Cal on April 14th, 2014

The US Energy Information Administration reported most of the growth in petroleum and other liquid fuel supplies comes from countries outside of OPEC, and particularly North America. The EIA said it projects petroleum and other liquids supply to increase by 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014 and 1.3 million bpd in 2015, with most […]

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  The Guardian answered the question: Where does energy in the UK come from?  The post provides a simple guide to explain where and how the UK gathers the energy it uses. Today, UK homeowners expect flick-of-a-switch access to energy. It keeps our houses warm, our fridges cold and our lights illuminated. Yet where does […]

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Cal on April 7th, 2014

The future of US shale oil production is the subject of a new report from the research firm of Wood-Mackenzie. The report forecasts that oil production from the Bakken shale in the state of North Dakota will average 1.1 million b/d this year, up by nearly 250,000 b/d from 2013. The firm is also talking […]

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Cal on March 29th, 2014

The International Energy Agency reports nearly 1.3 billion people, or 18% of the world population, lacked access to electricity in 2011. The world’s population is currently at 7 billion. The Canadian government estimates production from its vast crude oil deposits should reach 5 million barrels per day by 2035, making Canada a “21st century energy […]

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Cal on March 29th, 2014

The US alleges Russian President Vladimir Putin personally profits from the world’s No. 4 crude oil trading company, Gunvor. This year the US is on course to enjoy its third straight year of record coal exports. Europe is the biggest target market, where demand is strong and, as a result of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, […]

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Cal on March 12th, 2014

From the Shropshire Star we find the food versus fuel debate rages on.  The debate revolves around the global dilemma between using our limited land resources for the production of arable crops and rearing of livestock to support traditional food industries, or diverting some of this land to grow biomass crops for burning or biofuel […]

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Cal on March 10th, 2014

In the event of a complete stoppage in Russian natural gas to Europe via Ukraine, Europe will experience a natural gas deficit of as much as 56 billion cubic meters during 2014, said Moody’s Investors Service. Such a gas shortfall would predominantly affect Italy, Turkey, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria. By 2019, Europe […]

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Cal on March 6th, 2014

  From Green Car Reports we find that the trucking industry in North America expects diesel to be the dominant fuel for truckers well into mid-century. Improvements in diesel technology has led to better mileage and fewer greenhouse gas emissions, enabling this fuel to fend off competition from natural gas and gasoline. Moreover, it has […]

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