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Cal on February 15th, 2017

Despite having only 20% of the world’s shale oil and gas resources, advantages in the US and Canada mean these countries will continue to dominate the market, according to a new Raymond James report. While abundant shale resources exist in several countries around the world, a variety of hurdles preclude their development, including technical know-how, regulatory barriers and […]

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Cal on February 13th, 2017

Direct Current (DC) Supergrids are appearing in China, India. Europe and Brazil. Long-distance ultra-high-voltage direct-current (UHVDC) connectors are now transmitting electricity over thousands of kilometres more efficiently than AC or alternating current. China began building these transmission facilities in 2010 and is currently has one under construction that will carry 12 gigawatts (half the average power use of Spain) over 3,400 […]

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Cal on January 3rd, 2017

Almost all Costa Rica’s electricity was produced by renewable energy in 2016. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute reported that around 98.1% of the Central American’s country’s electricity came from renewable sources. The electricity was generated by hydropower facilities, geothermal plants, wind turbines, solar panels and biomass plants. As much as 1.8 gigawatts of new energy storage — mostly from lithium-ion batteries — […]

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Cal on November 19th, 2016

A giant oil field was found in the US state of Texas that holds 20 billion barrels of oil trapped in four layers of shale. This is about three times larger than the Bakken field in the state of North Dakota and the single largest US. unconventional crude deposit, according to the US Geological Survey.  The oil […]

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Cal on February 27th, 2016

Last week Pakistan’s parliament became the world’s first to run entirely on solar power. The 80 megawatt solar power facility for the Majlis-e-Shoora (the seat of the government in Pakistan’s capital in Islamabad) fully provides the national assembly with all its electric power. The project was funded by the Chinese government as an act of […]

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Cal on February 16th, 2016

With half of global crude oil production now going to emerging markets, there is a concern that drops in demand from these countries (eg. China) may soon be adding to the world oversupply problem. The world is so awash with crude that oil traders are eyeing a potentially profitable opportunity by turning supertankers into temporary […]

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Cal on January 19th, 2016

Much of the world’s crude oil production is being sold at prices well below the European and US futures benchmarks which are now around $29 a barrel. This is because either most crude is of lower quality than the benchmark specifications or there are large shipping costs involved in getting the oil to refineries. In […]

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Cal on January 16th, 2016

The price of crude oil sank below $30 this week as oil traders fear a tidal wave of Iranian oil is about to hit the world market with the removal of the West-imposed sanctions. “Implementation Day,” the day that Iran fulfills all necessary requirements stemming from the historic nuclear agreement reach last year, is expected […]

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