Energy Secretary Moniz Delivers Address On Energy Supply And Exports

DOE has released a five-year Strategic Plan outlining priorities to address the nation’s energy, security, economic, and environmental challenges. On April 7, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 to advance its mission of enhancing U.S. security and economic growth through transformative science, technology, and market solutions to address energy,… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

Economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and EU in response to Crimea’s annexation from Ukraine are beginning to ripple through the energy industry. The South Stream pipeline that would bring Russian gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine was scheduled to start up in 2015. However, the pipeline now faces legal problems as companies involved… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Hurricane Ike

The energy industry has the opportunity to become a leader rather than a laggard on climate change risk analysis by embracing the evaluation of risks and applying its significant financial and management resources to the improvement of climate resiliency. A new National Climate Assessment is set for release in late April 2014, and one of… Keep reading →

Distributor Offloads Oil From Barge

The US Department of Energy is conducting a test sale of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Five million barrels of sour crude are being offered for April, 2014 delivery from the West Hackberry and Big Hill sites on the US Gulf Coast. The sale is reportedly timed to coincide with US refiners’ annual… Keep reading →

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

The FY 2015 budget plan proposes $27.9B in DOE funding, reiterating President Obama’s commitment to a low-carbon future and energy infrastructure resilience. President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget plan released on March 4, 2014 allocates $27.9B for the Department of Energy (DOE), a 2.6 percent increase from the 2014 enacted level. It reflects DOE reorganization… Keep reading →

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses Tested In Perth

DOE reports the U.S. at the forefront of the global fuel cell industry with significant advancements in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market. On December 19, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) released three reports highlighting strong progress in the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.  The U.S. remains at the forefront of… Keep reading →

House Republication Conference Holds Weekly Meeting

An article in The New Yorker features an interview with John Podesta, a newly appointed White House Advisor on energy and climate issues, who claims Republican lobbying efforts against the Keystone XL Pipeline backfired. Podesta said the pipeline was “rolling toward approval,” but strong-arm tactics led by API slowed the approval process long enough for… Keep reading →

Edison Lightbulbs To Be Auctioned At Chrisites

Yesterday the US Department of Energy hosted a debate on the subject of Nikola Tesla versus Thomas Edison – who was more important and more inventive? The results are now in and the winner is… Well, it may not be that cut and dry. They both played integral parts in developing one of the most… Keep reading →

Government Leaders Attend Clean Energy Summit In Vegas

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz addressed the most prominent energy-related security issues facing the country during remarks made today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. Here are the 4 main challenges Moniz highlighted: 1)      US vulnerability to oil price volatility – “We are not disconnecting from oil price volatility,” said… Keep reading →


The American Petroleum Institute put the below map together, showing the locations of the 21 proposed US LNG export plants, including the 4 that have received DOE approval for exports to non-free trade agreement nations. Each location on the map includes “a summary of anticipated capital investments, jobs, and export volumes associated with each U.S.… Keep reading →

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