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Joao Peixe

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Joao Peixe

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  • Putin Postpones Payment by Ukraine for Gas

    Published 10 April 2014 | viewed 5,381 times

    On April 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Gazprom should postpone the upfront payment of billions of dollars by Ukraine for natural gas. Gazprom…

  • EPA Says States Will Have Flexibility With Carbon Regs

    Published 09 April 2014 | viewed 4,571 times

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy went to lengths to emphasize the fact that states will have flexibility when deciding on how to implement new greenhouse gas…

  • Natural Gas Accounted for Half of New Capacity in 2013

    Published 08 April 2014 | viewed 5,118 times

    Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for more than half of newly installed capacity last year, surpassing all other forms of power generation combined, according to…

  • Kashagan Production Could be Delayed for Years

    Published 07 April 2014 | viewed 6,826 times

    Last Week Oil Price reported on the mounting problems at the massive Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan. The latest developments seem to be much worse…

  • ExxonMobil Agrees to Disclose Risks of Fracking

    Published 05 April 2014 | viewed 6,209 times

    One of the world’s largest oil and gas producers agreed to disclose the risks of hydraulic fracturing and the impact of its operations on air…

  • China Plans More Electric Vehicle Support

    Published 03 April 2014 | viewed 5,340 times

    China announced plans to support greater adoption of electric vehicles by exempting buyers of EV’s from paying a sales tax. Vice Premier Ma Kai said…

  • Libyan Rebels Agree to Reopen Port

    Published 02 April 2014 | viewed 4,376 times

    The Libyan rebels that have controlled several key ports have agreed to hold talks with the central government and will reopen ports within a few…

  • Major Iraq Oil Field Comes Online

    Published 01 April 2014 | viewed 6,490 times

    One of Iraq’s largest oil fields – as well as one of the world’s largest untapped fields – began commercial production on March 29. Russia’s…

  • Oil Ship Loses Power in Gulf; Production Shut In

    Published 31 March 2014 | viewed 13,863 times

    A floating offshore oil production ship briefly lost power on March 28, drifted from its location, and spilled a small amount of oil into the…

  • Senators Push for Expedited LNG Approval

    Published 28 March 2014 | viewed 4,062 times

    Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are pushing for an overhaul of how LNG export applications are reviewed in order to prioritize projects…

  • Gazprom Wants 15% of Global LNG Market

    Published 27 March 2014 | viewed 5,434 times

    Gazprom aims to capture 15% of the global LNG market over the next 15 years. In a press release, it stated that its board of…

  • Report: Off-Grid May Soon Reach Tipping Point

    Published 26 March 2014 | viewed 6,684 times

    Declining costs of solar power are making off-grid energy systems increasingly viable, getting closer to grid-parity with conventional sources of power from the electrical grid.…

  • A Week of Oil Spills

    Published 25 March 2014 | viewed 7,159 times

    The past week has not been a good one for the oil industry. There have been several high profile oil spills across the U.S. The…

  • Oil Rigs Hit Highest Level in Decades

    Published 24 March 2014 | viewed 9,291 times

    The number of oil rigs in operation hit a multi-decade high as productivity plateaus. The oil industry added 12 more rigs according to the most…

  • China Reforming Energy Sector

    Published 22 March 2014 | viewed 7,672 times

    President Xi Jinping is leading an effort to reform China’s energy sector, which has long been under the strict purview of state-owned enterprises. China is…

  • California to Slash Gasoline Consumption by 9% by 2020

    Published 20 March 2014 | viewed 5,912 times

    By the end of the decade, California may cut gasoline consumption by 9% due to state policies and rapidly improving fuel efficiency. As Californians switch…

  • Oil Theft Could Derail Oil Growth in Nigeria

    Published 19 March 2014 | viewed 4,557 times

    Theft in the Niger Delta may prevent Nigeria from meeting its ambitious goal of boosting oil output by 30% by 2020, according to oil officials…

  • ExxonMobil Takes Step Forward on Colorado Oil Shale

    Published 18 March 2014 | viewed 17,976 times

    The Bureau of Land Management approved ExxonMobil’s plan for an oil shale research and development project in Colorado. The approval clears a key hurdle for…

  • Sufficient Commodity Supplies Offset Geopolitical Pressure

    Published 17 March 2014 | viewed 4,715 times

    Greater supplies of key commodities have prevented price surges over the brewing crisis in Crimea. Europe has an abnormally high supply of natural gas in…

  • Iraq Oil Production Hits 35 Year High

    Published 14 March 2014 | viewed 5,593 times

    Iraq produced oil at a rate of 3.62 million barrels per day in February, a 35-year high. Monthly output jumped by 530,000 bpd from a…

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