Who will take Conoco’s place at Yanbu?

The news that ConocoPhilips pulled out of a deal with Aramco for the Yanbu refinery sent world’s largest oil company searching for another partner for the refinery, but who will take Conoco’s place? Conoco, for their part, cited their desire to reduce downstream operations, and Aramco seemed ready to move on immediately because the company […]

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Texas Is “The Saudi Arabia of Wind Power”

A report by the American Wind Energy Association, discussed by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in the San Francisco Gate, finds that Texas and Iowa lead the U.S. in wind power production. United States wind generation capacity rose in 2009 with approximately 5,700 new turbines installed resulting in more than 10,000 megawatts of power production capacity.  Texas, Iowa, […]

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