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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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ENTSO-E Releases the European Ten-Year Network Development Plan

London, July 2014

The ENTSO-E Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2014 describes the strengthening of the European power grid planned until 2030 as the most cost-efficient and secure way to integrate up to 60% of renewable energy.

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The 5 countries most plagued by oil theft

London, 9 July 2014

Nigeria: As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa's new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or more than the country spends on education and healthcare. These numbers paint a harsh picture about the inability of the Nigerian government, and the multinational oil companies in the Niger Delta, to do anything about this rampant theft.

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$80 billion wasted on power for online devices

Paris, 2 July 2014

Today, the world’s 14 billion online electronic devices – such as set-top boxes, modems, printers and game consoles – waste around USD 80 billion each year because of inefficient technology. By 2020, the problem will considerably worsen, with an estimated USD 120 billion wasted. But a report by the International Energy Agency points to a different path, identifying simple measures that can be implemented now to improve energy efficiency in networked devices, resulting in massive savings of energy and money.

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