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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 will kick off at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, On October 8. The nine-day collegiate competition challenges teams to design, build and operate energy-efficient solar-powered houses that are cost-effective and appeal to consumers. Not only does the competition produce some of the most stunning, creative… Keep reading →

Tankers Leave Oil Refineries As Strike Action Looms

Finalized federal requirements for ethanol use in 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are scheduled to come out later this year. As EPA completes work on them, the interests of American consumers should be put ahead of special ethanol interests. At the same time, policymakers should recognize that the RFS is… Keep reading →

Bedouins Of The Negev Desert

Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel. [ABC/AP] Opponents have prepared their criticism of President Barack Obama ahead of his proposed rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline in the next few weeks, targeting his suppression of… Keep reading →

One World Trade Center Deemed Tallest Building In North America

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is a New York initiative that would create a radically different electric system and change the way power is generated and distributed in the state. Utilities would direct the distribution of electricity produced by thousands of smaller entities. REV encompasses areas such as regulatory reform; load/peak demand management; consumer management… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Crude prices rose as much as 4 percent on Thursday amid optimism over equity markets helped offset a surprise increase in U.S. oil inventory levels. [CNBC] A new report released Wednesday highlights the gains the energy storage industry is making, and predicts its continued growth in the coming year. [The Washington Post] A court in the Netherlands has ruled… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The proliferation of natural gas and crude oil produced from U.S. shale deposits also created a bonanza of natural gas liquids (NGL). NGLs account for around 20 percent of U.S. natural gas production by volume at the wellhead, with ethane being the largest fraction. This surplus of ethane could lead to increased exports of the… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Reach New Record High

The oil and gas industry is pushing a government study that they say vindicates their push to lift the nation’s 40-year-old ban on oil exports. [The Washington Examiner] The Sabine Pass LNG terminal will go live later this year, revealing innovative techniques that will launch the U.S. as a net exporter of natural gas. [Bloomberg]… Keep reading →

Surging Oil Industry Brings Opportunity To Rural California

More about last week’s Commerce Department decision to allow U.S. crude oil swaps with Mexico – basically, a positive step in the direction of lifting America’s 1970s-era ban on exporting domestic crude. An analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says the exchange of light U.S. oil for heavier Mexican oil will generate economic… Keep reading →

August 2015: Energy Litigation Update

LULING, TX - MARCH 26: Old "pump-jacks" are viewed on March 26, 2015 in the oil town of Luling, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production and delivered hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy, is looking at what could be a sustained downturn in prices. Crude oil prices today are almost 60 percent lower than they were six months ago.While the Texan economy has become more diversified over the years, oil is still the states largest monetary generator and any sustained downturn would be devastating for employment and the economy. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas this month said a drop in oil prices have been responsible for 39,621 job cuts in the first two months of the year.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The collapse of oil prices in the latter half of 2014 has led to SEC scrutiny of exploration and production (E&P) company compliance with rules regarding the calculation and reporting of proved reserves.

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