Black Coal to White Trash

This article originally appeared on NewSecurityBeat Coal has long been China’s “black gold,” supplying over half of the nation’s electricity. Yet as coal’s energy share decreases due to domestic action to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, a new coal industry is emerging. In China’s arid northwest, eight plants are pulverizing coal chunks and “cooking” coal…

Experts Offer a Downstream Preview for 2020

This article originally appeared on Rigzone Earlier this week, Rigzone used six adjectives to recall major trends for 2019 in the downstream oil and gas industry. Based on additional comments from the same panelists interviewed for the recap article, three letters should command much of the downstream sector’s attention in 2020. The letters are “IMO,” the acronym…

A Look Back at Downstream Trends in 2019

This article originally appeared on Rigzone For several years now, Rigzone has prepared a year-end review of dominant themes in the downstream oil and gas industry during the preceding 12 months. This tradition continues for 2019, but with a twist. As always, the downstream recap will rely on insights Rigzone has obtained from a group…

Headwinds Loom for LNG Consumption

This article originally appeared in RigZone The United States’ ascent to the top tier of global natural gas producers, and its more recent rise within the cadre of major liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters, has effected an evolution in the gas market. “Tremendous U.S. natural gas growth, growing U.S. LNG exports, new pricing mechanisms and…