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U.S. on Pakistani Pipelines - One Good, One Bad

Jul 06, 2012 at 17:35 | John Daly

Perhaps nowhere in the world are Washington’s diplomatic efforts more schizophrenic than in dealing with Pakistan. On the one hand, the U.S. regularly lauds Pakistan as a stalwart ally…

ROVs: A High-Tech Win-Win Investment in the Offshore Drilling Boom

Jul 06, 2012 at 12:24 | Charles Kennedy

An increase in offshore, deep-sea oil drilling and a nod to Shell to proceed in the Alaskan Arctic will drive demand for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) through 2015. An…

Burning Ultra-Low Sulphur Jet Fuel Could Actually Increase Global Warming

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:26 | Professor Chris Rhodes

In an effort to reduce acid emissions from the aviation industry, preventing an annual number of between 1,000 and 4,000 deaths, it is planned to burn very low-sulphur jet fuel…

Energy Development Could Hold the Key for America's Unemployed Masses

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:24 | MasterResource

“For many American families, struggling to make ends meet in the jobless recovery, energy development is an answer to a prayer. The fact that the oil and gas boom has…

EU's Iran Sanctions Intended to Appease Israel

Jul 04, 2012 at 15:57 | Charles Kennedy

The EU’s oil embargo on Iran that came into effect on 1 July is likely to do as much damage to the European Union as it is to Iran and…

What the Woes of Enbridge May Say of the Cushing Glut

Jul 04, 2012 at 15:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge faces a $3.7 million penalty from U.S. regulators for "multiple" violations of safety measures stemming from a 2010 oil spill in southern Michigan. About 20,000 barrels…

Iranian Oil Embargo a Market Flop?

Jul 03, 2012 at 17:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

As international sanctions against Iranian crude oil went into effect, Tehran announced it was considering new legislation that would cut off oil transit lanes through the Strait of Hormuz.…

How the Natural Gas Boom has Boosted the US's Oil Production Figures

Jul 02, 2012 at 16:10 | James Hamilton

According to the Energy Information Administration, in March the United States produced a "total oil supply" of 10.8 million barrels per day, which was 2.1 mb/d more than in…

The US has Compromised its Future Water Supply with Extensive Well Drilling

Jul 02, 2012 at 15:58 | Kurt Cobb

Since 1949 the United States has had more than 2.6 million oil and natural gas wells drilled into its surface. Many more wells have gone uncounted since they were drilled…

Iran Prepares for EU Sanctions Which Take Full Effect on 1st of July

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:04 | RFE/RL staff

July 1 figures to be a bad day for Iran -- that's when hard-hitting EU sanctions on Iran's oil exports take full effect. The sanctions targeting the country's…

Have Sanctions Against Iran Worked?

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:00 | Hadaf Zubi

In a word: “no”.The US State Department has been very adamant that the economic pressure they have been putting on Iran will force Iran to come to the…

Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Earthquakes

Jun 28, 2012 at 17:07 | James Burgess

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) involves injecting carbon dioxide into underground geological reservoirs for long term storage, and is a major part of the global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas…

BRIC's Achilles Heel - Energy

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:38 | John Daly

In 2001 Jim O'Neill, then Goldman Sachs head of global economic research and commodities and strategy research, coined an acronym that has increasingly come to dominate the last decade in…

Report Claims New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Create 570,000 Jobs By 2030

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:29 | Climate Progress

New fuel economy standards proposed in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation could create 570,000 jobs between 2017 and 2030, according to a report released today…

NASCAR's Effect on the Environment

Jun 26, 2012 at 16:02 | Climate Progress

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about possible ways that climate change could affect baseball. This time I want to talk about how a sport can impact the…

Poll Shows Most Americans are Unfamiliar with Hydraulic Fracturing

Jun 22, 2012 at 17:17 | Climate Progress

Take nothing for granted. That is the most important thing to remember when communicating with the public — or the media or any other group for that matter. Readers of…

Mr. X and the Future U.S. Envoy to Baku

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:42 | Daniel J. Graeber

Richard Morningstar, the U.S. energy czar to Eurasia, told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that he'd do more than get behind oil and natural gas pipelines from Azerbaijan if confirmed…

The IEA has had to Increase its Global Emissions Levels for 2030

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:17 | Breakthrough Institute

The International Energy Agency has released a new analysis that helps to demonstrate the systemic failure of policy analyses focused on carbon dioxide emissions reductions.In the new report…

How Lazy Thinking Could Threaten our Energy Future

Jun 19, 2012 at 17:07 | Kurt Cobb

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman likes to pose the following problem to audiences to illustrate our habitual modes of thinking:A bat and a ball cost $1.10 together and the…

California to Use Revenue from Carbon Auctions to Reduce Huge Fund Deficit

Jun 15, 2012 at 17:12 | Gary Hunt

And you thought the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) was all about limiting greenhouse gas emissions, didn’t you?  Think again.There is a brewing fight in Sacramento…

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