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Breakthrough Fuel, is now Breakthrough

AJOT | August 16, 2018 | Energy
PURPA-qualifying capacity increases, but it’s still a small portion of added renewables

AJOT | August 16, 2018 | Energy | Alternative

Between 2008 and 2017, more than 103 gigawatts (GW) of renewable generating capacity entered service in the United States, of which only 14 GW is certified to have qualifying facility small power producer status under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

Trump Tariffs Help Investors See Rooftop Solar’s Bright Side

Bloomberg | August 14, 2018 | Energy | Alternative

Shipping-Fuel Rule Change Cuts Demand for Canadian Oil

Bloomberg | August 13, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
U.S. refineries running at near-record highs

AJOT | August 13, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

For the week ending July 6, 2018, the four-week average of U.S. gross refinery inputs surpassed 18 million barrels per day (b/d) for the first time on record. U.S. refineries are running at record levels in response to robust domestic and international demand for motor gasoline and distillate fuel oil.

The U.S. Becomes an Oil Economy

Bloomberg | August 13, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Greek owners most likely to be affected by US Sanctions on Iran

AJOT | August 13, 2018 | Energy | Maritime | Bulk

A significant increase in trade volumes can be seen following on from the lifting of US sanctions in January 2016

PetroChina Is Said to Mull Suspending U.S. LNG Purchases

Bloomberg | August 12, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Natural gas pipeline capacity to South Central region and export markets increase in 2018

AJOT | August 10, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

By the end of 2018, EIA expects natural gas pipeline capacity into the South Central region of the United States to reach almost 19 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d).

Oil Set for Sixth Weekly Loss as Trade War Stokes Demand Fears

Bloomberg | August 10, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Energy Policy Dysfunction Lingers as Turnbull Plan Blocked

Bloomberg | August 10, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind continued to fall in 2016

AJOT | August 08, 2018 | Energy | Alternative | International Trade

Based on 2016 EIA data for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than one megawatt) in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines declined, while construction costs for natural gas generators increased slightly.
India’s future energy use depends on its rate of economic growth

AJOT | August 07, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

India’s economic development is likely to have a considerable impact on future international energy markets—including U.S. energy exports—because of the country’s large population and potential for growth.
Framo technology used to successfully install wind turbine foundations

AJOT | August 07, 2018 | Energy | Alternative | Project / Heavy Lift

Framo’s pump technology has been used to successfully anchor 20 wind turbines at the wind farm Burkum Riffgrund 2.

Crude Advances After Saudi Restraint Sparks Renewed Supply Fears

Bloomberg | August 06, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Saudis’ Slap at Canada Shows Crown Prince’s Assertiveness Abroad

Bloomberg | August 06, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
EIA electricity sales data for Puerto Rico show rate of recovery since hurricanes

AJOT | August 06, 2018 | Energy

New EIA data series indicate that total electricity sales in Puerto Rico have returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels as of April and May 2018 after the longest blackout in U.S. history. However, residential electricity sales appear to continue to lag historical levels, reflecting some continued outages.

Canadian Heavy Oil Near Five-Year Low Prompts Drilling Cuts

Bloomberg | August 03, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

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