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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Deepwater well construction requires precision, thorough planning

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(OFFSHORE) Deepwater well construction is all about planning and logistics. Typically, if these two challenges are not handled flawlessly, they can cause more issues than drilling and completion. [Read more...]

New lab at Clemson University advances study of electric power grid technology

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(CLEMSON UNIVERSITY) With the opening of the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Clemson University will be in a position to better prepare the electrical power industry workforce of the future. [Read more...]

U.S. Dept. of Energy to Fund 18 Research Projects to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture

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(POWER) Eighteen carbon capture projects across the U.S. have been chosen to receive $84 million in federal funding to help improve the efficiency and drive down costs of carbon capture processes for new and existing coal power plants. [Read more...]

Texas A&M to lead new offshore safety institute for oil & gas industry

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(UPSTREAM) US regulators have chosen Texas A&M as a partner in a five-year project to promote dialogue and partnerships across industry on offshore safety matters. [Read more...]