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Goldman Tells Oil Market U.S. Is the New China As Cycle Reverses
(Friday, December 06, 2013) The oil market is on the cusp of a new cycle, Goldman Sachs said on Friday, with demand in the United States growing at a faster pace than in emerging economies such as China and India for the first time in a decade.
Panel: Nuclear to Remain Key Japan Energy Source
(Friday, December 06, 2013) Japan should continue to use nuclear power as a key energy source despite the Fukushima power plant disaster, a government panel said Friday in a reversal of a phase-out plan by the previous government.
America, the Energy Exporter
(Thursday, December 05, 2013) It is time to start the conversation about changing U.S. laws to allow exporting of American crude oil.
Major Companies Plan for U.S. Carbon Emissions Fee, Report Says
(Thursday, December 05, 2013) Major U.S. companies, from Wal-Mart and Google Inc. to Shell and ExxonMobil, are including future charges for carbon emissions in their strategic plans, according to a report released on Thursday.
GE: The Age of Gas is Upon Us
(Wednesday, December 04, 2013) Natural gas is set to take the lead over oil and coal within 15 years, according to a fuels market specialist with GE.
Mild Winter Bodes Badly for European Refiners
(Wednesday, December 04, 2013) Forecasts for a mild winter and subsequent lower consumption of heating oil in Europe are more bad news for the region's refineries, which have seen profits crushed in recent months by waves of product imports, analysts said.
Growth in U.S. Power Generation from Gas May Outpace Expectations
(Tuesday, December 03, 2013) The expansion of the capacity to generate power from natural gas this decade may be far greater than expected, as companies race to build projects to reap the benefits of cheap prices and replace retiring coal-fired plants.
EU Nations to Approve CO2 Supply Cut Plan in Jan, Scrap Ministerial Vote
(Monday, December 02, 2013) EU nations will approve a plan to cut carbon permit supply in Europe's emissions market "probably" in January, and a vote by ministers that had been expected in December will not now take place, a European Council spokeswoman said on Monday.
Q&A: Downstream M&A, Investment in North America
(Friday, November 29, 2013) Good opportunities exist, but prepare for recruitment, environmental, financing and natural gas market obstacles, says a Houston oil and gas attorney.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Jenny Day
(Thursday, November 28, 2013) Refinery electrician Jenny Day discusses trends, goals and how oil and gas makes the world go round.
New Car Engines Emit More Harmful Particles Than Predecessors -Study
(Wednesday, November 27, 2013) New-generation petrol engines of passenger cars emit about 1,000 times more particles, including carcinogens, than traditional petrol engines, a study by German researchers showed.
U.S. EPA Has Greatly Underestimated Emissions from Methane-Report
(Tuesday, November 26, 2013) Environmental regulators may have underestimated by 50 percent the amount of the greenhouse gas methane emitted in the U.S., according to a study published Monday.
Spain Revising Renewable Energy Laws to Avoid Lawsuits - Sources
(Tuesday, November 26, 2013) Spain's government is rewriting planned new rules on renewable energy to shield itself from an avalanche of litigation if the regulation is passed in current form, four industry sector sources said.
Wood Mackenzie: China Winter Gas Shortages to Last through 2020
(Friday, November 22, 2013) China is likely to see natural gas shortages every winter until the end of the decade as domestic production fails to keep up with demand.
COLUMN-EU Must Enforce Restructuring of Refining Sector: Kemp
(Thursday, November 21, 2013) European refineries must stop being treated as strategic assets, propped up by politicians, if they want to become profitable again.
EU Law to Remove Carbon Permits Nears Completion
(Thursday, November 21, 2013) EU diplomats on Wednesday approved the European Union's plan to remove some of its massive surplus of carbon emission permits from the market, reinforcing expectations that final approval of the measure is at last on track.
API: Public Policy Can Change Energy Costs
(Thursday, November 21, 2013) Energy costs have been down overall, but commonsense public policy changes can help put further downward pressure on costs to help American families, API Chief Economist John Felmy says.
Canada's NEB Forecasts 75% Rise In Crude Oil Output By 2035
(Thursday, November 21, 2013) Canadian oil production will rise by nearly 75% to 5.8 million barrels per day by 2035, the country's National Energy Board (NEB) says in a report.
As Big Automakers Go Electric, Mazda Squeezes More from Gasoline Engines
(Tuesday, November 19, 2013) Japan's Mazda Motor Corp has only a tenth of Toyota Motor Corp's research and development budget, but is betting it can make the century-old internal combustion engine as fuel efficient as hybrids like its rival's pioneering Prius.
Global LNG Market to Remain Tight in 2014 and Beyond
(Monday, November 18, 2013) The global market for shipped natural gas is entering key years of change in 2014 with several new buyers emerging while big new supplies will only slowly become available from 2015, resulting in a tight market for years to come.