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Waste to Energy: Greener Gasoline

By: Sam Stires / Posted on: September 27, 2018

One third of all food produced around the world gets discarded uneaten, and environmentalists, energy analysts and entrepreneurs are beginning to take notice. With the untapped potential for generating energy, researchers have begun to notice food waste as a way of powering vehicles. Waste-to-energy (WTE) is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing segments of the energy sector. Navigant Research, which produced the 2012 report “Waste-to-Energy Technology Markets, which analyzes the global market opportunity for WTE, expects waste-to-energy to grow from its current market size of $6.2 billion to $29.2 billion by 2022."

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Understanding Octane Rating

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: September 4, 2018

 

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U.S. Becomes World Largest Oil Producer?

By: Sam Stires / Posted on: August 2, 2018

Early in 2018, United States crude oil production was around 9.492 million barrels per day. Since that time, U.S. crude output has remained above the 10 million barrel a day mark and currently stands around 10.7 million over the last month. The rapid increase in U.S. production is due to the thriving shale industry. However, there are some concerns over the Permian Basin, the United States largest shale region, with limited pipeline transportation.

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Why U.S. Crude Oil Exporters are Not Happy Today

By: Mike Dombroski / Posted on: June 25, 2018

On Saturday OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to raise production by 1 million barrels per day (bpd). Perhaps more important than that, they agreed to return to 100% compliance of the previously agreed upon production cuts of 1.8 million bpd. Production was lagging from struggling countries, i.e., Venezuela, Angola and Libya which effectively equated to a production cut of 2.8 million bpd. Most notably, Reuters reports that Venezuela has been pumping more than 500,000 bpd less than its target. So, let’s clear up the math. OPEC and its non-OPEC partners are effectively saying they are going to be ramping up production by 2 million bpd, 1 million to make up for lost compliance and 1 million in additional capacity. How are the markets reacting? The Brent-WTI spread is getting slammed. 

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How Does the Tariff Talk Affect the Oil Industry?

By: Mike Dombroski / Posted on: June 19, 2018

Oil prices are lower this morning sparked by increasing trade war fears between China and the U.S. after President Trump sought to impose another $200 billion worth of tariffs yesterday.

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