Tag: United States

Russian hackers threatening power companies, researchers say

A Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and Europe and may be capable of disrupting power supplies, cybersecurity researchers said.  More »

US oil spending could hit $165B on global conflicts, report says

Oil and gas producers could boost their annual spending to $165 billion in the United States as conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere send crude prices higher, according to a report released by Barclays on Wednesday.  More »

Deloitte: OPEC influence waning as US shale surges

Over the next five or six years, surging shale-oil production in the United States could cut deep into the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ influence over global oil prices, a new report says.  More »

White House report touts success of energy policy as EPA rules loom

In a 42-page report to be released Thursday, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources.  More »

US wood pellet exports double on British demand surge

U.S. wood pellet exports doubled to 3.2 million short tons last year, from 1.6 million tons in 2012, led by demand from the U.K.  More »

US natural gas won’t replace Russian supply as Europe seeks options

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas won’t be able to replace Russian exports to Europe as the Ukrainian crisis threatens to disrupt flows to the region.  More »

US LNG price gap could evaporate by 2020, Total exec says

The United States could lose its edge with Asian buyers of liquefied natural gas by 2020 as the gap between U.S. and Asian gas prices evaporates over the next few years, a Total executive said Wednesday.  More »

New US wind power installations plummet

U.S. investors in wind-generated power nearly abandoned the business last year as Congress let lucrative tax credits for wind projects tumble away, according to a new report.  More »

Natural gas vehicles show ‘phenomenal growth’ in China

When it comes to running vehicles on natural gas, China appears more interested than the United States.  More »

Dream of US oil independence slams against shale costs

The path toward U.S. energy independence, made possible by a boom in shale oil, will be much harder than it seems.  More »

Oil prices rise as market awaits US inventory data

The price of oil edged above $102 a barrel Wednesday as investors tried to assess the strength of U.S. demand with the approach of warmer weather.  More »

Two countries dominate world’s green energy workforce, report says

About 5.7 million people work in the renewable energy sector globally, with two countries hosting nearly half of the world’s green energy jobs, according to a new research report.  More »
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