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Energy / Natural Gas

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Why Natural Gas is Setting Up for a Big Short

Dec 30, 2010 at 10:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I always thought that a great strategy for a new hedge fund would be to only buy positions from existing hedge funds that were blowing up. That fund would buy…

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What Will be the Cost of The Shale Gas Boom?

Dec 23, 2010 at 09:14 | Kurt Cobb

If you externalize the costs of a business activity, it means other people pay the costs--environmental, social and otherwise--and you get the profits. It goes on all the time in…

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Major Natural Gas Find in Tajikistan Set to Change Regional Dynamic

Dec 22, 2010 at 10:33 | RFE/RL staff

Tajiks have reason to look forward to a brighter, warmer future, for drilling has begun on a new natural-gas well that promises to reverse their history of energy dependence. Zarubezhneftegaz,…

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US Natural Gas Supplies Exploding Without Apparent End

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:19 | Al Fin

Gas abundance is not limited to the U.S. The latest World Energy Outlook report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in early November basically threw the entire natural gas…

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Turkmenistan to Provide Natural Gas for Nabucco

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:06 | RFE/RL staff

Turkmenistan's First Deputy Prime Minister Baymurad Khojamukhamedov has said his country is ready to provide some 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the European Union-backed Nabucco pipeline project.…

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Natural Gas Producers Squeezed by High Costs and Low Prices

Nov 21, 2010 at 09:06 | Dave Forest

It's hard to believe, but just ten years ago $2/mcf was a pretty good natural gas price. North American gas sold for around that level throughout most of the 1980s…

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Turkmenistan's Gas Export Options

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:10 | IWPR

Turkmenistan’s gas export interests will inevitably lead to an estrangement from key ally Moscow in years to come, a top expert on Central Asia says Alexei Malashenko, a specialist on…

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Natural Gas Opportunities Beckon in Asia

Nov 15, 2010 at 18:41 | Dave Forest

Natural gas is a broken global market. For oil, there's enough import-export capacity worldwide that global prices tend to align closely. In natgas, global markets are fragmented. Leading to disparate…

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Here's an Unexpected Shale Gas Play

Nov 09, 2010 at 12:17 | Dave Forest

Argentina. - U.S. producer Apache said Friday it plans to drill a well by year-end to test shale gas potential in the La Calera field of the Neuquen Basin. The area…

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Shale Gas: A Real or Unreal Revolution

Nov 01, 2010 at 09:31 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Unfortunately, the title that I wanted to give this short discussion was already used by Professor Paul Stevens. His contribution is called ‘The Shale Gas Revolution: Hype and Reality’ (2010),…

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