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Obama Signs Order to Cut Government GHG Emissions and Boost Renewable Energy

Recently President Obama singed an executive order regarding federal government energy targets, he toured a solar panel installation on the Department of Energy’s roof and gave some brief remarks before kicking off a roundtable with large US...

Posted March 24, 2015    

Big Data Increasing Power Generation Reliability and Saving Money, GE Says

GE’s Monitoring & Diagnostic Center in Atlanta, GA. Photo Credit: GERecently GE announced its ‘predictive maintenance’ program driven by operational data from the company’s global fleet of more than 1,500 gas turbines helped decrease power plant...

Posted March 23, 2015    

Solar City Launches Microgrid Product with Energy Storage

Solar City CEO Lyndon Rive attends the DIRECTV CBC Solar Groundbreaking event with Solar City on March 11, 2015 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for DIRECTV)US solar giant SolarCity recently announced the launch of a...

Posted March 17, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: GOP Should be Mortified by the Face of their Environmental Leadership

The Washington Post editorial board penned a scathing op-ed in response to Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe’s asinine stunt on the Senate floor last week. Inhofe brought in a snowball from outside to make the point that it was cold in Washington DC and...

Posted March 7, 2015    

Cheaper Crude Oil Helps Defense Department Get Jet Fuel 'Bargain'

The US Department of Defense recently announced its latest round of annual jet fuel contracts and the bill came to almost $4 billion. That’s down about 20 percent from the last time the DOD awarded similar contracts and the military can thank...

Posted March 6, 2015    

As the Oil Market Watches the Clock, Analysts Disagree Over Timing

What time is it? Credit: ShutterstockMany analysts agree that as US oil companies pullback capital spending, lay down rigs and drill fewer new wells, production will inevitably decline, supply and demand fundamentals will rebalance and oil prices...

Posted February 24, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Forget Oil (for Now); US Gas Market More Structurally Challenged'

With all eyes focused on falling oil prices for the past several months, the US natural gas market has often been overlooked. Not that it has done much from a price movement perspective in the past couple of years.Another cold blast of Arctic...

Posted February 22, 2015    

Oil Revenue: Is it Really Lost if You Never Earned it?

There have been lots of recent headlines about how much money the governments of oil exporting nations will lose as a result of declining oil prices. But these countries will really just earn less money than they would from selling their product at...

Posted February 11, 2015    

Are the Saudis Scared to Cut Oil Production?

With the global oil market currently oversupplied to the tune of an estimated 2 million barrels per day, oil producer group Opec has struggled to formulate an effective strategy aside from “let the market sort it out.” For decades Opec played a...

Posted February 9, 2015    

Low Prices Awaken Floating Oil Storage Play

With the global oil market in a situation where futures contract prices are higher than prevailing prices – known by traders as contango – there is an incentive to purchase crude now and hold it until oil prices recover. Indeed, the world’s largest...

Posted February 4, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'This is What I Hate About This Industry'

The fallout from declining oil prices continues materializing on a daily basis – several companies announced workforce reductions this week – and Baker Hughes is one of the latest to make that difficult decision.“This is what I hate about...

Posted January 31, 2015    

Is Wall Street Overlooking NGL Price Impact on US Oil and Gas Producer Earnings?

When supplies of dry US natural gas swelled several years ago as companies honed their shale resource development skills, gas prices dramatically declined hitting a low of about $2 per million BTU. This caused natural gas producers to shift drilling...

Posted January 28, 2015