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Saudi Arabia and Russia forge closer bonds

Saudi Arabia and Russia forge closer bonds

The monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, will visit Russia this week with energy expected to be high on the discussion list. The visit is the first by a Saudi Monarch to Russia. It is thought that plans for a $1 billion invest fund will be finalised. Saudi Arabia and […]

Scottish Government bans fracking

Scottish Government bans fracking

The Scottish government has made clear its intent to ban fracking. There has been a moratorium in fracking in place since 2015. The Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said that fracking “cannot and will not take place in Scotland”. The Moratorium will remain “indefinitely”, according to the government. The decision comes […]

The US and UN are discussing the use of fossil fuels in the developing world

The US and UN are discussing the use of fossil fuels in the developing world

The UN has entered into a dialogue with America following its new position on clean coal technology, it has emerged. The US will use its dominant position within the World Bank to promote the use of Fossil Fuels in developing countries at next week’s World Bank meeting. The chairman of […]

ASEAN Ministers acknowledge role of coal

ASEAN Ministers acknowledge role of coal

There is a growing need for the promotion of clean coal technology, ministers have said in a joint ministerial announcement following the 35th ASEAN meeting. The statement also highlighted the continued role of coal in the region’s energy mix. It said: “They acknowledged the continuing role of coal in addressing […]

Oil giants invest in carbon capture

Oil giants invest in carbon capture

Three oil giants have signed a carbon capture deal. Shell, Statoil and Total have entered a partnership to develop large scale carbon capture ans storage in Norway. This follows the award of a contract from Gassnova to Statoil in June for the first phase of this project. The first phase […]

Red flags flutter next to a national emblem and a national flag of China on top of the Great Hall of the People, which is the venue of the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3GOJ6

Coal use is set to increase in China

Coal use is set to increase in China, new figures show. Statistics from the Energy Information Agency’s International Energy Outlook 2017 shows that coal use in China will continue to rise until 2030. By 2030 coal will generate 4,400 billion kilowatt hours in China. Consumption will reduce slightly as China […]

Coal key to India’s energy future

Coal key to India’s energy future

A former leading member of the Indian energy sector has stressed the need for coal. Partha Bhattacharya, former chairman of Coal India Ltd has spoken about the importance of coal in the energy mix. He said: “If the future of coal is dark, then the future of the country will […]

Gazprom becomes top energy company

Gazprom becomes top energy company

Exxon Mobil is no longer the top global energy company according to Platts. In the 2017 S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings Exxon fell from 12 consecutive first places to ninth place. Gazprom, the Russian state owned gas giant took the top place. This is measured across […]