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Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Gulf Coast is Going to be the Place for Having Any Storage'

October 9, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Gulf Coast Storage

The US Gulf Coast is becoming the country’s preeminent petroleum storage hub as shale oil and natural gas liquids flow south to the refining and export center. In a move designed to capitalize on that trend, Enterprise Product Partners announced the $4.4 billion acquisition of storage company Oiltanking.[read more]

Keep Truckin': Russell Stanley on How to Snap Up Growing Energy Services Companies

October 5, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Russell Stanley has recently returned to Jennings Capital, having first joined the Toronto office in August 2007. He has worked in the brokerage industry since 1997, with the last 10 years in equity research. He has previous experience covering companies in industrial, consumer and health products.[read more]

Cold Days For Coal Could Mean Better Forecast for Our Climate

October 4, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Coal and Climate Change

The future is looking darker for the coal industry. Publicly-traded giants such as Alpha Natural Resources, Arch and Peabody have seen their stock prices hit historic or near-historic lows. Peabody was recently dropped from the S&P 500 index.[read more]

New Cost Analysis Shows Unsubsidized Renewables Increasingly Rival Fossil Fuels

September 25, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables

Renewables in the electricity sector are undoubtedly getting cheaper. But exactly how cheap compared to conventional fuels? If using the common levelized cost of energy (LCOE) metric, renewables are actually starting to rival fossil fuels and nuclear on an unsubsidized basis.[read more]

The Most Consumed Fuel by State

September 24, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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Fuel Consumption by State

In 49 of 50 states, fossil fuels were the most consumed fuel. South Carolina was the single exception, where nuclear power was the most consumed fuel. And coal consumption predominates in states like West Virginia, Kentucky, and Wyoming, while unsurprisingly oil is the most consumed fuel in Texas.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: India is Increasingly Dependent on Imported Fossil Fuels as Demand Continues to Rise

August 15, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

India Fossil Fuel Imports

India's dependence on imported fossil fuels rose to 38% in 2012, despite the country having domestic fossil fuel resources. India ranked as the fourth-largest energy consumer in the world in 2011. The country's energy demand continues to climb as a result of its dynamic economic growth and modernization.[read more]

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A Path to Carbon-Free Ammonia?

August 14, 2014 by N Nadir
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Ammonia and Carbon

The synthesis of the agricultural and chemical commodity ammonia, which is of critical importance to humanity, is currently inextricably involved with fossil fuels. This post discusses a publication in the primary scientific literature that suggests a path to decoupling ammonia synthesis from the industrial use of carbon.[read more]

Not on My Balance Sheet: Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, and Stranded Assets

August 4, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Assets

This week is shaping up to be rough for the US coal industry. The EPA is holding hearings on plans to dramatically cut carbon-dioxide emissions released from US power plants and the Obama administration just published a report on the economic consequences of waiting to act on climate change.[read more]

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Which Countries Produce The Most Fossil Fuels?

July 30, 2014 by Robert Wilson

Countries and Fossil Fuels

Which country takes the most fossil fuels out of the ground? The answer to this question is relatively predictable: China. Today China is the world's biggest consumer of energy and the vast majority of that comes from burning coal mined in China itself.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Sales Accounted for 68% of Russia's Total Export Revenues in 2013

July 25, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Russia Fuel Sales

Russia is a major exporter of crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas. Sales of these kinds of fuels accounted for 68 percent of Russia's total export revenues in the year 2013, based on data from Russia's Federal Customs Service.[read more]

A Shift and a Slowdown: A Look Behind China’s 1H Oil and Gas Data

July 21, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China Energy Data

Data and information for the first half of the year is trickling in on the world’s largest energy consumer. In this post, we take a deep look and examine the overall trends behind the numbers. Crude imports may be up, but that’s only half the story.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Resource Categories Reflect Varying Degrees of Certainty

July 18, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Resources and Certainty

Crude oil and natural gas resources are the estimated oil and natural gas volumes that might be produced at some time in the future. The volumes of oil and natural gas that ultimately will be produced cannot be known ahead of time, but resource estimates change.[read more]

What Big Oil Isn't Telling You About California's Clean Energy Law

July 13, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Big Oil and Clean Energy Law

Last week, Big Oil cranked up, once again, its campaign to block the next critical step in California’s widely supported and successful clean energy law (AB 32) by backing last-minute radical changes to a bill by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) to exempt the oil industry from carbon pollution limits.[read more]

Renewable Energy Provides 88 Percent of All New Generation for May, But Fossil Fuel Use, CO2 on the Rise

June 30, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Renewables Growth and CO2 Rise

Several key findings from the recently released Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects 'Energy Infrastructure Update' and the Energy information’s Electric Power Monthly offer some insight in the changing landscape of energy development and production in the US.[read more]

Facing the Risk in Fossil Fueled Electricity

June 20, 2014 by Zane Selvans
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Fuels and Risks

I recently wrote about how our risk tolerance affects our estimation of the social cost of carbon, but obviously that’s not the only place that risk shows up in our energy systems. Fossil fuel based electricity is also exposed to a much more prosaic kind of risk: the possibility that fuel prices will increase over time.[read more]