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Will Trump Spark An Offshore Drilling Boom?

President Trump plans to sign…

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Backstone Buys Into Permian For $2 Billion

Blackstone is buying into the…

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Is The Geopolitical Risk Premium In Oil Overrated?

While geopolitical risk definitely remains…


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How Long until the Arctic Sea Ice Completely Melts?

Apr 18, 2012 at 17:04 | Editorial Dept

Each year in March we experience the annual maximum in Arctic sea ice extent; within a month we will reach the annual maximum in Arctic sea ice volume; after that,…

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How much Tax does Big Oil Actually Pay?

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

President Obama is intent on cutting the tax breaks that are handed out to the oil and gas majors. He has now made several attempts to pass a law in…

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Argentina Seize YPF from Repsol as they look to Control Domestic Oil Sector

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:15 | James Burgess

Back in 1999 the Spanish conglomerate Repsol SA completed a takeover of the Argentine energy firm YPF to form one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world. Repsol are…

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EV's only as Clean as the Electricity that Drives them

Apr 16, 2012 at 17:12 | James Burgess

Electric cars are the cleanest form of transport. Obviously more environmentally friendly than any petrol or diesel cars out there…that’s a given fact…isn’t it? Well not necessarily. According to a…

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India Overtakes China as Largest Importer of Iranian Crude

Apr 16, 2012 at 17:11 | Joao Peixe

India has finally overtaken China as the largest importer of Iranian oil during the first quarter of this year. They achieved this due to a surge in buying ahead of…

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Energy Market Snapshot for April 13 2012

Apr 14, 2012 at 12:04 | Shea Laverty

Friday the 13th's purported mojo seemed to have a very minor effect on the New York Mercantile Exchange, with miniscule losses across the board and a few gains.The…

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How the U.S. Could Achieve Energy Independence

Apr 13, 2012 at 16:24 | Joao Peixe

Oil and Gas veteran T. Boone Pickens believes that the US can achieve energy independence by following his ‘Pickens Plan’. His strategy calls for the widespread use of natural gas…

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UK Look to Iceland's Geothermal Sector to Help Achieve Energy Security

Apr 13, 2012 at 16:23 | James Burgess

Iceland boasts between 20 and 30 active volcanoes, and due to this abundant geothermal activity has a thriving geothermal energy sector. The UK is currently looking into the possibility of…

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China Hopes for Progress in Talks between Iran and the UN Security Council

Apr 13, 2012 at 11:16 | Juan Cole

China’s official Xinhuanet news service is predicting that Iran will compromise with the 5 members of the UN Security Council plus Germany as they meet in Istanbul beginning on…

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U.S. Clean Energy Investment Reached $48 Billion in 2011

Apr 12, 2012 at 16:51 | James Burgess

According to a report from PEW Environment the United States attracted the most clean energy investment in the world in 2011. The US received $48 billion in venture capital, private…

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