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IEA: Oil glut could still grow in second half of 2016

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The 13-member OPEC raised its daily output by 280,000 barrels in January as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq bolstered production.

IEA: Oil glut could still grow in second half of 2016

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The 13-member OPEC raised its daily output by 280,000 barrels in January as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq bolstered production.
A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake Energy rebounds after denying bankruptcy plans

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The Oklahoma City oil and gas producer has some $11.6 billion in debt and a $500 million note due next month, according to regulatory filings.

A rendering of a portion of the planned solar array on top of Mandalay Bay Resort Conference and Convention Center. (Source: NRG Solar)

Huge solar array to top Las Vegas resort

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One of the world’s largest rooftop solar arrays will be installed on the Las Vegas strip, according to NRG Energy and MGM Resorts.
Categories: Solar
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Commentary: On climate policy, a consumer focus is needed

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While the President may be reacting to years of congressional inaction on climate-related issues since the failure of cap-and-trade legislation in 2009, the Administration and Congress must thoroughly consider the impacts that regulating or legislating carbon emissions will have on energy consumers. With coal producing over 40% of our nation’s electricity, limiting its potential will […]
Flowers grow in front of a sign at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chesapeake has deal to sell $1 billion in assets

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced this morning a deal to sell off assets for $1 billion in the Eagle Ford and the Haynesville shales to Dallas-based Exco Resources.
Categories: Deals, Eagle Ford, General

Drumbeat: July 3, 2013

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Egypt’s military holds crisis meeting as deadline looms
CAIRO — Leaders of Egyptian armed forces held a crisis meeting Wednesday only hours before their deadline for a defiant President Mohamed Morsi to either yield to mass protests for sweeping poli…
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Donald Trump plays a stroke as he officially opens his new Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, last July. Now, he is aggressively fighting Scottish plans to build 11 wind turbines off the coast overlooked by his golf course and other proposed projects. (Andy  Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump finds new adversary in wind power

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Donald Trump is taking aim at wind energy, in a series of charged tweets and a threat to pull his investment in a planned Scottish hotel that would overlook an offshore wind energy project.
Categories: Wind
A worker inspects  facilities on an oil drilling platform. (Getty Images)

Oil industry demands most grueling work weeks — but offers top pay

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Energy-related professions claim six of the top 10 longest work weeks, according to analysis by PayScale.
Renewable Energy Group has begun production at its biodiesel plant in New Boston, in northeast Texas. (REG)

Renewable Energy begins biodiesel production at Texas plant

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The company said it plans to market the biodiesel from the New Boston plant to petroleum distributors, truck stops and oil refiners across the region.
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Japan nears switching on reactors after Tepco’s meltdown

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A countdown is starting in Japan for restarting some of the 48 nuclear reactors that were idled after the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns caused the worst atomic accident since Chernobyl.
Categories: Nuclear
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Woodside cuts output forecast 9.6% on shutdown, vessel delay

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Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL), Australia’s second-largest oil and gas producer, cut its production target by as much as 9.6 percent after a shutdown at its Pluto project and a vessel refurbishment delay. The shares fell.
Categories: Crude oil, Natural gas
Workers put together panels at the Blue Wing solar project (Photo: CPS Energy)

Vegas resort planning rooftop solar power array

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A casino company marked a visit to Las Vegas by new federal Interior Secretary Sally Jewell with an announcement Tuesday about a plan to install a rooftop solar array at a Strip hotel and convention center that will host a National Clean Energy Summit next month.
Categories: Solar

An End to Eight Years of The Oil Drum

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Dear Readers of The Oil Drum,
A few weeks ago the ISEOF board (The Institute for Energy and Our Future that facilitates The Oil Drum), Euan, Super G, JoulesBurn, and Myself, met to discuss the future of The Oil Drum. A discussion we have had several ti…
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Steelmakers file U.S. trade case seeking duties on oil pipes

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A group of oil-pipe makers led by United States Steel Corp. filed a U.S. trade complaint against competitors in nine nations, alleging goods from those countries were sold in the U.S. market below cost and, in some cases, benefited from government subsidies.