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Energy / Energy-General

When Will Offshore Drilling Make a Comeback

Jan 11, 2011 at 10:10 | Andy Soos

Offshore drilling typically refers to the discovery and development of oil and gas resources which lie underwater. Most commonly, the term is used to describe oil extraction off the coasts…

EU Prepares to Approve €1 Trillion Master Energy Plan

Jan 10, 2011 at 10:32 | Global Intelligence Report

INCIDENT: Towards the end of last year, the European Commission presented its new energy strategy for the next decade, calling for investment of €1 trillion in the EU’s energy network,…

Cost Cutting Led to the Gulf Oil Disaster

Jan 10, 2011 at 08:50 | RFE/RL staff

A U.S. presidential panel has concluded that energy firm BP and its partners made a series of "systemic" cost-cutting decisions that led to the oil spill that polluted the Gulf…

Energy Efficiency Stocks Favored by Analysts for 2011

Jan 09, 2011 at 10:20 | Jess McCabe

Analysts and investors predict last year’s gloom for clean-tech stocks will continue in 2011, with few expectations that renewable energy share prices will recover – but energy efficiency is once…

The Gulf Oil Spill and Supply Side Ramifications: Get Ready for $4 Gasoline

Jan 06, 2011 at 10:36 | Robert Rapier

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I wrote the following: BP’s Oil Rig Disaster May Bring an End to Support for New Offshore Exploration…

Understanding Energy Provision and Conflict

Jan 06, 2011 at 09:31 | Open Democracy

As we are forced to change the way we think about energy, the energy consumer is caught between need and the increasing risks involved in securing traditional energy sources. The…

Turning Old Carpets Into Oil: Garbage to Energy

Jan 06, 2011 at 09:23 | Al Fin

Four billion pounds of carpet enter waste streams in the U.S. each year, says CEO Ron Simonetti. Five pounds of oil go into a single pound of nylon, so annually…

NOAA Opens Website on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Jan 05, 2011 at 08:28 | David Gabel

Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made public a new website, the NOAA Deepwater Horizon Library. The site contains a treasure trove of information relating to the oil…

One Step Closer to Renewable Petroleum

Dec 31, 2010 at 10:36 | Brian Westenhaus

LS9, with a fresh $30 million in hand is planning to ready LS9?s lead products for commercial production and support additional development and growth programs. Raising money in 2010 was…

Shale Gas and the Changing Global Energy Landscape

Dec 30, 2010 at 10:28 | Al Fin

Arguably the biggest story in the United States energy scene, and de facto for the rest of the world, has been the development of shale gas. Natural gas production in…

Consumers Being Persuaded to go Electric – A Look at Electric Car Incentives

Dec 28, 2010 at 10:33 | Andy Soos

During the last few decades, increased concern over the environmental impact of the petroleum-based transportation infrastructure has led to renewed interest in an electric transportation infrastructure. Electric vehicles differ from…

Could Canada be an Energy Superpower?

Dec 27, 2010 at 10:57 | Al Fin

Oil, coal, gas, unconventional hydrocarbons -- you name it, Canada has it. In addition, Canada has rich mineral resources, including uranium. Canada even has a large hydropower resource to call…

Abundant Hydrocarbons Buried Underground: Out of Sight Out of Mind

Dec 22, 2010 at 10:15 | Al Fin

Bit Tooth Energy blog takes a fascinating look at petroleum creation and deposition at various depth, using the Eagle Ford shale play as an example. As a…

Growing Shale Gas Reserves Compensating for Obama's Energy Starvation Policies

Dec 21, 2010 at 10:14 | Al Fin

The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) is reporting in its Annual Energy Outlook report that shale gas reserves are growing to compensate for losses of offshore gas brought about by…

Investors Face Considerable Risks With Unconventional Fossil Fuels

Dec 17, 2010 at 09:59 | Gloria Gonzalez

Investors must scrutinize the significant risks associated with production of unconventional fossil fuel sources such as oil shale and coal-to-liquids (CTL), according to a report commissioned by Ceres. Companies are…

Wikileaks Reveals BP's Gas blowout in 2008

Dec 17, 2010 at 09:12 | RFE/RL staff

Oil giant BP reportedly suffered a major explosion on a gas platform in Azerbaijan in September 2008. Fresh U.S. diplomatic cables released by the website WikiLeaks show the incident resulted…

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline Looks Set to go Ahead

Dec 16, 2010 at 10:00 | Deirdre Tynan

Insurgency? What insurgency? Setting aside concerns about Islamic militants, the presidents of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, along with India’s petroleum minister, Murli Deora, have signed an inter-governmental agreement pledging to construct…

Cap and Trade – A Future Train Wreck

Dec 16, 2010 at 09:40 | Bruce Krasting

What to do with carbon based emissions? I have no clue. I’m not sure Congress does either. They will be more confused than ever after reading a recent CBO report…

Turning Carbon Dioxide and Methane into Liquid Fuels

Dec 15, 2010 at 08:54 | Brian Westenhaus

Liviu M. Mirica, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis may have found and is developing a novel metal catalyst that would be able to…

Russia's Sakhalin–1 Natural Gas Development

Dec 14, 2010 at 16:58 | Global Intelligence Report

SITUATION: In early 2009, Russia inaugurated its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant for East Asia at Sakhalin. After ramping up to three times its initial capacity, it will supply…

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