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Russia’s Arctic Oil Grab

Russia’s Arctic Oil Grab

Aug 17, 2011 at 07:25 | Al Fin

Within the next year, the Kremlin is expected to make its claim to the United Nations in a bold move to annex about 380,000 square miles of the internationally owned…

The Psychology of Fuel Prices

The Psychology of Fuel Prices

Aug 16, 2011 at 09:00 | MasterResource

Four-dollar diesel is an ugly thing–but not the ugliest of things. To grossly paraphrase John Stuart Mill, the state of moral feeling that thinks that government should “keep prices…

Why Renewable Energy Will Not be Saving us Any Time Soon

Why Renewable Energy Will Not be Saving us Any Time Soon

Aug 16, 2011 at 08:32 | Fabius Maximus

Summary:  Optimists about energy give glowing forecasts of new technologies, often with wildly underestimated estimates of when when these can generate substantial fractions of our energy.  In the real world…

Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan - a pragmatic marriage of common interests

Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan - a pragmatic marriage of common interests

Aug 15, 2011 at 15:30 | John Daly

Pipelines and energy have an unsettling ability to shift regional geostrategic goal focuses, weakening the old traditional alliances and bringing new political groupings into existence. Nowhere is this more…

Russian Pipeline Transiting North Korea Somewhat Unlikely

Russian Pipeline Transiting North Korea Somewhat Unlikely

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:48 | John Daly

There apparently is something about building pipelines that causes otherwise rational oilmen to indulge in reveries that would give an opium addict pause. Two of the most recent ideas for…

Will Technology Save us from Peak Oil?

Will Technology Save us from Peak Oil?

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:44 | Post Carbon

Let's face it! The whole fossil fuel thing - widespread use of coal, oil, and natural gas could not have happened without technological advances. Without the steam engine, the coal…

Large Scale Energy Storage and the Renewable Energy Problem

Large Scale Energy Storage and the Renewable Energy Problem

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:34 | The Oil Drum

As we look to transition away from fossil fuels, solar and wind are attractive options. Key factors making them compelling are: the inexhaustibility of the source with use (i.e., renewable);…

Is Shale Oil the Answer to U.S. Energy Security

Is Shale Oil the Answer to U.S. Energy Security

Aug 11, 2011 at 07:19 | Stuart Burns

A series of articles by Reuters columnists and Chesapeake Energy’s August 2011 Investor Presentation (once the “Ra-Ra” is filtered out) serve to underline the rapid and largely unseen revolution…

End of the Energy Subsidy Gravy Train

End of the Energy Subsidy Gravy Train

Aug 11, 2011 at 07:14 | MasterResource

The drama that raised the national debt ceiling without increasing taxes is sending warning shots across the bow for many industries.  The message for energy subsidies, including the tax credits…

A Look at the DOD's Operation Energy Strategy

A Look at the DOD's Operation Energy Strategy

Aug 10, 2011 at 08:33 | Sohbet Karbuz

US soldiers run on water, batteries and fuel. The latter two are becoming quite a challenge for the armed forces as they require a reliable and assured supply of operational…

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