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Why Is Big Oil So Excited About Alaskan Crude?

Why Is Big Oil So Excited About Alaskan Crude?

Alaskan officials have just published…

U.S. Oil Production Isn’t Growing As Fast As Expected

U.S. Oil Production Isn’t Growing As Fast As Expected

U.S. crude oil production continues…

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Full Steam Ahead for Suezmax Tankers, Thanks to Iran Sanctions

Full Steam Ahead for Suezmax Tankers, Thanks to Iran Sanctions

Oct 10, 2012 at 17:42 | Jen Alic

It has not been a good year for super tankers, what with sanctions on Iran and the US shale boom that has resulted in reduced demand for cargo transport and…

Oil Industry to Face Epic Changes over the Coming Years

Oil Industry to Face Epic Changes over the Coming Years

Oct 10, 2012 at 17:24 | Al Fin

UK based think tank Chatham House has published a new report: What Next for the Oil and Gas Industry? The report predicts a continued lessening of demand for middle…

Want Cheap Oil? Look no Further than Canada

Want Cheap Oil? Look no Further than Canada

Oct 08, 2012 at 13:40 | Frik Els

The price oil sands producers receive fell to $38 a barrel below the international benchmark oil price on Monday, leaving more than one fifth of all Alberta projects unviable.

Oil Markets Limp into Fourth Quarter

Oil Markets Limp into Fourth Quarter

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

On-going concerns over the global economy helped push oil prices to recent lows, with U.S. and foreign futures down more than 2.5 percent in recent trading. Most major U.S. stock…

What Impact does Oil have on the Syrian Civil War?

What Impact does Oil have on the Syrian Civil War?

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:29 | Claude Salhani

There is a popular belief in the Middle East that Washington’s foreign policy, particularly as it relates to this precarious region, is largely driven by America’s dependency on, and insatiable…

Will a Melting Arctic Help Postpone Peak Oil?

Will a Melting Arctic Help Postpone Peak Oil?

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:09 | Post Carbon

Last week brought the news that this summer the Arctic icecap shrank to an all-time low of roughly half the size it was in 1980. While this is the lowest…

Oil Markets Losing Lustre

Oil Markets Losing Lustre

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:37 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. energy trade group said the petroleum market in the country was hit by slumping demand. Total petroleum deliveries for August were at their lowest level for the month…

Importing Nations Feel the Squeeze as Global Oil Exports Steadily Decline

Importing Nations Feel the Squeeze as Global Oil Exports Steadily Decline

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:15 | Kurt Cobb

It is with trepidation that independent petroleum geologist Jeffrey Brown has watched global oil exports decline since 2006. With all the controversy in the past several years over whether worldwide…

Big Oil Funding U.S. Politics

Big Oil Funding U.S. Politics

Sep 21, 2012 at 17:58 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. Rep. John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, received nearly twice as much financial support from donors tied to the energy sector than did the next-closest recipient, a…

Oil Markets May be a Matter of Opinion

Oil Markets May be a Matter of Opinion

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil prices this week declined after the government of Saudi Arabia announced plans to ensure market stability. Oil prices on average continued their decline toward levels not seen since…

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