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Energy / Energy-General

New Research Strengthens Link Between Shale Drilling And Earthquakes

Jul 04, 2014 at 15:27 | Nick Cunningham

A recent study from Cornell University finds a probable link between drilling activity and an increased frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Published in the journal Science, the study indicates…

Oil Production Numbers Keep Going Down

Jul 04, 2014 at 15:13 | Dave Summers

One problem with defining a peak in global oil production is that it is only really evident sometime after the event, when one can look in the rear view mirror…

Batteries May Finally Be Having Their Day

Jul 04, 2014 at 12:42 | Editorial Dept

The world of energy storage and batteries is littered with disaster stories for investors. Charts that look like this two year depiction of Active Power Inc.’s price history are commonplace.

Greece Hopes to Kick Start Growth With Offshore Oil

Jul 04, 2014 at 12:26 | Editorial Dept

The Greek soccer team surprised a lot of critics by reaching the Round of 16 stage in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the squad only narrowly missed a trip…

Global Energy Advisory – 4th July 2014

Jul 04, 2014 at 12:14 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical & Conflict AlertsIraq/KurdistanFollowing on our briefing of last week, the Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq has officially announced it is preparing to hold a…

These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft

Jul 03, 2014 at 17:01 | Chris Dalby

NigeriaAs much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa’s new largest economy.…

10 (Unexpected) Uses of Oil

Jul 03, 2014 at 16:51 | Amy Gleich

The main use of petroleum wouldn’t surprise you at all. About 50 percent of the oil we use goes into making gasoline. In fact, about 70 percent is used for…

Energy Efficiency Now a Booming High Tech Industry

Jul 03, 2014 at 16:18 | Climate Progress

Energy efficiency, once dismissed as “Jimmy Carter trying to persuade [Americans] to wear an extra sweater and turn down the thermostat,” is now a booming high-tech industry, according to

The Peak Oil Crisis: Iraq on the Precipice

Jul 02, 2014 at 16:18 | Post Carbon

The daily newspapers are now full of stories predicting that Iraq, as we know it, will soon disintegrate into three or more warring states. In the last two weeks Sunni…

Court Ruling Issues Setback To Fracking In NY

Jul 01, 2014 at 16:45 | Nick Cunningham

A recent court ruling giving cities and towns in New York State the authority to ban hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) represents an enormous blow to the shale gas industry, which…

Spoiled People & Golf Balls: Fuel Efficiency Past & Future

Jul 01, 2014 at 16:33 | Martin Tillier

If you want proof that human beings in the developed world are a spoiled bunch you need look no further than the history of fuel efficiency and actual gas mileage…

In Russia’s Crosshairs, Ukraine Revives LNG Plans

Jul 01, 2014 at 16:23 | Editorial Dept

KIEV-- Russian gas prices have long succeeded in dictating Ukraine’s energy future and determining the fate of Kiev’s plans to diversify into liquefied natural gas. That game is now up,…

5 Bizarre Sources of Energy

Jun 30, 2014 at 17:35 | Amy Gleich

1. The Power of Family Nothing takes the pain out of burying a loved one like knowing you’re standing in a building being heated by gasses released during…

Canadian Supreme Court Ruling Throws Major Pipeline into Doubt

Jun 30, 2014 at 17:12 | Nick Cunningham

Business for oil companies operating in Canada just got more complicated because of a Supreme Court ruling that significantly expands the ability of a native tribe’s ability to potentially veto…

More Oil Means More Environmental Concerns, With Good Reason

Jun 30, 2014 at 17:06 | Daniel J. Graeber

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he wants to vastly expand the oil pipeline capacity in his state.  With oil production churning along at 1 million barrels per day, the…

The Dirty Truth About Clean Energy

Jun 27, 2014 at 17:03 | Chris Dalby

Media coverage of the energy industry often makes the players seem like the cast of a Hollywood Western.Coal and oil companies are the bad guys, ruining the environment…

Canada's Oil Patch Bracing for “Retirement Tsunami”

Jun 27, 2014 at 16:53 | Andrew Topf

How many hipsters can you cram onto an oil rig? It might be fun to watch them try, but the correct answer is probably zero. Why? Because bearded, environmentally-conscious men…

Estonia Pioneers the Next Big Thing in Oil

Jun 27, 2014 at 16:40 | Ky Krauthamer

Oil shale is a rock made up largely of ancient algae; you can burn it to release energy, or process it to produce diesel fuel. Unlike shale oil, which is…

Another Stupid US Energy Policy Decision

Jun 27, 2014 at 12:06 | Dan Dicker

The recent ruling by the Commerce Department, allowing Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) and Enterprise Product Partners (EPD) to export light ‘condensates’ puts an effective end to the export ban.  It…

Murphy USA: A Rare Long Term Growth Opportunity With A Tight Stop

Jun 27, 2014 at 12:04 | Editorial Dept

My trading background and experience means that, in general, when I am looking for recommendations and interesting stock picks in the energy sector I am focused on value. Undervalued stocks…

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