Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Oil demand for transportation fuel see its “ demand will flatten out ,” after 2030, Couse said. Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, sees Couse’s forecast as the highest EV sales margin yet to be forecasted by a major company in the oil sector. Royal Dutch Shell Plc sees a similar trend with oil demand in transportation flattening out in the near future. Electric (Battery) Forecasts Oilby Jon LeSage for Oilprice.com.

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The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

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And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse, as clean energy and electric cars make them obsolete." DON'T MISS: Electric cars pose little threat to oil demand. Gasoline emissions oil plug-in cars fossil fuelsIt crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. Occasionally the sentiment is followed by an approving emoji.

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Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

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If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. So what are oil companies doing to prepare for that possible outcome? Europe oil plug-in cars Shell renewable energy fossil fuelsSome continue to doubt whether electric cars will constitute a serious threat to their business in the coming decades—but others are branching.

2017 32

Oil and gas fracking industry targets Millennials for support

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The oil and gas industries certainly know how to tailor their messages to specific demographics. Marketing oil natural gas Social Media Millennials fossil fuelsThe process of hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as "fracking"—to release fossil-fuel reserves from the earth has led to a boom in U.S. production, but has also proven controversial because of environmental issues. So to shore up support.

2016 40

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

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It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to give plug-in electric cars much attention. oil Batteries plug-in cars renewable energy Investment fossil fuelsExxonMobil and OPEC have both predicted that, even by 2040, electric cars will make up less than 10 percent of global new-car sales.

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French oil company Total agrees to buy battery maker Saft

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Now French oil and gas company Total has agreed to buy. Green battery pack energy infrastructure energy storage lithium-ion oilEnergy storage has never been the subject of more research, capital investment, and business interest than it's experiencing in this decade. With lithium-ion cells at the forefront of both electric cars and stationery batteries used to store renewable energy for later use, batteries are hot.

2016 33

Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

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oil energy policy plug-in cars energyIt's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership. Yet while.

Will electric cars cause oil price to crash? Navigant says no

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As electric cars become more widespread, they have the potential to drastically reduce the need for oil. That will lead to reduced transportation-related carbon emissions and lower costs for consumers, but what affect will it have on the oil industry? Economic oil plug-in carsThis question has sparked a bit of debate among analysts. DON'T MISS: Multiple Trends Turning.

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Saudi Arabia will have $2 trillion to figure out an economy after oil

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia could find itself in a vulnerable position if world economies shift away from fossil fuels for transportation over the coming decades. The Middle Eastern kingdom is now preparing for that eventually, socking away money for a post-oil economy. oil Middle East energy policy transportation policy Saudi Arabia

Global oil demand could peak by 2020, says Shell

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The rise of electric cars has led many analysts to make predictions about the future of the oil industry. oil plug-in cars Shell fossil fuelsExxonMobil and OPEC have both made statements indicating confidence that the majority of vehicles on the world's roads will continue to be powered by fossil fuels for the next few decades. But Shell recently made a prediction that is a bit.

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Trump supported ethanol, but his team may not; is oil the reason?

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oil EPA ethanol energy policy Donald TrumpAs President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration draws closer, confusion still surrounds many of his possible energy policies. During the campaign, Trump indicated that he supported ethanol, even while he called for expansion of domestic fossil-fuel production. In January, he said he supported the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that growing.

2016 29

Even The Oil Industry Asks: Does Tesla Mean The End Of Hydrocarbon Fuels?

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oil Tesla Motors plug-in cars fossil fuelsIt's not just the cars made by electric-car startup Tesla Motors, or the fact that it's the first new automaker in decades that appears to have a serious chance of long-term success. The Silicon Valley company is also viewed as a potential disruptor of established players. In just three years, the Tesla Model S has emerged to become a legitimate.

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Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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plug-in cars oil well youtube Plug-in America OklahomaThe event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week.

California oil producer applies for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar-generated power

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Under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), crude oil producers may generate credits for oil that has been produced using innovative methods and delivered to California refineries for processing. Seneca Resource Corporation (Seneca) has applied for LCFS credits for producing crude oil using solar generated electricity. In 2012, Seneca acquired a portion of assets in the east Coalinga oil field, located in the western Fresno County, Ca.,

2016 35

CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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CSIRO researchers have enabled the production of oil in the leaves and stems of plants as well as the seeds—a potential game-changer in the global production of renewable oils. Starch granules are white, oil droplets green.

2017 46

West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

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oil California energy policy Washington State OregonWhen it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car adoption, and Washington and Oregon aren't far behind. In fact, those three states may be poised to reduce their use of fossil fuels dramatically in coming years. DON'T MISS: West.

2016 34

When Will Russia Run Out Of Oil?

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On a global level, 2015 and 2016 marked the lowest level of new conventional oil discoveries since 1952. billion barrels of conventional oil were discovered, roughly 45 days of global crude consumption or 0.2 When will Russia run out of oil? Arctic Market Background Oil Russia

Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

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The cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and fall, but most industry analysts suggest that the emergence of North American production has loosened OPEC's ability to set prices unilaterally. Still, we hear less about the. Green Fuel Gasoline electric utilities energy natural gas renewable energy

2016 44

Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

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Green Europe Study UK energy policy oil plug-in cars With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in vehicles could not not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer "fuel" costs, but also moderate the health effects of air pollution created by a passenger fleet.

Even oil companies now acknowledge electric cars are coming

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Now, even oil companies are starting to acknowledge that there may be reality in that dream of the future. France's Total SA, one of the world's largest oil producers, released its future. Advocates have long suggested that electric vehicles will begin to take over daily driving duties, slowly but surely, from the internal-combustion engine. emissions sales climate change plug-in cars

2017 25

Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

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Cheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries to search for ways to keep their revenues up. oil Middle East energy policy United Arab Emirates Saudi ArabiaIn some cases, that means cutting back on cheap gas for their own citizens. DON'T MISS: Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its.

Second Toyota Mirai Video: Hydrogen Is Like First Oil Well

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The town of Titusville, Pennsylvania, considers itself the birthplace of the oil industry. After locals struck crude near the appropriately-named Oil Creek, what is now viewed as the first commercial oil well was dug there.

CA Climate-Change Bill Passed, Electric Utilities To Target Oil Industry

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oil California climate change electric utilities state lawsLet's call this one a good news, bad news, good news story. On Friday, September 11, the California Senate approved SB 350, the Clean Energy and Reduction Act--by far the most far-reaching climate change legislation enacted in the U.S. The bill's provisions codify Governor Jerry Brown's goals of generating half the energy used in the state from.

Opinion: Oil Market ShowdownCan Russia Outlast The Saudis?

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November 27, oil consuming countries will celebrate the first anniversary of the Saudi decision to let market forces determine prices. per barrel oil in 2015 and 2016 respectively, while the October projections are based $51.62 Market Background Oil Opinion Russia

SCF Group partners with Shell on LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers

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for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the first Aframax crude oil tankers in the world to be powered by LNG. They will be the first LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers and will operate primarily between the Baltic and Northern Europe transporting crude oil and petroleum products.

2017 37

Opinion: Expect A Wave Of Consolidation In The Oil Industry

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The point is, with volumes languishing (and probably poised to decline) tied to a flat oil futures price curve and with economics marginal at $60 per barrel, many E&P operators find themselves running through hedges in 2015 and still in need to finance their already reduced capital spending. This also demonstrates how the OPEC strategy of maintaining an oil price ceiling is affecting US E&P companies, forcing a consolidation which I believe will be unprecedented in size and scope.

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Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

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The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. And those oil prices likely won't increase dramatically for the next. Fuel Gasoline oil energyWith fuel prices low throughout 2015, Americans bought more new cars, but many of them were less-efficient SUVs and crossovers.

$10-Trillion Investment Needed To Avoid Massive Oil Price Spike Says OPEC

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OPEC says that $10 trillion worth of investment will need to flow into oil and gas through 2040 in order to meet the world’s energy needs. The OPEC published its World Oil Outlook 2015 (WOO) in late December, which struck a much more pessimistic note on the state of oil markets than in the past. On the one hand, OPEC does not see oil prices returning to triple-digit territory within the next 25 years, a strikingly bearish conclusion. Market Background Oil

Oil sands production accounted for 28.8% of total Canadian gas demand in 2016

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Alberta’s oil sands operations accounted for 28.8% From 2005 to 2016, natural gas purchased by oil sands projects more than tripled, from 0.73 Additionally, natural gas is used in oil sands mining to heat water to separate bitumen from sand.

2017 23

Ending $4 billion U.S. oil, gas drilling subsidies would have low impact: study

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subsidies to the oil and gas industries are often a flashpoint among electric-car advocates and environmentalists. Carbon Footprint natural gas incentives climate change taxes oil well government subsidy energyThey see a conflict in the government providing billions of dollars in incentives for drilling while simultaneously attempting to lower consumption of carbon-emitting energy sources. Now a new study suggests that those subsidies.

Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power

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It's difficult to invest in renewable, alternative sources of energy when state-run oil pays the bills. Now The Financial Times has taken a look at Russia's growing lag in embracing renewable energy to offer a serious alternative to oil and. oil Politics Russia renewable energy fossil fuelsAnd it's even harder for renewable energy when gasoline is all but free, courtesy of the same state.

Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its 'addiction to oil'

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is now starting to contemplate a future in which gasoline and diesel now longer power the majority of the world's cars. Over the next decade and a half, it hopes to transition its economy away from oil, largely by investing today's oil revenues in other industries. oil Middle East energy policy transportation policy Saudi Arabia

Wind-powered offshore enhanced oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.

2017 40

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

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Of course, there''s one group that''s not very happy about these developments: the oil industry. When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any state, and have strong public support. A leaked Powerpoint deck now circulating among

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Oil company pays $26 million for half-billion-dollar ethanol plant

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The failure of cellulosic ethanol may prove beneficial to oil giant Royal Dutch Shell. oil ethanol energy policy cellulosic ethanolCellulosic ethanol was seen as an important component of mass ethanol adoption because it is made from non-edible plants. But despite the hopes of ethanol advocates and policymakers, cellulosic sources never materialized in significant quantities. DON'T MISS.

Opinion: China To Continue Expanding Its Influence In The Oil And Gas Sector

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Since 2009, China has been taking a much more active role in its pursuit of international oil contracts. In 2009, for the first time, Saudi Arabia exported more of its oil to China than it did to the U.S. China also made large investments in Saudi Arabia’s oil refining industry as well. But China’s oil investments didn’t stop there; they also pursued oil producing Canadian assets in 2011-12. The pipeline will transport crude oil from Russia to Daqing, China.

When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

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The latest prediction comes from a particularly unlikely source: Shell Oil Company, one of the largest petroleum producers in the world.

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President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

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President Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years.

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Study shows renewable diesel from crude tall oil is a high quality drop-in fuel for off-road engines

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A team from the University of Vaasa (Finland) and UPM-Kymmene Corporation has examined how the blends of fossil and renewable diesel produced from crude tall oil (CTO) affect the performance and exhaust emissions of the modern common-rail off-road diesel engine. The study, published in the journal Fuel , used four different fuel blends of low-sulfur fossil diesel fuel oil and CTO renewable fuel, UPM BioVerno (HB): HB10, HB20, HB50, and HB100.

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Arctic oil on life support

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Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is still almost entirely unexplored. As drilling technology advances, conventional oil reserves become harder to find, and climate change contributes to melting sea ice, the Arctic has moved up on the list of priorities in oil company board rooms. Arctic Oil