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South African coal exports seen waning as renewables gather pace

Bloomberg | September 16, 2019 | Energy

South Africa’s thermal-coal exports are expected to drop as its main export hub faces growing competition and new cheaper energies proliferate, according to a U.S. research group.

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Coal shipments to the U.S. power sector continue to fall

AJOT | September 13, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) power sector surveys, more than 75% of the coal delivered to the power sector last year was shipped either completely or in part by rail; the remainder was shipped by river barge, truck, and other methods.

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Battery Electric Vehicles Market to reach $425 Bn by 2025

AJOT | September 13, 2019 | Energy | Alternative

Electric tractors will witness significant growth owing to the benefits including lower noise, vibrations, and improved driving efficiency. The rising adoption of renewable energy panels to recharge tractor batteries during operation will expand the battery electric vehicle market value.

Green utility breaks up U.K.’s ‘Big Six’ oligopoly with SSE deal

Bloomberg | September 13, 2019 | Energy | Alternative

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US natural gas production reaches a new record despite low prices

AJOT | September 12, 2019 | Energy

U.S. natural gas production continued to increase in August, setting a new daily production record of 92.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) on August 19, 2019, according to estimates from IHS Markit. Natural gas production also set a new monthly record in August, averaging more than 91 Bcf/d for the first time. In the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on September 10, 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts dry natural gas production to average 93.4 Bcf/d from September through the end of the year. U.S. natural gas production increased by 7.1 Bcf/d (8%) between August 2018 and August 2019, led by production gains primarily in the Northeast.

ONGC Petrochem shifts export focus to grab growing India market

Bloomberg | September 12, 2019 | Energy | International Trade

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The nonmetallic minerals industry is one of the world’s top energy users

AJOT | September 11, 2019 | Energy

The industrial sector is the largest energy end-use sector by consumption in the world, accounting for about 55% of world delivered energy in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency. In the industrial sector, the nonmetallic minerals industry is one of the largest energy users, accounting for 10% of global industrial sector energy use. The nonmetallic minerals industry uses a large amount of process heat (primarily in ovens and kilns), which links the industry to the global energy system.

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Growth in service industry set to take a hit

AJOT | September 11, 2019 | Energy

Lower oil prices will push the global service market into a recession in 2020 after three successive years of growth, according to Rystad Energy.

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Time between drilling and first production has little effect on oil well production

AJOT | September 10, 2019 | Energy

According to North Dakota production data, the length of time that an oil well has been drilled but remains uncompleted—meaning it has not yet started producing—has little effect on its initial production level. Oil wells are sometimes drilled but remain uncompleted for other operational or economic reasons. The North Dakota data provides insights into oil well completion practices.

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Natural gas-fired power generation has grown in Florida, displacing coal

AJOT | September 09, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Florida added nearly 16 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale natural gas-fired electric generation between 2008 and 2018, about one-quarter (24%) of all U.S. natural gas installations during this time and the most of any state.

Oil price rests on three factors

AJOT | September 06, 2019 | Energy

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Permian Basin natural gas prices up as a new pipeline nears completion

AJOT | September 06, 2019 | Energy

Natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in western Texas, located near Permian Basin production, settled at $1.55/million British thermal units (MMBtu) on August 15, the highest price since March 2019. This price increase coincides with the 2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) preparing to enter service. GCX will provide much-needed additional natural gas takeaway pipeline capacity from the Permian region of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

India eyes US oil that China’s offering amid tariffs

Bloomberg | September 06, 2019 | Energy

India grabs U.S. crude set to arrive in China after tariffs

Bloomberg | September 04, 2019 | Energy | International Trade

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Permian gas flaring drops for the first time in years

AJOT | September 04, 2019 | Energy | By The Numbers

Flaring of gas in the Permian Basin in the US in the first quarter of 2019 dropped for the first time in 1.5 years, according to Rystad Energy.

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New flywheel raises hopes for energy storage breakthrough

AJOT | September 04, 2019 | Energy | Alternative

The global flywheel energy storage market is expected to value at nearly US$ 0.3 Bn in 2019, and is projected to register a CAGR of 10.2%.

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