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energyUS Oil and NGL Could Be More than Saudi Arabia and Russia By 2025

The US Energy Information Agency had its Annual Energy Outlook for 2019. The middle projection is for the US to reach 15 million barrels per day of oil production. This would be more than Saudi Arabia and Iraq combined. The …

energyTexas Oil Production Could More than Double by 2025 and Surpass Saudi Arabia

ExxonMobil revised its Permian Basin (Texas and New Mexico) growth plans to produce more than 1 million oil-equivalent barrels per day by as early as 2024 – an increase of nearly 80 percent and a significant acceleration of value. Exxon’s …

energyVenezuela’s Oil Collapse Makes it Expensive for Russia and Cuba to Prop up Maduro

Venezuela’s oil production has dropped by 40% since the end of 2018 and is now one-third of its 2012-2014 level. OPEC says Venezuela only produced 960,000 barrels per day in March. This is down from the 1.4 to 1.5 million …

coalNearly 500 Two-Mile Long Coal Trains Move Across China Every Day

China digs up coal in the west and then sends it east thousands of kilometers away. Every day on just one rail line there are 226 trains. Each train has 20,000 tons of coal. Each coal train is 2 miles …

concentrated solar powerNuclear Energy is 50% Better than Solar for Lifetime CO2 Emissions

There was a recent updated analysis of various life-cycle energy impact measurements for fossil fuels, nuclear, solar and wind. Lifetime CO2 Emissions per Kilowatt-Hour Solar is 50% worse than nuclear for lifetime CO2 emissions per kilowatt-hour. Nuclear and wind tie …

energySaudi Arabia Works with South Korea, China, Argentina on Nuclear Power

Google Earth Satellite images show that Saudi Arabia is within months of completing an experimental nuclear reactor. Saudi Arabia is working with Argentina on the experimental reactors. In March 2015, INVAP (Investigacion Aplicada) from Argentina and state-owned Saudi technology innovation …

artificial intelligenceTesla Upgraded the Autopilot and Model S and Model X Engines Will Soon Be

Electrek reports that Tesla is working on engine upgrade to the Model S and Model X. The engine work is codenamed Raven. They will use permanent magnet reluctance motors like the Tesla Model 3. The improvements will likely add a …

energyCleaner and Safer Rocket Fuel using metal-organic Frameworks

McGill Researchers have made rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as effective. The new fuels use simple chemical “triggers” to unlock the energy of one of …

energyWill New Nuclear Reactors Displace Coal?

There was a highly optimistic article at Global Asia about China installing an added 238 GW of new nuclear power by 2030. However, the author seems to finding that China has 43 nuclear reactors under construction today. China only as …

air pollutionChina Barely Slowed Coal Power Construction

Various satellite images show that half of the coal plants with “suspended construction” have actually been completed. China has restarted construction on more than 50 gigawatts (GW) of suspended coal-fired power plants. A study by Global Energy Monitor, Greenpeace and …