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As EV Sales Surge, Government Support Still Crucial to Meet Ambitious Goals

The car industry is moving forward with new EV models, governments have set aggressive targets, and consumers are becoming more comfortable with the new technology, bringing about ideal conditions for electric cars to continue to thrive, even with low oil prices. Read More

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Pilot Program in Denmark Reflects Large Upside for Vehicle-to-Grid Technology

The growth of EVs and plug-in hybrids, and the expectations for deeper penetration in coming decades, will result in the potential of feeding energy stored in vehicle batteries back to the electrical grid to smooth peaks and valleys in electricity demand. Read More

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Diesel: Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

Despite the behavior that led to the 2015 VW scandal and its continued fallout, diesel remains an efficient fuel that can reduce total petroleum consumption, and is still a viable part of a larger strategy to reduce oil dependence. Read More

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Industry Giant Waste Management Carries on With Aggressive CNG Push

For every diesel truck replaced with natural gas, Waste Management cuts consumption of diesel by an average of 8,000 gallons per year. Read More

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EV Sales Finish H1 With a Robust June as Longer-term Outlook Brightens

Although overall car sales in the U.S. are now in a “post-peak” era and likely to stagnate, EV purchases are expected to rise significantly in the coming decades. Read More

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Lessons for Alternative Transportation Fuels from Nuclear’s Disappointment

As the world is on the cusp of a transportation revolution, one that can spur true fuel diversity and reduce oil dependence, it is important for the auto and battery industries to manage expectations and position capital investments in the right places so that their fate does not go the same way as the nuclear sector. Read More

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The Myth of Energy Independence: Looking Back at Andrew Grove’s Advocacy

Andrew Grove, an early advocate of electric vehicles and former legendary CEO of chipmaker Intel, died this past week. Over the past decade, the tech mogul emerged as a prominent voice in dispelling the myth of energy independence and repeatedly urging reforms in transportation, particularly the adoption of EVs. Read More

Economics

Oil Industry Shaped by Changing Roles of IOCs and Service Companies

KPMG: Even as national and international oil companies continue to call the shots, oilfield service companies have emerged as the "unsung workhorse" of the oil industry. Read More

Economics

End of an Era? Oil and Gas Megaprojects Pushed to the Back Burner

Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil are all announcing limits on megaproject spending to focus on shale oil and gas production. Read More

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Video: Two Startups Break Ground on Hyperloop Demonstration Facilities

Is the Hyperloop a transportation revolution waiting to happen, or a pipe dream? As two startups break ground on demonstration facilities, we speak with experts to determine if the Hyperloop is more than a hype machine. Read More

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Video: AGS Seeks to Boost Efficiency of Oil and Gas Production

Peter Kuhn of AGS explains how his company's technology combines valves and algorithms to transform oil and gas production at the wellhead, reducing wastewater and gas flaring while improving company returns. Read More

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Secretary Moniz Hails LNG Exports, Iranian Nuclear Deal, Driverless Cars

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz stated that energy security is a “collective responsibility,” noting, for example, that insecurity elsewhere negatively affects the U.S. Read More