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  • France to ban oil and gas exploration

    06/23/2017 5:04:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 23 June 2017
    PARIS (AFP) - France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Friday. "There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn," Hulot said on BFMTV. President Emmanuel Macron said during his election campaign in February that he was opposed to exploration for gas and shale gas in mainland France.
  • China opens gates to US beef imports [and natural gas/ some financial services]

    06/21/2017 8:34:11 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 21 June 2017
    Beijing (AFP) - China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country's massive market following a 14-year ban. Shipments of eligible US beef have been allowed to enter China since Tuesday, the General Adminstration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump at the US leader's resort in Florida in April.
  • New Briquetted Iron Plant for East Toledo, OH (1.200 const. jobs & 130 perm. jobs at $100K year)

    06/19/2017 11:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Cleveland's Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced it will build the Midwest's first-ever plant producing hot briquetted iron used in steelmaking. The $700 million project is expected to break ground in early 2018 on the Ironville site in East Toledo, a former Brownfield site. The project is scheduled to create 1,200 construction jobs and 130 permanent jobs. Hourly jobs at the plant will pay about $100,000, said Lourenco Goncalves, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the 170-year-old mining and natural resources company. The plant will be Cliffs' first facility in Ohio and is to begin production in 2020. "We got...
  • First tanker with US natural gas reaches Poland

    06/11/2017 3:32:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP/New Jersey Herald ^ | Updated: Jun. 8, 2017 11:26 am | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The first ever tanker with liquefied natural gas from the United States arrived in Poland on Thursday as part of the country's — and the region's — efforts to cut its dependence on Russia. It was the first delivery of U.S. gas to eastern and northern Europe, which is building a new network of energy sources and gas transportation. Last year, Poland opened its first terminal for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic Sea coast, to be able to receive such gas from distant suppliers like the U.S. or Qatar, which has...
  • Rick Perry: 'First-ever' natural gas exports [to northern Europe] offer hedge against Russia

    06/10/2017 4:21:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration on Friday touted the delivery of the first-ever shipments of U.S. natural gas to northern Europe as a move that will help lessen the demand for Russian energy supplies. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, arrived in the Netherlands and Poland on Thursday. "U.S. LNG has begun arriving in Europe with some frequency, providing a diverse source of supply and ensuring energy security for Europe," Perry said. "Europe has been looking to the United States as a key potential source for energy diversification to decrease Russia's leverage as the region's...
  • America First with Alaskan Oil

    06/06/2017 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    On his recent visit to Alaska, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke began laying the groundwork to open the 3% of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contained in Area 1002 to oil development. He ordered a new assessment of the area's potential oil reserves. The most recent comprehensive study by the United States Geological Survey was completed in 1998, and its mean estimate of recoverable reserves in Area 1002 was 7.7 BBO (billion barrels of oil). At $45 a barrel, that's $346 billion. Most of this oil lies in the western portion, near the terminus of the Trans Alaska Pipeline at Prudhoe...
  • Europe Slams Trump In Public On Climate, Lobbies Him In Private For Natural Gas Exports

    06/04/2017 2:03:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    European leaders criticizing President Donald Trump’s Thursday decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord have also been lobbying the administration to fast-track the approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals. ProPublica’s Andrew Revkin reported Friday that, while European leaders were “generally basking in the glow of the Paris Agreement,” they’ve been quietly lobbying Trump since February to fast-track approvals of multi-billion-dollar investments in U.S. LNG export terminals. Maros Sefcovic, who heads the European Union’s commission on energy policy, told ProPublica in April that “LNG exports were a central focus of meetings earlier in the year in Washington with...
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

    05/30/2017 10:13:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | May 30, 2017 11:58 AM ET | Merrit Kennedy
    The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, announced that it plans to shutter the facility in 2019 unless the state of Pennsylvania steps in to keep it open. The plant near Harrisburg, Pa., hasn’t been profitable for the past five years, according to owner Exelon Corp. The company announced last week that it failed to auction off future energy production from Three Mile Island for the third year in a row. “Today is a difficult day, not just for the 675 talented men and women who have dedicated...
  • Trump Opens Doors on Oil Exploration, but Deeper Reforms Still Needed

    05/03/2017 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nicolas Loris
    In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama administration’s offshore drilling restrictions.For decades, bad policies have blocked access to America’s abundance of domestic resources, yet America has still managed to be a global energy leader. Trump’s executive order, “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” could unleash further success in the energy sector.The economic potential sitting just off America’s coasts is enormous. The Outer Continental Shelf is awash with natural resources, containing an estimated 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.Realizing...
  • Sarah Palin Trump ‘Makes America Great Again’ by Lifting Obama’s Anti-American Offshore Drilling Ban

    04/29/2017 7:27:07 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28th, 2017 | Sean Moran
    Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Breitbart News that she welcomes President Trump’s executive order aimed at lifting the ban on offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic and Atlantic areas. Governor Palin said, “Quashing Obama’s anti-American energy plan makes America great again. We’ve been working for years to remind people that our exceptional nation came to be by developing our God-given natural resources and by expecting reward for an unsurpassed work ethic. We capture that again when we drill, baby, drill!” Trump’s executive order directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to...
  • Golden Pass Authorized to Export LNG (48,800 direct and indirect jobs)

    04/26/2017 3:13:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Maritime Executive ^ | April 25, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. Golden Pass is jointly owned by Qatar Petroleum (70 percent) and ExxonMobil (30 percent). The authorization allows for the export of up to the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet of LNG per day (Bcf/d) from the Golden Pass Terminal near Sabine Pass, in Jefferson County, Texas. Golden Pass estimates the construction of its facility will provide 45,000 direct and indirect jobs over five years, and the project will...
  • New Mexico assets capture attention of oil and gas giants

    04/19/2017 12:20:32 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 18, 2017 | Susan Montoya Bryan, AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As New Mexico’s elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major multinational energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months on assets in the state’s oil and gas hot spots. The new wave of investment bodes well for the industry being able to generate much-needed revenues for the struggling state over the long haul, analysts said. The interest from companies such as Texas-based EOG Resources, ExxonMobil and Marathon Oil started last fall and is carrying into this year despite prices remaining around $50 a barrel. New Mexico also led...
  • Police kill man reportedly seen shooting at gas pipeline [Citrus County, FL]

    02/26/2017 12:32:32 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 26, 2017 | Staff writer
    Police in Citrus County, Florida said Sunday that a man reportedly seen shooting at a natural gas pipeline had been fatally shot by officers after a vehicle chase. Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was quoted in a statement on his office’s Facebook page as saying no police were injured. He said officers from Citrus County, Marion County and the Florida Highway Patrol were involved. The chase began in Marion County and ended with a “crash” near Floral City in Citrus County, according to the statement. “This is where the suspect engaged the deputies and was subsequently shot and killed,” it...
  • Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean [for natural gas drilling]

    01/06/2017 9:21:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2017 11:58 AM EST | Matthew Daly
    The Obama administration is denying permits for energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas. The Interior Department said it denied six pending applications in part because Obama has blocked Atlantic drilling under a five-year offshore drilling plan finalized late last year. Environmental groups and some East Coast lawmakers oppose the surveys, saying that loud sounds from seismic air guns could hurt marine life. …
  • Trump Should Quickly Rescind Obama’s Drilling Ban

    12/22/2016 2:49:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 22, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In his enviro-extremism, President Obama is attempting to tie President-elect Trump’s hands by blocking vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean and stretches of the Atlantic from oil and natural-gas drilling. The gambit, announced by the administration on Tuesday, is part of an eleventh-hour wave by which Obama is flooding the regulatory zone: Promulgating so many rules – of the unpopular, hard-left variety that Democrats dare not unveil before Election Days – that he hopes the Trump administration will find it too cumbersome to undo all of them. The incoming president should not let his predecessor get away with it. Obama’s...
  • Trump’s Path to Mount Rushmore

    11/30/2016 11:40:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 27, 2016 | Walter Russell Mead
    Smart energy policy could give the next President his best prospect for spurring growth in manufacturing jobs—and thus delivering on the promises his voters think matter most. Pundits are terrible at predicting presidencies; remember the hymns to the greatness of the Second Lincoln, the New Roosevelt, and the Democratic Reagan that wafted to the heavens during the Obama transition. And the pundits were even worse at predicting Trump’s fate during the election; how many times did they predict his demise? But now, as convinced as ever of his incompetence and their infallibility, the punditocracy is telling us why the Trump...
  • President Trump: This Is How To Bring Back 1 Million Energy Jobs

    11/11/2016 8:09:39 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-11-2016 | Dan
    Dear President-Elect Trump, There’s work to be done. And I know you’re up for a challenge. In fact, I’m now sure of it. So let me lay out a policy position that I am truly hoping you will adopt as your own. I’m talking about natural gas as a transportation fuel: cheap, clean, abundant natural gas. And I’m talking about U.S. energy independence, balanced budgets, jobs, trade and the environment. We use natural gas for power generation and as a heating fuel but that’s an old story for a new reality. Fracking has unlocked a phenomenal amount of gas in...
  • Why $25 NatGas Is Possible This Winter

    11/08/2016 3:09:41 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-08-2016 | Mike
    For families using natural gas in their homes, this could be an expensive winter... or a cold one without heat. New England consumes the most liquid natural gas (LNGs) out of anywhere in North America primarily due to high population density and colder climate. Historically, the price of LNG rises in correlation to snow storms. Because of bottlenecks in the pipelines for LNG, supply is limited in the North East and a demand surge can cause a spike in price. In 2015, there were only 6 million homes that use traditional heating oil in New England, whereas nearly half of...
  • Chevron Phillips' $6 billion Houston expansion nears completion

    10/20/2016 10:12:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2016 | Jordan Blum
    The dozen or so cranes visible from Interstate 10 in Baytown will only remain for a few more months as Chevron Phillips Chemical's $6 billion petrochemical expansion moves toward completion. Chevron Phillips' complex is more than 80 percent complete, although it won't be fully operational for almost another year. The project involves a massive ethane cracker - on a plot the size of 44 football fields - that will separate a component of natural gas called ethane, which will provide the feedstock for some 1.5 million metric tons a year of ethylene, a common building block of plastics. Chevron Phillips,...
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...