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The $32-Trillion Push To Disrupt The Entire Oil Industry

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Global oil and gas companies are increasingly facing an uphill battle as global warming policies are taking their toll. Most analysts and market watchers are focusing on peak oil demand scenarios, but the reality could be much darker. International oil companies (IOCs) are likely to face a Black Swan scenario, which could end up being a boon for state-owned oil companies (NOCs). Lower oil supply will push up prices if demand continues to grow.

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IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 These forecasts are informed by the latest IHS Markit global economic forecast updates, which reflect a 3.0% decline in global real GDP in 2020. The China policy response to assist the commercial-vehicle industry has been broad, with a variety of direct and indirect supports announced, locally and nationally.

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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2 Additional highlights of the 9 th annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report include: China saw by far the biggest renewable energy investments in 2014—a record $83.3 There were seven billion-dollar-plus financings of offshore wind projects, boosting the investment totals for the Netherlands, the UK and Germany.

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IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 in 2014 as a result of industrial overcapacity and weakness in the real estate sector. million units, aided with increased auto finance penetration, fast dealership expansion and government vehicle scrappage programs. The campaign is expected to have a long-lasting effect on premium parts/vehicle prices in China. North America continues to be an impetus to global light vehicle demand levels.

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Pike Research forecasts global biofuels market to double by 2012 to $185.3B

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Pike Research forecasts that the global market for biofuels will more than double over the coming decade, increasing from $82.7 growth in the industry over the next decade, Pike expects production volumes to fall short of an estimated 71.8 BGPY in 2011) would represent just 7% of the estimated global transportation fuels market in 2021. continue to pour into the industry. Ultimately, widespread commercialization will depend on whether these ventures can reach price.

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Pike Research forecasts global biofuels market value to double to $185B by 2021

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According to a new report from Pike Research, the increased production and consumption of biofuels will more than double the industry’s market value in the next decade. Pike forecasts that the global market for biofuels will increase from $82.7 between 2017 and 2021, as a combination of higher oil prices, emerging mandate. drive increased investment in the industry, the report finds. growth in the global biofuels industry. industry.

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IHS Markit: US oil production growth heading for a major slowdown, as capital discipline and weak prices play out

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US shale production—the chief source of rapid growth that made the United States the world’s largest oil producer—is slowing down fast, says a new report by IHS Markit. The new IHS Markit outlook for oil market fundamentals for 2019-2021 expects total US production growth to be 440,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2020 before essentially flattening out in 2021. The combination of closed capital markets and weak prices are pulling cash out of the system.

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GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Day Of Reckoning For US Shale Will Have To Wait

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October has been billed as a pivotal month in which indebted shale companies would see their credit lines cut, precipitating a faster consolidation in the industry that would sow the seeds of a rebound. It may just delay the adjustment for oil markets. “It Maintaining access to finance can come at a price. Bond markets have essentially been ruled out as a new source of finance for high-yield producers. Market Background Oil

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Opinion: Oil Megaprojects Won’t Stay On The Shelf For Long

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One casualty of the oil price downturn could be the megaproject. For years, as conventional oil reserves depleted and became increasingly hard to find, oil companies ventured into far-flung locales to find new sources of production. Extracting oil from these frontier areas required more advanced technology and a lot more capital: Ultra deepwater, Arctic offshore, heavy oil sands, and increasingly, the Lower Tertiary. Oil Opinion

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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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The report, “ Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014 ”, concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind are all competitive with or cheaper than coal, oil and gas-fired power stations, even without financial support and despite falling oil prices. However, the report notes, renewable energy price improvements are not universal, and costs range widely according to resources and the availability of financing.

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Opinion: OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

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If You’re a Free Range Oil Producer. Despite low oil prices, Saudi Arabia is maintaining its investment in its oil industry. oil analyst cited in this article, who has tracked oil companies’ budgets for many years, estimates that Aramco and its Kuwaiti and UAE counterparts will increase their investment in oil exploration and production in 2015 by 4.5 as the drop in oil prices over the last year has put a strain on the nation’s finances.".

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Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?

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In order to envision what may lie ahead, it’s key to understand how the EV industry was evolving up until the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the world as we know it and the automotive industry is no exception.

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on Russia’s vital energy industry. Market Background Oil Opinion Russia

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Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Andy Grove on battery power To wean itself from imported oil, the U.S. must create a strong electric car industry. car industry hinges on cutting-edge battery technology. But with oil prices toppling since, the push for new energy technologies is being shoved aside by the nations other economic woes.

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BNEF forecasts EVs to hit 54% of new car sales by 2040; decreasing importance of PHEVs

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Electric vehicles will make up the majority of new car sales worldwide by 2040, and account for 33% of all the light-duty vehicles on the road, according to a new forecast published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Under the new forecast, EVs will displace 8 million barrels of transport fuel per day and add 5% to global electricity consumption (1,800 TWh by 2040 up from 6TWh in 2016). Since 2010, lithium-ion battery prices have fallen 73% per kWh.

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Opinion: Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

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OPEC next gathers December 4 in Vienna, just over a year since Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced at the previous OPEC winter meeting the Saudi decision to let the oil market determine oil prices rather than to continue Saudi Arabia's role of guarantor of $100+/bbl oil. In fact, Saudis have downplayed the impact of lower prices on their country, asserting that the kingdom has the financial wherewithal to withstand lower oil prices.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

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In a new study, KPMG International has identified 10 “megaforces” that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades. The analysis examines how these global forces may impact business and industry; calculates the environmental costs to business; and calls for business and policymakers to work more closely to mitigate future business risk and act on opportunities. Global food prices are predicted to rise 70 to 90 percent by 2030.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. The International Energy Agency (IEA) last week launched the 2011 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the current edition of its annual flagship publication assessing the threats and opportunities facing the global energy system out to 2035. Despite the priority in many countries to increase energy efficiency, global energy intensity worsened for the second straight year.

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DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. DNV and GL merged in September 2013 to form DNV GL—the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society, the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and a leading expert for the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. A number of liquid fuels can be used in dual fuel engines, as substitute for oil.

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VW Chief Executive Says Company Will Introduce EVs Based on the Up! New Small Family in 2013; Cautions Against Electro-Hype

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Within a decade, he added, Volkswagen wants to offer significant numbers of pure electric cars at affordable prices and with the range expected by customers. Winterkorn made the remarks during a presentation at the 17 th Handelsblatt-Jahrestagung in Munich on 3 July, during which he outlined VW’s approach to future mobility in the current context of the economic crisis, pessimism about the industry and technology potential. We have rock-solid finances.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

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Honda, which began leasing hydrogen fuel cell FCX Claritysedans in Los Angeles last year, still sees hydrogen as the bestlong-term alternative to gasoline as a fuel that can cut carbonexhaust tied to global warming, President Takeo Fukui said in aninterview. from its reliance on imported oil. Honda, the world’s largest engine maker, set a goal ofleading the industry in hydrogen fuel cell autos. customers $600 a month to lease.Honda hasn’t revealed its production price.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Early Days in the Obama Administration An Address I'd Like to Hear Global Warming Solutions Included in Transportatio. Thinking Globally, Acting Locally San Francisco City Carbon Collobarative 18th and 1. People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. Millions of EVs and PHEVs would expand the sale of electricity as an alternative to oil.

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