Energy Outlook

For six-and-a-half years, North Dakota set a new oil production record just about every single month.

A study from a well-known environmental group should make policymakers worldwide think twice about instituting or expanding ambitious biofuel programs.


Nature magazine says U.S. gas production is set to plummet. Here’s why we think they’re wrong.

Because tens of billions of investment dollars are at stake, the Outlook is not a picture of how we wish or hope the world will look, but how we expect it to.


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Thinking about energy density

Posted: December 9, 2014 by Ken Cohen

An important way to think about the differences among fuels is in terms of energy density – the amount of usable energy that’s packed into a certain amount of space.

In 2013 natural gas from shale provided the largest share of the country’s natural gas supply – 40 percent of total natural gas production.



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