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Energy / Energy-General

More Trouble in the Arctic for Shell

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:06 | Charles Kennedy

A US court decision may delay Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic in a small victory for environmentalists and Native American groups.  A panel of judges…

Why Following EIA Forecasts is Dangerous for the US

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:01 | Post Carbon

Think back to early 2004. Oil cost around $40 per barrel—on the high side compared to the previous few decades but not much out of the ordinary. Gasoline still cost…

Rising Costs Hit Balance Sheets of Major Oil Companies

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:24 | Nick Cunningham

Quarterly earnings for Royal Dutch Shell have declined sharply due to large expenditures, delays, and lower than expected production. The oil-giant reported that it expects fourth quarter earnings from 2013…

All Eyes on Implementation of Mexican Oil Reform

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:17 | Joao Peixe

Mexico’s Congress is debating and drafting secondary laws to implement a sweeping energy reform bill passed last month that will open up the market to international oil and gas companies.…

Why Long Term Energy Forecasts are Wrong

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:14 | Gail Tverberg

What is the correct way to model the future course of energy and the economy? There are clearly huge amounts of oil, coal, and natural gas in the ground.  With…

Algeria Ready for Oil and Gas Return

Jan 22, 2014 at 17:02 | Daniel J. Graeber

Algeria announced the launch of a bidding round for more than 30 oil and gas fields in the OPEC member's territory. The solicitation comes a year after terrorists attacked the…

Shale Boom Prompts Calls for Expanded US Oil and Gas Exports

Jan 21, 2014 at 16:53 | Global Risk Insights

Early in January, the head of the influential energy lobby American Petroleum Institute (API) made a strong call for the US to become a global energy producer by capitalizing…

Free Energy Ride Over in Turkmenistan

Jan 20, 2014 at 17:39 | Joao Peixe

After 20 years, the government of Turkmenistan is moving to limit the volume of natural gas it doles out for free to its citizens as analysts rush to interpret the…

Some of the More Interesting Points to Take from BP’s Energy Outlook

Jan 20, 2014 at 17:32 | Matt Smith

BP has just released the latest version of its Energy Outlook to 2035. Although it contains the usual themes we have come to know and trust, such as energy…

Extremism, Militancy and Oil in Dagestan

Jan 17, 2014 at 18:26 | John Daly

While Russia’s troubled province of Chechnya for the past two decades has garnered the lion’s share of coverage for its militants’ operations against security forces, neighboring Dagestan is also a…

A Lousy Week for Energy

Jan 17, 2014 at 17:38 | Editorial Dept

An overview of the energy space this week reveals that energy has been a lousy space this week. It seems opportunity abounds almost everywhere except in the oil patch particularly…

Shell, Gazprom Neft Eye Siberia’s Bazhenov as Next Bakken

Jan 16, 2014 at 17:22 | Charles Kennedy

A joint venture between Shell and Russia’s Gazprom Neft has begun drilling in a Siberian shale formation that is believed to hold one of the world’s largest shale oil…

Protesters Fill TransCanada Lobby over Keystone XL

Jan 16, 2014 at 17:11 | Joao Peixe

Protesters stormed the offices of TransCanada Corporation on Monday, in another phase of activism against the company’s Keystone XL pipeline plans, breaching the TransCanada lobby and ending in the…

Norway’s Oil Fund Makes Every Norwegian a Kroner Millionaire

Jan 15, 2014 at 17:06 | John Daly

While oil and graft frequently go hand in hand, such is not the case in Norway, where on 6 January the country’s Government Pension Fund – Global, more commonly referred…

It’s all in the Pipeline

Jan 14, 2014 at 17:08 | Claude Salhani

Producing oil or extracting natural gas from the ground is only part of the problem; the other part is getting the product to market in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Total Prepares for $50m Investment in British Shale

Jan 14, 2014 at 17:04 | Joao Peixe

French oil giant Total is planning to spend $50 million on shale gas exploration in Britain’s East Midlands with the acquisition of a 40% stake in two licenses.

Don't Count U.K. out of Global Energy Race Yet

Jan 13, 2014 at 16:58 | Daniel J. Graeber

Chevron Corp. said its decision Monday to go ahead with the development of the Alder natural gas field in the British sector of the North Sea builds on an already…

The Fracking Revolution: Promise and Perils

Jan 13, 2014 at 16:36 | ISN Security Watch

Despite significant media attention and market interest, hydraulic fracturing could fail to live up to its hype. As Giacomo Luciani argues, the geology and engineering of fracking tightly link its…

It's not too Early to Review Drilling Efficiency

Jan 10, 2014 at 17:35 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. oil industry's lobbying group said it wanted greater access to energy reserves for the benefit of the American people. For the industry itself, rigs are more efficient in…

EPA Issues New Rule to Require Chemical Disclosures for Offshore Fracking

Jan 10, 2014 at 17:30 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California to disclose the chemicals…

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