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Big Oil Companies Investing In EVs

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about diversification, Big Oil companies investing in EVs

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Jon LeSage

Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030.
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Canada Is One Of The World’s Largest Energy Producers

The ECOreport reposts E.I.A. analysis that Canada is one of the world’s largest energy producers & the principal source of U.S. energy imports.

Originally Published on the US Energy Information Administration

Canada is a net exporter of most energy commodities and a significant producer of crude oil and other liquids from oil sands, natural gas, and hydroelectricity. Energy exports to the United States account for the vast majority of Canada’s total energy exports. However, because of economic and other considerations, Canada is developing ways to diversify its trading partners, especially by expanding ties with emerging markets in Asia.

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Twilight of the Gods of Oil

The ECOreport reposts the story of how Big Oil’s 55-year-long dominance of our world is ending. The Twilight of the Gods of Oil

Originally Published on Energy Post

by Peter F Varadi

OPEC was initiated in 1960 by five countries and by the 1970s had 12 members who controlled the flow of oil and its price. Everybody remembers the 1973 oil crisis which ushered in a recession in the US and other countries. In the following years OPEC regularly made threats and on at least one occasion caused another crisis, in 1979. They forgot the age old saying that one should not make war with one’s customers. The customers will react somehow.

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Indigenous Leaders Slam Brown At COP 21

California’s Governor got a nasty surprise, at the end of his keynote address Indigenous leaders slam Brown at COP 21

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

At the end of his keynote address at the World Climate Summit in Paris yesterday, Indigenous leaders heckled Governor Jerry Brown, challenging him on his support of controversial carbon trading polices that represent “a new form of colonialism” that could potentially cause genocide.

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Stop funding Climate Change Denying Lobbyists

A Global coalition of 25 institutional investors, worth £45 million, calls on 9 publicly trading companies to Stop funding Climate Change Denying Lobbyists

Originally Published on Click Green

A global coalition of 25 institutional investors with over forty five billion pounds in assets under management is calling on nine major publicly listed companies to review their membership of lobbying groups that seek to undermine EU climate policy.

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Total Is Divesting Itself Of Coal

One of the World’s biggest fossil fuel companies admits fighting Climate Change must be a priority, Total is divesting itself of Coal

Originally Published on Energy Desk

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson

It’s not been a great year for the world’s coal giants. We’re hearing that China is using less coal and the value of their shares has plummeted.
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The UK’s Fracking Revolution Is ON, Sort Of

Fracking is back on the Conservative Government’s agenda and, despite initial setbacks,  The UK’s fracking revolution is ON, sort of

Originally Posted on Energydesk

By Damian Kahya

For a short while all was quiet in the UK’s shale gas war (or revolution, depending where you stand). Nobody is drilling, no protests are happening – even the politics had shut down in favour of @Corbynjokes and the like.

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In Europe, It Is Natural Gas And Gazprom

When North Americans talk about Pipelines, they are usually thinking about bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands. In Europe, it is natural gas and Gazprom

Reprinted from Energy Post

by Szymon Kardaś and Agata Loskot-Strachota

On 18-19 June, during the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Gazprom signed a protocol with Shell, Eon and OMV on the construction of a new gas pipeline from Russia via the Baltic Sea to Germany (i.e. another Nord Stream); an Agreement of Strategic Cooperation with Shell; and a memorandum with Greece on the construction on Greek territory of a gas pipeline which is intended to be an extension of the Turkish Stream project.
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The Gas & Oil Sectors Are Facing Global Challenges

From falling prices, to engineering challenges in the Arctic, to political opposition in Alberta & the UK, the Gas & Oil Sectors Are Facing Global Challenges

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Evan Kelly

In a move that will reverberate throughout the country, the local Lancashire County Council in the United Kingdom rejected a permit for a shale gas project. We discussed the pending case in Tuesday’s newsletter. The landmark decision will delay – if not derail entirely – Britain’s shale gas hopes. Cuadrilla Resources, a shale driller, had hoped to develop one of the U.K.’s first major shale gas project using fracking. But local opposition has been fierce, and the project has been working its way through the government permitting system for years. Lancashire ultimately rejected the permit out of concerns over too much truck traffic. Cuadrilla is still awaiting a decision on a second permit, which is expected to be issued on June 29.

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Staking Our Future On Natural Gas

Some of the biggest companies in the World were at the World Gas Conference in Paris. They believe  gas will be the world’s “fuel of choice”, because it is “the cleanest fossil fuel”, “abundant” and “competitive”. In the article that follows Karel Beckmen argues they may be “betting on the wrong horse” and staking our future on natural gas. 

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Karel Beckmen

“The question before us today defines our industry and perhaps our society in the 21st Century.” The “question” that Robert Franklin, President of Exxon Mobil’s Gas and Power Marketing Company, was referring to, during a panel debate at the World Gas Conference in Paris (1-5 June), was that of “how to meet the world’s energy demand while reducing the risk of climate change”. The answer to both sides of this question, he said, increasingly was: natural gas.

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