Energy

Energy, Investment, Oil, Rigzone

Will Occidental’s $38B Gamble Be a Shale Win?

Occidental Petroleum, ranked 167 in Fortune 500, recently snatched victory from Chevron with a winning bid of $38 billion for one of the largest U.S.  Independent oil and gas companies; Anadarko ranked just 237, making this the largest American oil and gas merger in more than a decade and the […]

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Energy, Oil, Rigzone

US Dropping Iranian Oil Sanction Waivers

In reality, President Trump’s sanctions to stop Iranian crude exports are likely to be harder than envisaged and their success might lead to unanticipated crude price increases, which would be bad news for the world economy.

factory workers
Design, Energy, Energy Saving, Engineering and Technology, Environment, Europe

The unexpected ways in which factories are saving energy

Whisky, the third largest industry in Scotland after energy and financial services, makes up around 70 per cent of the entire Scottish food and drink sector and is valued at £5bn a year. The whisky distilleries use a hierarchy of measures to cut their energy bills and earn additional income. Traditionally, distilleries have converted the waste grains (known as daff) from the malting process into pellets, a protein-rich cattle feed sold to local farmers.

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Energy, Europe, Innovation, Investment, Shipping, Technology

Are batteries a viable option for shipping?

However, efforts by innovators to electrify shipping has only just begun. In a few months, for instance, we will see the first 100 percent electric barges operating in the inland waters serving the European ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.

Africa, Asia, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Environment, Gas, Investment, Nuclear, Petroleum Review

How well are the Brics meeting carbon targets?

Limiting global warming is dependent on a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This in turn requires technological advance in renewable energy and electricity storage, strong government commitment, stable and transparent regulatory frameworks, and a business environment attractive to investment. Subsequent to the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries have committed to […]