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New Sanctions Threat Puts Russian Energy Sector On Edge

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This Week in Energy: Jumping the Gun on US Crude Exports to Europe

This Week in Energy: Jumping the Gun on US Crude Exports to Europe

Feb 07, 2014 at 13:02 | James Stafford

Before we get started on this weeks letter – we ask you to take a look at our revamped presentation which looks at 5 trends set to change…

As Drought Hits, Fracking Poses Threat to Water Supply

As Drought Hits, Fracking Poses Threat to Water Supply

Feb 06, 2014 at 16:46 | Nick Cunningham

A new report finds that hydraulic fracturing is posing a growing risk to water supplies in several regions around the country. Only, instead of groundwater contamination that so often…

Pipelines Answer to U.S. Midstream Bottlenecks

Pipelines Answer to U.S. Midstream Bottlenecks

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an executive order calling for more oversight on rail transit of crude oil that it's "historically safer" than road transport. With more oil…

Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Stages Comeback

Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Stages Comeback

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:33 | Joao Peixe

Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon has reportedly raised as much as $500 million for his new venture, American Energy Partners LP, and is ramping up purchases with an…

Why Iran's Economy Might Not Get a Big Break from Sanctions

Why Iran's Economy Might Not Get a Big Break from Sanctions

Feb 03, 2014 at 16:23 | Daniel J. Graeber

Iran says it's received a little more than 10 percent of the oil money unlocked when it agreed to the terms of a nuclear agreement with the so-called P5-plus-1 last…

Nigeria Mulls $20 Billion Trans-Saharan Natural Gas Project

Nigeria Mulls $20 Billion Trans-Saharan Natural Gas Project

Feb 03, 2014 at 15:45 | John Daly

Nigeria, already black Africa’s largest oil exporter, is thinking big, about exporting natural gas to Europe and thereby undercutting Brussels’ unhappy dependence on natgas exports from the Russian Federation.

Why Current Solutions to Solving our Energy Problems Won’t Work

Why Current Solutions to Solving our Energy Problems Won’t Work

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:08 | Gail Tverberg

In order to understand what solutions to our energy predicament will or won’t work, it is necessary to understand the true nature of our energy predicament. Most solutions fail because…

This Deal Signals Big Changes in One Of Energy’s Most Exciting Sectors

This Deal Signals Big Changes in One Of Energy’s Most Exciting Sectors

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:45 | Editorial Dept

There are a lot of under-appreciated changes going on in energy markets right now. Most of them are driven by unconventional drilling. A phenomenon that’s exploded across North…

This Week in Oil & Gas: Declining Profits and Soaring Project Costs

This Week in Oil & Gas: Declining Profits and Soaring Project Costs

Jan 31, 2014 at 13:28 | James Stafford

The biggest story this week in oil and gas is declining profits and production and soaring project costs for the supermajors as disappointing fourth-quarter 2013 earnings come in, among other…

Shell Cancels Arctic Drilling Campaign Amid Declining Profitability

Shell Cancels Arctic Drilling Campaign Amid Declining Profitability

Jan 30, 2014 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

Royal Dutch Shell reported a 71% decline in net-profit in the fourth quarter when it released its earnings statement on January 30, 2014. The company cited risings costs for…

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