Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil and gas future

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.

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Algeria calls for OPEC to cut oil production

Algeria's oil minister on Sunday called on OPEC to cut production and raise the price of oil, which has plunged dramatically in the last six months.

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MIT: The future of fusion power

The next two years in MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering may see fusion research embark on a landmark period of innovation.

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Fight over Keystone XL project doesn't stall oil pipeline boom

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, scenes like these are unfolding almost every week in lesser-known developments that have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation's domestic oil network.

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Egypt, Siemens to massively increase power generation capacity

Siemens and the Egyptian government have reached firm agreements to build a 4.4 GW combined-cycle powerplant and install wind power capacity of 2 GW.

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Oil refinery workers reach tentative agreement with Shell

The union and Royal Dutch Shell have been negotiating a contract that would serve as a blueprint for agreements with other refiners.

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Labor group says agreement reached on gas pipeline

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Updated geologic maps provide greater detail for Marcellus formation

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New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

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About 1,000 workers in power beleaguered South Africa have been fired after an illegal labor strike halted construction on Eskom’s Medupi coal power project

Strike sees over 1,000 workers fired from Medupi coal power project

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RWE’s 1,140 MW oil-fired Littlebrook Power Station in Kent was opted out of the UK’s Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) in 2008 leading its closure in 2015

RWE ends operations at 1,140 MW Littlebrook Power Station

Apr 1, 2015 RWE's 1,140 MW oil-fired Littlebrook Power Station in Kent was opted out of the UK’s Large Co...
Sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal trade secrets or sensitive information

President Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

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Blue Dolphin Announces Improved Full Year 2014 Financial Results

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Magnum Hunter Resources Declares Monthly Cash Dividend on Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock

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Cardinal Energy Announces Drilling Has Commenced on Bradford West Lease

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ACWA Comments on Record-Low Snowpack Levels, Governor's Executive Order on Drought

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Nano Labs Signs Collaboration Agreement With Hormigones del Caribe (HDC)

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DEP holding Q & A and public hearing on Shell cracker plant

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Chevron announces sale of interest in Caltex Australia

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Plains All American enters oil pipeline joint venture

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Woodside announces production shut-in at liquefied natural gas plant

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Labor group says agreement reached on gas pipeline

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New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

North Dakota is requiring oil companies to reduce the volatility of crud...

Productivity Commission: Red tape and market intervention threaten natural gas benefits

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Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic offshore exploration drilling

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Regulators plan to drop a case involving installation of faulty equipment at the now-shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant

Regulators look to drop case against San Onofre nuclear plant

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Plant Farley Unit 1 begins planned refueling and maintenance outage

Unit 1 at Farley nuclear plant begins scheduled outage

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Technology to look inside Fukushima nuclear reactors faces challenge

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Coal Fired Generation News

About 1,000 workers in power beleaguered South Africa have been fired after an illegal labor strike halted construction on Eskom’s Medupi coal power project

Strike sees over 1,000 workers fired from Medupi coal power project

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Lawsuit alleges that the city's share of almost $1.5 billion in debt issued by Missouri's public power agencies to finance the coal plant is in violation of the state constitution

City of Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs

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FERC approves the sale of Duke Energy's non-regulated Midwest generation business to Dynegy

FERC approves Dynegy to acquire Duke’s Midwest generation assets

FERC approves the sale of Duke Energy's non-regulated Midwest generation...
NV Energy seeks new planning capacity to align with the company's plan to retire 812 megawatts of coal-fired generation by 2019

NV Energy seeks projects to replace retiring coal power

NV Energy seeks new planning capacity to align with the company's plan t...

Gas Fired Generation News

RWE’s 1,140 MW oil-fired Littlebrook Power Station in Kent was opted out of the UK’s Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) in 2008 leading its closure in 2015

RWE ends operations at 1,140 MW Littlebrook Power Station

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DEP holding Q & A and public hearing on Shell cracker plant

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GasLog Ltd. acquires two liquefied natural gas carriers from BG Group

The two ships will be chartered back to MSL for nine and eleven year ini...
FERC approves the sale of Duke Energy's non-regulated Midwest generation business to Dynegy

FERC approves Dynegy to acquire Duke’s Midwest generation assets

FERC approves the sale of Duke Energy's non-regulated Midwest generation...

Renewable Energy

130 wind turbines for Kay Wind project in Oklahoma: Apex Clean Energy has ordered Siemens SWT-2.3-108 turbines for its wind project.

Siemens wins 300 MW wind power order in Oklahoma

Siemens to supply and service 130 wind power turbines for the Kay Wind p...
TerraForm Power has announced the acquisition of 521 MW (net) of operating wind power plants from Atlantic Power

TerraForm, SunEdison acquire 521 MW of wind power plants

TerraForm Power has announced the acquisition of 521 MW (net) of operati...
The U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers renew five-year partnership to advance hydropower

DOE, DOI and Army Corps of Engineers renew hydropower partnership

The U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps...
New division unites the financial, operational and physical management activities essential for the successful performance of solar power systems as a financial asset

Nautilus Solar launches integrated asset management division

New division unites the financial, operational and physical management a...

Exploration & Production News

Albanian authorities evacuate village after oil well blast

Residents were being evacuated due to fumes from the blast, which the co...

Rosneft says it settled dispute with dismantled oil production firm

Russia's largest oil company Rosneft said on Wednesday that it has settl...

Updated geologic maps provide greater detail for Marcellus formation

Natural gas production from the Marcellus shale formation in the Appalac...

Productivity Commission: Red tape and market intervention threaten natural gas benefits

APPEA’s acting Chief Executive Paul Fennelly called the Commission’s rep...

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Several Turkish cities hit by power outage that brought transportation to a standstill and disrupted services and businesses

Nationwide power outages strike Turkey

Several Turkish cities hit by power outage that brought transportation t...
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ETS15 Takeaway: Finding Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Energy Economy

Jon Arnold, Zpryme Advisor and ETS Community Advocate, offers his insigh...
Officials of a San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly 2010 gas-line blast in favor of a plan to raise the penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. by $200 million

California city hit by gas explosion backs tougher penalty

Officials of a San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly 2010 gas-line blast ...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves proposed merger between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries

FERC approves proposed NextEra, Hawaiian Electric merger

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves proposed merger between Ne...

Offshore Oil & Gas News

Mexican offshore oil rig burns off coast

According to Pemex's official Twitter account, the platform, called Abka...

Eni signs PSC for offshore exploration blocks off Myanmar

The contracts for the two blocks foresee a study period of two years, fo...

Hadrian South offshore production field comes on-stream in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Petrobras holds a 23.33% interest in the Hadrian South field. 

Feds receive thousands of comments on Atlantic offshore exploration drilling

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