Category Archives: Transportation

Permian To Be Only Shale Play That Sees Output Increase This Year

The Permian shale formation has been drawing a lot of attention recently, and it’s more likely than not to continue drawing even more in the immediate future, now that it has essentially become the new center of the shale revolution.According … Continue reading

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Mercedes, BMW, Toyota To Go On $10 Billion Hydrogen Fuel Binge

A group of car companies and hydrogen suppliers have pledged to invest $10 billion over the next 5 years to promote fuel cell research and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. But why? The post Mercedes, BMW, Toyota To Go On $10 Billion … Continue reading

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EPA Accuses Chrysler Of Diesel Emissions Cheating

The EPA accuses Chrysler of using software to shut down pollution controls on its diesel engines, allowing them to emit higher than permitted levels of ntirous oxides. Chrysler vehemently denies the allegations. The post EPA Accuses Chrysler Of Diesel Emissions … Continue reading

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How Am I Supposed to Live Without You? – A Major Shift in Marine Fuel Rules

Shipping companies now know that within three years all vessels involved in international trade will be required to use fuel with a sulfur content of 0.5% or less—an aggressive standard, considering that in most of the world today, ships are … Continue reading

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Oil: Not Yesterday’s Fuel, Just Yet

The new hype is to say that the end of the oil age is near. In the long run, the importance of oil will diminish, write Peter Simon Vargha, Chief Economist at  Hungarian oil and gas company MOL and his … Continue reading

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How Fast Could the Market for Electric Vehicles Grow?

Various policy driven scenarios show electric vehicles gaining market share over the next few decades but with the turnover of the vehicle stock taking longer. I recently argued that BP’s projections showing almost no take-up of plug-in vehicles[1] by 2035 … Continue reading

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EPA raises ethanol, biofuels mandates again

(Scott Olson/Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency wants refineries to put more ethanol and other biofuels into the gasoline supply next year . The annual announcement on next year’s standard again drew protest from some biofuels producers, who say EPA is … Continue reading

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50% Of Proved Oil Reserves May Have Just Vanished

An extensive new scientific analysis published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy & Environment says that proved conventional oil reserves as detailed in industry sources are likely “overstated” by half.According to standard sources like the Oil & Gas Journal, BP’s Annual … Continue reading

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BP Spells Out What’s Wrong With Big Oil In One Chart

The trouble in the oil industry may have started with a supply glut, but the problems are rapidly spreading across all facets of the industry. BP recently included the chart below in one of their investor presentations. Source: BP Spells … Continue reading

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Oil Prices and Production Shrinkage

Low oil prices, if sustained, could mark the beginning of a long-term drop in upstream oil and natural gas investment. Oil prices reflect supply and demand balances, with increasing prices often suggesting a need for greater supply. Greater supply, in … Continue reading

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