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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 9 months ago | 0 comments
  The AES Corp.’s unit Gas Natural Atlantico won a bid process conducted by the Electric Transmission Co., Panama’s electric transmission company, to supply 350 MW of new capacity. The project will include the construction of a 350 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired plant with a 10-year power purchase agreement, and a 170,000 square meter LNG...
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\ With numerous clean energy efforts starting to take hold in the United States, it is clear that there is a growing interest in producing and procuring energy from renewable sources. But is there discernable action behind this interest? According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the answer to this question is a resounding yes.  ...
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In a battle involving two solar-energy ballot initiatives, a political committee backed by major utilities collected $335,000 in August — and had raised $798,000 in less than two months, according to a newly filed finance report. The group, known as Consumers for Smart Solar, also had nearly $400,000 in the bank as September began. Meanwhile,...
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With zero congressional wrangling, President Obama sent down an executive order in March — dubbed “Planning For Federal Sustainability In The Next Decade” — that mandates that federal agencies get at least 30 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2025. Engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden have...
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Mexico’s rapidly changing oil and gas industry took another step forward last month, reaching an agreement with the United States Bureau of Industry and Security to swap crude oil depending on its respective grades. U.S. refineries, particularly on the Gulf Coast, are more equipped to handle heavy and sour grade crudes like Mexico’s Mayan crude...
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Engineers have put a new twist on solar panels. Inspired by kirigami, a Japanese art form similar to origami that involves both folding and cutting paper, researchers at the University of Michigan twisted, folded and cut thin film solar panels in a way that makes them more efficient. Because of the unique design of these panels, they can track...
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While oil prices in the U.S. plummeted below $39, Canadian explorer Madalena Energy has forged ahead with a strong Q2 showing and preparations for its first horizontal multi-stage frack in Argentina, where oil prices defy the market at an amazing U.S.$77. Madalena's strong showing is not only spurred by high oil prices in Argentina and the country...
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API has launched a new series of ads highlighting the broad economic and national security benefits of crude oil exports.  “We’re speaking directly to the consumers and workers who will benefit from lifting these outdated trade restrictions,” said API’s executive vice president for government affairs, Louis Finkel. “The House and Senate are...
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West Virginia gas prices dropped nearly 10 cents over the past week, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average is $2.391. This week’s WV average price: $ 2.405 Average price during the week of August 31, 2015: $ 2.503 Average price during the week of September 8, 2014: $ 3.500 On the National Front Labor Day 2015...
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Ohio oil and gas activity has hit a milestone, recording more than 2,000 permits to drill in the state's Utica shale play. State regulators have issued 2,002 permits to horizontally drill in the state, Ohio Department of Natural Resources data show. That's an increase of more than 500 permits from last August, when oil and gas prices were much...

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