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Rwanda: Kivuwatt Successfully Tests First Gas Samples

By Kenneth Agutamba The first gas samples on the KivuWatt methane to power project have been extracted and were successfully tested last night signaling a major breakthrough for the multi-million dollar venture whose creation has lasted seven years. Jarmo Gummerus, the country director of ContourGlobal, the American energy firm with a 25-year deal to produce […]

Saudi Arabia maintained crude oil market share in Asia in the first half of 2015

September 9, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Global Trade Information Services and Apex In the first half of 2015, Saudi Arabia exported on average 4.4 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil to seven major trading partners in Asia, making up more than half of Saudi Arabia’s total crude oil exports […]

Uganda: Stop! Civil Society Objects to First Competitive Bidding Round

By Kathleen Brophy Today, a group of nine civil society organisations working in Uganda released a joint statement expressing concern over the decision by the Government of Uganda to continue with the planned bidding round for six oil blocks despite the absence of critical regulatory institutions and mechanisms required by law. Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, […]

First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

August 14, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center In July, American offshore wind developer, for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. With five turbines totaling 30 megawatts (MW) […]

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor under new safety rules

August 12, 2015 Source: Kyushu Electric Power Co. On August 11, Kyushu Electric Power Company’s 846 megawatt (MW) Sendai Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 became the first reactor to restart after nearly two years with no generation from nuclear power plants in Japan. Following the disaster at Fukushima in 2011, Japan began a temporary shutdown […]

Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month

July 31, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, In April, traditionally the month when total electricity demand is lowest, U.S. generation of electricity fueled by natural gas exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time since the start of EIA’s monthly generation data in 1973. However, EIA’s latest shows that coal’s generation share once again exceeded […]

Average diesel retail price below gasoline price for first time in six years

July 23, 2015 Source: EIA, On July 13, the U.S. average diesel fuel retail price fell below the average regular gasoline retail price for the first time since the week of August 10, 2009. From August 2009 through June of this year, retail diesel fuel sold at an average premium of 34 cents per gallon […]

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

March 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Data include generation from plants greater than 1 megawatt. California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA’s . California’s utility-scale (1 megawatt (MW) or larger) solar plants generated a record 9.9 […]

Natural gas inventory exceeds five-year average for first time since November 2013

February 20, 2015 Source: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Working natural gas in storage has for the first time in more than a year. At 2,157 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of February 13, stocks are 58 Bcf greater than the five-year average. Recent extremely cold weather may result in high stock withdrawals for the […]

Upcoming Super Bowl will be first to be lit with energy-efficient LED lights

January 30, 2015 Source: Ephesus Lighting Inc., used with permission Before the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, home to Super Bowl XLIX, retrofitted 312 high-performance light-emitting diode (LED) stadium light fixtures. The LED fixtures replaced more than 780 metal halide high-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures and will illuminate […]

Waterjetting 29c – If at first you don’t succeed

In my last post on this topic I wrote about two of the most influential papers that were published in the Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Jet Cutting Technology (hereafter ISJCT) back in 1972. Yet there was one more paper that I remembered over the years. And it has been for an entirely […]

U.S. oil reserves continue rising, surpass 36 billion barrels for first time since 1975

December 5, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves rose for the fifth consecutive year in 2013, increasing by 9% from the 2012 level to 36.5 billion barrels, according to the report released yesterday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved […]

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