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September 18, 2013
DOE Awards Management and Operating Contract for DOE’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC, has been awarded a management and operating contract valued at $1.46 billion to run DOE’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for a period of five years, after which the DOE has an option for an additional five years of performance.

August 27, 2013
Fossil Energy Announces Addition of Two Key Staff Members

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the recent appointment of two key senior staff members to the Office of Fossil Energy – Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal, and Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas.

August 23, 2013
DOE and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Sign Memorandum of Collaboration for Safe Offshore Energy Development

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration this week that will coordinate the ongoing efforts of the two agencies on offshore research and technological improvement projects. Through this collaboration, BSEE and DOE will continue to work together to ensure safe, sustainable offshore production of oil and natural gas.

August 15, 2013
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Receive Funds for Fossil Energy Research

Five fossil energy-related projects that will help maintain the nation’s energy portfolio while also providing educational and research training opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers have been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

August 14, 2013
DOE Selects Ten Projects to Conduct Advanced Turbine Technology Research

Ten university projects to conduct advanced turbine technology research under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for additional development. Developing gas turbines that run with greater cleanness and efficiency than current models is of great benefit both to the environment and the power industry, but development of such advanced turbine systems requires significant advances in high-temperature materials science, an understanding of combustion phenomena, and development of innovative cooling techniques to maintain integrity of turbine components.

August 7, 2013
Energy Department Authorizes Third Proposed Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

July 29, 2013
Secretary Moniz Dedicates New Supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Today, Secretary Moniz dedicated a new supercomputer—one of the world’s fastest and most energy efficient—at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

July 29, 2013
Excerpts of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Remarks at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown

On Monday, July 29, 2013, Secretary Moniz will visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, W. Va.

July 9, 2013
NETL Innovations Recognized with R&D 100 Awards

Two technologies advanced by the FE's National Energy Technology Laboratory in collaboration with strategic partners have been recognized by R&D Magazine as among the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the commercial marketplace within the past year.

June 17, 2013
An innovative airfoil manufacturing technology that promises to improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines has been commercialized through research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Photo courtesy of Mikro Systems, Inc.
DOE-Sponsored Research Improves Gas Turbine Performance

Small Business Innovative Research Grants Achieve Commercialization Goals for Novel Gas Turbine Manufacturing Technology