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North Dakota Touts $2.8B GTL Plant, with Construction Starting in 2023

North Dakota has approved initial support for a $2.8 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant envisioned for Trenton in Williams County, in the heart of the Williston Basin. The North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) is providing $3 million in initial development capital to project sponsor Cerilon GTL Inc., Gov. Doug Burgum’s office said. NDDF provides flexible funding…

Canada’s North Vancouver Launching Bitcoin Heating Pilot with MintGreen in 2022

The financial market novelty substitute for fossil fuels, waste heat from Bitcoin mining, has reached southwestern British Columbia (BC). MintGreen Blockchain Innovation Corp. announced the sale of the Bitcoin byproduct to Lonsdale Energy Corp. (LEC), a district heating utility owned by the City of North Vancouver.  The city’s hydronic district energy system delivers heat to…

October 19, 2021

Tech Innovations Boost Permian Oil and Natural Gas Productivity, EIA Says

Advanced technologies, such as longer lateral wells and multi-well pad drilling, are driving ongoing efficiencies and increased productivity in developing oil and natural gas resources in the prolific Permian Basin, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report Tuesday. The Permian, which spans West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, accounted for about 30%…

October 19, 2021

Energy-Hungry China Could Deepen Global Natural Gas Shortage

While the prospect of a cold winter is threatening to send an energy market already in crisis spiraling further, efforts in China to secure the supplies it needs to get through the season could make matters worse. China is the world’s largest energy consumer, and it has rapidly transformed into a natural gas-buying behemoth in…

October 18, 2021

Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Production to Rise in November as DUC Drawdown Continues

U.S. onshore oil and natural gas production is set to rise from October to November, propelled by supply growth in the Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale, according to updated projections Monday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Natural gas production from seven key U.S. producing regions — the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, along…

October 18, 2021