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Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but expenditures are highest in South Carolina

AJOT | February 13, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Hawaii has the highest residential electricity prices in the United States, averaging 27.5 cents per kilowatthour (kWh) in 2016—more than twice the national average.
Crowley, Pivotal Reach New Multi-Year LNG Supply Contract

AJOT | February 13, 2018 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Energy

Crowley Fuels announced today that it has signed another multi-year supply contract with Pivotal LNG to support a major pharmaceutical company’s energy needs in Puerto Rico. The contract, executed through Crowley subsidiary Carib Energy (USA) LLC, calls for Crowley to transport LNG from Pivotal facilities on the mainland to the island manufacturer.

U.S. Supertanker Terminal Set to Export Oil for First Time

Bloomberg | February 13, 2018 | Energy | Ports & Terminals | Terminals
Jack-up vessel Seafox 5 departs Damen Verolme Rotterdam ready for the next generation of wind turbines

AJOT | February 13, 2018 | Project / Heavy Lift | Energy | Alternative

Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore wind projects involving the next generation of larger wind turbines in water depths of up to 65 metres.
The United States is projected to become a net energy exporter in most AEO2018 cases

AJOT | February 12, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

EIA projects that the United States will become a net energy exporter in 2022 in the newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, primarily driven by changes in petroleum and natural gas markets.
Hempel rolls out versatile and fast-drying cargo tank coating for the offshore oil & gas industry

AJOT | February 12, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

World-leading coating manufacturer Hempel launches its high performance, chemical resistant, two component epoxy coating – Hempadur 15600 – to the offshore industry.

Cheap Solar Energy Makes a Big Bet in Nevada: Nathaniel Bullard

Bloomberg | February 09, 2018 | Energy | Alternative | Intermodal

GAC Russia seals Yamal LNG ship agency deal

AJOT | February 09, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy
Rick Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels as VP and General Manager in Alaska

AJOT | February 09, 2018 | People | Appointments | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

Crowley Fuels announced today that Rick Meidel has joined the company as vice president and general manager, responsible for the performance and day-to-day operations of Crowley’s Alaska division. He will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager.
Future U.S. electricity generation mix will depend largely on natural gas prices

AJOT | February 07, 2018 | Energy

The mix of fuels used to generate electricity in the United States has changed in response to differences in the relative costs of electricity-generating technologies and, for those technologies that consume fuel, the cost of fuel.
China surpassed the United States as the world’s largest crude oil importer in 2017

AJOT | February 05, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

China surpassed the United States in annual gross crude oil imports in 2017, importing 8.4 million barrels per day (b/d) compared with 7.9 million b/d for the United States.
California plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030

AJOT | February 02, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

In July 2017, California’s state legislature passed assembly bill (AB) 398 to reauthorize and extend until 2030 the state’s economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program. The bill sets a new GHG target of at least 40% below the 1990 level of emissions by 2030. As of 2015, about 86% of California’s GHG emissions were related to the consumption of energy.

Clean Fuel Focus in India May Open Door for U.S. LPG Imports

Bloomberg | February 02, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
U.S. monthly crude oil production exceeds 10 million barrels per day, highest since 1970

AJOT | February 01, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

U.S. crude oil production reached 10.038 million barrels per day (b/d) in November 2017, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly. November’s production is the first time since 1970 that monthly U.S. production levels surpassed 10 million b/d and the second-highest U.S. monthly oil production value ever, just below the November 1970 production value of 10.044 million b/d.
LNG carrier CESI Wenzhou delivered for SINOPEC LNG transport project

AJOT | February 01, 2018 | Maritime | Bulk | Energy

The CESI Wenzhou is the fifth vessel to serve the LNG transport project for SINOPEC announced in April 2013, and will sail under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG that SINOPEC will purchase from the Australia Pacific LNG Project.
Unconventional optimism continues for Frac Sand Logistics

AJOT | January 31, 2018 | Energy

A critical component for hydraulic fracturing fleets and frac sand companies is the sand supply and infrastructure in the unconventional plays.
World Drilling and Production Market Forecast – New countries added

AJOT | January 31, 2018 | Energy

The World Drilling & Production Market Forecast, built by Westwood’s OFS analysts, is our key report on the two most-important leading indicators for the industry.
South Africa plans to add more natural gas, renewables to its energy supply mix

AJOT | January 31, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

The country’s Intended National Determined Contribution, submitted as part of the Paris Agreement, plans for CO2 emissions to peak by 2025, remain flat for a decade, and begin to decline around 2035.

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