Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The Price Picture: The global oil market has seen a continued growth of production while demand has remained stagnant over past year, leading to a steady drop in prices over the past 15 months, aside from a short-lived upward tick in the second quarter of 2015. As prices have fallen from above $100/barrel in July… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

In its latest World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s scenario for oil prices forecast that the oil market would rebalance at $80 a barrel by 2020. [CNBC] The El Nino weather system, combined with a  relatively warm winter in the Midwest and on the East Coast, could keep a lid on energy prices and potentially cap stock… Keep reading →

Coal Mining In India's Jharia

A coal industry report due to be published by the IEA on the benefits of new coal-burning technology has been heavily criticised by experts. [The Guardian] The U.S. approved a request to begin electricity generation at a nuclear reactor, the first time in almost 20 years that federal regulators have given a new nuclear power plant… Keep reading →

China Daily Life - Pollution

The IEA has stated that if commitments at the Paris Climate Summit are met, it would result in rapid slowdown in growth of carbon from the energy sector. [The Guardian] Mexico is planning to quadruple its wind-power capacity as part of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to transform the country’s energy industry. [Bloomberg] A federal… Keep reading →


The last couple of years have been extremely volatile for oil, and despite the price jumping from the mid $40s to $60 a barrel in Q2, the value collapsed to $50 at the beginning of Q3. At one point, oil fell below $40</a>, according to the price index on Nasdaq, encouraging key Middle Eastern players… Keep reading →

Beijing  Implements EU IV Emissions Standards Ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games

  The numbers are in dispute.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration just released data showing that China’s coal consumption grew less than 2 percent in 2012 and 2013 and then flatlined in 2014. China’s declining coal consumption has also been logged by the International Energy Agency, which reported earlier this year that carbon dioxide emissions… Keep reading →


The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars by not taking action to combat climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA). “Fatih Birol, who will take the top job at the IEA in September and is one of the world’s most influential voices on energy, warned… Keep reading →


Last Friday, the incoming head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Faith Birol, provided a briefing to U.S. stakeholders about IEA’s new special report on climate change, which found that global emissions could peak by the end of this decade without reducing economic growth. The report outlines five key pillars for turning the emissions corner by… Keep reading →

Landshut Nuclear Power Plant

International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol says the fossil fuel industry will only alter practices if governments show they are serious about stifling global warming. “The world needs a “peaceful divorce” between economic growth and the rise in greenhouse gas emissions, one of the world’s leading energy economists has said – but this will… Keep reading →

japan LNG

Lower oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, both off by around 40 percent and 60 percent in the past year respectively, will continue to change the global energy landscape, impacting everything from when and if new energy projects go forward, capex spending decisions at integrated oil majors, and even geopolitics. There is not much… Keep reading →

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