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Why Aramco Delayed Its IPO

Why Aramco Delayed Its IPO

The truth behind the delay…

The World’s Largest Offshore Oil Field Is Back In Action

The World’s Largest Offshore Oil Field Is Back In Action

After years of delays, Kazakhstan’s…

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Iran's Oil Fields are in Rough Neighborhoods

Mar 20, 2012 at 17:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Tehran this week said that if its "positive diplomacy" wasn't reciprocated by the Kuwaiti government, it would work to develop its section of a shared oil field alone. Tehran, OPEC's…

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Why is Obama Lying About US Oil Reserves?

Mar 20, 2012 at 17:55 | MasterResource

“With only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices,” President Barack Obama said in his weekly address March 10. “Not when…

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How Likely is a Blockade of the Strait of Hormuz?

Mar 20, 2012 at 17:31 | Ronald Stoeferle

The more and more explicit nuclear rhetoric and the threats of a blockade of the Strait of Hormuz may soon cause the conflict to escalate. We described two years ago…

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Too Soon for DRC Oil?

Mar 19, 2012 at 16:54 | Daniel J. Graeber

Advocacy groups called on the newly-elected government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to change how its natural resources are managed. They say the DRC has an opportunity to erase…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Ireland Strikes Oil

Mar 19, 2012 at 16:49 | John Daly

After more than three and one half years of brutal recession that stopped the Celtic Tiger in its tracks, the Irish finally have something to celebrate. On 15 March…

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Is it Time to Abandon the Oil Sands Debate?

Mar 18, 2012 at 09:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canada's natural resources minister told delegates at the International Energy Forum in Kuwait that his country was on the cusp of becoming an "energy superpower." Canada ranks No. 6 in…

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Power Struggles at the Persian Gulf - is Another Gulf War Imminent?

Mar 16, 2012 at 17:58 | Ronald Stoeferle

Iran is currently the fifth-largest oil producer in the world, the second-largest producer in the OPEC, and the third-largest oil exporter worldwide. Of the total production of almost 3.5mn barrels/day,…

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Tripoli Should Keep its Oil House in Order

Mar 11, 2012 at 12:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

OPEC in its monthly report for March notes a steady increase in Libyan oil production since the conflict began last year. Production for February, the cartel reports, was about 75…

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US East Coast Faces Severe Oil Shortages and High Prices as Refineries Close

Mar 07, 2012 at 17:41 | Post Carbon

It has been six weeks since we last discussed the problems that could be in store for the U.S.'s East Coast due to closing of refineries in the Philadelphia area.…

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Hunger Strike Planned Against Alberta Crude

Mar 01, 2012 at 17:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

Students and staff at an elementary school near the western coast of Canada announced plans to wage a hunger strike to raise awareness about plans for an oil pipeline from…

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