Tag: energy

Labor shortage threatens to bust shale boom

Labor shortages, causing delays in construction, threaten to slow the Gulf Coast energy boom and push back the date when the country can meet its own energy needs, estimated by BP Plc to be in 2035.  More »

Photos: Inside Colorado’s fracking boom

Look inside a walled-off fracking facility in Colorado, one of many sites that is making oil — and dollars — flow in the state. But the drilling has come much too fast — and too close — for several communities  More »

U.S. LNG Exports Could Ensure European Energy Security

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a flashpoint for European and American leaders to reinforce energy security in Europe and redouble efforts to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.  Russia provides nearly one-third of Europe’s annual natural gas demand which totaled 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2013. Ukraine is also the major conduit […]  More »

Houston oil company announces next CEO

Noble Energy President David Stover will succeed CEO Charles Davidson.  More »

Renewables, nuclear must triple to save climate, UN says

The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.  More »

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of “frozen gas” that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.  More »

Long-term investors should be wary of rapidly declining energy assets, PE investor warns

In the last three decades, up to three-quarters of all upstream companies have “destroyed shareholder value,” yet Wall Street investors prize some wonky metrics over the inevitable: Oil-producing assets, especially in shale plays, decline quickly and are often costly to replace, a private equity investor said Wednesday.  More »

Mexico tapping wind potential

The historic overhaul of Mexico’s energy sector could shift the direction of its nascent wind power industry to the huge market north of the border.  More »

Republicans: Obama administration stonewalling on bird deaths

House Republicans complain the Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcing environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed.  More »

People making moves in Houston’s energy world

Houston is home to one of the nation’s fastest growing workforces, fueled largely by the expansion of the energy industry. Check out who has capitalized on the booming business with recent job changes and promotions.  More »

Forbes’ wealthiest oil and energy tycoons

Ninety-five people with at least a partial interest in oil or energy made Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s richest billionaires. Check out the top 25.  More »

Poll: Where will the world’s next energy boom be?

With analysts debating the decline of the U.S. energy boom — at least one economist believes the end of shale fever is imminent — other regions worldwide are poised to step to the forefront.  More »
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