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China's Oil Demand Threatened by LNG Trucks

China's Oil Demand Threatened by LNG Trucks

The boom in LNG trucking…

Aging Grid and Shady Deals Undermine Uzbekistan's Solar Ambitions

Aging Grid and Shady Deals Undermine Uzbekistan's Solar Ambitions

An investigative report revealed corruption,…

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Repsol Confident the Next Shale Boom will be in North Africa

Repsol Confident the Next Shale Boom will be in North Africa

Oct 07, 2013 at 16:48 | Joao Peixe

North America is the king of the fracking boom, enabling it to vastly boost domestic production of natural gas and crude oil, moving it one step closer to its ultimate…

Kazakhstan’s Oil Industry Back on Track as Kashagan Field Begins Producing Again

Kazakhstan’s Oil Industry Back on Track as Kashagan Field Begins Producing Again

Oct 07, 2013 at 16:43 | Joao Peixe

On the 11th of September, after nearly 13 years, and around $50 billion of investment, the North Caspian Operating Company finally began production at the high-pressure oilfield in Kazakhstan…

Solving the Oil Industry Generation Gap

Solving the Oil Industry Generation Gap

Oct 07, 2013 at 08:57 | James Stafford

Today’s oil and gas workforce is full of Baby Boomers and the ranks of Generation Y, leaving Generation X sidelined in the industry and languishing in the black hole of…

LNG Locomotives to be Common in the US by 2016

LNG Locomotives to be Common in the US by 2016

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:56 | Charles Kennedy

In 2011, US railroad companies consumed a little over 3 billion gallons of diesel, nearly 5.5% of the total consumption for the entire country.Oil is currently much more…

Cuadrilla Abandons Lancashire Fracking Site to Protect Migratory Birds

Cuadrilla Abandons Lancashire Fracking Site to Protect Migratory Birds

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:53 | James Burgess

Oil companies have a reputation, whether fully warranted or not, of caring little for the environment in their quest to discover and extract more hydrocarbons in order to increase profits…

Carbon Cuts Could Save Millions of Lives

Carbon Cuts Could Save Millions of Lives

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:46 | Joao Peixe

A new study hits home how dangerous greenhouse gases are, claiming that aggressive reductions would not just alleviate climate change, but could avoid up to 3 million premature deaths every…

US Fracking Industry has Used 250 Billion Gallons of Water Since 2005

US Fracking Industry has Used 250 Billion Gallons of Water Since 2005

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:42 | Joao Peixe

The fracking boom has been applauded by many as the saviour of the US, dragging its economy out of recession, and bringing in a new era of oil and gas…

Labour’s Promise to Freeze Energy Prices could Harm Energy Investment

Labour’s Promise to Freeze Energy Prices could Harm Energy Investment

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:40 | Joao Peixe

Last week, at the Labour Party’s annual conference, leader Ed Miliband announced that if victorious in the 2015 general elections, he will freeze energy bills.This claim has…

Tesla Stock Falls After Model S Bursts into Flames

Tesla Stock Falls After Model S Bursts into Flames

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:40 | James Burgess

Tesla, the clean energy technology success story of the year, and perhaps the decade, has just recently suffered a bit of a blow after one of its electric cars burst…

MIT Accidently Discovers Technique to Generate Energy from Condensation

MIT Accidently Discovers Technique to Generate Energy from Condensation

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:33 | Joao Peixe

A recent report, published in the journal Nature Communications by MIT postdoc Nenad Miljkovic, details the completely unexpected phenomenon discovered by MIT researchers that tiny water droplets which form on…

Gazprom Faces $15 Billion Fine from EU Antitrust Commission

Gazprom Faces $15 Billion Fine from EU Antitrust Commission

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:28 | Joao Peixe

After a year-long investigation into Gazprom, the Russian natural gas giant which monopolises the supply of natural gas to central and eastern Europe, the European Union’s Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia,…

UK Shale Gas: Promising but Not Cheap

UK Shale Gas: Promising but Not Cheap

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:26 | Charles Kennedy

Many in the UK are hopeful that using hydraulic fracturing to access and extract shale oil and gas reserves in places such as Lancashire, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire will enable the…

Japan Installs 10GW of Solar PV Capacity, Set to Become World Leader

Japan Installs 10GW of Solar PV Capacity, Set to Become World Leader

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:31 | Charles Kennedy

Japan has become one of just five countries to have achieved 10 gigawatts of installed solar photovoltaic capacity when at the end of August it reached 10.5GW.Germany…

For First Time in a Decade China Becomes Net Fuel Oil Exporter … For a Month

For First Time in a Decade China Becomes Net Fuel Oil Exporter … For a Month

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:27 | Joao Peixe

For the first time in more than a decade China actually became a net exporter of fuel oil, however it seems that that remarkable achievement will only last for a…

London Regeneration Project to be the World’s Most Sustainable Development

London Regeneration Project to be the World’s Most Sustainable Development

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:22 | James Burgess

In November 2012 Lend Lease won the planning permission to begin constructing the first new homes at Elephant and Castle, in central London, as part of the regeneration scheme that…

The Koch Brothers' Battle Against Climate Change

The Koch Brothers' Battle Against Climate Change

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:16 | Joao Peixe

Climate change is real and poses a real threat to society. In many cases, such as the freak storms Sandy and Katrina, the severe droughts, floods, and the wildfires experienced…

Venezuelan Oil Tankers are Launched and then Abandoned at the Dock

Venezuelan Oil Tankers are Launched and then Abandoned at the Dock

Oct 01, 2013 at 18:55 | James Burgess

Over the last 14 months, Venezuela has held launching parties for three new oil tankers, a clear sign of the nation’s ambitions to expand its fleet as it prepares to…

Jellyfish Shutdown the World’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Jellyfish Shutdown the World’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Oct 01, 2013 at 18:51 | Charles Kennedy

In 2011 a tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, flooding its equipment, causing massive failures to cooling systems, and eventually leading to a meltdown and explosion.The…

Energy Innovation Suffers as US Federal Government Shuts Down

Energy Innovation Suffers as US Federal Government Shuts Down

Oct 01, 2013 at 18:47 | Matthew Stepp

As of 12 o’clock midnight on the 30th September 2013, the US federal government has officially shutdown due to Congress’s failure to pass a new budget for the coming fiscal…

US Army Invests in Solar to Save Soldiers Lives

US Army Invests in Solar to Save Soldiers Lives

Oct 01, 2013 at 18:44 | Joao Peixe

Whilst the US government, led by President Barack Obama, is trying to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020, the US Army is investing in renewable energy sources…

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