air for the future, according to a report by Bloomberg. Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board told Bloomberg […]

By September 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New research shows Permian Basin with 60 to 70 billion barrels remaining

New research shows Permian Basin with 60 to 70 billion barrels remaining

Over 70 Permian Basin plays production corrected Energy researchers at IHS Markit have completed the first, three-year phase of a massive Permian Basin research project that models and interprets the giant basin’s key geologic characteristics. It was done to better estimate Permian’s remaining hydrocarbon potential, and initial results indicate the giant basin still holds an […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages, affected wind generation in Texas – EIA

Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages, affected wind generation in Texas – EIA

 Wind speeds reached 130 mph as Hurricane Harvey made landfall Hurricane Harvey caused substantial electricity outages, as power plants and transmission infrastructure—particularly in south Texas and along the Gulf Coast—were affected by high winds and significant flooding, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. At its peak, more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Irma may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Hurricane Irma may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Significant power outages have already been reported in U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane Irma, one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, caused significant damage to the northeastern Caribbean and is currently projected to make landfall this weekend, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Current model forecasts project that Hurricane Irma will then […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Self driving cars bill approved by US House moves to Senate

Self driving cars bill approved by US House moves to Senate

Self driving cars legislation concerns safety advocates Members of the US Congress passed a wide-ranging bill that could help speed up the introduction of self driving cars and light trucks.  The move is being heralded by tech and auto companies who are in a race to develop and use their technology. “With this legislation, innovation […]

By September 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Arkema SA expects more fires after two explosions at flooded plant

Arkema SA expects more fires after two explosions at flooded plant

Arkema explosions early Thursday morning Two explosions occurred at the Arkema SA chemical plant located in Crosby Texas, 25 miles northeast of Houston, early Thursday morning. The explosions occurred after cooling systems to keep volatile chemicals in the plant stable failed due to flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  On Wednesday, the company warned […]

By August 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Colonial pipeline shuts down, East Coast gas shortages loom

Colonial pipeline shuts down, East Coast gas shortages loom

Lower Texas refinery output impacts Colonial pipeline As Texas and Louisiana refineries remain closed or are operating at reduced capacity in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Colonial pipeline has been shut down due to lack of product to ship. The pipeline, a major fuel artery to the Port of New York and New Jersey […]

By August 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Harvey: Explorer pipeline shuts down due to lack of product

Hurricane Harvey: Explorer pipeline shuts down due to lack of product

660,000 b/d Explorer pipeline out of product Hurricane Harvey will likely force the shutdown of the Explorer pipeline main lines on Wednesday.  The company says it will shut down the lines because of a lack of product to pump. Despite Harvey’s devastation, most of the Explorer pipeline system which moves gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and […]

By August 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Oil, gas production in Texas and Oklahoma’s Anadarko region growing

Oil, gas production in Texas and Oklahoma’s Anadarko region growing

Forecast production in Anadarko to grow to 500,000 b/d by end of 2018 The Anadarko Region, which was recently added to EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), accounted for 437,000 b/d of oil production and 4.9 Bcf/d of natural gas production in July 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Production in the region has increased in 2017, and […]

By August 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mexico’s shale-rich Burgos Basin opens to private investment for first time

Mexico’s shale-rich Burgos Basin opens to private investment for first time

 Mexican government planning to open more acreage in Burgos and other shale basins to private companies In July 2017, Mexico’s national energy ministry (SENER) opened the onshore portion of the Burgos Basin, a shale-rich basin in northeastern Mexico, for natural gas exploration and development by private companies, according to the US Energy Information Administration. This […]

By August 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →