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Growing Octane Needs Widen the Price Difference Between Premium and Regular Gasoline

June 23, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

The difference between U.S. average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached 50 cents per gallon in late 2016, and it has remained near that level so far in 2017. This price difference, or spread, has been generally increasing since 2000. Many…

Earthquake Trends in Oklahoma and Other States ikely Related to Wastewater Injection

June 22, 2017 - in Energy, Featured

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009. More earthquakes…

Veolia Nuclear Solutions Makes Bold Move Into Canadian Market, Chosen To Deploy Proven Technologies at Whiteshell Site

June 21, 2017 - in Energy

Veolia announced that its Nuclear Solutions entity, through its subsidiary Kurion (Canada) Inc., has been selected to design, fabricate, and commission…

PSE Chooses Delair -Tech for Pilot Project to Perform Transmission Line Inspection and Modelling

June 21, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

South Pasadena, California — Delair-Tech announced today that it has performed a series of test acquisitions for Puget Sound Energy (PSE) using LiDAR and photogrammetry sensors to demonstrate the added value of its UAVs for electric line inspections and…

Department of Energy Announces $13.3 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants in Colorado

June 21, 2017 - in Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy will award 263 grants totaling $116 million – including 26 grants in Colorado totaling $13.3 million.  Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation…

Global Oil Markets Expected to Tighten in Third Quarter 2017, then Loosen Through 2018

June 19, 2017 - in Energy, Featured, Oil & Gas

Forecast world production of crude oil and other liquids in 2017 and 2018 was revised slightly downward in the June edition of EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which was issued after the May 25 announcement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting…

Designing the Transformers of the Future

June 19, 2017 - in Energy

As methods of energy generation and distribution change, transformer design and manufacturing must adapt to meet evolving global standards, reduce coil losses and improve transformer performance. Transformer design today is affected by a number of changing…

Department of Energy Advances $32 Million in Funding for Advanced Technologies

June 15, 2017 - in Energy, Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $32 million in funding for 16 projects as part of two new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programs: ENergy-efficient Light-wave Integrated Technology Enabling…

Wind and Solar in March Accounted for 10% of U.S. Electricity Generation for First Time

June 15, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the United States, based on March data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Electricity…

Global High Voltage Switchgear Market to Approach $16 Billion by 2021, says GlobalData

June 15, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

The global high voltage (HV) switchgear market is set to rise from $11.6 billion in 2016 to just under $16 billion in 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest…