Oil and Gas 360 Publisher Note:

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

EIA


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Interesting news from the EIA regarding wind surpassing hydroelectric, but is this a time to celebrate? We are looking at the statistics on renewable energy and the CO2 impact to the environment. The impact

February 26, 2020 - 9:30 am
Anti-frac means anti-America

Anti-frac means anti-America

David Ramsden-Wood


Did I read that right? Yes. You did. Like many of you, I like to engage in fact based discussions about frac’ing. Like, for instance, there isn’t a “K” in the phrase “fracture stimulation”. Or, how casing design, …

February 23, 2020 - 2:07 pm
Rep. Bob Latta tours the AEP energy storage system in Bluffton on Wednesday morning. Latta serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, specifically on the Energy Subcommittee, where he is focused a number of issues including how we can better work toward energy independence.

Congressman Latta visits Bluffton’s AEP grid battery system

Lima Ohio


BLUFFTON — Congressman Bob Latta said Tuesday while touring an AEP storage system in Bluffton that energy storage technologies have the potential to increase the viability of renewable energy sources.

“It’s about looking at nuclear energy, clean coal …

February 20, 2020 - 12:02 pm
India ‘bigger problem’ than China on reducing carbon emissions: Michael Bloomberg

India ‘bigger problem’ than China on reducing carbon emissions: Michael Bloomberg

DH 


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Last nights Democratic debate was the best entertainment, while being horrifying, evening my wife and I have had in a long time. The Deccan Herald posted a good article of Michael Bloomberg’s comments on

February 20, 2020 - 10:01 am
Warrior Met Coal to Begin Development of World-Class Blue Creek Hard Coking Coal Project

Warrior Met Coal to Begin Development of World-Class Blue Creek Hard Coking Coal Project

Transformational Growth Investment Will Reinforce Warrior’s Position as the Premier U.S. Pure-Play Met Coal Producer –Planned Capacity of 4.3 Mstpa of Premium High Vol A Met Coal with First Quartile Cost Position –Oil&Gas360 Publishers note: This is an

February 19, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg privately funds attorneys in state AG offices while running for president

Lowell Sun


Oil and Gas Publishers Note: There are two legal systems in the United States. Democrat – and then everyone else. Jessica Towhey published a good article covering the billionaire Michael Bloomerg imposing his will on the US citizens.

February 16, 2020 - 8:17 pm
A liquefied natural gas export facility under construction near Quintana, Texas in 2018.
TRAVIS BUBENIK / COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Judge allows contested pipeline to proceed through central Texas

Court House News Service


The 430-mile, $2 billion project would carry natural gas from a transport hub in the booming West Texas oil patch to hungry markets on the Gulf Coast

Construction on a hotly contested natural gas pipeline through …

February 16, 2020 - 5:43 pm
“It’s going to be a very long delay, because Russia doesn’t have the technology,” Brouillette said in an interview at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. “If they develop it, we’ll see what they do. But I don’t think it’s as easy as saying, well, we’re almost there, we’re just going to finish it.”

U.S. says sanctions mean Russia can’t finish Nord Stream 2 pipeline

World Oil


The pipeline was just weeks away from completion, with 94% already constructed, when U.S. sanctions halted work. There’s a small section in Denmark’s waters that needs to be finished.

MUNICH – (Bloomberg) President Donald Trump’s top energy official …

February 16, 2020 - 4:09 pm
Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel walk together during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. (Imre Toma, https://flic.kr/p/yCehE8; CC BY 3.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Russia’s Proposed New Pipeline Threatens U.S. National Security Interests

LAWFARE


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Todd Carney, a first  year student at Harvard Law School, posted a good article. Worth your time.

Since 2014, Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a conflict in Donbas that has killed thousands. …

February 15, 2020 - 7:27 am
1982 the oil-drilling rig Ocean Ranger capsized and sank in a storm off Newfoundland. All 84 people aboard were lost

On This Day: Ocean Ranger capsized and sank in a storm off Newfoundland-U.S. figure skating team killed in plane crash

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: It is good to take a moment and look at our history so that we can learn, and pray for those adversely affected.

February 15, 2020 - 3:00 am
Just Transition- Amid Climate Debate And Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers Its Future

Just Transition- Amid Climate Debate And Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers Its Future

Ohio Valley Resource


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Brittany Patterson writes about a side effect of the war on climate change – peoples lives. Balanced energy plans include a slower migration from coal. The United States is not the

February 14, 2020 - 10:32 pm
The climate and equity dilemma: Bending the coal curve in South and Southeast Asia

The climate and equity dilemma: Bending the coal curve in South and Southeast Asia

Atlantic Council


Growth in energy demand and electrification

South and Southeast Asia are leading the world in terms of developing countries’ energy growth, with primary energy growth of over 5 percent per annum—India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are leading the …

February 11, 2020 - 9:20 am
Iran is closer ‘than ever before’ to regime collapse, says former Obama security advisor

Iran is closer ‘than ever before’ to regime collapse, says former Obama security advisor

CNBC


  • Amid protests fueled by popular anger over the government’s handling of a downed passenger jet, some argue this is the most vulnerable the Islamic Republic’s regime has been since its founding in 1979.
  • Thousands of Iranians are estimated to
February 11, 2020 - 8:52 am
Trump proposes selling oil from strategic reserve to fund budget plan

Trump proposes selling oil from strategic reserve to fund budget plan

World Oil 


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Interesting thought process on selling reserves to pay down the dept. Not a bad idea: but how will the country supplement the oil companies should drilling be necessitated in case of a

February 10, 2020 - 1:46 pm
There’s more oil and gas than ever — and the industry is tanking

There’s more oil and gas than ever — and the industry is tanking

AXIOS


The world’s oil and natural gas companies are drilling their way into financial and social hell.

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Amy Harder has some excellent points backed up with facts and data. This is a good read

February 10, 2020 - 1:29 pm
EIA projects total U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to be relatively flat through 2050

EIA projects total U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to be relatively flat through 2050

EIA


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Flat is better than increase. Transforming the current energy structure is a momentous task, and needs to be implemented while keeping the economy going. People need to remember – The United States is

February 10, 2020 - 8:58 am
Toxic coal ash is making its way to Florida from Puerto Rico. Experts warn of its adverse health effects

Toxic coal ash is making its way to Florida from Puerto Rico. Experts warn of its adverse health effects

CBS


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: This story from CBS is an excellent example of bad business practices that give the energy sector a bad name. The energy, and oil & gas producers have enough problems improving their practices to

February 9, 2020 - 12:11 pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 7, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democratic candidates want to use trade to make other countries act on climate change

VOX


Oil & Gas 360 Publisher’s Note: We as a combined community of humans need to work together to provide a path to lower emissions with the right balance of natural gas, oil, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal. It also

February 8, 2020 - 7:26 am
Houston, TX - 2020 NAPE Summit - Attendees  during Exhibit Hall at the 2020 NAPE Summit  at the George R Brown Convention Center here today, Thursday February 6, 2020. Photo by © NAPE/Todd Buchanan 2020 - Exhibit Hall

NAPE Summit 2020 – The Good, the Bad, and the Upbeat

Oil and Gas 360


The Good:

NAPE is one of the best meeting places in our Oil and Gas marketplace. This year was no exception. Our team from Oil & Gas 360 were able to visit with CEO’s, presidents, marketing, …

February 7, 2020 - 1:21 pm
GEOPARK announces new gas field discovery CHILE

GEOPARK announces new gas field discovery CHILE

Oil and Gas 360


Oil and Gas 360 Publishers Note: GeoPark is presenting at EnerCom Dallas The Energy Investment Conference on Wednesday, Febuary 12, 2020 at 10:05am (MST). Please sign up to attend, all of our presentations will be streamed

February 4, 2020 - 8:15 am
A major milestone. The first unit at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Al-Dafrah. (AFP)

UAE nuclear power plant’s first reactor ready for operation

The Arab Weekly



Once fuel assemblies are loaded into the reactor, Nawah will begin the start-up sequence for testing. Barakah will be the United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear plant and the world’s largest when completed, with four reactors and 5,600

February 2, 2020 - 7:21 am
Source: International Maritime Organization

Shipping Lines Turn to LNG-Powered Vessels, But They’re Worse for the Climate

Inside Climate News



Oceangoing ships powered by liquified natural gas are worse for the climate than those powered by conventional fuel oil, a new report suggests. The findings call into further question the climate benefits of natural gas, a fuel …

February 1, 2020 - 8:18 am
Altus Midstream first to implement new Honeywell UOP technology

Altus Midstream first to implement new Honeywell UOP technology

Hydrocarbon Engineering



Oil & Gas Publishers Note: We are seeing that investors are demanding returns in months rather than years. The proper use of technology in the Energy, Oil and Gas, Renewable markets is critical in lowering CapEx.

Altus Midstream first to implement new Honeywell UOP technology - oilandgas360Honeywell

February 1, 2020 - 7:18 am
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally in New York City Friday. Around the world, millions of other people joined her.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

Politicized, ignorant energy analysis infiltrates some surprising media channels – unchecked it will wipe us all out before climate change has a chance

BOE Report



Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note – makes some great points about our industry. We need to stand up and quit being politically correct when talking to people that have just gotten out of their parents

January 30, 2020 - 7:32 pm