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BP's Arctic Oil Exploration Deal Dealt a Blow

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:10 | Gregory Feifer

A Swedish arbitration panel has dealt the BP energy company a setback by blocking a major deal with Russia's Rosneft to explore oil reserves in the Arctic. BP signed the…

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Russia's Image as Energy Superpower Benefitting from Middle East Crisis

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:44 | Gregory Feifer

With U.S.-led fighter jets pounding military assets in oil-rich Libya, and Japan still struggling to contain radiation at its stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, concerns are rising around the world about…

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Global Cost of Piracy is now $12 Billion Per Year: Oil Industry No.1 Target

Mar 23, 2011 at 06:30 | Business Insider

Hollywood pirates such as Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard are glorified characters among uncivilized peers, stealing from the rich and acquiring bounties of gold. While the adventures of these 19th century…

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Move Aside Ethanol - Compressed Natural Gas is a Better Gasoline Replacement

Mar 18, 2011 at 11:08 | Ed Dolan

Ethanol is finally getting the bad press (1) (2) it richly deserves. Cracks are even beginning to appear in its once-solid support on Capitol Hill. In April, the…

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Long Term Prospects for Uranium Industry Still Strong

Mar 17, 2011 at 10:44 | Taras Berezowsky

Japan consumes about 8 to 12 percent of the world’s uranium supply, depending on which source you reference. Of course, nearly a dozen of the country’s 55 nuclear plants…

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The Harsh Reality of Fail Safe Engineering

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:44 | Robert Rapier

As I have said many times, all of our energy options require trade-offs. I can’t think of any that don’t have some negative consequences and risks associated with their production…

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Syngas: Vaporizing Waste into Fuel

Mar 14, 2011 at 21:51 | Taras Berezowsky

In the constant push to make greening technology not only effective but also profitable, one US company is taking advantage of a Japanese-pioneered innovation: using souped-up plasma torches to vaporize…

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China's Five Year Energy and Emissions Plan

Mar 11, 2011 at 07:13 | Environmental Finance

China has set conservative targets for reducing energy use and cutting carbon emissions in its 12th five-year plan – and will reveal the policies to achieve them next week. Chinese…

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China and Brazil Leading Energy Infrastructure Investments in Latin America

Mar 10, 2011 at 08:11 | Global Intelligence Report

Colombia’s announcement that China plans to build a railroad to serve as a canal alternative received widespread media coverage last month. However, the proposal is simply the most high profile…

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Oil Reserves, Fracking and Gap Oil

Mar 10, 2011 at 08:04 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Oil production is somewhat confounded by the reference more lately to “liquids” rather than “oil”, which includes hydrocarbons that are recovered, sometimes in great quantity, from natural gas wells, which…

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