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Venezuela’s Key Refineries At Risk Of Seizure

Venezuela’s Key Refineries At Risk Of Seizure

A decade ago, analysts suggested…

Nigeria’s State Owned Oil Company To Go Public

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Research Shows that Injection Wells may Cause Earthquakes

Research Shows that Injection Wells may Cause Earthquakes

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:48 | Futurity

Most earthquakes in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas occur within a few miles of one or more injection wells used to dispose of waste such as hydrofracking fluids,…

'Storm Clouds' Darken Global Energy Skies

'Storm Clouds' Darken Global Energy Skies

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department, in its short-term energy outlook for the month, predicts some economic recovery in store given optimism surrounding international stimulus efforts. Overseas, however, geopolitical uncertainty could depress…

Will Africa's Resource Curse Continue?

Will Africa's Resource Curse Continue?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:17 | Economywatch

Resources should be a blessing, not a curse; yet contrary to common sense, resource-rich countries in Africa have tended to experience less economic growth in the long run than those…

As the Planet Reaches its Limits, What Solutions are Available?

As the Planet Reaches its Limits, What Solutions are Available?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:12 | Gail Tverberg

We live in a finite world. At this point, we seem to be reaching limits in several different areas:Cheap oil. Our economy runs on cheap oil, but there…

Cultural Problems which Prevent Progress in the Fracking Debate

Cultural Problems which Prevent Progress in the Fracking Debate

Aug 07, 2012 at 16:59 | Breakthrough Institute

Suppose I told you there was a form of energy so plentiful it could encourage huge economic growth, a source so plentiful here in the United States that it could…

The Other Side of the Sanctions

The Other Side of the Sanctions

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:18 | Felix Imonti

Iran has been pushed into a corner and is fighting for its life.  The safest weapon in its arsenal is an economic strategy; and it is the one point where…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 4th August 2012

Weekly World Energy News Update - 4th August 2012

Aug 04, 2012 at 19:26 | Editorial Dept

This week was a busy one for US energy policy, and renewable energy tax credits were the focus of legislative battles and Obama-Romney campaign rhetoric. Republicans in the Senate dealt…

Oil Companies Still Hiding the True Risks of Deepwater Drilling from Investors

Oil Companies Still Hiding the True Risks of Deepwater Drilling from Investors

Aug 03, 2012 at 18:38 | Environmental Finance

Oil and gas companies are doing a terrible job of disclosing climate and deepwater drilling risks, even in light of the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a…

India's Future in the Dark Following the Latest Blackouts

India's Future in the Dark Following the Latest Blackouts

Aug 03, 2012 at 18:28 | Energy Digital

Electric power was restored across northern India on Wednesday after an electric grid failure on July 30 and 31 resulted in the world's largest blackout. More than 600 million people,…

Tax Breaks - Big Oil Makes Massive Profits whilst the Federal Budget Struggles

Tax Breaks - Big Oil Makes Massive Profits whilst the Federal Budget Struggles

Aug 03, 2012 at 18:26 | Climate Progress

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