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Florida Declares State of Emergency as Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Wreaks Havoc

  • 5 days ago
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Pipelines - as it turns out - are a good thing. As reported eariler today by Reuters (among several other outlets), gas stations in the Southeastern US began running dry and prices at the pump skyrocketed. The Colonial Pipeline, a source of nearly half the fuel supply on the U.S. East Coast was shut on Friday after hackers launched a ransomware attack - effectively locking up its computer systems and demanding payment to release them. Colonial said  that it is "making progress" and "hopes to...

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The American Oilfield Industry Added 23,000 Jobs in March

  • 2 weeks ago
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Data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as well as a study done by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council reports an increase in employment by 23,015 this past March. The American oilfield industry and equipment sector experienced a significant cut in jobs this year following the challenges created by the COVID-19 virus. While the industry saw slight gains in the last quarter of 2020, December, January, and February were hit hard by the pandemic when it came to job losses. In...

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Amazon to Build Massive 80 MW Solar Project in Southern AB

  • 3 weeks ago
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Retail giant Amazon announced today its first renewable energy investment in Canada will be built in Southern Alberta. Rebecca Nadel, director of Amazon's business renewables centre in Canada said that "Amazon's announcement … is the largest known solar virtual power purchase agreement in Canada." She continued to say that "This transaction expands Amazon's leadership as a corporate buyer of renewable energy into Canada and is further evidence of the growth and viability of the Canadian renewa...

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Is Tesla Plugging a Secret Mega-Battery into the Texas Grid?

  • 2 months ago
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The uncanny February freeze experienced by the state of Texas left the majority of residents without electricity and heat - not to mention unsightly repair bills when piping froze and burst. Is Elon Musk’s company Tesla going to save the day? Tesla has been expanding into residential energy technology over the last few years, offering product lineups that include home battery products and solar panels. Recently, however, the company has expanded into the electrical grid, launching products su...

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Plan For Natural Gas Pipeline From Israel to Gaza Could End Energy Crisis

  • 2 months ago
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Qatar, a country located in Western Asia, recently pledged $60 million dollars to build a natural gas pipeline between Israel and the Gaza Strip. This is big news for the citizens of the Gaza Strip, who have been facing an energy crisis that has crippled their economy. The project, which has a 2023 target date for completion, will see the natural gas from the deepwater Leviathan field operated by Chevron in the eastern Mediterranean that flows through an existing pipeline in Israel extended in...

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