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Energy / Energy-General

Panama Canal Expansion to Grow LNG Trade

Sep 26, 2014 at 09:43 | Editorial Dept

The U.S. is in a relatively strong position to take advantage of Asian demand for natural gas. There are now a total of three proposed export…

Weather Forecast Looks Bright For LNG But I’m Skeptical

Sep 26, 2014 at 09:28 | Dan Dicker

For a lifetime trader of fossil fuels, it’s been like living in the dark.  I’ve never seen a better market to be long crude oil, where the risks to the…

With British Unity Intact, What’s Next for UK Energy?

Sep 24, 2014 at 17:06 | Nick Cunningham

With uncertainty put to rest over the Scottish referendum, several British energy sectors are hoping investment will resume after coming to a standstill before the vote. Not only that,…

Three Trends Energy Investors Should be Following

Sep 18, 2014 at 17:15 | Dan Dicker

I don’t spend much time finding very short-term trades, as regular readers know.  Staring at my screens and trying to find a great long-term trade hasn’t been a breeze either. …

Emerson Electric (EMR): Even The Opportunity For A Profit Makes Me Mad

Sep 18, 2014 at 17:12 | Martin Tillier

As I advance in years I find that, unlike many people, fewer things make me angry. I guess I am just coming to terms with the fact that the world…

Why It’s Too Soon To Write Off Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Sep 15, 2014 at 14:37 | Chris Dalby

It has been almost two years since Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, announced his own dream for the transportation of the future. The Hyperloop was to prove…

Bad Has Never Looked So Good

Sep 12, 2014 at 16:17 | Matt Smith

Not meaning to be villainous – like my British counterparts in the Jaguar commercial - but it would seem that sometimes ‘it’s good to be bad‘. And here are…

This Week in Energy: US Picks up Pace in LNG Race

Sep 12, 2014 at 15:12 | James Stafford

This week in energy, the prospect of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports gain momentum in Washington with final federal approval for two more projects in Louisiana and Florida thanks to…

The Countries Most at Risk from Declining Oil Prices

Sep 11, 2014 at 18:25 | Editorial Dept

The oil markets woke up at the end of the summer of 2014 realizing that there was not as much demand out there as they thought. Suddenly, the world is…

An Energy-Related Reason Why US Healthcare Outcomes are Awful

Sep 10, 2014 at 16:34 | Gail Tverberg

Back in January 2013, the US Institute of Medicine published a report called U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. This poor health outcome for US citizens…

Why Energy Efficiency Is The Most Important Fuel We Didn’t Know We Had

Sep 09, 2014 at 16:30 | Climate Progress

Energy efficiency has graduated from the “hidden fuel” to the “first fuel.”That’s the word from a new analysis the International Energy Agency published Tuesday, looking into the…

Investigation Reveals Surprising Way Foreign Governments Buy Influence In D.C.

Sep 08, 2014 at 17:14 | Nick Cunningham

An investigation by The New York Times has found that several prominent Washington, D.C. think tanks have regularly taken donations from foreign entities in exchange for using their influence…

Junior Mining Companies Looking for Financial Lifeboats

Sep 08, 2014 at 17:00 | Chris Dalby

Any company will tell you that panic starts to set in once the confidence of the board or of investors begins to wane. This is precisely the situation in the…

This Week in Energy: Project Liberty: Corn Waste for Freedom Fuel

Sep 05, 2014 at 16:41 | James Stafford

This week in energy we’re looking at the grand opening in Iowa of the first facility to commercially produce ethanol from corn waste products as proof that we don’t…

Sending the Wrong Message to the Corporate World

Sep 04, 2014 at 19:59 | Dan Dicker

BP today was found grossly negligent in its connection with the 2010 deepwater horizon disaster.  It is a most surprising result and will continue to hang over the head of…

Two Different Uses For Obvious Chart Points

Sep 04, 2014 at 19:58 | Martin Tillier

I am not one to baffle with overly technical analysis when it comes to charts. To me, the more obvious the pattern or point is, the more useful it is.…

North Sea Spotlight: What Scottish Independence Will Mean for UK Oil

Sep 04, 2014 at 19:55 | Editorial Dept

In a few weeks’ time, the oil in the North Sea could suddenly be under the sovereignty of a new country. Scotland is pushing for a referendum on…

Australian PM Abbot Rolls Out Welcome Mat For Mining Industry

Sep 04, 2014 at 18:20 | Nick Cunningham

One year into his term, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has pulled out all stops to make life easier for extractive industries, effectively turning Australia into a paradise for fossil…

Europe Needs A New Source of Oil and Gas, Fast

Sep 04, 2014 at 18:16 | Claude Salhani

Summer is over and many Europeans may have to keep warm this coming winter by thinking about their summer holidays while wrapped in blankets, praying for a short winter or…

Africa and Belgium Generate the Same Amount of Electricity – But That’s Changing

Sep 03, 2014 at 20:27 | Chris Dalby

The statistics of the African Development Bank are terrifying: Africa’s total installed power generation capacity is 147 gigawatts. That’s about the same amount as Belgium’s total capacity, and the…

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