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Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: May 15, 2014
A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently resulted in the claim that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world. Normally I would pass this information to my energy economics students the next time  more...
Posted By: Richard Goodwin - Environmental & Energy Engineering Consultant, self-employed
On: May 8, 2014
The application of horizontal drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing to extract shale gas and liquid hydrocarbons is directly responsible for development of these unconventional energy and chemical resources. Such development has greatly improved the USA economic future - creating energy independence, providing low cost energy and chemical feedstock for new USA  more...
Posted By: Devon Bass - Managing Partner, Vault Energy Solutions, LLC
On: May 6, 2014
Crude oil reserves in the U.S are at their highest levels in nearly four decades.  According to data recently published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S as a whole added 4.5 billion barrels of proved reserves in 2012.   Texas alone was responsible for nearly two-thirds of that increase.   more...
Posted By: Steven Ferrigno - Managing Director, EMEA, Allegro Development Corporation
On: April 30, 2014
In January 2009, households across Southeastern Europe were plunged into freezing cold. At the height of a long-running dispute with Ukraine over unpaid energy bills, Russia cut off natural gas flow to the country's transit pipelines. As 80% of Europe's gas flowed from Russia through Ukraine, the move also denied  more...
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Copywriter, NRG Business
On: April 16, 2014
Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas.  It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers.  Below you will find ten questions that have been boggling our readers' minds lately. Which countries are the largest producers of natural  more...
Posted By: Shlomi Palas - CEO, Blue Sphere Corp.
On: March 28, 2014
According to new analysis released in January by Frost & Sullivan, the global waste to energy (WTE) market earned revenues of $17.98 billion in 2012 and will rocket up to $28.57 billion in 2016. More waste-to-energy plants are likely to be created in China, the United Kingdom, Central and Eastern  more...
Posted By: Dilip James
On: March 14, 2014
There is little doubt that the world urgently needs energy sources in order to survive. Till recently fossil fuels like coal and oil filled this need. Now, fossil fuel reserves have peaked and we are on the down side of a very steep  slope. Until 2011 it was assumed that  more...
Posted By: Ed Rilkoff - Energy Professional, Semi-retired
On: March 10, 2014
I recently reviewed the latest CO2 data published by the U.S. EIA. China was the leading producer of CO2 emissions at 8,715 million tonnes in 2011, up 9.0% over the prior year. The majority of emissions in China comes from the burning of coal for electric generation used to produce  more...
Posted By: Bob Ashworth
On: March 5, 2014
It is important to refute the bad rap that coal is getting. Coal gets a bad name because people say the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere during the combustion of coal warms the earth. This is completely false. The empirical data (actual measurements) 1 show that atmospheric CO2 concentrations  more...
Posted By: Steven Ferrigno - Managing Director, EMEA, Allegro Development Corporation
On: February 27, 2014
The shale revolution has driven down US energy bills, freed up household income and made North American businesses more competitive. Has dithering Europe already missed the boat? You'd have to have been hiding in a cave with a candle not to have heard something about The Shale Revolution these past  more...

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