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UT Energy Week 2015

UT Energy Week 2015

The University of Texas at Austin is home to many of the world's top energy researchers. Join us and experts in academia, industry, government and the non-profit world for a reality check on some of the most vital energy issues facing society in this unique, week-long critical examination of the latest research findings, emerging trends and new technologies.

Four UT Austin student groups apply their skills in real world applications

Four UT Austin student groups apply their skills in real world applications

The four groups are the UT Solar Decathlon team, McCombs Leadership Program Global Service Trip, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle team, and the UT Student accessibility project in Nicaragua.

2015 X Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment

2015 X Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment

A unique by-invitation-only program; the Tenth Latin American Forum will be hosted in Mexico City, April 15-16, 2015. The theme for the 2015 X Latin American Forum is; Mexico: Knowledge and Discovery Through the Geosciences.

 

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Closer Cuba ties could present oil opportunities later

With President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize relations between the United States and the island nation of Cuba it is expected that many commercial opportunities will arise for Americans. Although this may be true for most private companies, U.S. oil producers are not expected to take full advantage of those opportunities.  Our very own Jorge…

Ecuador Plans Budget Cuts, New Debt as Oil Drop Saps Revenue

Ecuador plans to cut spending next year by as much as $1.5 billion after prices for the country’s oil fell to a five-year low. The country not only plans to cut spending and investment, but it will also use credit lines from multilateral lenders to offset the low oil prices. The government has said it…

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CNN Dinero, December 10, 2014 In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information regarding their 2015 forecast demand for their group’s oil.  For 2015 the demand will drop to 28.92 million barrels per day, that is 280,000 bpd less than previously forecast. Our very own Jorge Piñon spoke with…

Four university groups take part in leadership, accessibility, air systems and solar energy projects

Currently, four groups at The University of Texas at Austin are raising money to fund projects covering leadership, accessibility, air systems and solar energy. The four groups are the UT Solar Decathlon team, McCombs Leadership Program Global Service Trip, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle team, and the UT Student accessibility project in Nicaragua. UT students and students…

Latam countries launch plan to store carbon, fight global warming

On Sunday, eight Latin American countries announced an initiative to cut emissions that cause global warming. The initiative involves restoration of 20 million hectares of forest and farmland in order to use the land to store carbon in natural vegetation. The eight countries involved are Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru….

Mexico’s Pemex to boost fuel output by nearly 70 pct at Tula refinery

Pemex announced on Wednesday its plans to boost gasoline diesel output by almost 70 percent at the Miguel Hidalgo refinery. This boost will result from a $4.25 billion upgrade that is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2018. by David Alire Garcia, Reuters, December 3, 2014 Dec 3 (Reuters) – Mexico’s state-owned oil company…

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