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Department Of Energy Announces $88 Million For Oil And Natural Gas Recovery Research

Mon, 2019-01-14 15:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $88 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects enhancing technologies for oil and natural gas recovery under two separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the projects selected under both

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How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018

Fri, 2019-01-11 15:00

Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources. More than 30 states actively regulate oil

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Trump Departs Syria: An Israeli Perspective

Thu, 2019-01-10 15:00

Jerusalem seeks to mitigate the potential risks of the president’s decision by shaping its implementation and obtaining U.S. security guarantees, though long-term concerns still loom. Israeli officials have been careful not to publicly criticize President Trump’s recent announcement that all U.S. military forces will be pulled out of Syria. Below the surface, however, they have

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State Of American Energy 2019

Wed, 2019-01-09 15:00

In many ways, the truest measure of U.S. energy is America itself – the country’s economic health and its security in the world, the individual prosperity of its citizens and the nation’s ability to meet significant challenges. Energy, led by natural gas and oil, is driving progress in all of these areas. No less important

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Will The Ohio Supreme Court Shut Down FirstEnergy’s Bailout Once And For All?

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:00

Update: The oral argument for FirstEnergy’s case at the Ohio Supreme Court – described below – will begin on January 9, 2019, and a ruling is expected later this year.  For years, FirstEnergy has been seeking a bailout for its uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. The Ohio-based utility finally got its wish in late 2016,

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Statement From Secretary Perry On The Passing Of FERC Commissioner Kevin McIntyre

Mon, 2019-01-07 15:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has issued the following statement on the passing of FERC Commissioner Kevin McIntyre: “I am very saddened to hear the news of Commissioner McIntyre’s passing. After an impressive career in the legal world Kevin answered the President’s call to serve as the Chairman of FERC, and

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Saudi Reshuffle Emphasizes Security And Foreign Policy

Thu, 2019-01-03 15:37

Ministerial changes seemed likely in the wake of the Khashoggi crisis, but some of the specifics came as a surprise. On December 27, Saudi Arabia announced new appointments in the name of King Salman that substantially alter the makeup of the Political and Security Affairs Council, the key decisionmaking body chaired by defense minister and

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America’s New Energy Reality Shines In 2018

Wed, 2019-01-02 17:07

Thinking about the year in energy in 2018, a couple of recent news items focus attention on the sea change for our country launched by the U.S. natural gas and oil revolution: Net Oil and Refined Product Exporter The U.S. became a net oil and petroleum products exporter for the first time in 75 years

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Principles Of Heating And Cooling

Mon, 2018-12-31 15:00

Understanding how heat is transferred from the outdoors into your home and from your home to your body is important for understanding the challenge of keeping your house cool. Understanding the processes that help keep your body cool is important in understanding cooling strategies for your home. Principles of Heat Transfer Heat is transferred to

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Overheating In New York City Apartments Leads Tenants To Throw Money Out The Window

Fri, 2018-12-28 15:00

Is your apartment so overheated in the winter that you need to leave your window open to feel comfortable? If that’s the case, you’re likely living in one of the many buildings in New York City lacking modern boiler controls which include indoor temperature sensors. Unlike single family homes, where indoor thermostats which control the

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Protests Underscore West Bank Instability

Thu, 2018-12-27 15:47

The international community can help avert future chaos through measures to stem political, economic, and security deterioration, and Washington can reinstate funding for Palestinian development projects. Since mid-October, demonstrators have been gathering regularly at the Palestinian prime minister’s office in Ramallah to protest the new social security law. Implementation was first set for November 1

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EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word

Wed, 2018-12-26 15:49

The Environmental Protection Agency and the outgoing Martinez administration in New Mexico have produced a draft white paper and solicited comments on potential ways to reuse or manage the growing volume of wastewater produced by the state’s oil and gas industry. While the paper is a helpful outline of current produced water policy, New Mexico decision-makers should

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Department Of Energy Statement On Chinese Hacking Of Global Managed Service Providers

Mon, 2018-12-24 16:48

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Government is announcing that a group of Chinese cyber actors, known publicly as APT 10, is carrying out a campaign of cyber-enabled theft targeting global managed service providers, cloud service providers, and their clients.  APT 10 is operating on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Over the past four

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As Washington Prepares To Withdraw from Syria, Turkey Is Set To Invade

Thu, 2018-12-20 15:00

The combination of premature steps would further damage U.S. credibility while giving Iranian proxies and Islamic State remnants free rein in east Syria. On December 19, multiple media sources reported that Washington is preparing for an imminent withdrawal of all U.S. forces in east Syria. The reports followed statements two days earlier by President Recep

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On Cellulosic Ethanol, Hope Still Outpacing Reality

Wed, 2018-12-19 15:00

As debates continue over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its ethanol mandates, let’s remember that when the RFS was enacted more than a decade ago it was supposed to jumpstart a commercially viable cellulosic ethanol industry – ethanol made from the leaves, stems and other fibrous parts of a plant. This has not happened. Far

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EPA Methane Rollbacks Contradict Agency’s Own Scientific Findings

Tue, 2018-12-18 15:00

As the world races to adopt cleaner fuels and implement carbon-reducing strategies to combat a warming climate, the Trump administration is moving feverishly to severely weaken federal methane emissions regulations across the entire oil and gas industry. The Trump EPA’s current proposal to weaken the New Source Performance Standards 2016 methane rule will add 480,000 tons of

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