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Energy / Energy-General

How Different Energy Sources Create Electricity Price Differences Between Countries

Dec 14, 2010 at 08:16 | The Oil Drum

In this post an overview is given of electricity prices in a large number of countries, mainly members of the OECD. This shows how prices vary between households and industry…

North America: The New Energy Kingdom

Dec 13, 2010 at 09:15 | Al Fin

With rising production from shale fields, the U.S. surpassed Russia last year to become the world’s largest supplier of natural gas. Shale now accounts for 10 per cent of the…

Europe's Offshore Electricity Grid

Dec 12, 2010 at 14:43 | Andy Soos

Ten European countries, including Norway, have agreed to develop an offshore electricity grid at the North Sea, in a bold move that promoters say will give Europe the possibility of…

Driving Energy Costs Lower

Dec 10, 2010 at 14:46 | Brian Westenhaus

Two articles appeared last week worth some study by everyone.  The first spotted by Geoffrey Stiles is at a Wall Street Journal energy special pull out section. There Ted…

OPEC's Strategy

Dec 09, 2010 at 09:06 | Ferdinand E. Banks

An article published in the Infantry Journal (U.S.) many years ago contained the following  exotic question: “If you only had an hour in which turn  civilians into  soldiers, what would…

Voluntary Energy Starvation and the Green Agenda

Dec 07, 2010 at 09:06 | Al Fin

New Republic recently admitted that, "Utopian environmentalism...is a form of escapism and disengagement from reality." The extremists scoff at science and would apparently prefer scarcity so that bureaucratic rationing will…

Will Fossil Fuels be Disrupted by this Future Multi Trillion Dollar Industry

Dec 01, 2010 at 11:22 | Al Fin

Greg Mitchell, a researcher at the prestigious Scripps Institute of Oceanography, expects seaweed to become a multi-trillion dollar industry -- sometime after a ten year developmental period. This new industry…

EU to Unveil New Carbon Emissions Scheme

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:00 | Andy Soos

The European Commission said on Monday a proposal to limit the use of some carbon credits from industrial gas projects in its emissions trading scheme might be unveiled during a…

India Preps for an Energy Grab

Nov 24, 2010 at 10:35 | Dave Forest

We've heard a lot the last year or two about the race to secure natural resources between Asian nations like China, Japan and Korea. Get ready for that space to…

Can Hydrocarbons Survive in the Hot, Pressured, Mantle?

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:45 | Al Fin

The mantle is a dense, hot layer of semisolid rock approximately 2,900 kilometers thick. The mantle, which contains more iron, magnesium and calcium than the crust, is hotter and denser…

Converting Plastic Back to Oil

Nov 16, 2010 at 08:08 | Brian Westenhaus

Blest, a Japanese company has invented a safe and user-friendly machine that can convert plastic back to oil. The machine is effective in recycling different kinds of plastic into oil.…

Iran's Coming Presidency of OPEC is Less Significant than it Seems

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:48 | IWPR

While officials in Tehran are excited at the prospect of Iran taking over the chair of the international oil producers’ grouping OPEC, analysts say the honour is less significant than…

Oil Exploration Boom in the U.S.

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:41 | Al Fin

The de facto Obama moratorium on oil well drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has spurred new exploration and production on the US mainland. Local economies are beginning to experience…

A New Way to Prospect and Discover Oil and Gas

Nov 12, 2010 at 08:10 | Brian Westenhaus

Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London and The Spanish Research Council have revealed a new model that explains what happens as the continents thin as well as helping…

What it Takes to Get a Pipeline Built

Nov 11, 2010 at 11:31 | The Oil Drum

There are regularly stories in the media or in the blogosphere about various pipeline projects that are announced with much publicity, and are seen to have major strategic consequences, or…

Eliminating CO2 Emissions at Low Cost

Nov 11, 2010 at 09:33 | Brian Westenhaus

The TU Darmstadt’s Institute for Energy Systems and Technology’s newly dedicated pilot plant will be utilized for investigating two new methods for CO2 capture that will allow nearly totally eliminating…

Higher Energy Prices Help Russia Regain its Fiscal Footing

Nov 10, 2010 at 08:51 | Richard Weitz

Higher energy prices have helped Russia regain its fiscal footing after the global financial crisis walloped the country in 2008. But some experts say the economic forecast for the Kremlin…

Waste Plastics to Diesel Being Scaled up in the UK

Nov 10, 2010 at 08:44 | Al Fin

STA UK is gearing up to build 10 new waste plastic to diesel plants in the UK. The first plant is to be built in Port Laoighise, Ireland. The process…

Is the Kyrgyz Government About to put the Brakes on the Pentagon Fuel Contract

Nov 10, 2010 at 08:41 | Deirdre Tynan

It seems the $315 million contract awarded by the Pentagon to a controversial and secretive fuel-supplier is only part of the story about future operations at Kyrgyzstan’s Manas Transit Center.…

Graduates Cut Out of the Oil Boom in Basra

Nov 09, 2010 at 12:04 | IWPR

On a recent afternoon in the southern city of Basra, a cry went up in the local bazaar that the police were coming. In an instant, street-sellers rolled up their…

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