Tag Archives: Government

Shale gas development in China aided by government investment and decreasing well cost

September 30, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration; Advanced Resources International Inc. (ARI); China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) Economics and Technology Research Institute; Sinopec; and Platts Note: Component cost is based on EIA/ARI component-based cost model and assumes average well depth of 11,500 feet, with 4,000 feet of horizontal drilling. 2013 cost data are based […]

Egypt: Sisi Accepts Resignation of Mahlab Government, Assigns Outgoing Petroleum Minister to Form New Cabinet

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday 12/09/2015 accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. Mahlab submitted a report on the performance of his government. Meanwhile, President Sisi assigned outgoing petroleum minister Sherif Ismail to form the new Cabinet within a week. MENA

India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets

August 25, 2015 Source: , Government of India, Ministry of Coal; news reportsNote: India fiscal year is April to March. For example, FY2005 represents April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2005. Data for 2015 are preliminary. Coal consumption in India, particularly in the electric power sector, is outpacing India’s domestic production. From 2005 to 2012, […]

South Africa: Government Welcomes German Loan to Eskom

Pretoria — Government has welcomed a R4 billion loan granted to Eskom by the German Development Bank (KfW). “South Africa’s plan to secure its power system by scaling up renewable energy generation and strengthen its transmission network has been boosted by a massive loan granted by the German Development Bank. Related Topics South Africa: Eastern […]

South Africa: Eskom and Government Keeping SA in the Dark On Operation Breaking Dawn

press release By Mmusi Maimane Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Eskom need to take the nation into their confidence and be frank about the possibility of a national blackout. Documents show that Eskom is running simulation exercises in preparation for a national blackout. These simulation exercises are being run under the codename Breaking Dawn, under […]

Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975

February 4, 2015 Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Note: Energy usage includes both civilian and military agencies. The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

Mozambique: Government Approves Gas Master Plan

Maputo — The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved its Natural Gas Master Plan, which aims at maximizing the benefits that the country can gain from this natural resource. After the document had been approved at the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet), the Minister of Mineral Resources, Esperanca Bias, told reporters “this is […]

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