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  • UPDATE: New ANWR legislation passes by vote of 13-10

    11/16/2017 8:02:32 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    KTUU ^ | 11/15/2017 | Leroy Polk
    Following spirited discussion on both sides of the issue, a vote was called at the Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing, regarding new legislation proposed by Sen. Murkowski. By a vote of 13 in favor and 10 opposed, the legislation passed out of the committee just after 8 a.m.
  • TOTE Revisiting Orca-Class LNG Conversions

    11/10/2017 3:34:06 PM PST · by Oatka · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | gCaptain Staff
    MV North Star. Photo: TOTE TOTE Maritime Alaska, a division of TOTE, Inc., has announced that it will convert two of its diesel-electric roll-on/roll-off ships to dual fuel operations using liquefied natural gas (LNG). The two vessels, ‘North Star’ and ‘Midnight Sun’, are both currently powered by four MAN 58/64 engines running on HFO. But, working with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division on the conversion, the engines will be retrofitted to run on cleaner-burning LNG fuel. The contract between TOTE and MAN was signed in April 2017 and covers the design, development, and testing of a first-of-its-kind dual-fuel kit....
  • The New Age of Trump Oil

    11/10/2017 10:36:22 AM PST · by brownwill6767 · 12 replies
    Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In fact, the program is being called “American Energy Domination.”
  • Rising US energy exports could prompt seismic shift in Asian market

    10/27/2017 1:25:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 27, 2017 | TAKESHI KUMON
    Rising US energy exports could prompt seismic shift in Asian market Middle East, Russia on defensive as cheaper fuel floods in TAKESHI KUMON, Nikkei staff writer TOKYO -- Energy markets across Asia could be about to undergo a huge overhaul. Driven by the shale drilling revolution, U.S. exports of crude oil and liquefied natural gas are growing rapidly and likely to make significant inroads into the market share held by Middle Eastern producers. U.S. crude oil prices have been so low that new customers have even been found in India, while American LNG comes relatively free of restrictions -- a...
  • Senate Votes to Raise Revenue by Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (drill, baby drill!)

    10/20/2017 10:33:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:04 a.m. | By Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON – The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it easier for future oil and gas drilling to take place there. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Wash., the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an budget amendment that would have removed instructions to the panel to raise an additional $1 billion through federal leasing. It failed 48 to 52 on a largely party-line vote, with only Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, W.Va., breaking ranks....
  • The health of our infrastructure: How Nevada ranks and what improvements are on the horizon

    09/04/2017 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 21, 2017 | Daniel Rothberg
    “We have bridges that are falling down,” then-candidate Donald Trump told Fox last August, pledging to double the amount Hillary Clinton wanted to spend on infrastructure as president of the United States. “We’ll get a fund, we’ll make a phenomenal deal with the low interest rates and rebuild our infrastructure.” One year later and eight months into his presidency, Trump has continued to double down on his lofty promises — during “Infrastructure Week” in June, he told his supporters in Cincinnati that the U.S. “deserves the best infrastructure in the world.” But the administration has been slow to move its...
  • U.S. Manufacturers ‘Alarmed’ by Trump’s Push for Natural Gas Exports

    08/18/2017 8:59:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 17, 2017 | Ari Natter
    President Donald Trump’s effort to boost U.S. energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his “America First” jobs focus. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America asked the administration Wednesday for a moratorium on U.S. approvals for liquefied natural gas projects. The trade association, which represents U.S. manufacturers that depend on cheap energy to fuel their factories, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry Wednesday.
  • In New Trend, U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceeded Imports in 3 of the First 5 Months of 2017

    08/08/2017 5:06:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 9 replies
    energy collective/eia ^ | August 8, 2017 | U.S. EIA:Principal contributors: Katie Dyl, Victoria Zaretskaya
    In New Trend, U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceeded Imports in 3 of the First 5 Months of 2017 August 8, 2017 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy Leave a Comment   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April, and May of 2017 according to the latest EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States has been a net natural gas importer (on an average annual basis) for nearly 60 years. Declining net pipeline imports from Canada, growing natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico, and increasing exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are all contributing...
  • Colorado shale is almost size of Marcellus;

    08/08/2017 10:01:26 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 48 replies
    fc-gi.com ^ | Jun 14, 2016
    Intelligence brief: Colorado shale is almost size of Marcellus; Pipeline bill calls for new technologies Jun 14, 2016 Colorado is famous for its high peaks; now it could also be known for its shale Colorado sits on 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, according to an updated estimate by the US Geological Survey.The USGS said the Mancos Shale in the Piceance Basin contains about 66 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable shale natural gas, 74 million barrels of shale oil and 45 million barrels of natural-gas liquids, according to the estimate, the first since 2003.More than 2,000...
  • U.S. on Track to Be World’s No.2 LNG Exporter by End-2022 -IEA

    07/14/2017 3:59:26 PM PDT · by Oatka · 19 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | July 13, 2017 | Nina Chestney
    By Nina Chestney LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – The United States is on track to have capacity to become the world’s second largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by the end of 2022, just behind Australia and ahead of Qatar, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. [snip] "By the end of our forecast period, the United States will be well on course to challenging Australia and Qatar for global leadership among LNG exporters,” the report said."
  • Trump to promote U.S. natgas exports in Russia's backyard

    07/06/2017 2:39:06 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 18 replies
    RUETERS ^ | 7/4/17 | Roberta Rampton
    President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs.
  • Trump Launched An Energy Revolution While Everyone Was Obsessing On His Tweets

    07/05/2017 4:35:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/3/2017 | Staff
    Natural Resources: Last week President Trump announced plans to make the U.S. not just energy independent, but a global energy powerhouse. Too bad everyone was hyperfocused on his tweets. On Thursday, Trump said he was ushering in a new energy policy that marked an end to decades of fretting about an alleged "energy crisis" brought on by supposed limited domestic supplies and an insatiable demand for fossil fuels. "We now know that was all a big, beautiful myth," Trump said in remarks at the Department of Energy. "The truth is that we have near-limitless supplies of energy in our country."...
  • Trump to promote U.S. natgas exports in Russia's backyard

    07/03/2017 6:45:04 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 3, 2017 | Roberta Rampton and Timothy Gardner
    President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs. In recent years, Moscow has cut off gas shipments during pricing disputes with neighboring countries in winter months. Exports from the United States would help reduce their dependence on Russia. Trump will tell the group that Washington wants to help allies by making it as easy as possible for U.S. companies to ship more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to central and eastern...
  • U.S. Shale Just Triggered A Chemical Industry Renaissance

    07/03/2017 3:51:49 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-07-2017 | Para
    The shale revolution in the U.S. has led to a boom in domestic natural gas production, to the point that America is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas on an average annual basis by 2018. Abundant gas at home has also led to a renaissance in the petrochemical industry in the U.S., which had suffered a downturn in 2008 and 2009. But then came the shale revolution, and chemical companies in the U.S. now use the affordable ethane—a natural gas liquid derived from shale gas—as a feedstock. Abundant and cheap, shale gas and ethane are now feeding...
  • France to ban oil and gas exploration

    06/23/2017 5:04:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 23 June 2017
    PARIS (AFP) - France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Friday. "There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn," Hulot said on BFMTV. President Emmanuel Macron said during his election campaign in February that he was opposed to exploration for gas and shale gas in mainland France.
  • China opens gates to US beef imports [and natural gas/ some financial services]

    06/21/2017 8:34:11 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 21 June 2017
    Beijing (AFP) - China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country's massive market following a 14-year ban. Shipments of eligible US beef have been allowed to enter China since Tuesday, the General Adminstration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump at the US leader's resort in Florida in April.
  • New Briquetted Iron Plant for East Toledo, OH (1.200 const. jobs & 130 perm. jobs at $100K year)

    06/19/2017 11:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Cleveland's Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced it will build the Midwest's first-ever plant producing hot briquetted iron used in steelmaking. The $700 million project is expected to break ground in early 2018 on the Ironville site in East Toledo, a former Brownfield site. The project is scheduled to create 1,200 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs. Hourly jobs at the plant will pay about $100,000, said Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the 170-year-old mining and natural resources company. The plant will be Cliffs' first facility in Ohio and is to begin production in 2020. "We got...
  • First tanker with US natural gas reaches Poland

    06/11/2017 3:32:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP/New Jersey Herald ^ | Updated: Jun. 8, 2017 11:26 am | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The first ever tanker with liquefied natural gas from the United States arrived in Poland on Thursday as part of the country's — and the region's — efforts to cut its dependence on Russia. It was the first delivery of U.S. gas to eastern and northern Europe, which is building a new network of energy sources and gas transportation. Last year, Poland opened its first terminal for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic Sea coast, to be able to receive such gas from distant suppliers like the U.S. or Qatar, which has...
  • Rick Perry: 'First-ever' natural gas exports [to northern Europe] offer hedge against Russia

    06/10/2017 4:21:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration on Friday touted the delivery of the first-ever shipments of U.S. natural gas to northern Europe as a move that will help lessen the demand for Russian energy supplies. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, arrived in the Netherlands and Poland on Thursday. "U.S. LNG has begun arriving in Europe with some frequency, providing a diverse source of supply and ensuring energy security for Europe," Perry said. "Europe has been looking to the United States as a key potential source for energy diversification to decrease Russia's leverage as the region's...
  • America First with Alaskan Oil

    06/06/2017 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    On his recent visit to Alaska, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke began laying the groundwork to open the 3% of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contained in Area 1002 to oil development. He ordered a new assessment of the area's potential oil reserves. The most recent comprehensive study by the United States Geological Survey was completed in 1998, and its mean estimate of recoverable reserves in Area 1002 was 7.7 BBO (billion barrels of oil). At $45 a barrel, that's $346 billion. Most of this oil lies in the western portion, near the terminus of the Trans Alaska Pipeline at Prudhoe...