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Tight Global Oil Supplies Turn Syria into an International Problem

Tight Global Oil Supplies Turn Syria into an International Problem

Sep 03, 2013 at 17:22 | Kurt Cobb

I've been watching old episodes of The West Wing, the acclaimed television series about life and work in the West Wing of the White House. In one sequence of…

Syria Barely a Blip on International Oil Market

Syria Barely a Blip on International Oil Market

Sep 02, 2013 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

The International Energy Agency said last week it was staying on the sidelines despite the recent spike in crude oil prices. Brent prices are up more than 10 percent since…

U.S. Regulators Start Oil-by-Rail Probe

U.S. Regulators Start Oil-by-Rail Probe

Aug 30, 2013 at 21:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. regulators said last year was the safest on record for the rail industry. In terms of volume, the Association of American Railroads said the cumulative volume of carloads carried…

Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages?

Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages?

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:20 | James Stafford

As with everything else, it’s all about economic feasibility. This is the story of kerogen (oil shale), and could be a huge one, or it could just stay in the…

Elections in Norway Decisive for Oil Drillers

Elections in Norway Decisive for Oil Drillers

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:14 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Norway’s September elections will likely end the battle over oil drilling off the Lofoten islands and pave the way most notably for Statoil ASA (STL) to drill for…

Ecuador Opens Oil Blocks in Amazon Rainforest

Ecuador Opens Oil Blocks in Amazon Rainforest

Aug 28, 2013 at 16:57 | Southern Pulse

Rafael Correa, the extremely popular president of Ecuador, announced the decision to open additional blocks (Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini) of the Yasuni National Park on 16 August 2013. These…

Tullow to Start Pumping in Kenya Next Year

Tullow to Start Pumping in Kenya Next Year

Aug 27, 2013 at 16:37 | Charles Kennedy

UK-based Tullow Oil Plc (TLW) has announced it will begin pumping its first oil in Kenya as soon as next year, and that Kenya will begin exporting already in

Chevron Regains Foothold in Argentina’s Oil Sector

Chevron Regains Foothold in Argentina’s Oil Sector

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:14 | John Daly

What a difference a year makes. Fiercely nationalistic Argentina is again allowing foreign oil firms back into the country.On 16 July Chevron and state energy firm Yacimientos Petroliferos…

New Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique Boosts Production to 85%

New Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique Boosts Production to 85%

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:08 | Brian Westenhaus

A team at Canada’s University of Regina (UR) is researching and developing an enhanced heavy oil recovery (EHOR) process called Cyclic Production with Continuous Solvent Injection (CPCSI).

Points to Note when Determining the Real Story of Oil Limits

Points to Note when Determining the Real Story of Oil Limits

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:04 | Gail Tverberg

The story of oil limits is one that crosses many disciplines. It is not an easy one to understand. Most of those who are writing about peak oil come from…

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