The natural gas well that changed everything

Sep 15, 2020
In this excerpt, Daniel Yergin writes about a man’s determination to extract gas from underground rock denser than concrete.
Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of Cuero, Texas.
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What might PG&E — and its customers — get from partnering with Tesla?

Jul 30, 2020
They've broken ground on a battery facility that could help the utility meet state energy storage requirements.
The more efficient storage facility should make it cheaper for PG&E to produce energy, which should, eventually, trickle down to ratepayers.
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Oil-rich countries have been hit hard by the pandemic. How can they move on?

Oil prices are still far below the break-even point for many producers in the Middle East.
Transitioning away from oil, for countries that depend on the industry, is easier said than done.
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Russian tanker crosses Arctic in early season voyage as ice grows thinner

Jun 8, 2020
The route, which saves more than 10 days of travel, is a test case for a Russian energy company that wants to ship gas to China through the summer.
The ice-breaking Christophe de Margerie, carrying natural gas to China, was able to start its Arctic voyage earlier in the year because of thinning ice.
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The U.S. consumed more renewable energy than coal in 2019

May 29, 2020
It's the first time that's happened since 1885.
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New energy secretary is likely to continue in predecessor's path

Dec 11, 2019
Dan Brouillette served under the previous secretary in a deputy role
U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette speaks during a press conference with the German Economy Minister on February 12, 2019 at the Economy Ministry in Berlin.
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What investors need to see in Saudi Aramco's IPO prospectus

Oct 18, 2019
The state-run oil giant is notoriously opaque. But as it moves forward with going public, prospective investors have been demanding details about how the company is run.
Amin Nasser, CEO of Saudi state oil company Aramco, speaks at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi in September.
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IEA releases new oil market numbers amid demand concerns

Oct 11, 2019
Demand for oil is growing, but barely; it's at the lowest rate in a decade.
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From fracking to "Fortnite": Company pivots from oil to esports

Sep 19, 2019
For one investment firm, competitive video gaming suddenly looked better than the volatile energy industry.
Gamers play "Fortnite" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas in April 2018.
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Limit eased on summer ethanol sales

May 31, 2019
Farmers love it. Environmentalists and gasoline refiners? Not so much.
A field of corn sits next to an ethanol plant in Palestine, Illinois.
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