GAS Mining News

US Shale has a glaring problem 

To outward appearances, the U.S. oil and gas industry is in the midst of a decade-long boom, however, "America's fracking boom has been a world-class bust." 

Glencore seeks to grow Brazil fuel distribution unit -Ale CEO

Glencore expects its recently acquired Brazilian fuel distribution company Ale Combustíveis SA to pursue growth opportunities without making acquisitions.

Fueling a town with waste

In Benin, six tonnes of organic waste are turned into biogas every week.

Kudu gas project might not be viable for Namibia – Energy Minister

Namibia's long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project, seen as key to boosting electricity security in the southwest African country, might not be viable.

Alaska wants cold crabs and colder gas to narrow China trade gap

A planned LNG project alone would shrink the trade gap between U.S. and China by up to $10 billion a year says Governor Bill Walker.

Supercycle may be setting up for higher commodity demand

Conditions may be in place for increased demand and increased prices for a number of commodities including natural gas, copper, aluminum, and gold.

The world’s safest source of energy will surprise you

Majority of scientists classify nuclear as a sustainable and safe energy source, along with other renewables.

No 'one-size-fits-all' when making mines productive

With limited upside for precious metal prices, miners are refocusing on productivity.

Cenovus says railways are ready to ease oil transportation bottlenecks

Oil and gas producer Cenovus Energy Inc expects Canada’s railways to be able to carry more oil in the second half of this year.

Coal dead? Peak oil demand? Five takes on fossil fuels' future

Mining mogul Bob Murray offered a passionate defense of coal, asserting that we’d all “die in the dark” without it.

Open for business? Not BC

An onslaught of recent policies from Premier John Horgan's government has weakened B.C.'s investment climate, sending all the wrong signals to investors.

Exposure to chemicals used in fracking may cause pre-cancerous lesions in mice

US researchers have found that female mice exposed to mixtures of chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations during prenatal development had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood. Some even developed pre-cancerous mammary lesions.

What could push oil to $100?

The consultancy expects crude demand this year to grow by 1.7 million bpd, and says Brent could touch above $100 a barrel in 2019.

China halts oil product exports to North Korea in November as sanctions bite

Beijing also imported no iron ore, coal or lead from North Korea in November.

Oil-rich Venezuela is out of gas

"In Venezuela, we are out of gas. In Venezuela, there is no gas oil. In Venezuela, there are no lube oils."

China invests $9.1 billion in Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

Deal boosts energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.

EPA to scrap Obama-era rule limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants

The move comes only five months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order undoing the previous Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Canada a ‘late entrant’ to global liquefied natural gas market, says new NEB report

The next several years will be critical to the development of the Canadian LNG industry.

Trump goes after another of the Obama-era protection rules to favour miners

The US administration will review federal plan to protect the dwindling population of greater sage grouse in 11 western states.

Trump signs executive order undoing Obama's clean power plan

He has instruct has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and rewrite it.

Trump's repeal of anti-corruption rules could give US companies advantage over industry peers, says Fasken Martineau white collar expert

On February 14, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint resolution of Congress to repeal a critical anti-corruption rule for oil, gas and mining companies.

Trump’s energy policy to focus on boosting fracking, reviving coal sector

US President Donald Trump has outlined his goals in terms of energy and mining, leaving out specifics about how exactly he aims to achieve them.

US EPA says fracking can impact drinking water resources

The agency said such statement, however, cannot become a “national, systemic conclusion” about the impacts of the oil and gas extraction method.

New electrolysis project makes power-to-gas commercially viable

Researchers and engineers reduce costs of hydrogen production through technology transfer from automotive industry and advance the energy transition

US Energy Department announces $18 Million to develop solar energy storage solutions

The amount is available for six new projects aimed to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective solar technologies.