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Lower Prices Pull Down Natural Gas Reserves in 2012

April 13, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Natural Gas Reserves

Lower natural gas prices drove down U.S. proved reserves in 2012, despite notable gains in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale gas plays. The decline stopped a 14-year trend of consecutive increases in natural gas reserves, according to newly published estimates.[read more]

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For All the Calls to 'Rescue' Ukraine with LNG Exports, US Should Steady the Course on Terminal Applications

March 31, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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Ukraine LNG Rescue

The annexation of Crimea by Russia is strengthening the case for U.S. companies exporting liquefied natural gas to beef up Ukraine’s, and U.S. allies’, energy security. But it will take time before significant new quantities of LNG start flowing from the U.S. terminals awaiting approvals.[read more]

Coal Supplies at Electric Power Plants Drawn Down in Cold Weather

March 30, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Coal Supply Draw Down

The average supply of coal fuel held in reserve at electric power generators in December 2013 dropped below sixty days worth of burn (a function of both inventory levels and anticipated consumption) for the first time since summer 2011.[read more]

It Just Doesn't Add Up: Why I Think Not Building Keystone XL Will Leave a Billion Barrels of Bitumen in the Ground

March 25, 2014 by Maximilian Auffhammer
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Keystone and Potential Fuel

When oil sands come up in conversation, many of my economist friends argue that "the stuff will come out of the ground whether we like it or not". When the discussion turns to Keystone, the attitude is that "it simply doesn't matter. The Canadians are just going to build pipelines and ship the stuff elsewhere."[read more]

Gas Inventories Reach 11-Year Low

March 17, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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Gas Inventories

Two weeks ago I wrote about the abnormal situation with natural gas inventories. I got a number of questions and comments about that essay, and since then we now have another two weeks of inventory data, so let’s take a moment to update the picture.[read more]

Reaching Limits to Growth: What Should our Response Be?

February 19, 2014 by Gail Tverberg
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Oil limits seem to be pushing us toward a permanent downturn, including a crash in credit availability, loss of jobs, and even possible government collapse. In this process, we are likely to lose access to both fossil fuels and grid electricity. Supply chains will need to be short, because of the lack of credit.[read more]

Oil and Gas: A Flawed Prediction?

February 10, 2014 by David Hone
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Flawed Prediction

One of the comments I quite often get at external events is that “The oil and gas industry has only got 20 years”. This doesn’t just come from enthusiastic climate campaigners, but from thoughtful, very well educated people in a number of disciplines related to the climate issue.[read more]