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Energy Today – June 14, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted June 14, 2013

Fuel Fix BlogReport: Renewables, Natural Gas Should Work Together On the Grid

According to a new report by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition, natural gas and renewables “have a strong complimentary relationship” that is beneficial for providing the energy Americans need every day.

Today in EnergyU.S. Crude Oil Production Could Reach 10M Barrels Per Day By 2040

EIA projects that thanks in large part to increased tight oil production – shale development – domestic production could continue to expand to 10 million barrels per day or higher by 2040.

Savannah Morning News Let’s Admit the Ethanol Mistake

In a guest post, J. Winston Porter writes that “the ethanol in our gasoline increases the cost to fill our cars, is heavily subsidized by taxpayers and has considerable environmental drawbacks.” He also notes that higher concentrations of ethanol in fuel, such as E15, can cause engine failure, accelerated engine wear and fuel-system damage.

Bloomberg Shale Drillers Squeeze Costs as Attention Turns to Production

Oil and natural gas companies have embraced technology and innovation to find vast energy deposits in  shale. Now focus is turning to production of those resources with companies again relying on technology to make development more efficient and effective.

Reuters ExxonMobil’s TillersonSays Delay in Natural Gas Export Permits Hurts U.S.

With Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testifying on the Hill this week that  the review of U.S. LNG export permits should wrap up soon, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson says “delays in approval of more natural gas export projects are costing U.S. companies millions of dollars a day and giving a leg up to rival countries also looking to boost exports.”


Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.