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Energy / Crude Oil

Huge Jump in US Crude Oil Imports

Huge Jump in US Crude Oil Imports

Aug 04, 2010 at 09:26 | Dave Forest

U.S. crude oil imports. Huge jump in the week ended July 23, with total imports up to 11.15 million barrels daily. This is the highest weekly level of oil imports…

Is Matt Simmons Credible?

Is Matt Simmons Credible?

Jul 27, 2010 at 15:00 | Robert Rapier

I am going to address a touchy subject in this essay, but I simply can’t ignore it any longer. I have noticed that a lot of people are finding my…

Rising Demand in OPEC Countries Causes Oil Importers Concern

Rising Demand in OPEC Countries Causes Oil Importers Concern

Jul 19, 2010 at 07:19 | The Oil Drum

OPEC tells us it has lots of spare capacity, but how much should we believe them? Even when prices were much higher than they are now, back in 2008, they…

Shale Oil’s Place in our Energy Future

Shale Oil’s Place in our Energy Future

Jul 15, 2010 at 14:23 | Brian Westenhaus

Chinese researchers have identified a catalyst called NiMoW, for the hydrotreating of the refined diesel distillate fraction from the Fushun shale oil deposit. Shale oil has high levels of nitrogen,…

What Most Peak Oil Believers are Failing to Consider

What Most Peak Oil Believers are Failing to Consider

Jul 14, 2010 at 02:52 | Al Fin

A lot of otherwise normal, well-functioning persons are firm believers in the idea that global oil production has irrevocably peaked -- or is soon to peak irrevocably. Whether such a…

Lloyd’s Research Paper Warns of Peak Oil Crunch

Lloyd’s Research Paper Warns of Peak Oil Crunch

Jul 13, 2010 at 13:02 | Darrell Delamaide

The Lloyd’s insurance market in London added its voice to those warning about dependence on oil with the release of a research paper that predicted a supply crunch and price…

Crude Oil Awaiting Guidance

Crude Oil Awaiting Guidance

Jul 06, 2010 at 04:54 | Editorial Dept

Crude oil is starting the new week on a down note as economic worries continue to dictate near-term price direction. Last week oil lost an enormous 8.6% after double dip…

A Downshift in US and Chinese Growth Marks a Critical Break for Crude

A Downshift in US and Chinese Growth Marks a Critical Break for Crude

Jul 02, 2010 at 10:54 | Daily FX

Is the global economy facing a double dip recession and a new financial crisis? That is the concern that made the capital markets swoon Thursday. A disappointing round of data…

Oil’s Irreplaceable Role in the Global Energy economy

Oil’s Irreplaceable Role in the Global Energy economy

Jun 19, 2010 at 09:15 | Robert Bryce

Back in 2006, George W. Bush declared that the US is “addicted to oil.” Since then, that phrase has been repeated ad nauseum by politicos on both the Left and…

Oil company Chiefs Push for Lifting of Drilling Freezes

Oil company Chiefs Push for Lifting of Drilling Freezes

Jun 18, 2010 at 09:25 | Geoffrey Styles

I watched Tuesday's hearing on offshore drilling operations and safety by the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which featured the CEOs of ExxonMobil, Chevron,…

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