An unusual drop in US crude oil, below the already low $28 a barrel, created quite a stir in the market. It seems the oil prices are at a continuous plummeting spree. The current situation seems pretty bleak with supply exceeding demand to a great extent, especially after major oil exporter Iran came back into the scene.
Japan gave the go signal for the 2012 clean energy projects that could produce up to 85,550 megawatts of renewable power, the bulk of which is from solar energy.
Audi and Mercedes Benz, world famous German automakers have joined to express their interest for hydrogen fuel powered cell cars. Remaining one step ahead of Mercedes, Audi has already introduced its H-tron Quattro at the North American International Auto show, held at Detroit. Industry insiders assume, Mercedes, the lavish German carmaker will introduce its first hydrogen fuel cell car at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Chevron said that its subsidiaries in Australia have entered into a non-binding Heads of Agreement with ENN LNG Trading Co. Ltd to sell liquefied natural gas to China. The delivery of LNG will be commenced in the first six-month of 2019, according to the company.
The last time gas price in Michigan was at 47 cents was in 1973. As gas price continues its plunge, gas station in Michigan sold oil as low as that of 43 years ago on Sunday.
Canadian stocks market dropped as continuing plunge of oil price brings down the energy companies stocks. Meanwhile, two Calgary-based oil companies are merged under Suncor Energy Inc.
Saudi Arabia oil minister Ali al-Naimi said that stability in the oil market will be attained only through the cooperation amid major manufacturers and this would take time. Ali al-Naimi added that although the worldwide oil market has been experiencing an instability for over 12 months, he is hopeful regarding the return and future of the oil market.
As oil price continues to plunge, two Japan airlines:Air Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to eliminate fuel surcharge. This will trim the airline tickets price substantially. Both airlines are also actively searching for alternative fuel.
Michigan appears to be the first US state to enjoy gas at $0.77 a gallon. The states closer to the refineries or containing those, enjoy gas at a relatively cheaper price. In the blink of further oil price fall, the US states, who are badly hit due to falling oil price, are considering to increase gas tax. These states aim to continue development works in communication sector, which they are unable to allocate with the problem riddled economies.
With the lifting of international sanctions from Tehran, India would be able to recommence its unobstructed oil import from the Persian Gulf country. Iran is anticipated to boost its oil export of 1.1 million barrels per day by 500,000, according to the Indian Oil Cooperation.
Russia’s Rosneft OJSC is suffering more due to the below $30 crude oil prices than its privately owned counterpart Lukoil PJSC, which seems to be showing more resilience.
The lower oil prices are forcing rig operators to reduce their activity in North Dakota. The number oil rigs operational fell to 49 indicating the lowest since August 2009. The number of oil rigs is expected to further drop to 30 this year. There're concerns over possible bankruptcies following the decline in oil drilling North Dakota.
21MW Solar Power Station will be built in Saga Prefecture by two leading Japanese company. Solar power becoming an important national project since the country’s shift in policies after Fukushima in 2011 to solar energy
American Energy Partners and Argentina state-run energy company YPF have signed a partnership deal on developing the shale resources in the South American country. Argentina government is providing subsidies to attract investments in the energy sector and to enhance business climate in the country.
Brent oil prices fell on Wednesday, dropping below $30 a barrel to touch $29.96 for the first time since April 2, 2004.