China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.

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China's coal ban ruffles industry

China has announced it will cease the import and local sale of low-grade thermal coal, which is primarily used for heating and power generation, in key coastal regions starting January 2015.

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Siemens moves to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand (NYSE: DRC) for $7.6 billion.

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Vermont Yankee nuclear plant begins gradual power down

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has begun a gradual reduction of the electricity that it generates that will end with the plant shutting down in December.

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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.

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Floating power generation holds promise for post-Fukushima Japan

Norwegian offshore oil & gas vessels firm, Sevan Marine ASA, is proposing a unique approach to bringing more power capacity to safety and space-conscious Japan.

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Déjà vu: soft legal constraints and oil

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BP starts major pipeline project construction in Azerbaijan

Sep 23, 2014 British Petroleum's Azerbaijan International Operating Company said it has begun construction...

Angola LNG plant project delayed

Sep 23, 2014 Construction of a liquefied natural gas plant in Angola has halted after numerous design and ...

Latest Energy News - Power

The Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa have signed an Intergovernmental Agreement for development of up to 9.6 GW of nuclear power.

Rosatom, South Africa enter major nuclear power agreement

Sep 23, 2014 The Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa have signed an Intergovernmental Agre...
Theolia selects Siemens for D3 platform direct-drive wind turbines for an onshore wind power plant in northern France.

Siemens D3 wind turbines selected for project in France

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Chesapeake subsidiary, Eight Flags Energy, is pursuing the development and construction of a combined heat and power plant in Florida.

Chesapeake to build new CHP plant in Florida

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CAMAC Energy Initiated With a Buy at Aegis Capital Corp.

Sep 23, 2014 CAMAC Energy Initiated With a Buy at Aegis Capital Corp.

West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Birnie Field Interest in the Palo Duro Basin

Sep 23, 2014 West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Birnie Field Interest in the Palo Duro Ba...

Telogis Lands on Orange County's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies, Fueled by Product Innovation and Market Leadership

Sep 23, 2014 Telogis Lands on Orange County's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies, Fueled by Product...

Pacific Energy Development Announces Completion of Drilling of Loomis 2-3H Well and Commencement of Drilling of Loomis 2-6H Well

Sep 23, 2014 Pacific Energy Development Announces Completion of Drilling of Loomis 2-3H Well and Commence...

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Rubicon Professional Services U.S. Data Center Construction Market Bolstered With New Hire

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REC Group Tapped by Melink to Power Largest Commercial Solar Rooftop Project in Midwest United States

Sep 23, 2014 REC Group Tapped by Melink to Power Largest Commercial Solar Rooftop Project in Midwest Unite...

Ecotech Institute Appoints Auston Van Slyke to Director of Its Wind Energy Technology Program

Sep 23, 2014 Ecotech Institute Appoints Auston Van Slyke to Director of Its Wind Energy Technology Program

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Angola LNG plant project delayed

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EIA: Higher Permian production, constrained infrastructure increase spread between WTI oil hubs

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Alpha Natural Resources plans new LNG plant in Wyoming

Alpha Natural Resources plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant in ...

Western Refining to acquire natural gas liquids plant

Western Refining said it will acquire a natural gas liquids fractionatio...

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BP starts major pipeline project construction in Azerbaijan

British Petroleum's Azerbaijan International Operating Company said it h...

APPEA: Green Paper recognizes importance of natural gas

An improved energy policy framework, including a reform of Australia’s l...

EIA: Higher Permian production, constrained infrastructure increase spread between WTI oil hubs

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Nuclear Power Generation

The Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa have signed an Intergovernmental Agreement for development of up to 9.6 GW of nuclear power.

Rosatom, South Africa enter major nuclear power agreement

The Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa have signed an I...
AREVA wins additional contract from the U.S. Department of Energy for the development of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel for light water nuclear reactors.

DOE extends AREVA nuclear fuel development contract

AREVA wins additional contract from the U.S. Department of Energy for th...
The share of no-carbon generation in European countries is expected to continue to increase as the EU targets growth of renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

EIA: European nations increasing no-carbon power generation

Analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration highlights grow...
A federal panel in Canada is taking testimony on the plan to store low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear power plants in rock chambers more than 2,000 feet below the surface.

Senate resolution opposes Canadian nuclear waste plan

A federal panel in Canada is taking testimony on the plan to store low- ...

Coal Fired Generation News

China’s announcement that it will ban low-grade thermal coal at the start of 2015 in key regions has ruffled the global coal industry as conflicting reports come forth.

China's coal ban ruffles industry

China's announcement that it will ban low-grade thermal coal at the star...
TEPCO selects Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems led consortium to design IGCC systems for advanced coal-fired thermal plants in Fukushima Prefecture

TEPCO taps Mitsubishi consortium to design IGCC systems

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Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice that resolves alleged past violations of the Clean Air Act.

Consumers Energy reaches settlement on power plant emissions

Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Prote...

EPA grants extension on power plant emissions plan

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted the public 45 more days ...

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Chesapeake subsidiary, Eight Flags Energy, is pursuing the development and construction of a combined heat and power plant in Florida.

Chesapeake to build new CHP plant in Florida

Chesapeake subsidiary, Eight Flags Energy, is pursuing the development a...

Angola LNG plant project delayed

Construction of a liquefied natural gas plant in Angola has halted after...

APPEA: Green Paper recognizes importance of natural gas

An improved energy policy framework, including a reform of Australia’s l...
Siemens takeover bid, valued at approximately $7.6 billion, wins unanimous support of Dresser-Rand's Board of Directors.

Siemens moves to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

Siemens takeover bid, valued at approximately $7.6 billion, wins unanimo...

Renewable Energy

Theolia selects Siemens for D3 platform direct-drive wind turbines for an onshore wind power plant in northern France.

Siemens D3 wind turbines selected for project in France

Theolia selects Siemens for D3 platform direct-drive wind turbines for a...
Glennmont has commenced operation of the 38 MW Sleaford straw-fired renewable energy plant

Glennmont begins operations of 38 MW biomass power plant

Glennmont has commenced operation of the 38 MW Sleaford straw-fired rene...
Kyocera has joined Imec’s industrial affiliation program (IIAP) to advance next-generation crystalline silicon solar cells.

Solar Power: Kyocera joins Imec's industrial affiliation program

Multi-partner research and development program aims at increasing the ef...
Covanta to build, own and operate a new 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Waste facility in Dublin, Ireland.

Covanta to begin construction on new waste-to-energy facility

Covanta to build, own and operate a new 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Wast...

Exploration & Production News

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Schramm and Femco announces 24/7 service center for drilling rigs

Schramm announced a partnership with FEMCO to support its customers oper...

APPEA: Green Paper recognizes importance of natural gas

An improved energy policy framework, including a reform of Australia’s l...

Transmission & Distribution

Georgia Power solves the long-standing problem of hardware failures for power transmission lines due to wind-induced vibrations

Georgia Power resolves transmission line cross arm attachment failures

Georgia Power solves the long-standing problem of hardware failures for ...
Innovative solution from ABB to enable Kodiak island to integrate more renewable energy and stabilize power supply across its remote and isolated microgrid

ABB to enable integration of renewables in Alaskan island microgrid (Video)

Innovative solution from ABB to enable Kodiak island to integrate more r...
MIT professor Fikile Brushett is applying fundamental electrochemistry to boost the performance and durability of future energy storage systems.

MIT: Future of energy storage

MIT professor Fikile Brushett is applying fundamental electrochemistry t...
Plans to shift New England from oil and coal to natural gas have drawn fights in the past year among energy companies, environmentalists and local and state officials.

Fight erupts over New England natural gas plan

Plans to shift New England from oil and coal to natural gas have drawn f...

Offshore Oil & Gas News

Statoil: New compressor = 220 million extra barrels

Statoil says the new compressor in operation on the Kvitebjørn field wil...

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Five steps to find the best employees before the Big Shift Change

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