Tag Archives: lead

West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

August 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forms EIA-860 and EIA-923Note: Calculations are based on the output of wind plants in operation before 2010. , were consistently below the previous five-year average during the first five months of 2015, according to the latest data available. Capacity factors for wind turbines are largely determined by […]

Nigeria: CBN to Lead Revitalisation of Oil Palm Sector

By Obinna Chima The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has disclosed the central bank’s resolve to lead the revitalisation of the oil palm sector in Nigeria in order to provide jobs for Nigerians. Emefiele, made the pledge after meeting with rice processing companies in Nigeria in Abuja at the […]

Argentina and China lead shale development outside North America in first-half 2015

June 26, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and Advanced Resources International, Inc., World Shale Gas and Shale Oil Resource Assessment As recently as last year, only of either natural gas from shale formations (shale gas) or crude oil from tight formations (tight oil): the United States and Canada, and more recently, Argentina and China. […]

Low crude oil prices, increased gasoline demand lead to high refiner margins

May 20, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, from Bloomberg, L.P., Thomson ReutersNote: Dubai/Oman crude oil spot price is the average spot price of Dubai crude oil and Oman crude oil. Gasoline in the United States, especially on the U.S. East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months. Crack spreads, which reflect the difference […]

Supply shortages lead to rolling power outages in the Philippines

March 6, 2015 Source: Platts World Electric Power Plant Database (December 2014 release)Note: Planned additions reflect projects currently under construction. As the 12th-largest nation in the world, the Philippines has a population of more than 100 million people spread over 7,000 islands, presenting several electricity infrastructure challenges. Currently, the country is facing growing concerns over […]

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