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Is Natural Gas Set To Plunge Again?

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Clean Energy Commodities: The Answer to Middle Eastern Oil

Feb 24, 2011 at 12:42 | Jeb Handwerger

Many of the great declines in the stock market over the past 30 years have been related to oil (United States Oil (USO)). This week we have seen the major…

Global Energy Briefs

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:35 | Global Intelligence Report

Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Construction Suspended Though no reason has been given, Iran has announced that construction of the Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline has been suspended and will tentatively be resumed in…

Georgia to Have Russian Company Finance Sale of Shares in State-Owned Power Company

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:23 | Global Intelligence Report

Despite their ever-sour relations and the recent short war they fought over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, Georgia is planning to have the majority Russian shareholder in its state-owned…

The Natural Chaos of Climate

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:21 | Al Fin

Earth's climate is driven by ongoing cycles on many levels. When natural resonant cycles overlap -- at whatever level -- they can contribute to a chaotic pattern.

Investors Unconcerned with Chevron's $8.6 Billion Pollution Fine

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:19 | Christopher Cundy

An Ecuadorian court has a slim chance of enforcing an $8.6 billion pollution fine against Chevron, according to one lawyer, and investors seem unconcerned with the development. On Monday, a…

Carbon Emissions Could Cost $8 Trillion Over the Next 20 Years

Feb 21, 2011 at 08:40 | Graham Cooper

The economic cost of carbon emissions over the next 20 years could amount to $8 trillion, according to a study by investment consultants Mercer. This is what will happen if…

Can Zero Point Energy Gain Credibility?

Feb 21, 2011 at 08:26 | Brian Westenhaus

There is a lot of activity in Zero Point Energy around the world.  In the U.S. it remains an oddball or unscientific field.  In other places the science is taken…

Synthetic Petrol Causing Ecological Concerns in Iran

Feb 17, 2011 at 08:02 | IWPR

Tehran says it is becoming self-sufficient in petrol, in the hope of warding off the pain of further economic sanctions. But the effort has many detractors inside Iran, who say…

Environmentalists Damaging US Economy and Job Growth

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:43 | Business Insider

If President Obama is serious about smoothing the path for U.S. businesses, he should take up reading the newspaper. Not a day goes by that he wouldn’t find opportunities aplenty…

Stand Up to NIMBY - and Create Jobs

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:23 | Llewellyn King

In Britain, they call it “DADA.” It means Decide. Announce. Defend. Abandon. In America we call it “NIMBY” — “not in my back yard.” It applies to all kinds of…

A Very Unfriendly Note on Electric Deregulation

Feb 15, 2011 at 07:59 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Some years ago I was engaged in a half-serious one-man crusade to stop electric deregulation in Sweden. As with most one-man or one-woman crusades, it was doomed to failure; but…

Large Oil tanker Seized by Somali Pirates – Military Action Not Far Off

Feb 11, 2011 at 10:37 | Bruce Krasting

The Somalian pirates seized another big ship the other day. This time it was a large oil tanker. I spoke with a friend who owns ships and lives in Athens…

In the Head of Energy Secretary Chu

Feb 05, 2011 at 11:38 | Ferdinand E. Banks

As most readers of this short paper probably know, Dr Steven Chu is the energy secretary of the United States, a physicist, and a Nobel Laureate. Discovery Magazine, in its…

North America’s Bounty of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

Feb 04, 2011 at 09:11 | Al Fin

North America contains a huge portion of global hydrocarbons, when unconventionals are taken into account. As the price of oil creeps ever higher over time, engineers and technologists are developing…

Emerging Economies Lead in Energy Research and Development

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Six major emerging economies, the 'BRIMCS' countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, China and South Africa), invest more in energy research and development (R&D) than a large group of developed countries,…

BP Predicts Massive Growth in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:33 | Charlotte Dudley

Global policy and technology efforts aimed at reducing emissions are not doing enough to set the world on a safe carbon path, according to BP, which predicts global emissions in…

Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting

Jan 27, 2011 at 06:50 | Global Intelligence Report

A number of events during President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States will underscore that the energy dialogue between the United States and China continues to be a key…

An Invaluable Reminder about Electric Deregulation

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:04 | Ferdinand E. Banks

This short paper borrows from my forthcoming energy economics textbook (2011), and consists of a part of the lecture that I once desperately wanted to present at either the Stockholm…

How Many "Bakkens" Will Be Found?

Jan 20, 2011 at 15:12 | Al Fin

North Dakota's Bakken shale oil deposits were supposed to have only 4.3 billion barrels of proven reserves. But that number keeps rising -- as do the production numbers from Bakken…

China’s Discovery Boom: Large Oil and Gas Fields Detected Offshore

Jan 20, 2011 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

Chinese geologists have detected "super-thick" oil and gas-bearing stratums in the northern part of the South China Sea and identified 38 offshore oil and gas-bearing basins, a senior official said…

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