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  • New tool calculates economic costs of methane leak detection
    The 'virtual gas field simulator' calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in monitoring and stopping leaks at natural gas wells bec…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 8:27pm -
  • Improving carbon dioxide storage using hospital scanner
    PET scanning is an effective tool for improved oil production and carbon dioxide storage, new research shows. PET scans are well known from the health service and the researchers were investigating further uses for this technology, to try and promote…
    - 14 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 1:00pm -
  • Americans used less energy in 2015 according to analysis
    Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Among the results, residential natural gas consumption fell by 0.5 quads in 2015 due to a mild winter. Commercial and industrial uses…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Apr 16, 6:54pm -
  • Urine turned into sustainable power source for electronic devices
    Researchers have developed an innovative miniature fuel cell that can generate electricity from urine, creating an affordable, renewable and carbon-neutral way of generating power.
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 1:59pm -
  • SteamBio enabling sustainable carbon for industry
    To create a more secure and sustainable future we need to use carbon from nature: “biocarbon”; using it to create biodegradable bioplastics, other biochemicals and for renewable energy generation that is available when required. Steambio is a col…
    - 16 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 1:13pm -
  • Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade, says new study
    The worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade, according to an article published by a major energy think tank.
    - 19 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 4:56pm -
  • Transparency is not a panacea for the resource curse, new study finds
    Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live up to their promises, a new study finds.
    - 20 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 1:57pm -
  • Mobile phone surveillance could help tackle rabies
    A mobile-phone-based system for rabies surveillance in Tanzania is demonstrating huge potential for mobile technologies to improve public health service delivery, especially in resource-poor settings, according to a new article.
    - 21 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 8:03pm -
  • So long lithium, hello bacteria batteries?
    As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development toward that goal: a rechargeable battery driven by…
    - 28 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 4:49pm -
  • Existing state laws collectively require a 50 percent increase in US renewable electricity
    State renewables portfolio standards, known as RPS policies, have contributed to more than half of all renewable electricity growth in the United States since 2000. Most state RPS requirements will continue to rise through at least 2020, if not beyon…
    - 28 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 4:43pm -

  • newSaudis’ Sale to Chinese Teapot Refinery a Big Move in Fight for Asian Market Share
    Saudi Arabia’s spot crude oil sale last month to a Chinese teapot refinery is the latest maneuver in the market share battle between the Kingdom and Iran. The sale is not only a symbolic move in that it is the first of its kind; it is also a deepen…
    - 15 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:51pm -
  • Oil Majors Post Dramatic Losses in Q1 Earnings, but Still Beat Estimates
    If oil prices do not rebound substantially, the oil majors will not be able to keep up such high levels of spending and still offer shareholders such generous dividends.The post Oil Majors Post Dramatic Losses in Q1 Earnings, but Still Beat Estimate…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 8:43pm -
  • A Brief History of Disputed Libyan Oil Sales
    Twice in two years, Libyan oil has been loaded onto tankers and reached the high seas, in spite of protests from the powers that be in Tripoli. In both cases the international community came to the rescue.The post A Brief History of Disputed Libyan…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 16, 7:19pm -
  • For Europe, Even Modest Supplies of U.S. LNG Will Transform Relationship with Gazprom
    Russia has the means and determination to hold onto its gas market in Europe, but in doing so, will be forced to give up much of its leverage over pricing and the way contracts are written.The post For Europe, Even Modest Supplies of U.S. LNG Will T…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 4:52pm -
  • Panel: Market Sentiment to Make or Break Future of Shale Producers
    Cheap debt—the instrument that enabled the tight oil boom to take place to begin with—is now its greatest vulnerability. An expert panel discussed the various financial instruments being used to manage and restructure the long shadow of debt over…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 10:02pm -
  • Price Rebound, Possible Turning Point Fail to Mask Industry Woes
    Even though the oil market has risen considerably since February, bankruptcies, staff layoffs, capital expenditure cuts, and falling productivity continue to be commonplace during the price downturn that has so far lasted for seven straight quarters.…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 5:13pm -
  • 7 Ways Driverless Cars Could Fail
    As with every major technological transition, driverless cars will result in winners and losers. Here are seven of the biggest challenges as the technology moves forward.The post 7 Ways Driverless Cars Could Fail appeared first on The Fuse.
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 4:20pm -
  • Chart of the Week: Fiscal Breakeven Oil Prices for Selected Middle East Exporters
    Stay on top of the latest developments in oil markets, geopolitical risk, and alternative fuel vehicles with the SAFE policy team's Chart of the Week.The post Chart of the Week: Fiscal Breakeven Oil Prices for Selected Middle East Exporters appeared…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Apr 16, 3:16am -
  • Presidential Dialogue Neglects Transportation and Energy Security Priorities
    Fracking and fuel economy standards have improved U.S. energy security, but the campaign dialogue has missed important energy policy challenges as consumers are complacent with low oil prices.The post Presidential Dialogue Neglects Transportation an…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 9:49pm -
  • The Kurdish Predicament: When Oil isn’t a Golden Ticket
    A familiar formula holds that “oil = revenue = independence” but it’s more complicated for the Kurds in both Iraq and Syria, but the true barriers to autonomy are far more complicated.The post The Kurdish Predicament: When Oil isn’t a Golden…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 4:48pm -

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