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Updated 03.14.2017 ago | 0 comments
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- A drilling surge in America’s hottest oil play may prove to be a pitfall for natural gas bulls. As explorers extract crude from the Permian shale in West Texas, they’re also producing gas. A jump in the number of rigs operating in the basin is adding to the so-called fraclog, or the number of drilled wells that are waiting...
Updated 2 years 7 months ago | 0 comments
On March 31, PUCO ( Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ) approved proposals by AEP and FirstEnergy to guarantee income for certain power plants, accepting their arguments that the seven coal plants and one nuclear plant should be subsidized by ratepayers because the benefits outweigh the potential costs. The decision means ratepayers will be...
Updated 2 years 7 months ago | 0 comments
Electric cars; you have probably read about them, seen at least one or drove one. We know the pros and cons, they are great for the environment but are a little pricey and don’t have the greatest range. Besides all of that it seems like they are here to stay and like any new thing especially in energy it will get better over time. Eventually the...
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In March 2016 Oregon became the nation's first state to completely do away with coal. Governor Kate Brown signed a bill to get rid of all coal generated energy by 2030. Now if that wasn't enough the bill also doubles the state’s standards for renewable energy. By 2040 Oregon will  now require utilities to provide half of customers' power with...
Updated 2 years 8 months ago | 0 comments
Last week the Oil & Gas industry lost one of the giants. Aside from some of the controversial things he may have done Aubrey McClendon was the face of the Shale boom. He also is the face of the Shale downturn.   The Rise In 1989 co founded Chesapeake Energy with $50,000 & 10 employees. 2008 McClendon is the highest paid CEO in the...
Updated 2 years 8 months ago | 0 comments
While shale in the lower 48 has slowed because of the low oil prices, in Alaska, shale is hitting new frontiers with 88 Energy’s Project Icewine. This is a project to uncover a significant new shale play. One that could possibly be as big as the Marcellus or Utica Shales. Project Icewine could further our production amount and help keep oil prices...
Updated 2 years 8 months ago | 0 comments
With gas prices the lowest we have seen in years there are bound to be some effects right? Absolutely right! And those effects are good and bad depending on how you look at them. Here are some highs & lows of these fluctuating prices.   Highs   Middle & Lower Class Benefit Any break in everyday needs, anywhere is a help to these people. It...
Updated 2 years 9 months ago | 0 comments
What is Clean Energy? That is just one of three questions I will be addressing in this article. The term “clean energy” gets thrown around a lot these days and you probably have your own definition of it. It simply is heat and electricity produced from renewable sources, generating little or no pollution or emissions.   Now while that sounds easy...
Updated 2 years 9 months ago | 0 comments
Carroll County Ohio is 10 off from being the smallest county in Ohio, population wise. Size does not matter to them, they are number 1 in Utica Shale in Ohio. They have the top spot in wells drilled and producing wells. 431 and 363, respectively. Carroll County is the energy giant you have never heard about, or maybe you have.   Either way, they...
Updated 2 years 9 months ago | 0 comments
In recent articles online, it had been stated that GE is going to stop producing compact fluorescent lights. Those are the ones that look “coiled” so to speak. Now you may be shocked by that. You thought they were the go to bulb. That you should be using those because they are more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent's. Well that is...
Updated 2 years 9 months ago | 0 comments
You know who Amazon is unless you live under a rock. They are at the forefront of online shopping. They have delivery by drones, groceries to your front door & a plethora of other services. Now Amazon is offering something much bigger, renewable energy.   That is right Amazon is going green in a big way. They have a long-term commitment to...

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