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Energy / Energy-General

China Disinterested in Western Sanctions on Iran

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:15 | John Daly

Few people are aware that Iran is currently subjected to not one, but three sets of sanctions imposed by U.S., the United Nations and the European Union, the latter two…

Shell and Exxon Earn $160,000 a Minute, Yet Still Receive $2.4 Billion Tax Break

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:10 | Climate Progress

The top two corporations on the Fortune 500 Global ranking, Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil, announced their 2012 second-quarter earnings last week, bringing the total profits for three Big…

A Macondo Response to Oil Sands?

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

Provincial authorities in Alberta announced plans to review pipeline safety regulations following a series of oil spills in the region. Plains Midstream Canada, Pace Energy Oil and Gas, and Enbridge…

Ten Reasons Why Fracking is Doomed

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:17 | Juan Cole

Proponents of natural gas fracturing and oil drilling are delirious with joy over the ability to recover shale gas, which has brought down world gas prices and made the US…

Why Energy Will be Driven By Profitability in the Future

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:03 | Gary Hunt

The energy business cycle has always been dominated by boom and bust cycles.  Through changes in technology, economic conditions and regulation nothing has altered that cyclical pattern.  We have, however,…

California's Impending Energy Crash

Jul 25, 2012 at 15:55 | Gregor Macdonald

California, which imports over 25% of its electricity from out of state, is in no position to lose half (!) of its entire nuclear power capacity. But that’s exactly what…

Department of Energy & Climate Change Win Battle with Treasury

Jul 25, 2012 at 15:51 | Environmental Finance

The UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has succeeded in holding cuts to onshore wind subsidies at 10% – winning a battle with the finance ministry, which wanted…

Oilprice.com Top 5 Green Living Concepts

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:18 | Charles Kennedy

The future is a surreal shade of green. A glimpse into up-and-coming trends that will change the way we live includes washing-machine toilets, fitness-powered street lamps and home appliances, eco…

How Indian Farmers are Making Millions from the Fracking Boom

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:03 | Ed Dolan

A New York Times story last week featured a picture of a happy Indian farmer in his new house, a replacement for a miserable mud hut. His sister, a…

Iraqi Oil Locked in by Infighting

Jul 23, 2012 at 17:40 | Daniel J. Graeber

Hundreds of people in Iraq were killed Monday following a weekend attack on an oil pipeline in the Kurdish north of the country. The attacks suggest that not only is…

Secret Fracking Ingredient Discovered

Jul 23, 2012 at 17:32 | Brian Westenhaus

The guar bean grown in the northern India state of Rajasthan is now a key element in the chemical cocktail used to frack wells, the technology that has prompted…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 21st July 2012

Jul 22, 2012 at 09:39 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices rebound over Middle East rumblings, renewable energy investors celebrate a crucial exemption from the Dodd Frank Act, and the presidential campaign fever shines the spotlight on electric cars.…

Oilprice.com Forum Now Live - The Place to Discuss All Things Energy

Jul 20, 2012 at 12:44 | James Stafford

Oilprice.com is pleased to announce the launch of our long promised discussion area. Click the following link to access our forum: Oil Price Discussion Area There are…

Why the Government Should Turn the Private Sector Loose in the Energy Market

Jul 18, 2012 at 18:26 | Gary Hunt

The economy, jobs and the debate over the direction of the country dominate 2012 political campaigns.  Nowhere is the political rhetoric fiercer than on energy issues.Today there is…

We Need to Tax Carbon Emissions, Not Subsidise Fossil Fuels

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:23 | Science Progress

The International Energy Agency (IEA) made headlines recently by concluding that fossil fuels received far more global subsidies than renewable energy in 2010. However, it appears that the

The Devastating Effects of a Cyber-Attack Against a Country's Energy Grid

Jul 10, 2012 at 16:47 | Llewellyn King

Computer war has grown up. It has moved from the age of the equivalent of black powder to the equivalent of high-explosive shells -- not yet nuclear devices but close.

El Niño Risk Rises Heralding More Commodity Price Volatility

Jul 10, 2012 at 16:33 | Materials Risk

Latest forecasts from the US Climate Prediction Center and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology indicate that climate conditions continue to shift towards El Niño later in 2012. The…

The Importance of Balancing Energy Economics for the Success of Sustainability

Jul 10, 2012 at 16:27 | Gary Hunt

It does not feel like recovery.  Recovery is a time for rationalizing the old and positioning for what is to come.  I know it seems like the economy is still…

From Arab Spring to American Summer: The Politics of Power Outages

Jul 09, 2012 at 17:11 | Charles Kennedy

Amidst record-high temperatures and a very anti-climactic 4th of July, power outages have left millions without air-conditioning and even water in rural areas where households rely on electric pumps.  At…

Shell's Arctic Oil Spill Recovery Barge Refused Coast Guard Certificates

Jul 09, 2012 at 16:43 | Climate Progress

In the event of an offshore oil spill in the Arctic, Shell has previously admitted it can only “encounter” most of the oil in the frigid, pristine waters —…

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