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October 22, 2014

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October 20, 2014

The Week Ahead: Methane & Efficiency Scorecard

On tap this week:

Monday

Former EPA Administrator Carol Browner and Judi Greenwald, the Energy Department’s deputy director for climate, environment and energy will take part in a discussion on curbing methane emissions at the Center for American Progress. Full story

October 17, 2014

ICYMI: Oil Slides, CO2 Talk & Yucca Echoes

Down, down, down was the way oil looked this week, with the global benchmark Brent crude dropping 27 percent from July before rebounding slightly Thursday. Full story

October 16, 2014

Asian Refinery Upgrades Contribute to Light Oil Glut

Recent refinery upgrades in China and India have given those countries more flexibility in choosing imports and diminished demand for light crude on the global market, which has dropped a quarter of its value in the past three months. Full story

October 15, 2014

Cheap Oil, Sanctions Impact Russia

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(SERGEI CHIRIKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country may cut budget spending because of falling crude prices, the government news agency TASS reported Tuesday. Full story

October 14, 2014

Global Oil Supply Showdown

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(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Well, we’ve validated a basic theory of economics once again. Rising supplies led by U.S. shale production and resurgence in Libyan oil output coupled with less than expected demand have sent oil prices tumbling – setting up a faceoff within OPEC and between the group and U.S. shale investors. Full story

The Week Ahead: Russia, Solar, Gas, Carbon and Coal

A little bit of everything is happening this week, and much of it takes place Tuesday. Full story

October 10, 2014

ICYMI: Oil Slides, Export Reviews & Winter Outlook

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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 330 points on energy sales.
(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Oil prices dropped this week, leading to an energy sell off Thursday and the year’s biggest drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Lower oil prices could lead companies to curtail shale development. Full story

October 9, 2014

Falling Oil Prices Could Cut Shale Production

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images

For years the price of oil has been controlled by OPEC, which would simply throttle down the flow to decrease supply and maintain prices. The free market analogous process in U.S. shale oil production would likely kick in if oil prices continue their decline and fall another 20 percent or so, Fitch Ratings said Wednesday. Full story

Lawmakers Press for Alaska LNG Project

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Rendering of proposed project.
(Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects)

Members of the Alaska delegation are pushing the Energy Department to expedite approval of exports of 2.55 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas from a facility planned in their state. Full story

October 8, 2014

Oil Flows Amid Mideast Unrest

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Flames and smoke billow from an oil depot following clashes around Tripoli airport in July. (MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite the attention on conflicts in Iraq and Libya this summer, oil production is humming right along. Full story

October 7, 2014

EIA Still Evaluating Crude Exports

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MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

The Energy Information Administration is running several studies on crude oil exports and expects results this month with a comprehensive report near year’s end, according to Administrator Adam Sieminski. Full story

October 6, 2014

Commerce Wants to Understand Condensates

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A condensate stabilizer (Tryer Process Equipment).

Amid the industry tumult and political hullaballoo following two rulings earlier this year, the Commerce Department section in charge of regulating exports of crude oil has taken its sweet time figuring out what process companies deploy in the production of ultalight crude oil known as lease condensate. Full story

The Week Ahead: International Energy & Winter Heating

Monday

Energy Central will hold a webinar on U.S. energy policy with Mike Morris, former head of American Electric Power. Full story

September 30, 2014

FERC Approves Maryland LNG Export Facility

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Existing Cove Point LNG Terminal. (Dominion)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Monday authorized Dominion to add export facilities to its existing liquefied natural gas import terminal at Cove Point, Maryland. Full story

September 29, 2014

On Tap This Week: Conferences, Expos & An Anniversary

The Johnson Rice 2014 Energy Conference kicks off Monday in New Orleans and runs through Wednesday with presentations Monday from Pioneer Energy Services and Wednesday from Tesco Corp. Full story

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