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Energy Reality: World’s four biggest economies commit to coal

Energy Reality: World’s four biggest economies commit to coal

Coal was today heralded as the ‘spectacular turnaround story of 2016’, by a Morgan Stanley analyst. The Wall Street Journal said: ‘Coal Prices on Fire’. Commentators, who have long predicted the demise of coal, have been quick to credit the resurgence to Donald Trump’s victory. But is this really true? […]

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, miles of pipe ready to become part of the Keystone Pipeline are stacked in a field near Ripley, Okla. The controversy over the pipeline in the hub of Oklahoma's oil activity, was voted the number nine story of the state for 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Canadian investors eye oil boon after Trump victory

Investors in Canadian oil have been buoyed by the election of Donald Trump over his support for the Keystone pipeline between Canada and America. TransCanada the firm who is behind the Keystone project saw their shares rise 2.2 per cent on Mr Trump’s election. But analysts in Canada’s energy capital […]

What a President Trump means for US energy policy

What a President Trump means for US energy policy

Donald Trump in Golden, CO (October 29th 2016) In the final few weeks of the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump published his policies in his ‘Contract with the American Voter’. This is essentially his manifesto.  While light on detail, it provides clarity on his priorities – to fully exploit America’s massive […]

Russia and China agree nuclear cooperation

Russia and China agree nuclear cooperation

The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met in Beijing on Tuesday and agreed for deeper cooperation on nuclear energy.  In a joint statement, they announced that Russia would help Chinese firms develop and jointly construct new power plants and fast neutron reactors. Prime Minister […]

Oil industry looks to tech to save itself

Oil industry looks to tech to save itself

Later this month, OPEC nations will meet to finalise an agreement to cut production by two per cent which is opposed by Iran and Iraq. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) Shell’s Vice President for IT, Alisa Choong signalled the company will look to technology […]

Trump v Clinton: American energy industry plans ahead

Trump v Clinton: American energy industry plans ahead

In less than 24 hours, the United States will elect a new President – the choice is between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Both have said they will support carbon capture and storage technology, with the Democrats promising more Government grants focusing on oil and natural gas. Meanwhile, […]

Carbon captured in Chennai challenges Europe

Carbon captured in Chennai challenges Europe

The IEA’s top energy analyst has called for a massive ramping up of financial investment in carbon capture and storage as world leaders prepare to meet in Marrakesh for COP22. Samantha McCulloch, IEA CCS Energy Analyst said: “Financial support mechanisms are now urgently needed if we are to scale up […]

World’s largest oil and gas companies give $1bn to carbon capture

World’s largest oil and gas companies give $1bn to carbon capture

Today, carbon capture and storage took a large step forward with the investment by the world’s ten largest oil and gas companies. The CEOs and Chairmen of the company said in a joint declaration they would invest $1 billion over 10 years to reduce their emissions. Announcing the new Oil […]