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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 →

Despite High Emissions, New Coal Power Plants Planned in Germany

  Some thoughts on EPA’s proposed program to encourage voluntary methane emissions reductions from existing sources. The Methane Challenge Program would expand on the Natural Gas STAR program by recognizing companies that make specific emissions reduction commitments and agree to submit annual data on the progress they’re making. First, industry supports voluntary. The program could… Keep reading →

Oil Rigs Undergo Repairs After Hurrican Katrina

Mexico’s efforts to attract foreign private investment to its oil and gas industry for the first time in over seven decades only resulted in two companies registering successful bids for the 14 blocks that were on offer in the Round One leasing auction on July 15. According to the Secretaría de Energía de México (SENER),… Keep reading →

General Images Of Electric Vehicle Recharging And Battery Changing Station In Beijing

California utility issues RFP for plug-and-play storage systems to fill broader range of grid needs  Someday, grid batteries will come in standard packages, ready to be plugged in as fast as utilities can find places and use cases for them. At least, that’s how utility Southern California Edison would like its next round of energy… Keep reading →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

At an event last month, API President and CEO Jack Gerard sketched the broad outlines for a national conversation on energy, connecting energy policy with the approaching 2016 elections. It’s an appropriate linkage. Our country has become a global energy superpower thanks largely to private innovation and entrepreneurship, which have created a generational opportunity –… Keep reading →

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The world’s first solar powered catwalk – the J Summer Fashion Show 2015 – took place last Friday evening, July 17th, at the Gemasolar plant outside Sevilla in southern Spain. Jessica Minh Anh transformed the award-winning solar power plant, Gemasolar, into the world’s newest catwalk combing combining art, architecture, culture and fashion in her latest… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

States can lower their electricity bills for consumers and businesses by complying with the Obama administration’s climate rule for power plants, a new report has concluded. [The Hill] The British government has announced plans to cut the costs of subsidies for renewable forms of energy, including solar and wind. [The NY Times] France have passed… 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 →

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

Despite the current low and relatively uncertain oil price environment, which may, in fact, go lower, the Permian Basin and its sub-basins, Delaware and Midland, along with the Eagle Ford Formation, are attracting increasing interest from E&P investors and operators. Primarily concentrated in Southwestern Texas, as well as parts of Southeastern New Mexico, the region… Keep reading →

Yukos Oil and Gas Company

Bar the Shell-BG merger in April 2015, the value of oil and gas mergers  in the second quarter of 2015 was the lowest since 2008. [EIA] Hawaii Governor David Ige has stated that he doesn’t support the sale of Hawaiian Electric to Florida-based NextEra Energy. [The Huffington Post] A strategy pushed by former Alaska Governor… Keep reading →

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