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Iran: We Won’t Let OPEC Boost Production

Iran: We Won’t Let OPEC Boost Production

As oil prices continue to…

Strong Rise In Spending Keeps Offshore Ahead Of Shale

Strong Rise In Spending Keeps Offshore Ahead Of Shale

An increase in final investment…

Energy / Crude Oil

Oil Still Calling the Cards in Mideast

Oil Still Calling the Cards in Mideast

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:49 | Claude Salhani

The battle for control of the Middle East, part of which is being fought today in Syria, and that this past weekend many fear has spread to engulf neighboring Lebanon,…

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Oil Imports

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Oil Imports

Oct 22, 2012 at 17:41 | James Hamilton

On Wednesday I noted that encouraging more U.S. oil production was unlikely to result in a significant drop in U.S. retail gasoline prices. Nevertheless, I believe that there would…

Could Social Upheaval in Iran Spark an Oil Bull Market?

Could Social Upheaval in Iran Spark an Oil Bull Market?

Oct 18, 2012 at 17:57 | Marin Katusa

In the third century, greed got the best of Rome's emperors. As they spent through the silver in the treasury, one emperor after another reduced the amount of precious metal…

Using Thicker CO2 to Increase Oil Extraction Rates

Using Thicker CO2 to Increase Oil Extraction Rates

Oct 18, 2012 at 17:47 | Brian Westenhaus

Oil extraction technology marches on. University of Pittsburgh engineers show crude oil extraction could be improved significantly and accessible domestic oil reserves could be expanded with their new economical…

Kazakhstan's Gigantic Kashgan Oil Field about to Begin Production

Kazakhstan's Gigantic Kashgan Oil Field about to Begin Production

Oct 17, 2012 at 17:39 | Eurasianet

In the Caspian Sea’s choppy waters off western Kazakhstan’s coast, D-Day is approaching on a man-made mound called D Island. It is the nerve center of the Kashagan field, the…

Yet Another Attack on Turkish Pipelines

Yet Another Attack on Turkish Pipelines

Oct 12, 2012 at 17:42 | John Daly

Turkey’s economy is one of the most booming of the Middle East, with a growth rate, despite the ongoing economic recession over the past decade, of an average 5.5…

Iraqi Oil Problems are Global Oil Problems

Iraqi Oil Problems are Global Oil Problems

Oct 11, 2012 at 18:00 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Iraqi government said Wednesday it was pulling back from its plans to increase oil production dramatically within the next five years. Baghdad, beginning in 2008, has brought in international…

Smash the Rally in Oil

Smash the Rally in Oil

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I love it. First, Israel's right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for a snap election. Many observers are viewing this as a referendum on war with Iran. Then, terrorists blow…

Yet Another Huge Oil Find in the Anadarko Basin

Yet Another Huge Oil Find in the Anadarko Basin

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:39 | Brian Westenhaus

Continental Resources Inc. unveiled its newest oil field with a reservoir rock of an oil-rich portion of the Woodford Shale that lies beneath oil fields tapped long ago by some…

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…

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