UK taxes from oil will decline and cost of oil production per barrel to rise

February 28, 2014

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The UK oil and gas industry had a production rate that was 8 percent less last year despite investing a record-breaking 8.9 billion pounds, Reuters reported. A report by industry lobby Oil and Gas UK revealed UK taxes from fossil fuels are expected to decrease to 5 billion pounds from 6.5 billion pounds in the […]

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Clouds on the horizon for fracking companies?

February 24, 2014

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Chesapeake

Today, the Oil & Gas Journal has published an article with the headline, “Chesapeake mulls spinoff, sale of oil field services division“. The article is especially interesting since Chesapeake is one of the largest companies in fracking. On Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s website one can read that they are the second largest producer of natural gas […]

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Future crude oil export from the USA

February 19, 2014

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Raff Three Rivers Valero

A refinery in Three Rivers, a boomtown in central Eagle Ford We regularly read in the newspapers that the USA will become an oil exporter. But at the same time if one reads what the USA’s energy authority, the EIA, publishes then we can count on the USA importing millions of barrels of oil per […]

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Till Minne av Sven Kullander, en god vän och kollega/ In memory of Sven Kullander, a good friend and colleague.

February 13, 2014

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Sven Kullander

(English below) Professor Sven Kullander har lämnat oss och saknaden är stor. Sven föddes den 9 mars 1936 i Karlstad. Han blev 1961 civilingenjör vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan i Stockholm och disputerade 1971 vid Uppsala universitet. Han har bedrivit forskning inom partikelfysik vid universitetet i Chicago och vid CERN i Geneve, men hela tiden har […]

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Green Economy Workshop – A research agenda for a transition to a green, inclusive economy

February 12, 2014

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On 10 and 11 February, the think tank Global Challenge organised a workshop to discuss the report that it had produced for Mistra, the Foundation for Environmental Strategic Research. Below is an introduction to the report and the seminars that Mistra organised. I participated in the seminar, “Peak Oil Postponed”. If you wish you can […]

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NOG Symposium: World Energy Outlook 2013 – Energy Markets Changing

February 7, 2014

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Bo Diczfalusy

Image: Bo Diczfalusy On February 6 the Network for Oil and Gas (NOG) in Sweden organised a symposium at which the World Energy Outlook 2013 report was discussed, primarily in terms of a changing energy market. Personally, I was interested in what Bo Diczfalusy, ‎Director at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Energy, would say […]

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NOG-seminarium: World Energy Outlook 2013 – energimarknader i förändring

February 7, 2014

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Bo Diczfalusy

Bild: Bo Diczfalusy Idag den 6 februari ordnade NOG, Nätverk för Olja och Gas, ett seminarium där World Energy Outlook 2013 skulle diskuteras och då framförallt med inriktning mot en förändrad energimarknad. Personligen var jag intresserad av vad Bo Diczfalusy, Departementsråd i Näringsdepartementet, skulle säga om WEO 2013. Från december 2009 fram till december 2012 […]

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ExxonMobil increases Permian Basin oil and gas acreage

February 6, 2014

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ExxonMobil tank

In light of the increased interest in fracking (and that, primarily, in Texas), I note that ExxonMobil has increased its access to land for fracking: ExxonMobil increases Permian Basin oil and gas acreage “Through an agreement with Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P., XTO will fund development to gain substantial operating equity in approximately 34,000 gross acres […]

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Shell cancels 2014 drilling off Alaska

January 30, 2014

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(Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drillship is pictured here in the Beaufort Sea in fall 2012. Thursday the company announced it was cancelling plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic waters in the summer of 2014.) Oil & Gas Journal has just reported that Shell cancels 2014 drilling off Alaska. This is the beginning of the article […]

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Fracking in the Barnett Shale around Dallas-Fort Worth, a city of 1 million

January 19, 2014

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For the past 100 days I have visited shale formations with oil and gas from Amarillo in the north to Laredo and Eagle Ford in the south, from Odessa and the Permian Basin in the west to Nocogdoches and the Haynesville Shale in the east. The only remaining shale formation to visit on my list […]

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Fracking runt miljonstaden Dallas-Fort Worth – Barnett Shale

January 17, 2014

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Bernett_gas_site_10

Under 100 dagar har vi besökt skifferformationer med olja och gas från Amarillo i norr till Eagle Ford och Laredo i söder, från Odessa och Permian Basin i väster till Nacogdoches och Haynesvill Shale i öster. Kvar på listan med skifferformationer att besöka fanns bara Barnett Shale och Fort Worth väster om Dallas. Det var […]

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The future of crude oil tanker trains

January 14, 2014

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The crude oil tanker train accident in North Dakota has now started to make persons in Austin worried about the security of the tanker trains that pass by downtown Austin on the way north with crude oil from Eagle Ford south of San Andantino. Downtown there is a very sharp left bent and then the […]

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