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US Coal to Gasoline Plant Will be the Largest in the World

Nov 01, 2010 at 09:33 | Al Fin

TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (SKE&C) leading to engineering, procurement and construction of its first US coal-to-gasoline plant—Adams Fork Energy—to be…

Putin in Ukraine to Discuss Gas and Nuclear Energy

Oct 28, 2010 at 11:11 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Ukraine yesterday, with Russian gas supplies to Ukraine back on the agenda of his talks with Ukraine's Moscow-friendly leadership. About 80 percent of Russian…

Gazprom to Supply Fuel to the Manas Transit Center

Oct 26, 2010 at 14:34 | Deirdre Tynan

Representatives of the Russian energy giant Gazprom confirm that the company is poised to participate in a joint venture to supply fuel to the US-run Manas Transit Center, a key…

Iraqi Provinces Angered by Energy Auctions Which May Have Violated the Iraqi Constitution

Oct 23, 2010 at 09:42 | IWPR

The oil ministry’s auction of three natural gas fields this week have been angrily opposed by all the governorates in which they are located, with provincial officials threatening legal action…

Central Asia’s Energy Future Put at Risk by Melting Glaciers

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:24 | David Trilling

This year, according to the whitewater-rafting guide, the water was too high, it was too dangerous. The group of beginners he was guiding down one of Kyrgyzstan’s most accessible rivers…

Peak Oil and Climate Change: The Time for Arguing is Over

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:18 | Kurt Cobb

"Don't waste your breath" needs to become a mantra in the peak oil and sustainability communities. The season for arguing with peak oil and climate change deniers has long since…

NASCAR Going Green

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:16 | David Gabel

NASCAR, the National Association for Auto Stock Car Racing, the world's largest motor sports association, is trying to green its image. Under chairman and CEO, Brian France, NASCAR is seeking…

Obama Lifts Deepwater Drilling Ban in The Gulf of Mexico

Oct 13, 2010 at 09:28 | RFE/RL staff

The Obama administration has lifted a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that was imposed after the massive BP oil spill began in April. The…

US Utility Companies to Meet Clean Energy Targets with Nuclear and Coal?

Oct 12, 2010 at 22:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

  Nuclear and cleaner coal would be considered eligible sources in an alternate clean energy standard proposed in the US Senate last week. The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2010…

Oil Industry Officials Concerned With Iran’s Ability to Deal With Offshore Oil Spill

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:49 | IWPR

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused some industry experts to reflect on how their country would cope in a similar emergency. While Iran has considerable experience…

The U.S. Wastes the Equivalent of 350 Million Barrels of Oil Each Year on Unwanted Food

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:51 | David Gabel

America is certainly the land of plenty. This country has been blessed with an overabundance of natural resources and some of the world's most fertile agricultural land. However, every year…

Getting Something for Nothing

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:28 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just contracted to buy all the gasoline I want at 31 cents a gallon. No, I have not struck oil in my backyard, or come into an inheritance from…

Tourism Resorts and Oil Exploration in the Caspian Sea

Oct 07, 2010 at 12:06 | Global Intelligence Report

One indirect consequence of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the impact it may have on the financing of the many tourism projects that have sprouted along the Caspian…

Finding a Path for the New Energy Economy

Oct 07, 2010 at 09:26 | Brian Westenhaus

Lots of pundits politicians and special interests all want their idea to be the path for a new energy economy.  Lest we forget, we consumers will pay for whatever idea…

China Not Ready for Emissions Trading

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:46 | Christopher Cundy

China will establish a national emissions trading system at some time in the future, the country’s top climate negotiator said this week, but opportunities remain limited for now. Xie Zhenhua,…

Alberta Oil Sands Main Beneficiary of Obamas Oil Drilling Ban

Oct 02, 2010 at 12:41 | Al Fin

While Obama's inept moratorium on oil drilling along the US Gulf Coast heaps misery upon millions of Americans, Alberta's economy is being rejuvenated by the shift of resources northward to…

Unconventional Methane Plays Growing in Popularity

Oct 01, 2010 at 08:49 | Al Fin

We are seeing the rise of methane from numerous unconventional sources as a rival player to petroleum and oil field natural gas. Already, the rapid expansion of shale gas resources…

Are the Rumors About Harvest Natural Resources True?

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:43 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have staff around the world constantly monitoring Internet chat rooms in a search of early movers. If they find something interesting, I make a few calls to see how…

Saudi Arabia Increasing Investment in Ghawar Oilfield

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:39 | Al Fin

Saudi Arabia is investing in more advanced technology to increase production from its giant Ghawar oilfield. Most national oil companies are reluctant to invest oil profits in new technology, choosing…

Is Hydrocarbon Man the Next Terrorist Target?

Sep 28, 2010 at 12:22 | Global Intelligence Report

Daniel Yergin, in the prologue to his award winning book, uses the language of anthropology to describe what the human species became in the past century: Hydrocarbon Man. While the…

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