Weak economic growth in the US has led to a dramatic decline in motor gasoline demand, Gagliardi writes. Not only has gasoline demand been weak since 2009, it has been successfully lower roughly each year to year the date in 2013.
Keystone XL plays an outsize role in US energy discourse, earning the nickname "the Kim Kardashian of energy" from one US senator. But Keystone XL serves as an important touchstone for both its supporters and detractors.
Some energy companies are offering Amish farmers in eastern Ohio a pittance to drill on their land, according to an article in the New Republic. The problem is that once the farmers realise that they have signed away their land for a mere fraction of its real worth, Burgess writes, they are unable to sue in court because their religion does not permit lawsuits.
A Kansas gas station tries to sell a high-ethanol blend of gasoline (E15), but runs into an obstacle from its supplier. Is this really evidence of a war on E15?
Shale oil and gas have revitalized the US energy industry and could do the same abroad, a new EIA report suggests. But oil and gas drilling will depend more so on market forces, than on geologic facts.
Pakistan is looking to Iran natural gas to help resolve its ongoing energy woes, Graeber writes. Tightened US sanctions on Iran's energy sector doesn't seem to deter Pakistan's pursuit for a natural gas pipeline to Iran.
Is the global push for renewables in vain if China lags behind? A new report on global emissions suggests as much, but hope for a clean-energy future is not all lost. Many see last week's US-China agreement on curbing hydrofluorocarbons as a step in the right direction.
We are in a far better position now to consider scaling back our use of ethanol produced from grain biofuel than we were when the EPA biofuel rule was established, Styles writes. With shale gas, tight oil and various renewables, the energy scarcity that has defined our policies for the last four decades is far less relevant to our policy choices going forward.
Coal India, the largest coal mining company in the world will invest in the installation of solar PV panels in an attempt to reduce energy bills and cut costs, according to OilPrice.com. The company will build a 2 megawatt solar plant which will have the potential to be scaled up to supply excess electricity to the grid.
There is nothing particularly 'mad' about the role of advertising in society, Cobb writes, and it should really be looked upon as the logical conclusion of the long process of rationalizing modern economic life – a type of economic life which arose simultaneously with the widespread use of fossil fuels.
Nations across the world continue to grapple with how to address climate change, and there have been some tough lessons learned since the Kyoto Protocol, first adopted in 1997. David Shorr, a program officer at the Stanley Foundation, talks about the future of climate treaties in an interview with OilPrice.com.
Gas prices in Indiana skyrocketed well above the national average this week. The sudden, localized surge of gas prices was the result of a "perfect storm of refinery outages."
Natural gas consumers in Asia are pushing to break the longstanding linkage between the price of oil and and the price of natural gas. Japan is pushing for a futures market for liquefied natural gas, Schaefer writes, and the potential Canadian supply could be the first to get priced this way.
San Onofre nuclear plant is shutting down for good after an epic 16-month battle over whether the twin reactors could be safely restarted with millions of people living nearby, officials announced Friday. The problems at San Onofre center on steam generators that were installed during a $670 million overhaul in 2009 and 2010.