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Energy / Energy-General

The Smart Grid is Coming – Who Wins Who Loses

Jun 27, 2014 at 12:02 | Editorial Dept

Summer days are here and air conditioners are running full blast in much of the United States.  Summer months tend to be periods of high electricity demand, particularly during bouts…

Global Energy Advisory – 27th June 2014

Jun 27, 2014 at 11:58 | Editorial Dept

Discovery & Development•    Kenya: Africa Oil Corp. has announced a new gas discovery at its Sala Prospect in Block 9, onshore in Kenya. The Sala-1 drilled an 80-square-kilometer…

Oil Exports, Not Exactly a Coup

Jun 27, 2014 at 11:52 | James Stafford

Oil industry news is awash this week with reports that the Obama administration has effectively abolished a four-decade-long ban on US crude oil exports, but a closer look at the…

Five Crazy New Forms Of Energy That Just Might Work

Jun 26, 2014 at 17:42 | Nick Cunningham

In this age of rising greenhouse gas emissions, everyone is looking for ways to scale up clean energy and cut back on fossil fuels. That typically involves the usual approaches:…

What Are the Benefits of China-Mexico Energy Cooperation?

Jun 26, 2014 at 17:35 | The Dialogue

Question: Mexico's Pemex announced in late May that it is close to reaching a deal with Chinese companies to create a Sino- Mex Energy Fund worth up to $4 billion…

Electric Harley Winning Over Skeptics

Jun 26, 2014 at 17:29 | Andy Tully

Electric vehicles are becoming all the rage, but one may just miss the point, according to aging aficionados of classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles.“The guys I'm riding with and I…

‘Steal Less, Invest More’ Advised At Ukrainian Energy Forum

Jun 25, 2014 at 17:43 | Amy Gleich

KIEV-- Steal less, invest more, run a fair game and, by all means, sell off the pipeline system that Moscow has been using to keep Ukraine in line — these…

5 Dividend-Paying Oil Stocks To Keep An Eye On

Jun 25, 2014 at 17:07 | Andrew Topf

As Sunni militants continue their offensive in western Iraq, the price of oil is surging, as the markets read the unstable situation as further evidence that Iraq will be unable…

Could Gang Violence End Mexico's Shale Dream?

Jun 25, 2014 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

Violence in Mexico could thwart hopes of a budding shale boom, as oil and gas companies operating in Texas may think twice about moving south of the border.

What's In The Permian Basin

Jun 25, 2014 at 16:26 | Editorial Dept

With the oil boom in full flow in the United States we take a look at the Permian Basin - the recoverable reserves, current production,  the technology being used and…

5 Things Ukraine Must Do To Become Energy Independent

Jun 24, 2014 at 16:35 | Robert Bensh

There are exactly five things Kiev must do to become energy independent and disentangle itself from the Russian-driven geopolitical gas war:1. Sell its pipeline system (most importantly);2.…

It’s The Oil, Stupid! Insurgency And War On A Sea Of Oil

Jun 24, 2014 at 16:18 | Tom Dispatch

Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media…

Decommissioning: Striking the Right Balance

Jun 24, 2014 at 16:02 | Julien Mathonnier

There is no such thing as a colossus with clay feet in offshore petroleum exploration and production (E&P). Most rigs have been tethered to the seabed with tons of concrete,…

Big Oil Is Cashing In On Iraq Violence

Jun 23, 2014 at 17:07 | Nick Cunningham

The spike in instability in several oil producing regions around the world is threatening to knock some production offline, but it is also boosting profits for drillers operating in trouble-free…

Surprising Facts About U.S. Energy Consumption

Jun 23, 2014 at 16:59 | Martin Tillier

It is easy, with all that we hear about the rise of alternative energy in the U.S., to lose sight of one basic fact: In terms of real everyday energy…

ISIS: Is It All About The Oil?

Jun 23, 2014 at 16:35 | Claude Salhani

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – the radical Islamist group in control of large swaths of the two countries from which it takes its name -- has…

More on Iraq – The Baiji Refinery

Jun 23, 2014 at 16:18 | Dave Summers

A single picture is sufficient to tell the story of the fate of the Baiji Refinery in Iraq. Recently reached by the ISIS forces, it has been the largest refinery…

Why What You Know About The Global Energy Game Is Wrong

Jun 20, 2014 at 17:17 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. oil production will beat output from the Middle East for the rest of the decade. And while that gives the United States some leverage on the international stage, at…

We Will Never Run Out of Oil (Which is Entirely Beside the Point)

Jun 20, 2014 at 17:10 | Kurt Cobb

Harvard economist Morris Adelman, famous for saying that we will never run out of oil, died last month. What followed the announcement of his death was a predictable…

11 Years On, We’re Still In ‘Shock And Awe’ Over Iraq

Jun 20, 2014 at 16:20 | James Stafford

Iraq is burning, and now its largest refinery has quite possibly been taken over by Sunni insurgents.On June 18, reports on the ground remained unclear as…

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