Month: October 2017

Design, Energy, Engineers, Health and Safety, Innovation, National Grid, Pipelines, Technology

How drones are aiding the energy sector

Nicholas Newman Eniday October 2017 Drones play a vital role in many parts of the global energy sector… They are used to inspect and assess the condition of assets, such as energy distribution networks, power plants, pipelines and rigs. They are replacing humans in a variety of dangerous tasks, thus reducing risk […]

Energy, Energy Saving, Environment, Industrial coatings, Liquid Natural Gas, Oil, Power, Renewables, Technology, Transport, Wind Power

Turning Shipping Green

By Nicholas Newman energy journalist and copywriter www.nicnewmanoxford.com Under The International Maritime Organization’s regulations, ships built after 2025 will be 30 percent more efficient, with better engines, cleaner fuels and smarter speed management. In anticipation, ship designers, builders and engine manufacturers are currently working on improving energy efficiency with a new engine, […]

coal, Energy, Gas, Oil, Power, Solar power, Wind Power

Energy Prices Forecast 2020

Nicholas Newman Energy journalist and copywriter www.nicnewmanoxford.com Predicting the direction, let alone the degree of change in energy prices is tricky and revisions are common. Transport, power and industry, as the major consumers of fossil fuels will be the major beneficiaries of any reduction or plateauing of oil and gas prices. Coal-fired […]

Afrelec, Africa, construction, Energy, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Power

Ghana’s green projects

Nicholas Newman Afrelec October 2017 Since taking office in January 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo, alarmed that Ghana’s dash for electricity risked swinging from power shortages to a power glut  — and paying too much in the process –   has applied the brakes on the power procurement process. Renewable power projects, […]

Africa, Energy, Eniday, Gas, Journalism, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Oil, Power Grid, Renewables

Hybrid power plants

Nicholas Newman eniday October 2017 Hybrid cars and buses are growing in importance in the transportation sector. Still in the pioneering stage are hybrid power plants, which utilize several different power generation technologies, such as diesel, biogas, gas, solar and wind, often integrated or combined with some form of energy storage… A hybrid power plant can […]

America, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central Asia, coal, Eastern Europe, Engineers, Eniday, Gas, Gulf States, Industrial journalism

Energy shifts to a buyer’s market

Nicholas Newman eniday October 2017 A major shift of power is underway in the world’s oil and gas markets… Until 2008, oil and gas producers were “market makers.” This meant they could fix prices and decide their output’s final destination. Also, until recently, oil and gas companies restricted gas wholesalers from […]