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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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…]