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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…

EIA: Coal Is Dying As Renewables Rise

EIA: Coal Is Dying As Renewables Rise

The EIA has forecast global…

Does Russia Really Need The OPEC Deal?

Does Russia Really Need The OPEC Deal?

OPEC and Russia are leading…

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Rising Oil Prices and Municipal Bond Defaults

Jan 17, 2011 at 08:43 | Gail Tverberg

I have written quite often saying that rising oil prices can be expected to lead to debt defaults. For a while, some of this was hidden through lower oil prices…

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Venezuela’s Oil Industry Hurting Despite Huge Reserves

Jan 17, 2011 at 08:33 | Al Fin

Jorge Pinon, an energy expert at Florida International University in Miami, said that Venezuela's state oil company has suffered from a lack of adequate technology and investment, hurting oil output…

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Oil Shale Mining and Research Picking Up Steam

Jan 15, 2011 at 09:04 | Al Fin

Estonia's largest oil shale mining company, Eesti Energia, reported the largest oil shale production figures in 18 years for 2010 - 17 million tons, up 3 million tons from the…

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Declining Crude Oil Production and Incorrect Energy Data

Jan 14, 2011 at 10:09 | The Oil Drum

The dramatic fall of Mexican oil production, and its largest field Cantarell, is often cited as a signature example of the problems facing Non-OPEC supply. Since the production highs of…

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Who, How and Why: $140 Oil and $5 Gas

Jan 13, 2011 at 13:32 | Llewellyn King

According to a loosely-organized apocalyptic Christian movement, May 21, 2011 will be the "end of days."  On or about that same date, the price of oil in the United States…

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EU Officials in Visit to Azerbaijan to Secure Natural Gas Supplies

Jan 13, 2011 at 13:27 | RFE/RL staff

Top European Union officials, including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, are due to open a visit to Azerbaijan today as part of efforts to…

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Investors Beware: Hidden Dangers of Increasing U.S. Dependence on Canadian Oil Sands

Jan 13, 2011 at 08:06 | Ed Dolan

Canada is the biggest supplier of oil imports to the United States. Increasingly, those imports come from its vast reserves of oil sands. Is the growing U.S. dependence on Canadian…

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The First Oil Shock

Jan 13, 2011 at 07:52 | James Hamilton

A research paper by Eyal Dvir of Boston College and Ken Rogoff of Harvard suggests some interesting parallels between the recent behavior of oil prices and what was observed…

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A Climate Model for the Year 3000

Jan 13, 2011 at 07:49 | Andy Soos

The art of prediction is one that often fails and only the test of time will show who is right and who is wrong. Climate models use quantitative methods to…

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The Hype Surrounding Peak Coal

Jan 11, 2011 at 10:18 | The Oil Drum

Lately there has been a mild, but growing, level of hype about the coming epoch of peak world coal extraction. As with any other non-renewable resource, the amount of coal…

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