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Saudi Sipchem Mulls First U.S. Petrochemicals Investment

Saudi Sipchem Mulls First U.S. Petrochemicals Investment | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia’s Sipchem is considering investing in petrochemical production in the U.S. based on shale gas in what would be the company’s first foreign venture, as it faces higher costs and a shortage of feedstock at home in Saudi Arabia. Saudi International Petrochemical Co., may seek a U.S. partner in its effort to tap into …
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China Builds the World's Largest Floating Solar Farm

China Builds the World's Largest Floating Solar Farm | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
China, home to some of the world’s worst air pollution, has built the world's largest floating solar farm.
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Sadara starts commercial production at new PMDI facility | Market Report Company - analytics, Prices, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, rep...

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sadara Chemical Company has announced the production of commercial quantities of on-specification liquid PMDI (polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate), the largest single train facility of its kind in the world, as per GV.PMDI
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What impact has the Renewable Energy Directive had on EU forests?

The EU Renewable Energy Directive was launched in 2009 to great fanfare and the promise that the EU would fulfil at least 20 per cent of its total energy needs with renewables. Few could have guessed thata policy intended to help the EU meet climate goals would lead to vast increases in the burning of wood, degrading forests in Europe and beyond.
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Brazil plans to test unconventional oil, natural gas production in 2018 - Platts

Educating the world about natural resources and natural resource investments. Invest in the Earth.
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Mature Fields Seen Dying Amid OPEC, Shale Tussle - Oil Industry News - Oil and Gas News

Mature Fields Seen Dying Amid OPEC, Shale Tussle - Oil Industry News - Oil and Gas News | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
The tussle for supremacy between OPEC and U.S. shale drillers is killing off older oil fields at the fastest pace in almost a quarter century. That could hurt the industry once the current glut ha
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Potential IPO of Adnoc's distribution unit could support growth strategy

Potential IPO of Adnoc's distribution unit could support growth strategy | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it

A listing, which is still under consideration, could boost local equity markets and support Adnoc's growth strategy


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Total’s deal in Iran to pave way for investors | Global Trade Review (GTR)

Total’s deal in Iran to pave way for investors | Global Trade Review (GTR) | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
It has taken some 18 months since sanctions were officially eased to sign the first international oil contract in the post-sanctions economy. 
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Shale Gas Is Not A Revolution

Shale Gas Is Not A Revolution | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Shale gas is not a revolution. It’s just another play with a somewhat higher cost structure but larger resource base than conventional gas. The margina
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U.S. Shale Gas Booming Despite Global Glut

U.S. Shale Gas Booming Despite Global Glut | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Despite a growing global glut, the United States is moving forward with the production and exportation of natural gas from its huge shale plays
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China successfully extracts natural gas hydrates for 60 consecutive days

China has successfully extracted natural gas hydrates (NGH) for 60 consecutive days in the South China Sea. The Guangzhou Marine Geological Bureau say
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Petroleum Research Center at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | World Energy TV

Petroleum Research Center at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research | World Energy TV | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Center Vision By 2030, the Petroleum Research Center will be internationally recognized as a center of excellence for the development and application of innovative technologies for enhancing the productivity and performance of the petroleum and petrochemical industries in Kuwait and the region. Center Mission The Petroleum Research Center’s (PRC) mission is to develop innovative solutions …
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Submerged Turbines Could Replace 10 Nuclear Reactors In Japan | OilPrice.com

Submerged Turbines Could Replace 10 Nuclear Reactors In Japan | OilPrice.com | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Japanese research have concluded tests with submerged turbines which are powered by kinetic energy of sustained natural currents
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ATLAS Renewable Energy inaugurates first large-scale solar park in Chile

ATLAS Renewable Energy inaugurates first large-scale solar park in Chile | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
ATLAS Renewable Energy on Wednesday inaugurated the 110-megawatt Quilapilun solar park, the first large-scale facility of its kind in the Chilean capital's metropolitan region.. ATLAS Renewable Energy inaugurates first large-scale solar park in Chile | Business | English edition | Agencia EFE
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The special ingredient that helps explain Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war on Qatar - Vox

Saudi Arabia says it’s waging diplomatic war against Qatar because of its support for terrorism. But if you drill below the surface, there’s actually something else that helps explain the crisis: Qatar's hugely valuable natural gas reserves.
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Brazil plans to test unconventional oil, natural gas production in 2018 - Oil | Platts News Article & Story

Brazil plans to test unconventional oil, natural gas production in 2018 - Read this Platts oil news article here. Plus discover more oil market news, products & services.
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Total nears deal to invest up to $2 billion in Iran's petrochemical industry

Total nears deal to invest up to $2 billion in Iran's petrochemical industry | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Total (TOTF.PA) and Iran have reached a preliminary agreement to build three petrochemical plants in a deal that if finalised could see the French oil major investing up to $2 billion in Iran, an Iranian oil industry official said on Tuesday.
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China and shale gas: growing operational confidence from CNPC and Sinopec | WoodMac

In May, Wood Mackenzie attended the 4th US-China shale gas workshop in Beijing hosted by China’s National Energy Administration and the US Trade and Development Agency and delivered a presentation on M&A in US unconventionals.
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Shale Gas Is Not A Revolution

Shale Gas Is Not A Revolution | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Shale gas is not a revolution. It's just another play with a somewhat higher cost structure but larger resource base than conventional gas.
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China Tightens Its Commitment to Use of Natural Gas - Caixin Global

China Tightens Its Commitment to Use of Natural Gas - Caixin Global | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Government sets goal of making cleaner alternative to coal 10% of the energy mix as part of battle to curb air pollution, global warming
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600m-year-old shale gas reservoir found in central China

600m-year-old shale gas reservoir found in central China | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
A 600 million-year-old shale gas reservoir has been discovered through an exploration well in Yichang city, Hubei province. @ http://gbtimes.com/china/600m-year-old-shale-gas-reservoir-found-central-china
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Trump Uses Natural Gas to Challenge Putin on European Trip

Trump Uses Natural Gas to Challenge Putin on European Trip | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Trump promoted what he calls "energy dominance" at the outset of his second foreign trip with a pitch for American natural gas in a region
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Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws

Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws | Oil, Energy & Petrochemicals | Scoop.it
Morgan Stanley research forecasts renewables will by 2020 be the cheapest new energy source, almost everywhere in the world.
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