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2014-02-20 12:22:54

LONDON, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kerogen Capital Limited ("Kerogen" or "the Company"), an independent private equity fund manager specialising in the international oil and gas sector, is delighted to publish its Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") Policy Statement detailing the Company's commitment to good governance, to high environmental standards and to positive engagement on social issues. Kerogen believes that adherence to ESG principles is a central...

US Emissions Of Methane Are Considerably Higher Than Official Estimates
2014-02-14 09:20:13

Mark Golden - Stanford University The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated US methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from the natural gas system are important because methane is a potent greenhouse gas – about 30 times more potent than carbon...

2014-02-06 08:22:51

Achieves Drill Bit Finding Cost of $0.42 per Mcfe PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2013, CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) added 1.63 Tcfe (net to CONSOL) of proved reserves through extensions and discoveries. Drilling and completion costs incurred during 2013 directly attributable to extensions and discoveries was $679.7 million. When divided by the extensions and discoveries of 1.63 Tcfe, this yields a drill bit finding and development cost of $0.42 per Mcfe. This...

2014-01-30 12:24:13

Coalition Calls for Other Philanthropies to Join Initiative WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new coalition of more than a dozen U.S. and international foundations with an asset base of nearly $2 billion announced today it will divest from fossil-fuel companies and invest in the clean energy economy. It called on other foundations to join the initiative. "Climate change affects the mission of all foundations--whether focused on environment or not," said Ellen Dorsey,...

2014-01-22 12:21:18

Benefits outweigh supposed costs by range of 50-1 to 500-1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The benefits of fossil fuel energy to society far outweigh the social costs of carbon (SCC) by a magnitude of 50 to 500 times, according to a landmark study released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today. "It is without question or debate that our national and global societies have benefited from fossil fuels. And those benefits will continue...

2014-01-07 12:22:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- API President and CEO Jack Gerard outlined API's advocacy and messaging priorities, issued a new report, and launched a new ad campaign during his 2014 State of American Energy speech, which focused on the impact of future policy decisions on America's energy revolution. "To lead the energy policy discussion and educate the public on the game changing impact of the choices our nation faces when it comes to energy policy, API's 2014...

Methane Emissions In North America Surpass Previous Estimates
2013-11-26 05:16:45

[ Watch the Video: Methane Emission Estimates Are Lower Than They Should Be ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Carnegie Institution researchers, along with colleagues from the Lawrence Berkeley...

2013-11-13 23:19:54

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Investment Forecast in Southern Africa’s Coal Mining Industry. London (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Increasing Regional and Global Demand for Energy will Stimulate Coal Production in Southern Africa This research service provides detailed and up-to-date market intelligence on the production and investment trends in the coal mining industry in Southern Africa. The Southern African region is the largest coal producing...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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