As pressure to curb carbon emissions mounts ever higher, oil and gas companies are looking at ways to reduce their CO2 output. The long-practiced technique of gas flaring is no longer acceptable in countries looking to dramatically reduce their impact on the environment, meaning that oil firms are rapidly...
Biosurfactants: The ESG-Friendly Technology Reviving Shale Profitability and Production
Shale is a big part of the U.S. energy industry supplying more than 63% of gross domestic oil and gas production, but it’s getting hit hard. Drilling new wells to offset steep production declines is difficult in the current capital-constrained environment. Current lower oil prices and decreased demand have...
Lithium Batteries Can Lead the Charge Against Climate Change
Often referred to as “white petroleum,” lithium is an integral part of the lithium-ion battery that you will find in your phone or laptop, as well as powering EVs and providing energy storage for major electrical grids. However, lithium is proving to be a double-edged sword. The global demand...
The future of energy is hydrogen
A sleeper pick may win the race for the next generation of green energy. Hydrogen fuel is not new to the green energy race but has largely fallen under the public radar. With hydrogen being the most abundant substance in the universe and having about 2.8X the amount of...
Tom Wolf’s Bullying of Natural Gas Harms All Pennsylvanians
The truth can seldom be obfuscated for long. Despite myriad headlines advocating green new deals and attacking fossil fuels, natural gas is riding high and is very much still "King of the Hill" when it comes to energy. A recent Today In Energy post from the U.S. Department of Energy...
Congress may have just opened more doors for energy firms looking to develop their green hydrogen sectors by passing a bill that makes renewable energy more attractive. Tax credits for hydrogen production could see the U.S. develop this part of its energy industry, which is currently falling behind Europe...
The global oil market faces a number of challenges in its efforts to meet the growing demand for energy in profitable and sustainable ways. A current undersupply of oil in the market is a major contributor to rising oil and gas prices. And, as operators strive to increase their...
The COP26 global climate summit earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland, put the spotlight on the urgency to act on climate change. President Joe Biden promised his administration would heavily regulate methane, and for the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency is poised to limit the methane coming from...
If world leaders are to stand a chance of reaching net-zero targets and the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, then sustainable energy sources must be made more accessible and affordable. This is a sentiment that we have heard repeatedly over the past few years, but COP26...
Hydrogen is Finally Having its Moment
For decades—centuries even—hydrogen has been an elusive dream energy. It’s viewed as a silver bullet theorized to efficiently and cost-effectively power the entire world, satisfying our growing energy needs. However, there have been more than a few bumps along the road. H2 is the first box in the periodic table...