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U.S. Ethanol Exports Could Top One Billion Gallons

London, September 2014

U.S. ethanol exports could top one billion gallons if a proposal to cut the federal 2014 biofuels target under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is implemented, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), said in an interview Sunday on Platts Energy Week, an all-energy news and talk show program.

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Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

London, 2 September 2014

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for specific regulation and end-of-life management.

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety


London, 29 August 2014

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

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FERC to explore Centralized Trading Platform for NatGas

London, 21 August 2014

FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller plans to convene a meeting Sept. 18 "for interested parties to discuss ideas to facilitate and improve the way in which natural gas is traded, and to explore the concept of establishing a centralized trading platform for natural gas," the Commission said Tuesday.

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New record high: 22% of UK electricity from wind

London, 19 August 2014

RenewableUK says a record high of 22% of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind on Sunday (17th August), beating the previous 24-hour record of 21% set earlier this month (Monday 11th August). Before that, the record stood at 20%, set on 20th December 2013.

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Mobile apps for energy companies

London, August 2014

Energy is a fundamental part of everyday life, and while many individuals may not notice their almost continual use of energy, it is becoming more important for environmental – as well as financial – reasons that everyone pays more attention to not only their consumption levels, but also how they use this necessary commodity.

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Oil and gas megaproject overruns to cost industry more than US$500bn

London, August 2014

A new report by EY reveals that almost two thirds (64%) of multibillion-dollar, technically and operationally demanding megaprojects continue to exceed budgets, with three quarters (73%) missing project schedule deadlines. The report - ‘Spotlight on megaprojects’ examines the performance of 365 megaprojects and the impact on the oil and gas industry of these overruns.

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5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

London, August 2014

The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its consequences.

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Investigating Earthquakes in Fracking Regions

London, July 2014

The idea that recent sequential earthquake activity, particularly in Ohio and Oklahoma, is related to hydraulic fracking and water disposal operations is gaining traction in some key drilling states - Black & Veatch.

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Pan-European ETRM ... Panacea or Reality?

London, July 2014

European power and gas markets remain highly regionalized and as a consequence, the current solution landscape for Energy Trading and Risk Management software mimics this regionalism; there are a number of regionally strong ETRM offerings but, as yet, no single truly Europe-wide ETRM platform. By Tim Rogers.

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