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Hurricane Irma’s Wrath Weighs On Natural Gas

Hurricane Irma’s Wrath Weighs On Natural Gas

Hurricane Irma has left some…

Middle-East Tensions Soar After Critical Phone Call

Middle-East Tensions Soar After Critical Phone Call

The latest bilateral contact between…

OPEC's Strategy To Clamp Down On Cheating

OPEC's Strategy To Clamp Down On Cheating

OPEC is considering new measures…

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The Green Climate Fund is Destined for Failure

Sep 02, 2011 at 07:28 | Mark Nicholls

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), designed to channel $100 billion a year in climate-related investment to the developing world by 2020, is destined for failure, according to Bloomberg New Energy…

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So Much for the Polar Bears - Arctic Drilling to Begin

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:59 | John Daly

The “good” news for wildlife around the Arctic Circle is that BP, renowned despoiler of the Gulf of Mexico, will not be coming. BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

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Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy is the Way Out of Crisis

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:56 | Open Democracy

S&P, in downgrading the USA, made the right call for the wrong reason. Keynesians like Jeffrey Sachs see this but need to go even further: the developed world will come…

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Electric Cars Losing their Appeal in China

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:40 | Stuart Burns

A debate raging largely behind closed doors among members of China’s ruling élite mirrors a wider debate that has been gathering steam this year: the viability of electric vehicles, at…

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The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 2: The Beginning

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:28 | MasterResource

[Editor Note: This five-part series by Mr. Epstein revisits the Standard Oil Trust controversy in this the 100th anniversary of the breakup of the Trust. Part I yesterday reviewed…

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Sell Oil for a Stock Hedge

Aug 30, 2011 at 18:02 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Over the last month, asset classes everywhere have downshifted to new, lower trading ranges, reflecting the very rapid chopping of GDP growth forecasts for 2011 from 4% to 2%. Oil…

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Natural Gas Prices and the Bottom of the Resource Triangle

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:36 | Gail Tverberg

Theoretically, we have a very large amount of resources of many kinds available–oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, gold, fresh water. There is a relatively small amount of high quality, inexpensive-to-extract…

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Fundamentals, Speculation, and Oil Prices

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:23 | James Hamilton

I was in Washington DC last week, arriving right after the earthquake and getting out of town just before Irene, to attend a conference on commodity markets at the Commodity…

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Unchecked Economic Freedom and The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 1

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:17 | MasterResource

[Author’s Note: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that found Standard Oil guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. As punishment, the world’s largest and…

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Debt Forgiveness, Ancient Greece and Peak Energy

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:12 | Kurt Cobb

In the 6th century B.C. Athenians gave extraordinary powers to one man to make needed reforms that would deliver Athens from economic stagnation and the gradual enslavement of the lower…

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