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Podcast: T. Boone Pickens & FedEx's Fred Smith on Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel

T. Boone Pickens talks to Fred Smith of FedEx and Chris Spear of American Trucking Associations about energy and environmental policy and why natural gas is an important fuel for the trucking fleet. Read More

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Lithium Market Booming From Rising EV Sales

The ramp-up of battery production, combined with the rollout of a growing number of new EV models, ensures strong demand for lithium in the years ahead. Read More

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EV Sales Smash Records Despite Gasoline Prices Remaining Low

December 2016 EV sales surpassed the previous monthly record set in September by an enormous 44 percent. Read More

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Why Fuel Efficiency Is Essential in Reducing Consumption

Fuel efficiency standards and the long-term saturation of VMT are key factors that could have a major impact on reducing foreign petroleum dependence in the transportation sector. Read More

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ARPA-E Moves Forward With Ambitious Project to Reduce Energy Consumption through Automated Tech

The commercialization of energy and transportation technologies can be very expensive and risky, so given the enormous task of reducing oil dependence, partnerships established through ARPA-E projects will be very vital. Read More

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How to Enable the Department of Energy's National Laboratories to Innovate

The DOE’s National Laboratories are a core engine of national innovation system but one in urgent need of a tune-up if the U.S. is to meet the pressing challenges of energy security. 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

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V2G Moves from Laboratory to Practice in Air Force Demo

When combined with a very large pool of electric vehicle batteries, vehicle to grid technology (V2G) can help utilities balance short periods of supply and demand imbalances in the electrical grid and even lower bills by using locally generated power from solar or wind. Read More