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The United States of Oil and Gas
February 15, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Tim Meko and Laris Karklis (The Washington Post)  There are more than 900,000 active oil and gas wells in the United States, and more than 130,000 have been drilled since 2010, according to Drillinginfo, a …

MIT Engineers Program Yeast to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils
January 20, 2017 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by  Anne Trafton (MIT/Biomass Magazine)  MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy …

Exxon’s 2040 Outlook: Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere
January 4, 2017 – 9:40 am | No Comment

(Oil & Gas 360/OilPrice.com)  The global energy mix will not look that much different for oil and gas in 2040, according to Exxon Mobil’s (ticker: XOM) recently released 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to …

Oil Demand Won’t Peak before 2040, Despite Paris Deal: IEA
November 18, 2016 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Cooper (Reuters)  The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand unchanged despite the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into …

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy
October 28, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several reasons for this slow progress. …

Oil Bankruptcies Leave Lenders With ‘Catastrophic’ Recovery Rate
September 14, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Penty (Bloomberg)  Rate of 21% in 2015 compares to average of 59% previously; Bankruptcies so far this year are double last year’s total  —  U.S. oil bankruptcies haven’t been this “catastrophic” for lenders in …

Oil Industry Faces Huge Worker Shortage
July 15, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  … one reason that U.S. shale production won’t necessarily spring into action in short order is because the people and equipment that were sidelined over the past two years can’t come back …

‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution
June 22, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Zahra Hirji (Inside Climate News)  Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S. live within a half-mile of an oil and gas facility—and its pollution.  —  Environmentalists have …

‘Status Quo’: Shell Spews Nearly 90,000 Gallons of Oil into Gulf of Mexico in Latest Spill
May 16, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Nika Knight  (CommonDreams.org)  ‘This spill shows why there is a new and vibrant movement in the Gulf of Mexico for no new drilling’  —  Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore drilling operations were pouring oil into …

U.S. Shale Oil Firms Feel Credit Squeeze as Banks Grow Cautious
April 12, 2016 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Swetha Gopinath and David Henry (Reuters)  Nearly two years into an epic oil rout, U.S. shale drillers that have upended global energy markets are finally feeling a credit squeeze as banks make their biggest …

More unused oil, gas wells linger without permanent seals increasing risk
July 20, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Donn (Associated Press/Los Angeles Daily News)  Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are …

U.S. Oil Glut An EIA Invention?
June 29, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by  Leonard Brecken (OilPrice.com)  In the latest weekly production data from the EIA, on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase in the lower 48. Production from …

Oklahoma Worries Over Swarm of Earthquakes and Connection to Oil Industry
February 6, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  … What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question in Oklahoma. Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of …

Jack Gerard Delivers 2015 State of American Energy Address
January 9, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(American Petroleum Institute)  … As part of this event, we publish our report on the State of American Energy, but this year’s report is different, because for the first time it includes contributions from all major …

The Myth and Reality of Biodiesel Feedstock Availability
June 17, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Since its commercial inception in the 1990s, the biodiesel industry has faced obstacles from all sides. The technical merits of the fuel have been challenged time and time again. Manufacturing costs …

Why We Are Producing Biofuels
March 4, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by  Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette)  In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the recent development of domestic supplies of fracked gas and petroleum, some …

Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling
November 25, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on leaks of methane and other gases from well sites and storage tanks. Supporters called the …

Group Says U.S. Energy Policy ‘Like an Orchestra without a Conductor’
March 8, 2013 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(Midwest Energy News)  To achieve true energy security, the United States badly needs a single federal energy policy and a new White House council to make it happen, retired Marine Corps General Jim Jones said …

Solazyme: The Making Of A Specialty Oil Giant
November 5, 2012 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Kevin Quon (Seeking Alpha)  When it comes to renewable oils company Solazyme (SZYM), it would be good to check your understanding of biofuels at the door. Solazyme’s heterotrophic algae are utilized within a closed fermentation …

CBO: Increasing Domestic Oil Doesn’t Help Energy Security Much
May 30, 2012 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Simone Sebastian (FuelFix)  Increasing domestic production of oil won’t significantly boost energy security in the United States, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office.

The CBO advocated policies that reduce demand for oil, such as …

Editorial: Use of Advanced Biofuels Achieves Goal of Using Less Oil for Transportation Fuel
May 21, 2012 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In a recent editorial, What Keystone Won’t Do, the Washington Post mused about “the best way to insulate Americans from oil-price volatility and other drawbacks of oil use,” concluding …

IEA: Rising Demand and Declining Resources Confirms The End of Cheap Oil
November 15, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  Today’s release of the IEA’s annual World Energy Outlook in London has again confirmed the end of cheap oil blaming growing energy demand and declining oil reserves.

According the Report, oil demand …