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Neodymium Energy LLC. Expands Alternative Energy Technology Pipeline

Neodymium Energy LLC., a think tank comprised of inventors and visionaries dedicated to bringing energy solutions to the world in various technology sectors, continues to increase its pipeline of alternative energy intellectual property. The company facilitates the development and commercialization of disruptive, green technologies. New additions to the group's IP portfolio include a Micro Solar Power plant for the home and its smaller cousin the desk charger.

Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Industry Donates over $53,000 to Support Military Families

The 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Poker Classic, benefiting Project Sanctuary this past November, was another record breaker. The event generated over $24,500 in donations to Project Sanctuary—bringing the three-year total to $53,000 for services to our military families. The donations support Project Sanctuary's six-day retreats, which help military families go from battle ready to family ready.

Market Report, "Utilities: Global Industry Guide", Published

LogoGlobal Utilities industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

New Market Study Published: Indonesia Petrochemicals Report Q2 2014

LogoThe Indonesian petrochemicals market in 2013 was a little less bullish than BMI had expected in the previous quarter with our real GDP growth forecast for the year revised down from 5.8% to 5.7%. BMI's latest Indonesia Petrochemicals Report maintains our expectations for the rate of economic expansion to ease further to 5.4% in 2014. The trends suggest slightly less dynamism over the short-term, but the market remains robust and the long-term scenario is strongly to the upside. The local industry's inability to meet domestic requirements means that the country will remain a significant net importer of petrochemicals products in Asia.

Utilities: NAFTA Industry Guide - New Study Released

LogoThe NAFTA Utilities industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

New Market Research Report: Egypt Power Report Q2 2014

LogoOur outlook for the Egypt power sector remains in place this quarter, as the political situation in the country remains in a state of flux. With power remaining a hot political issue, the country is in desperate need of increasing its power capacity by expanding its electricity infrastructure. However, we believe the challenge of ramping up supply is immense; not only does it require a re-prioritisation of natural gas feedstock away from exports and towards domestic consumption, but weak economic activity and high political uncertainty are set to take a toll on the country's ability to channel investments towards the sector.

Recently Released Market Study: Thailand Petrochemicals Report Q2 2014

LogoThe Thai petrochemicals industry is now looking to add value to basic chemicals production following a surge in olefins and polymers capacities over recent years. We examine ongoing projects and assess the short-term and long-term risks as Asia struggles with over-supply and a volatile.

Just Released: "Chile Power Report Q2 2014"

LogoChile is one of the most attractive markets in Latin America, with political stability, abundant natural resources and a healthy economic growth outlook all adding to its appeal. But in terms of energy, Chile's geography and considerable distances between urban areas and potential sources of power, all create challenges in the electricity market. Hydroelectricity accounts for about one-third of production, but it is a sector shrouded in regulatory uncertainty and lengthy appeals processes. While rumours of new hydro projects abound, there is no guarantee these proposals will become a reality soon. In the thermal sector, gas-fired projects are gaining ground and these are appealing because of their reliability when compared to renewable sources of power. That said, renewable energy will continue to play an increasing role in the electricity mix, with solar and wind power projects particularly popular.

Brazil Oil & Gas Report Q2 2014 - New Market Report

LogoBrazil's massive pre-salt fields, such as Lula, Iracema and Franco, suggest substantial growth potential over the long term, underpinning our view that crude, natural gas and other liquids output will rise from an estimated 2.4mn b/d in 2013 to 4.0mn barrels per day (b/d) by 2023. That said, this is a modest downward revision from previous quarters, reflecting our view that the above-ground environment remains a considerable obstacle to both the country's upstream and downstream sectors. Indeed, muted interest in the country's first pre-salt round, such that there was ultimately only one consortium that bid, underscores the potential impact of Brazil's unfavourable licensing terms and burdensome regulatory environment.

New Market Report: Petroleum Geo-Services ASA - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

LogoMarketLines' Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by Petroleum Geo-Services ASA since January 2007. These reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advantage.

"Electricity Scandinavia Industry Guide" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoThe Scandinavian Electricity industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Iran Power Report Q2 2014 - New Market Study Published

LogoThe deal between Iran and the international community, brokered in late 2013, has stoked optimism that the way can be cleared for the Iranian government to push ahead with developing the country's nuclear power industry. However, a more wide-ranging deal has yet to be agreed, and risks are growing that the hoped-for loosening of international sanctions will not materialise.

Recent Study: Electricity: G8 Industry Guide

LogoThe G8 Electricity industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

New Market Study Published: Carnegie Wave Energy Limited: Commercializing the Ocean

LogoCarnegie Wave Energy Limited (Carnegie) owns and develops CETO wave energy technology that converts ocean swell into zero-emission renewable power and desalinated freshwater. This case study will analyze how and why Carnegie has sought to commercialize its technology and how it has expanded its presence through global expansion and strategic partnerships.

New Report Available: Nigeria Power Report Q2 2014

LogoWe have largely maintained our optimistic forecasts for Nigeria's power sector this quarter and forecast annual average growth in electricity generation of 9% through to 2023. With the unbundling of PHCN all but completed, attention is now turning to the auctioning of 10 gas-fired power plants under the NIPP strategy - supporting our upbeat outlook. That said, there are certainly considerable downside risks to our forecasts, as highlighted by concerns about the condition of T&D infrastructure and the fact the launch of a transitional electricity market (TEM) has been delayed due to disputes over tariffs and gas supply shortages. We believe a failure to secure adequate gas feedstock remains the biggest risk to Nigeria's efforts to ramp up power generation capacity, which is needed to meet pent-up demand.

Italy Power Report Q2 2014 - New Market Study Published

LogoItaly is trying hard to appeal to international investors, with the government reorganising its holdings in gas and power grid networks, and signing investment fund agreements with potential trade partners, such as Russia. But the country is still suffering in the face of economic challenges, and the austerity measures proposed to turn the economy around are unpopular. As such, it is of little surprise that firms such as E.ON are reconsidering their role in Italy's electricity market. In addition, the sluggish economic performance is also having an impact on electricity consumption levels - we have lowered our forecasts this quarter. In the short term at least, we forecast that the renewable energy sector and transmission and distribution projects present the best opportunities for growth.

New Market Study Published: Norway Oil & Gas Report Q2 2014

LogoEfforts to slow the decline rate of Norway's oil output are beginning to pay off, with the country registering a drop of 5.2% in 2013 over 2012. Despite this being less than previous years, Norway still registered its 12th consecutive year of oil decline. The gas outlook offers more stability with production expected to stabilise at over 100bn cubic metres (bcm) a year over the forecast. The country's excellent operating environment, combined with strong prospectivity in both mature and frontier basin areas are sustaining interest in the hydrocarbon sector. This is expected to drive a return to oil production growth by 2019. However, we note that growing industry costs, combined with limited incentives to develop marginal fields and improve recovery rates, could hinder investment and production growth in the forecast.

Solar Light Company Introduces Data Logging Radiometer PMA2100

One of Solar Light’s core capabilities is Radiometry. This is the study and measurement of radiation such as that from sunlight, the most common groups being Ultra Violet, Visible and Infra-Red. All these impact the world in one way or another, and Solar Light Company has a range of research grade radiometer and over 135 sensors to quantify and qualify these groups to an extremely high level of accuracy. Solar Light's UV meter, PMA2100 with data logging capability on board, enables simple, accurate UV sensing from natural sunlight and artificial sources to monitor levels for the well-being of people throughout the world.

New Market Report: Canada Power Report Q2 2014

LogoExternal headwinds and a slowdown in domestic consumption, with private consumption in Canada is set to remain below historical levels for the next few years, continue to weigh on Canada's economic performance. According our country risk analysts, Canadian real GDP is expected growth to move just above the 2.2% to 2.3% long-term trend on average in 2014 and 2015, with expansion of 2.3% and 2.5% in those years, respectively. With power demand highly correlated to economic activities, we therefore expect that power consumption in 2014 will continue to experience positive growth, albeit at a mere 0.96%. In addition, we expect overall generation to decline as Canada's power exports to its southern neighbour will decrease slightly in future.

"Thermal Power in Italy, Market Outlook to 2025, 2014 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles" Is Now Available at Fast Market Resea

LogoThermal Power in Italy, Market Outlook to 2025, 2014 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the thermal power market in Italy. The report provides in depth analysis on global thermal power market with forecasts up to 2025. The report analyzes the power market scenario in Italy (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro, pumped storage and renewables) and provides future outlook with forecasts up to 2025. The research details thermal power market outlook in the country and provides forecasts up to 2025. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2001 to 2025 in Italy thermal power market. A detailed coverage of thermal energy policy framework governing the market with specific policies pertaining to thermal is provided in the report. The research also provides details of active thermal power plants in the country, upcoming thermal installation details and company snapshots of some of the major market participants.

Power Annual Deals Analysis 2013 - New Study Released

LogoGlobalData's "Power Annual Deals Analysis 2013" report is an essential source of data and trend analysis on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financings in the power market. The report provides detailed information on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity/debt offerings, private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) and partnership transactions registered in the power industry in 2013. The report provides detailed comparative data on the number of deals and their value in the past five years, categorized into deal types, segments and geographies. Additionally, the report discloses information on the top PE/VC and advisory firms in the power industry.

New Report Available: United Arab Emirates Power Report Q2 2014

LogoThis quarter we maintain our bullish forecasts for the UAE power sector. UAE authorities at both federal and emirate levels continue to prioritise generating capacity expansion programmes focusing on expanding the country electricity mix to include a wider range of fuel sources, spanning to traditional steam and gas turbines to carbon-light technologies, such as renewables and nuclear. Yet we remain sceptical about the ability of the country to meet its targets with the anticipated speed.

Electricity: Emerging Markets Industry Guide - New Market Report

LogoThe Emerging 5 Electricity industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

New Market Research Report: United States Petrochemicals Report Q2 2014

LogoThe US petrochemicals industry continues to expand on the back of growth in ethane availability as a result of shale gas exploitation. However, BMI's latest US Petrochemicals Report warns that the global market may not be able to absorb the level of planned output growth, while the domestic market will quickly become saturated. These factors provide considerable downside in the long-term, with the potential for world-scale projects to be scaled back.

New Market Report Now Available: Slovenia Oil & Gas Report Q2 2014

LogoThere are glimmers of hope in the upstream oil and gas segment, with the Ascent-operated Petisovci tight gas scheme capable of improving near-term energy self-sufficiency and slowing the rate of growth in gas imports. However, overall volumes are likely to be relatively modest, with imported Russian gas set to dominate supply for the foreseeable future. Slovenia is opposed to proposals for an Adriatic LNG terminal that is backed by Italy. This puts the country at odds with EU energy policy in the region.

New Market Report Now Available: Bahrain Oil & Gas Report Q2 2014

LogoBahrain is trying to double its oil production by the end of the decade. This increase would largely depend on the success of plans under way to raise production from the Bahrain field. However, our current forecast anticipates delays and technical difficulties and we have not yet included all volumes projected by the project. For the moment, we see crude production increasing from 46,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2012 to 68,000b/d in 2023. However, the biggest attention in terms of investment is firmly on the downstream, where the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) is planning to increase the capacity of the Kingdom's centrepiece Sitra refinery by approximately 90,000b/d - from 270,000b/d to 360,000b/d. Other plans envisage the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal, although this is still a long way from realisation. For the moment, the government will focus its efforts on upgrading its main refining units - the low-hanging fruit in its oil and gas infrastructure portfolio.

"Algeria Oil & Gas Report Q2 2014" Published

LogoAlgeria continues to dominate the African gas market. We expect that the country will progressively switch towards a higher proportion of LNG use for its exports as pipeline consumers in Europe are expected to see a flattening demand over the coming years. These exports will be fuelled by a steadily growing gas production, with projects such as Menzel Ledjmet Est, Touat, Ain Tsila, Reggane Nord and Timimoun set to come online in the next few years. Adoption of new hydrocarbons regulation in January 2013 could spur exploration in Algeria in the coming year, especially in offshore and unconventional acreages. We are, nonetheless, sceptical about the tax reform, which could prove burdensome for oil and gas producers.