May 2017

Demand for cleaner fuels drives cost-saving for natural gas utilities – Technavio

New technology will be biggest driver of growth According to the latest procurement intelligence report from Technavio, the global natural gas utilities market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.2 per cent over the next five years due to the growing preference for cleaner fuel alternatives. “Innovations in drilling techniques,

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Oil prices flat in quiet trading, US drilling activity concerns investors

Oil prices up Monday Oil prices were relatively flat on Monday as trading in the United States, Britain and China was subdued as the three nations each celebrated public holidays. Despite the calm, markets remain restless on uncertainty about whether the impact of the OPEC supply cut on the global crude glut would be enough to support prices.  

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New methane emissions regulation smart policy and politics for Ottawa, industry

Methane emissions regulations will be coordinated with provinces like Alberta to avoid duplication, unnecessary cost The Canadian environment department has issued new regulations to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 per cent by 2025. Canada’s move is part of the broad Paris climate strategy of decarbonizing existing energy systems while

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Colorado voices support AG’s decision to appeal “Kids’” anti-fracking lawsuit

Key Colorado officials support Coffman’s decision to appeal the ruling by Katie Brown, EnergyInDepth In the week since Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R) announced that she will, over the governor’s objections, appeal a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that would upend the decades-long oil and natural gas regulatory permitting process in the state, key

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Shale natural gas setting stage for rebirth of Appalachian manufacturing

Currently a serious shortage of infrastructure needed to fully capitalize on NGLs in Appalachian region By Jackie Stewart, EnergyInDepth When it comes to shale development and manufacturing, Republicans and Democrats continue to see eye-to-eye and are rooting for a manufacturing rebirth — particularly in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. And according to a new

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Decarbonizing Canadian economy by 2050 a foolish academic exercise

Re-Energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future proposes aggressive govt intervention to support decarbonization Did your mother ever remind you that “the Devil is in the details”? Someone’s mother should recall that aphorism for the 80-plus Canadian academics who recently released a new study calling for complete decarbonization of the national economy by 2050. The reason decarbonization

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British Columbia LNG falling further and further behind USA in race to Asia

Economist Michal C. Moore says Canada must overcome huge internal challenges before competing against American LNG in China American President Donald Trump recently completed a charm tour of China that included the Chinese signing long-term liquified natural gas contracts, a prerequisite for industry expansion. Meanwhile, British Columbia twiddles its thumbs waiting for LNG plant investment decisions.

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