Catch The Buzz

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Catch The Buzz

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Buzz, a weekly feature where Kallanish Energy editors select the quartet of stories this past week we feel were the most important – have the chance to make the biggest impact on the oil and gas industry — and energy as a whole. This week’s selections include: Venezuela bypasses U.S. sanctions

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Royalties management workshop to be held in Elk County, Pa.

Penn State Extension will host a workshop to help landowners understand the various factors that affect their royalty payments on June 11 in Elk County, Pennsylvania. Are you as a landowner receiving royalty checks and not fully understanding how the current trends and production figures mesh with your royalty payments? Do you have questions on

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Cuomo’s Energy Initiatives Put New York City at Risk of Another Blackout

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … Andrew Cuomo’s plans for New York City’s natural gas peaking plants depend on untried and technologically challenging renewables. He’s risking a blackout. On February 28, 2019 the New York State of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed regulations to lower allowable nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from simple

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Physics-based Or Data-driven Models?

[Editor’s note: A version of this story appears in the April 2019 edition of E&P magazine. Subscribe to the magazine here.] A once quiet debate is nearing critical mass with repercussions in the oil and gas space. Indeed, the event horizon of sub-$60 oil suggests the critical mass threshold may be at hand. The debate stems from the vexatious

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Natural Gas Is Gaining on Renewables; The Gap Has Never Been Wider

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc.   The supposed inevitability of renewables is a matter of faith with gullible fractivists but the facts show we’re using more natural gas energy than ever. Never surrender to the hype. Facts always serve us better in the long run, although the temptation to accede to the will of crowd

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – April 20, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. “So We Spent $1 Million Per Job?” GreenTechMedia says Tesla is “staring down a 2020 employment deadline in New

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Colorado Air Regulator Walks Back Denver Post Story on 90 Day “Loophole”

Colorado’s top air quality regulator took issue with recent media portrayals of the state’s emissions regulations during the Air Quality Control Commission monthly meeting Thursday. During the “Director’s Report” portion of the meeting, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Air Pollution Control Division Head Garry Kaufman offered clarity around a recent Denver Post article

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Airlite Plastics buys maker of HDPE paving system TrueGrid

April 19, 2019 Updated 4/19/2019 Email Print Stiles Manufacturing LLC Installation of a parking lot at a Whole Foods store using TrueGrid paving system. Airlite Plastics Co., the manufacturer of Fox Blocks-brand insulated concrete forms for the building industry, has acquired Stiles Manufacturing LLC, maker of TrueGrid pavers. The acquisition furthers Airlite’s plan to grow

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Firms jointly target Mexican mold market

April 19, 2019 Updated 4/19/2019 Email Print Michael A. Marcotte From left: Calle Heldin, Heatlock Co. Ltd.; Joerg Wehling, general manager, TK Holdings, Ing.; Pablo Vargas Barrera, director general, Privarsa. Mexico City — A trio of companies — two from China and one from Mexico — are hoping that a partnership aimed at building more

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Adidas introduces fully recyclable running shoe

April 19, 2019 Updated 4/19/2019 Email Print Adidas AG Adidas has selected 200 runners to try out its Futurecraft.Loop recyclable running shoe and will make it available to the general public in 2021. Shoe and sportswear giant Adidas AG is unveiling a new way for its customers to do running repeats, unveiling what it says

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SPE Panel: Autos can benefit from nanomaterials

April 19, 2019 Updated 4/19/2019 Email Print XG Sciences Inc. Rose Detroit —​ Nanotechnology and graphene holds great promise for the automotive market, a Ford Motor Co. technical expert said at Antec 2019. Deborah Mielewski, senior technical leader of sustainable materials and advanced materials at Ford, said nanomaterials can improve lightweighting, reduce wear in vehicle

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Arburg assuring UK customers

April 19, 2019 Updated 4/19/2019 Email Print PRW Arburg GmbH + Co. Arburg’s production hall in Lossburg, Germany. German injection molding press maker Arburg GmbH + Co. is reassuring customers in the United Kingdom that they will continue to receive support regardless of what happens during the Brexit process. The plastic injection molding machine specialist,

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Oil Prices Inch Up On Signs Of Tighter Global Supply

Oil futures edged up on Thursday as a drop in crude exports from OPEC’s de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, and a draw in U.S. drilling rigs and oil inventories supported prices. Brent crude futures settled at $71.97 a barrel, up 35 cents from their last close and near Wednesday’s five-month high of $72.27. Brent saw

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South Korea Sets Long-Term Renewable Power Targets

South Korea plans to boost the share of its energy output generated from renewable sources to as much as 35 percent by 2040, a draft revision to government policy showed on April 19, over four times the current amount. Asia’s fourth-largest economy has been pushing to shed its heavy reliance on coal and nuclear power,

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