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China’s Crypto Crackdown Sparks A Mining Exodus

China’s Crypto Crackdown Sparks A Mining Exodus

China’s cryptocurrency crackdown has sparked…

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The EV Battery Conundrum: Commodity Rally Could Reverse Cost Curve

Jul 26, 2021 at 13:21 | Irina Slav

At the end of last year, BloombergNEF reported that the price of electric vehicle batteries had for the first time fallen to $100…

Could A Helium Shortage Derail The Tech Boom?

Jul 26, 2021 at 13:17 | James Burgess

Discovered over a century ago, helium was never intended for balloons. It wasn’t supposed to be a party gas. At the height of the Cold War, the…

Automakers Take Multi-Billion Profit Hit As Battery Metals Boom

Jul 26, 2021 at 12:44 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Rising prices of critical electric vehicle (EV) metals are denting the profits of global automakers, just as a growing number of legacy carmakers are investing more in zero-emission…

U.S. Shale Is Scrambling To Reinvent Itself

Jul 26, 2021 at 12:33 | Haley Zaremba

Oil has dominated global economics and dictated the shape, terms, and function of the geopolitical map for nearly 200 years. While two centuries is the merest of blips…

Growing Activist Pressure Puts Key Middle East Oil Deal On Hold

Jul 26, 2021 at 12:22 | Felicity Bradstock

A UAE oil transport deal is now on hold due to environmental concerns from Israel’s environmental protection ministry following pressure from activists. The agreement between the…

Big Oil Doubles Down On Brazil’s Exploding Offshore Sector

Jul 26, 2021 at 12:06 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Big Oil is betting big on oil exploration offshore Brazil, where the prolific pre-salt basin promises a lot of additional supply over the coming years. From Shell to Exxon, many…

Why Short Sellers Are Desperately Trying (And Failing) To Sink Recon Africa

Jul 25, 2021 at 18:12 | James Stafford

When a small, ambitious exploration company starts drilling in a 6.3-million-acre onshore oil play, the vultures descend. In the case of Reconnaissance Energy Africa (TSXV:RECO; OTC:RECAF), those vultures…

Can Iran Avoid A Major National Uprising?

Jul 23, 2021 at 13:06 | Cyril Widdershoven

As Iran is preparing for the inauguration of elected president Ebrahim Raisi, a move that will consolidate the power of the ultra-conservative forces that support Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,…

Big Oil Faces Mounting Pressure To Cut Upstream Emissions

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:33 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Pressure is mounting on the oil and gas sector to clean up its act and reduce emissions from operations, the so-called Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. 

The Net-Zero Narrative Is Riddled With Holes

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:27 | Irina Slav

When the International Energy Agency released its Roadmap to Net Zero report, OPEC slammed it as “destabilizing.” Russia…

Russia Is Finally Embracing The Electric Vehicle Boom

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:24 | Felicity Bradstock

Late in the race, Russia has recently announced investments targeting electric vehicle (EV) growth in an attempt to catch up with the transition across the rest of Europe.…

Marine Fuel: The Next Market Share Battleground In Asia

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:12 | Alex Kimani

For decades, Singapore has been the world's pre-eminent marine fuel hub, accounting for 21% of the 230 million metric tonnes global bunker market.…

Extreme Flooding Weighs On China’s Energy Supply Chain

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:08 | Haley Zaremba

An entire year’s worth of rain fell in the span of just a few days in central China, devastating the city of Zhengzhou,…

Oil Prices Recover After Manic Monday

Jul 23, 2021 at 11:28 | Tom Kool

Despite a major oil price crash on Monday, oil prices are now on course to close out the week more or less unchanged.

Clash Of the Energy Titans: Oil vs. Solar

Jul 23, 2021 at 10:55 | Julianne Geiger

The war between the oil and gas industry and renewables has been raging for years—but this time the battle is a literal one, over land. This particular dispute is between…

Futures Exchanges Gear Up For EV Boom

Jul 22, 2021 at 15:41 | Ag Metal Miner

The CME’s Comex and London Metal Exchange (LME) are squaring up for the industrial revolution that is electrification, according to recent posts by Bloomberg

The World Will Run Out Of EV Batteries By 2025

Jul 22, 2021 at 10:48 | Haley Zaremba

In many ways, the world is not ready for the EV revolution. While electric vehicles are an absolutely invaluable and essential component of the clean energy revolution and…

Clean Energy Jobs Are Flourishing Despite COVID-19

Jul 22, 2021 at 10:46 | Haley Zaremba

You would be hard-pressed to find a single economic sector that was not impacted in some way, whether disrupted, devastated, or boosted, by the spread of the novel…

UK’s Carbon Capture Plan Carries A Hefty Price Tag

Jul 22, 2021 at 10:41 | City A.M

The cost of development of clean hydrogen and greenhouse gas removals could surpass £40bn by 2035, according to a new report by the UK’s carbon capture trade body.…

The Real Reason Oil Prices Aren’t At $80

Jul 21, 2021 at 17:36 | Simon Watkins

The UAE’s awarding last week of a slew of huge drilling contracts aimed at increasing its crude oil output capacity from around 4 million barrels per day (bpd)…

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