Chile looking to gas to meet energy demand, energy minister says

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(OIL & GAS JOURNAL) Chile is focusing most of its attention on natural gas to meet the country’s energy demand challenges, stated Maximo Pacheco Matte, the newly appointed Minister of Energy, during a July 2 panel discussion in Houston. [Read more...]

South Africa’s nuclear energy plan at a crossroads

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(OXFORD BUSINESS GROUP) President Jacob Zuma has announced a shake-up of the South African energy sector after signalling the government will push ahead with both nuclear energy generation and shale gas exploration. [Read more...]

India’s Oil Supply and Demand Gap Widening

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(MARITIME EXECUTIVE) India was the fourth-largest consumer and fourth-largest net importer of crude oil and petroleum products in the world in 2013, after the United States, China, and Japan. [Read more...]

Need for carbon capture pressing as global coal use surges

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(ABC) The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) for coal fired power stations is dropping at a time when coal use is ramping up. [Read more...]

Geothermal Investment Shifts Renewable Energy Attention to Indonesia

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(GLOBAL INDONESIAN VOICES) Indonesia is a powerful commodities house with an abundance of various natural resources. [Read more...]

The Energy Quiz from ExxonMobil

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(EXXONMOBIL) How much do you know about the energy you use, where it comes from and how we can save more of it? [Read more...]

Chevron goes to extremes in the Gulf of Mexico

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(FORTUNE) The oil giant is spending billions to tap new oil fields in deepwater far offshore. Take an up-close look at how it’s done. [Read more...]

Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant to Be Built in Chile

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(DAILY FUSION) First Solar, an American manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic modules, plans to construct a 141 MW(ac) solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. [Read more...]

Greece promises tax cut to attract oil and gas majors

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  •  (REUTERS) Greece plans to cut tax for oil/gas firms to 25 pct from 40 pct
  • Wants them to help exploit offshore hydrocarbon resources
  • Announces tender of first oil exploration licences [Read more...]

Water-Based Organic Battery for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Developed

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(DAILY FUSION) Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have created an inexpensive aqueous flow organic battery for grid-scale energy storage. [Read more...]