• China To Build Huge Methanol Plant In Texas To Meet Rising Domestic Demand

    • Date: 25/07/14
    • Jerin Mathew, International Business Times
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    Chinese firms, Connell Group of China and Sino Life Insurance Co are looking to build a huge methanol production and deep-port export facility in the shale gas-rich US state of Texas. Fracking boom in the US made Texas a natural gas rich state. Reuters Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corp, the US arms of […]

  • BRICS Plans Energy Association

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • World Nuclear News
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS “energy association” that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute. BRICS is a grouping of major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Fifty of the 66 nuclear reactors currently under construction are in BRICS states. […]

  • Britain’s Bursting Green Jobs Bubble

    • Date: 21/07/14
    • Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
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    There’s a reason renewables aren’t taking the world by storm: they can’t compete with fossil fuels. Promoting green jobs isn’t just an American phenomenon, it’s a global pastime. And no wonder: for a politician, there are few things better than promising clean, renewable domestic energy and job creation to boot. But talk is cheap, and just […]

  • Green Suicide: Europe Risks Losing 30 Million Jobs To U.S. Shale Boom

    • Date: 18/07/14
    • Priyanka Sharma and Lananh Nguyen, Bloomberg
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    The U.S. shale-gas boom is placing 30 million jobs at risk in Europe as companies with greater reliance on energy contend with higher fuel prices than their American counterparts, the International Energy Agency said. Manufacturers of petrochemicals, aluminum, fertilizers and plastics are leaving Europe to take advantage of booming U.S. production of natural gas from […]

  • Texas Shale Boom Could Be Biggest Ever In U.S. History

    • Date: 17/07/14
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    As Taylor Consulting, Inc. continues to scout and acquire real estate near Texas’ Cline Shale, the latest estimates for the formation predict that the formation could soon spawn the biggest oil and gas boom in U.S. history. Although the Cline formation is smaller in area than Texas’ other primary shale plays – Barnett and Eagle […]

  • Boost For Scottish Shale Gas Terminal

    • Date: 17/07/14
    • Associated Press
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    The owners of the giant terminal at Grangemouth have secured a £230 million loan guarantee from the UK government to build a new facility to import shale gas. Ineos said it was one of the most important infrastructure projects of recent times in Scotland and would protect thousands of jobs across the country. The company […]

  • Britain’s New Energy And Environment Ministers Opposed To Green Energy

    • Date: 15/07/14
    • Damian Carrington, The Guardian
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    The new set of Conservative environment and energy ministers announced on Tuesday bring a track record of opposing renewable energy, having fought against wind and solar farms, enthusiastically backed fracking and argued that green subsidies damage the economy. New energy minister, Matthew Hancock, signed a letter to David Cameron in 2012 demanding that subsidies for onshore […]

  • Europe Considers Fracking To Cut Russian Gas Imports

    • Date: 13/07/14
    • Ana Hontz-Ward, Voice of America
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    The political crisis in Ukraine, including its dispute with Moscow over the flow of Russian natural gas, has forced many European nations to reconsider their reliance on Russia for energy. Some nations are looking at new options for extracting natural gas at home, including the controversial process of hydraulic fracking. Although much of Europe is […]

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