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Houthis Prepared To Halt Oil Tanker Attacks

Houthis Prepared To Halt Oil Tanker Attacks

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say that…

Energy / Energy-General

Sudanese Government Backtrack on Decision to Increase Electricity Rates by 150%

Sudanese Government Backtrack on Decision to Increase Electricity Rates by 150%

Aug 02, 2012 at 14:46 | John Daly

Gee, sometimes a head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court on two warrants for his arrest just can’t get a break.Sudan’s government is described by…

Investing Lessons in One of the World's Most Volatile Sectors

Investing Lessons in One of the World's Most Volatile Sectors

Aug 02, 2012 at 14:33 | Keith Schaefer

One of the biggest questions energy investors face is how to trade volatility. For example, in a flat to down energy market, professionals often say trading volatility is…

Can the Big Shift in Energy bring a Return of Industrial Demand?

Can the Big Shift in Energy bring a Return of Industrial Demand?

Aug 02, 2012 at 14:17 | Gary Hunt

Outsourcing has become a dirty word in the 2012 election, in part, because over the last decade the US lost more than 5 million jobs to offshore emerging markets.  While…

For the U.S. Energy Sector, the Numbers have It

For the U.S. Energy Sector, the Numbers have It

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:24 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil demand in the United States was stronger in May compared with the same time last year. The U.S. Energy Department, in its monthly report, found consumption rose for the…

How Domestic Energy Production in the US will Stimulate Economic Growth

How Domestic Energy Production in the US will Stimulate Economic Growth

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:16 | Gary Hunt

The Q2:2012 economic reports are in and—to use a technical term—the results suck!  GDP growth has slowed to 1.5%, unemployment rates remain stubbornly high at 8.2% over average nationwide but…

Rail May Hold its Own Against Pipelines

Rail May Hold its Own Against Pipelines

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:29 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Association of American Railroads reports the number of rail tankers carrying crude oil and petroleum products in the United States increased more than 35 percent during the first six…

A New Way To Fracture Oil and Gas Wells

A New Way To Fracture Oil and Gas Wells

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:21 | Brian Westenhaus

GASFRAC of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has developed an innovative closed stimulation process and injection method, utilizing gelled LPG rather than water based conventional formation fracturing fluids.The firm…

How Changing from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Might Affect GDP

How Changing from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Might Affect GDP

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:51 | Gail Tverberg

We talk about the possibility of reducing fossil fuel use by 80% by 2050 and ramping up renewables at the same time, to help prevent climate change. If we did…

Our Current Infrastructure was Built for a Different World

Our Current Infrastructure was Built for a Different World

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:21 | Kurt Cobb

It's easy to forget that every piece of our current infrastructure--roads, rails, runways, bridges, industrial plants, housing--was built with a certain temperature range in mind. Our agricultural system and much…

China Zeros in on Canadian Oil, but It's Not About Sovereignty

China Zeros in on Canadian Oil, but It's Not About Sovereignty

Jul 29, 2012 at 17:33 | Jen Alic

China’s $15.1 billion bid to acquire Canada’s Nexen oil company threatens to turn China into a owner rather just a major buyer of Canadian oil, and prompts a surge in…

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