Elon Musk Leaves California
The second wealthiest man in the world, Elon Musk, has moved from California to Texas. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he cited California taking “innovators for granted” as one of the main move factors. Tesla still has its headquarters in California, but a new facility is...
China: Creating An Artificial Sun on Earth
Nuclear fusion has long been the unattainable dream of clean energy. Unlike nuclear fission, it creates no greenhouse gases or waste. Nuclear fusion is the same process powering the sun. According to Merriam-Webster, it is the fusing of two atomic nuclei to form a heavier nuclei, resulting in the...
OPEC+ to Increase Production
Despite strains within the group, a decision was made and agreed upon to increase crude oil production among Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, OPEC+. The increase, however, will be modest in size. Starting in January, they will increase production by 500,000...
Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Environmental Bill
Hoping for eased environmental reporting provisions, conventional oil and gas drillers were instead met with disappointment as Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have accomplished that feat. Wolf stated that although the bill addressed challenges faced by the energy industry, it failed to sufficiently protect the environment. Additionally,...
Los Alamos Science Shows Improvements in Shale Natural Gas Production
Questioning the current consensus of how methane is captured in rock, a Los Alamos Laboratory research team released a more efficient approach to retrieving that advantageous gas. “The most challenging issue facing the shale energy industry is the very low hydrocarbon recovery rates: less than 10% for oil and 20%...
UAE Quitting OPEC?

UAE Quitting OPEC?

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In the spring, when it was apparent that something had to be done, OPEC and the OPEC+ countries consented to implementing production cuts. And Russia and OPEC managed to set aside the price war they had begun in consideration of the global good. It was agreed way back then...
G20 Saudi Arabia

G20 Summit for 2020

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G20 stands for “The Group of Twenty.” These 20 member countries represent around 80% of the world’s economic output, two-thirds of the global population and three-fourths of international trade. The presidency of the G20 is equally shared and changes from one country to another annually. The Summit takes place...
DOE Releases Hydrogen Program Plan
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) today released their new Hydrogen Program Plan. The Plan will promote a strategic framework for the hydrogen research, development and demonstration activities they have already been promoting. It is a coordinated effort involving participation from many U.S. departments and offices, including: Energy Efficiency...
Energy Transition: Mitsubishi Power - Hydrogen
I attended a virtual fireside chat hosted by Mona Dajani, Global Head of Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The speaker was Paul Browning, President of Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. The chat title was Energy Transition, a topic we hear more about every day. But,...
HARP: Ensuring Safety with Ingenuity
While wading the waters of bankruptcy, Chesapeake Energy recently experienced positive news as Mid-Continent team members have crafted a tool that protects against flammable and toxic fumes associated with well site production tanks. Kingfish office pumper, Mark Harrison, recently accepted the assignment of inspecting area asset tank batteries. Responding to...