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API urges BOEM to expand US offshore opportunities

Aug 14, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released comments urging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider all Outer Continental Shelf areas for inclusion in the government’s offshore oil and natural gas leasing program for 2017 – 2022…

Energy reform heads to Mexican president

Aug 07, 2014

Mexico’s senate has given the final congressional approval to the country’s watershed energy reform that will open up the oil industry to private investment in a 78-26 vote late Wednesday night. The reform, which initially became law 21 December 2013…

New API map- LNG export facilities

Aug 06, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has compiled a new web-based map tracking North American LNG export facility projects. API says approving the LNG sites are critical to US export goals: the proposed export terminals are a 'roadmap to a lower trade deficit…

Heating for Arctic climates

Aug 01, 2014

Work on a Heinen & Hopman HVAC system.  Photo from Heinen & Hopman. Energy efficiency is high on the agenda for both Arctic exploration and in general. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Mexico's energy reform marches on

Jul 22, 2014

Mexico’s senate passed the secondary legislation that defines new institutional framework for state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) following the December 2013's sweeping energy reforms. After 12 hours of debate and hearing from more than 50 senators…

ERP aims to fuel Houston’s energy industry

Jul 15, 2014

Since the acquisition of the property from Schlumberger in 2008, University of Houston’s Energy Research Park (ERP) has been a central hub for rapid development in academia, industry, and entrepreneurship. One of the ERP’s most notable…

Aibel secures Statoil contract

Jul 09, 2014

Aibel announced it has secured a contract from Statoil for FEED and Engineering & Management Assistance (EMA) of substructures for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park offshore wind farm. The contract has an estimated value of approximately NOK$40 million…

US House debates LNG export bill

Jun 20, 2014

Updated 26 June The US House of Representatives passed bill HR6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act on 24 June, after debates held this week. The House Energy & Commerce (E&C) committee approved HR 6, authored and sponsored by Rep…

Siemens charters new jackup for windfarm service

May 20, 2014

Siemens AG has signed a 3-year charter for a new jack-up vessel to be used for service and maintenance operations at more than 1200 offshore wind turbines across northern Europe. The Wind Server jackup (pictured at right) is currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar…

Subcommittee passes LNG exports bill

Apr 09, 2014

A US Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved new legislation aimed at speeding up the approvals process for US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications, the committee announced on 9 April 2014. Bill H.R. 6, also called the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act…

Ocean thermal energy considered in Caribbean

Feb 10, 2014

While the Caribbean may not be rich in traditional petroleum energy resources, the evolution of renewable energy has revealed that the region possesses an abundance of another valuable source – water. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Energy…

The marine energy challenge

Feb 04, 2014

Marine energy technology has been in development for decades and, in the past 10 years, interest and investment in marine and tidal technologies have increased. However, marine energy still lags 15-20 years behind offshore wind, says Kevan Stokes…

MSc energy students shine

Jan 16, 2014

MSc papers from students studying at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University (RGU) were pitted against each other at the Aberdeen branch of the UK’s Energy Institute’s annual MSc Energy Student Best Paper prize.   The…

Mexican Congress passes energy bill

Dec 13, 2013

Mexico’s Senate approved a new energy reform bill on Wednesday that will open the country’s oil and gas industry to private and foreign investment through production sharing agreements and licensing. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ruling…

Renowned energy expert Economides dies

Dec 03, 2013

Renowned energy expert Prof. Michael J. Economides suffered a fatal heart attack this past weekend on an international flight from Madrid to Chile. He was 64. Economides was a professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of…

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