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Colombia May Shoot Itself In The Foot With Ban On Fracking

Sep 23, 2022 at 13:42 | Matthew Smith

  The controversial hydrocarbon technique hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, which sparked the U.S. oil boom catapulting that country to become the largest petroleum producer globally, is drawing…

Oil Rig Count Sees Small Jump Amid Crash In Crude Prices

Sep 23, 2022 at 12:25 | Julianne Geiger

The number of total active drilling rigs in the United States rose by 1 this week, according to new data from Baker Hughes published on Friday. The total rig count…

The Global Water Crisis Could Crush The Energy Industry

Sep 23, 2022 at 11:45 | Felicity Bradstock

For years, the energy sector, and almost every other sector, has taken water for granted, viewing it as an abundant resource. But as we move into a new…

Oil Falls Below $80 As Powell Warns A Recession May Be Looming

Sep 23, 2022 at 09:08 | Charles Kennedy

Oil prices dipped by 5% early on Friday, with the U.S. benchmark slumping to the lowest level since January, on the back of heightened concerns about slowing economic growth and…

Razor-Thin Spare Capacity To Keep Oil Prices Elevated

Sep 23, 2022 at 08:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The post-COVID rebound in economies and oil demand have left global spare oil production capacity at very low levels with a very small cushion to absorb possible supply-side…

MIT Engineers Design New Low-Cost Battery For Energy Storage

Sep 23, 2022 at 08:50 | Brian Westenhaus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have designed a battery made from inexpensive, abundant materials, that could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources. Less expensive than lithium-ion…

How Big A Problem Is America’s Shrinking Oil Reserve?

Sep 23, 2022 at 07:36 | Robert Rapier

What is the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)? What are the implications of depleting the SPR, which the U.S. has been doing now since 2016? Further, what has…

Oil Bears Beware, Crude Prices Could Soon Spike

Sep 23, 2022 at 05:09 | Tom Kool

While sentiment in oil markets has been decidedly bearish in recent weeks, the risk of Russia escalating its war with Ukraine and news that China is finally opening up mean…

Oil Prices Under Pressure But Bullish Catalysts Loom

Sep 23, 2022 at 04:13 | Editorial Dept

December WTI crude oil futures are edging higher late Thursday, but struggling to turn higher for the week. The price action has been volatile throughout the week especially today when…

U.S. Crude Exports Are Increasingly Competitive

Sep 23, 2022 at 04:11 | Editorial Dept

1. WTI-Brent Gap Makes US Crude Exports Attractive- With US crude benchmark dropping to a…

Russia's Snap Referendums In Ukraine Begin

Sep 23, 2022 at 04:08 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya regions - four territories in Ukraine occupied by Russian forces - started holding snap referendums on Friday on joining Russia. The…

Is This The Best Way To Play The Fuel Cell Market?

Sep 23, 2022 at 04:06 | Editorial Dept

The potential of the fuel cell industry is obvious, even in the face of the rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs). EVs are the anti-oil crusader’s vehicles of choice, but…

Putin Is Not Peter The Great

Sep 23, 2022 at 04:04 | Editorial Dept

Putin is not Peter the Great. That is a good starting point for examining the position in which the Russian leader now finds himself.  The military…

Europe’s Energy Crisis Will Not Be “A One Winter Story”

Sep 23, 2022 at 02:42 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Reduced energy supply due to the sanctions against Russia and Moscow shutting down key pipeline gas export routes will leave Europe scrambling for oil and gas well after the coming…

Energy Earnings Set To Ease, But Oilfield Services Remain Strong

Sep 22, 2022 at 12:25 | Alex Kimani

The energy sector has enjoyed bumper profits in the current year, with Big Oil companies setting records right, left and center. ExxonMobil…

LNG Exporters Face Risk Of Stranded Assets Despite Current Demand Boom

Sep 22, 2022 at 10:36 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Desperately scrambling for non-Russian gas supply to keep the lights and heating on this winter, Europe is driving a surge in liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and prices.    …

One Million Puerto Ricans Still Without Power As Grid Crisis Persists

Sep 22, 2022 at 09:58 | Haley Zaremba

As Hurricane Fiona continues its path of destruction through the pacific, moving toward Bermuda as a Category 4 storm after lashing Turks and Caicos as a Category 3…

Ramping Up Renewables Won’t Save The World From A Cold Winter

Sep 22, 2022 at 09:45 | Gail Tverberg

We usually don’t think about the wonderful service fossil fuels provide in terms of being a store of heat energy for winter, the time when there is a greater need…

Why India Is Suddenly Buying Less Russian Crude

Sep 22, 2022 at 09:30 | Charles Kennedy

India, which has been buying large volumes of Russian crude since the Russian invasion of Ukraine to take advantage of cheap oil, is set to slow purchases of…

Can Argentina’s Dead Cow Shale Patch Save Its Economy?

Sep 22, 2022 at 09:28 | Matthew Smith

Like countries across Latin America, Argentina was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Infection and death rates surged despite the government in Buenos Aires implementing a strict lockdown.…

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