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Energy / Crude Oil

Oil Sands receive a big vote of confidence from Oil Major BP

Oil Sands receive a big vote of confidence from Oil Major BP

Feb 15, 2010 at 14:25 | Dave Forest

News came yesterday that oil major BP is close to a deal in the Alberta oil sands. It appears that BP is the preferred bidder for a majority stake in…

New Invention Using Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Could Unlock U.S. Oil Reserves Three Times Larger Than Saudi Arabia's

New Invention Using Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Could Unlock U.S. Oil Reserves Three Times Larger Than Saudi Arabia's

Feb 11, 2010 at 14:13 | Business Insider

There's some incredible new oil extraction technology being investigated over at Nuclearhydrocarbons.com. Essentially, the U.S. has a lot of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) rods from…

Oil and Gas Industry Weathers Shifting Climate

Oil and Gas Industry Weathers Shifting Climate

Feb 01, 2010 at 20:10 | Fawzia Sheikh

Often the green movement’s whipping boy, the oil and gas sector has no chance of escaping the scourge of climate change, an issue that everyone from international leaders to even…

Canada's Alluring Energy Supply Regaining it's Lustre Despite Continued Criticism

Canada's Alluring Energy Supply Regaining it's Lustre Despite Continued Criticism

Jan 27, 2010 at 19:05 | Fawzia Sheikh

As the recession fades from the Canadian oil sands and projects delayed amid months of uncertainty score a second chance, criticism has still not simmered down over how these pockets…

The Value of Empty Space - Japan Secures Oil Supply

The Value of Empty Space - Japan Secures Oil Supply

Jan 26, 2010 at 23:49 | Dave Forest

Here's an interesting one in the realm of oil security. As we've discussed, Japan is using a lot less oil these days. In the last year, Japanese consumption dropped 800,000…

Crude Oil Prices Fall Victim to China Syndrome

Crude Oil Prices Fall Victim to China Syndrome

Jan 22, 2010 at 21:08 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market roundup for 01/18/2010 – 01/22/2010. New measures by Chinese authorities to curb bank lending reversed a rally in energy prices early in the week, bringing West Texas Intermediate…

Canada's Oil Sands, Tarnished Images and Dirty Commodities

Canada's Oil Sands, Tarnished Images and Dirty Commodities

Jan 15, 2010 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

“When you think of Canada, which qualities come to mind: the world's peacekeeper, the friendly nation, a liberal counterweight to the harsher pieties of its southern neighbour, decent, civilised, fair,…

A Gas Company Revolutionizes Canadian Oil

A Gas Company Revolutionizes Canadian Oil

Jan 06, 2010 at 17:07 | Dave Forest

The next big thing is here in the Canadian oil patch. I wrote a few weeks ago that a number of new Alberta and Saskatchewan petroleum plays are being poked…

A Detailed Guide on the Many Different Types of Crude Oil

A Detailed Guide on the Many Different Types of Crude Oil

Dec 02, 2009 at 17:12 | Editorial Dept

Some people arbitrarily speak about oil as if it is a single, indistinguishably homogenous substance without any unique differentiation, but this is actually not the case at all! In fact,…

Big Oil - A Look at The Worlds Most Powerful Companies

Big Oil - A Look at The Worlds Most Powerful Companies

Nov 16, 2009 at 22:55 | Editorial Dept

The term "Big Oil," which initially was coined with derisive and derogatory connotations, has since come to designate those proverbial “Titans” and veritable leaders of the oil industry, now, once…

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