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Mystery Tanker With Iranian Oil Unloads In China

Mystery Tanker With Iranian Oil Unloads In China

A tanker carrying Iranian fuel…

The Myth Of Cheap Shale Oil

The Myth Of Cheap Shale Oil

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The Oil Sector has Been Pushed to the Limit of its Capabilities

The Oil Sector has Been Pushed to the Limit of its Capabilities

Aug 23, 2012 at 14:33 | The Oil Drum

Leonardo Maugeri’s recent paper Oil: The Next Revolution on the presumed future abundance of oil supplies rejects the pessimistic outlook of limited increases in oil capacity over the next decade.…

Venezuela Ramps up China Oil Exports Unsettling Washington

Venezuela Ramps up China Oil Exports Unsettling Washington

Aug 21, 2012 at 17:17 | John Daly

The biggest geostrategic change of the past decade overlooked by Washington policy wonks in their fixation on their self-proclaimed “war on terror” is that Latin America has been throwing off…

New Layers to Canada's Oil Sand Debate

New Layers to Canada's Oil Sand Debate

Aug 21, 2012 at 17:09 | Daniel J. Graeber

A newspaper publisher in the Canadian province of British Columbia announced plans for a refinery that would process crude oil expected from the Northern Gateway pipeline.  Canadian pipeline company Enbridge…

New Indian Oil Find - Major Discovery, or Puddle?

New Indian Oil Find - Major Discovery, or Puddle?

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:30 | John Daly

According to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Agency, “In 2009, India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, after the United States, China, and Russia. Despite a…

USGS Assesses the Growth of Conventional Oil Reserves in the US

USGS Assesses the Growth of Conventional Oil Reserves in the US

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:20 | Environmental News Network

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is charged with the cataloguing an assessment of land formations and mineral reserves in the United States. They have recently assessed the potential additions…

Kazakhstan to Solidify Caspian Energy Role

Kazakhstan to Solidify Caspian Energy Role

Aug 16, 2012 at 17:42 | Daniel J. Graeber

Kazakhstan is expected to start making deliveries from its giant Kashagan oil field by the middle of next year. The state-controlled consortium managing the field set a production benchmark of…

South Sudan Considers Alternative Kenyan Pipeline to Outflank Sudan

South Sudan Considers Alternative Kenyan Pipeline to Outflank Sudan

Aug 15, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

The world’s newest, and Africa’s 54th nation, South Sudan, proclaimed independence on 9 July 2011, the result of an internationally observed referendum embodied in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA),…

Pipelines Apparently do Reduce Maritime Straits Congestion

Pipelines Apparently do Reduce Maritime Straits Congestion

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:32 | John Daly

Since the December 1991 implosion of the USSR, the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have all seen an explosion in the development of their hydrocarbon resources. For southern neighbour…

Hell in Tajikistan: Oil Discoveries a Potential Curse

Hell in Tajikistan: Oil Discoveries a Potential Curse

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:57 | Jen Alic

A major oil find by Canada’s Tethys Petroleum in Tajikistan comes at a bad time for the Central Asian country, as the security situation is about to skyrocket out of…

The Reason Behind China's Interest in Canada's Oil Sands

The Reason Behind China's Interest in Canada's Oil Sands

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:04 | Robert Rapier

Over the past two decades, Chinese oil consumption has quadrupled to nearly 10 million barrels per day. For the past decade they have been on a growth trajectory which has…

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