Oil And Gas Industry Forms Backbone Of Brunei Economy

Gas-to-liquids plants that is. Facilities that convert natural gas into liquid transportation fuels like diesel and gasoline have become potentially attractive given current ample US natural gas supply and the fuel’s comparatively low price compared with other regional markets around the world. This attractively-priced feedstock has already spurred a spate of chemical plant expansions and… Keep reading →


Across Alabama, manufacturing facilities are participating in a program aimed at increasing competitiveness through efficient production processes, reducing waste, lowering costs, growing jobs and encouraging innovation. The program, called E3, is a joint federal initiative between the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration and the… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol

US energy trends featured prominently in last night’s presidential State of the Union address, though some popular topics did not make the cut. President Obama worked climate change, job creation, manufacturing competitiveness and environmental protection into his natural gas discussion. Many industry watchers following the speech on Twitter were quick to point out that wind… Keep reading →

White House Officials Tour Chevy Volt Plant

The U.S. is not the clear, go-to nation for energy manufacturing. But it’s no longer the nation that businesses automatically leave when it comes time to scale up innovations to commercial production, said Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, and it’s critical that the U.S. seize the opportunity that presents. Speaking to the… Keep reading →

Blackpool's Shale Gas Drilling Begins

You’ve probably heard that the United States is experiencing an unprecedented energy boom that is transforming our economy, enhancing our energy security, and creating a manufacturing renaissance — all thanks to hydraulic fracturing and the development of America’s massive oil and natural gas resources. But what you probably haven’t heard is that shale development has… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Expect the promised benefits of natural gas to really begin hitting the North American economy in the second half of this decade, said Chevron Vice President of Supply and Trading Greg Vesey at the North American Gas Forum in Washington, DC this week. It will take two to three years to complete construction of manufacturing… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The dramatic shift in the US natural gas sector over the past five years calls for a rethink of at least some aspects of natural gas policy. But heated debates over its economic and environmental impacts, and uncertain progress on regulatory and legislative changes, show how elusive agreement on a new policy trajectory can be.… Keep reading →

A man looks at the electronic board show

By Sri Jegarajah Benchmark oil prices are set to start the third-quarter on a positive note, reflecting expectations of better US data with ISM manufacturing and Friday’s closely-watched June jobs report amongst the highlights, though further evidence of a slowdown in China may limit gains, according to CNBC’s latest survey of oil market sentiment. Oil bulls… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

US President Barack Obama today unveiled a wide-ranging climate change action plan that, among other measures, seeks to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The plan has provoked responses that see the plan as praiseworthy, sensible, misguided, and even hostile to affordable energy. Below is a selection of responses, and you can read the… Keep reading →

Demand For Natural Gas

In the midst of the shale revolution, US proved natural gas reserves drove the first ever global decline in proved gas reserves in 2012, and it all comes down to low prices, according to BP Chief Economist Christof Rühl. Global proved natural gas reserves fell by half a trillion cubic metres in 2012 compared to… Keep reading →

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