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The Future of Proven Oil Reserves
Recent estimates of U.S. oil reserves show a large increase due to shale oil potential. One interesting historical aspect of U.S. oil production though is the rise of lighter oils, such as natural gas liquids (NGLs) and liquid petroleum gas (LPGs) and the reduced amount of mid-weight grades of oil produced as a percentage of “oil” production. While this lightening up of oil does not appear to be a concern, it could lead to bottle necks in producing high octane gasoline and other fuels which generally have used mid-weight grades of crude oil as feedstock. This suggests that a peak in mid-with grade curd oil production could cause a substantial productivity decline for the economy. Dr. Douglas Reynolds looks at this in comparison to other energy civilizations.
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Declining Water Deliveries – How Rates and Bills will be Impacted
Stephen St Marie, Regulatory Analyst from the Policy and Planning Division, California Public Utilities Commission has produced a new article on water use. California water users have been so successful at cutting back on their water use that in the future, rates will have to be raised so that the appropriate revenue amounts can be raised. This is not a startling revelation, but one that needs to be well documented.
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Pricing Commodities and Other Risks
Glenn Labhart, Dynegy’s former chief risk officer and chairman of the Energy Oversight Committee of the GARP’s Energy Risk Program (ERP)'s paper covers everything you need to know on price formation and associated market risks.
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LNG News
Environment Minister defends cabinet approval of BC LNG project - The Globe and Mail (Read More)
GLX Innovation to Modernise LNG Trading - Business Wire (press release) (Read More)
Carbon emission cuts key catalyst for LNG bunkering: Bernhard ... - Reuters (Read More)
Aboriginal, environmental groups to sue Canada over Petronas LNG project - Reuters (Read More)
Exxon's Pacific LNG Model Seen as Future for Canadian Gas - Bloomberg (Read More)
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Oil News
Market mystery: Oil and airlines are flying together - CNBC (Read More)
Police Evict Oil Pipeline Protesters From Private Land - ABC News (Read More)
Oil prices edge lower on doubts over production cut deal - Reuters (Read More)
Austria: Some dark chocolate contains mineral oil traces - Fox News (Read More)
Oil logs first gain in 4 sessions on fresh hopes for an output deal ... - MarketWatch (Read More)
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Gas News
Why T. Boone Pickens Is Betting On Natural Gas Vehicles - Forbes (Read More)
Natural Gas Prices Down Nearly 20% In Two Weeks - Forbes (Read More)
Woman's car accidentally stolen, returned with gas money and note - CBS News (Read More)
The Oil And Gas Situation - End Of October Edition - Forbes (Read More)
U.S. Could Follow Australia in Singing Export Blues on Gas - Bloomberg (Read More)
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Electricity News
Electricity complaints filed by Texans continue to decrease, report says - Texas Tribune (Read More)
Report: Iowa generating 35 percent of electricity from wind - The Daily Progress (Read More)
Mapped: The countries that consume the most electricity (#1 might surprise you) - Telegraph.co.uk (Read More)
Hoshiarpur village gets Diwali gift — electricity - Chandigarh Tribune (Read More)
USDA to provide $70M in loans to electricity co-ops in Virginia - Richmond.com (Read More)
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Energy Policy News
Watch David Letterman Visit India for Energy Policy, Jokes - Rolling ... - RollingStone.com (Read More)
Katie Dykes, state's energy policy strategist, to join PURA | The CT ... - The CT Mirror (Read More)
Would adopting an EU energy policy model be good for America ... - Agri-Pulse (Read More)
Students protest University energy policy; call for fossil fuel divestment - Observer Online (Read More)
Will US energy policy push fossil fuels or renewable energy? Six essential reads - Beaumont Enterprise (Read More)
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