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Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind generation continue to fall

The incident that hardened the hearts of Germany , which had become increasingly isolated over the issue of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline that connects Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea, was the hospitalisation of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Championed by former Germ ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 days agoLink > generationSolarElectricity +5

Mozambique: A Regional Electricity Exporter

*This article will be published in the upcoming AES: Mozambique 2020 Special ReportMozambique's electricity market is dominated by hydropower generation capacity, largely utilized for exports to neighboring South Africa and Zimbabwe via the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Managed by state-own ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 9 days agoLink > MozambiqueMozambique Gas & PowerMGP2021 +5

Upstream to Downstream: Mozambique’s Major Developments

The plant will be fed by the Mamba Complex and Coral Field discovery, the latter of which will use a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel – the first FLNG project in Africa – to exploit the gas reserves of the block. Given Mozambique's rich energy resources and neighboring South Africa's ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 9 days agoLink > MozambiquePowerInfrastructure +5

As U.S. coal-fired capacity and utilization decline, operators consider seasonal operation

Malaysia's national oil company Petronas is reportedly looking into buying its way into US shale, with driller DoublePoint Energy the target. DoublePoint Energy has a 100,000 acre tranche of drilling rights smack in the prolific heart of the Permian, currently producing some 55,000 b/d of shale o ...

Hui Shan


Posted 18 days agoLink > generationCoalElectricity +3

More power generation came from natural gas in first half of 2020 than first half of 2019

Just right now, Total has readied the Odfjell DeepSea Stavanger drill rig in the turbulent waters off South Africa, ready to spud a new wildcat in the offshore Block 11B/12B. And if Luiperd-1 meets expectations, it will be more than just success for Total, it will turn South Africa's upstream jou ...

Hui Shan


Posted 1 month agoLink > nrgedgepetroedgegeneration +4

SHORT-TERM ENERGY OUTLOOK

Bounce back in China's manufacturing sector points the way; other countries expected to follow as lockdown is liftedLatest in series of on-line ADIPEC Energy Dialogues hears it could be late 2021 before oil and gas markets recover to 2019 volumesOPEC+ supply constraints coming under pressure from ...

Hui Shan


Posted 3 months agoLink > EmissionsHydrocarbonOil +8

Large battery systems are often paired with renewable energy power plants

In the same year, the US leapfrogged Malaysia as the third largest LNG exporter in the world, and by 2025, its LNG production capacity could reach almost 15 bcf/d – eclipsing both Qatar and Australia. With its recent moves to tap into the vast natural gas resources in its offshore North Field and ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > generationElectricityStorage +3

SHORT-TERM ENERGY OUTLOOK

From March 16 to May 4, the average regular retail price of gasoline in the West Coast (Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD, 5) fell $0.58/gal to $2.44/gal, the lowest price since March 2016. Although the May 4, 2020, West Coast gasoline price is $0.65/gal higher than the U.S. ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > nrgedgeSTEOshort term energy outlook +9

Wind and natural gas-fired generators led U.S. power sector capacity additions in 2019

And now, unprecedented oil prices, as the WTI crude price marker slipped into negative territory for the first time ever. This had the same effect, though different contributing factors  in 2019, when WTI prices were depressed because demand was high but pipeline capacity was insufficient to carr ...

Hui Shan


Posted 4 months agoLink > generationElectricitynatural gas +4

U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts

Almost 97% of the 48 million barrel increase in crude oil pipeline fill, which includes some volumes of crude oil in transit via water and rail, occurred in the Gulf Coast (Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD, 3) and the Midwest (PADD 2). The Gulf Coast region, which was respon ...

Hui Shan


Posted 9 months agoLink > generationElectricitywind +2

U.S. coal plant retirements linked to plants with higher operating costs

EIA's analysis did not cover the entire fleet of coal power plants in the United States because not all plants report their variable operating and maintenance costs to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on FERC's Form 1, Electric Utility Annual Report, which was used as a basis of the ...

Hui Shan


Posted 9 months agoLink > generationCoalElectricity +2

Short-Term Energy Outlook

[1]After an agreement was reached on the transit dispute that led to a temporary shutdown of crude oil production, the governments of Sudan and South Sudan shifted their focus from border conflicts to the mitigation of their respective domestic opposition factions. [3]In South Sudan, President Sa ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 months agoLink > ElectricityrenewableSTEO +3

SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Changing nature of non-OPEC supply types may be affecting the crude oil futures marketChanges in the oil investment and production cycle may be affecting trading dynamics for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil futures contracts. Similar research from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trad ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 months agoLink > SudanSouth Sudanpetroleum +6

Most utility-scale batteries in the United States are made of lithium-ion

At the end of 2018, the United States had 862 MW of operating utility-scale battery storage power capacity and 1,236 MWh of battery energy capacity. In 2017, two vanadium flow battery systems were installed in the United States, totaling 4.4 MW of power capacity and 16 MWh of energy capacity. As ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 months agoLink > StorageElectricitypower plants +1

Global energy consumption driven by more electricity in residential, commercial buildings

In countries that are not part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (non-OECD countries), EIA projects that energy consumed in buildings will grow by more than 2% per year, or about five times the rate of OECD countries. As the quality of life in emerging economies improve ...

Hui Shan


Posted 10 months agoLink > residentialCommercialConsumption +6