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Energy / Energy-General

Bad News for the Anti-Fracking Crowd

Jun 19, 2013 at 16:57 | Brian Westenhaus

Hydraulic fracking has been studied with a published paper showing the energy return on investment (aka EROI) with a total input energy compared with the energy in natural gas…

Rumors of OPEC's Demise Exaggerated

Jun 17, 2013 at 17:13 | Daniel J. Graeber

A mixed picture is starting to emerge from the Middle East in terms of oil production. Several members of the 12-member OPEC oil cartel are embroiled in turmoil or struggling…

Liquid Fuel Consumption is Unlikely to Fall While it is Still Subsidised

Jun 14, 2013 at 17:01 | Dave Summers

The EIA has noted, in This Week in Petroleum that, for the first time, the sum of Non-OECD country demand contributed more than half to the total of liquid…

A Counterintuitive Stock Pick in the Mississippi Lime

Jun 14, 2013 at 15:46 | James Stafford

We try to be counterintuitive when we look for tips for our Premium readers. We try to think outside the box. With that in mind, this week we have a…

Weekly Energy Review: North Dakota Revels in Record Growth Thanks to Oil

Jun 14, 2013 at 11:14 | James Stafford

North Dakota revels in record growth thanks to oil; no alleviation for natural gas price pain; Edison’s expensive nuclear decommissioning; a new record for global CO2 emissions; a hint about…

Shale, Gales, and Tipping the Scales

Jun 13, 2013 at 17:05 | Matt Smith

Alrightee, there have been a number of key reports from the EIA this week which have prompted me to present some pertinent points, and pose some ponderations. So below is…

NRG Lures Shareholders with Renewable IPO

Jun 11, 2013 at 19:23 | Charles Kennedy

A new unit that will be able to operate renewable and conventional power assets and pay dividends to shareholders is attempting to raise $400 million in an initial share…

Driving Factors Behind Improvements in Water and Energy Production

Jun 10, 2013 at 16:42 | Barry Stevens

When I started this article, the answer seemed clear. Shockwaves resounded as I drilled down on this rather complex subject. Judgment is tempered on the possibility of a misunderstanding of…

Time to Rebalance your MLP Portfolio

Jun 07, 2013 at 17:11 | Dan Dicker

Interest rate volatility has made the dividend-paying stocks a minefield in the last several weeks and likely to continue to make them difficult investments to hold.  In the energy space,…

No End to BP Settlement Deal

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:51 | Charles Kennedy

BP is hoping that a US appeals court will get it out of a big fix over a settlement deal for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as billions…

Humanity Imperiled - The Path to Disaster

Jun 04, 2013 at 16:52 | Tom Dispatch

Published with permission by Tom DispatchWhat is the future likely to bring?  A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the…

Lots of Energy, Little Access: Africa and Asia in the Dark

Jun 03, 2013 at 16:57 | Charles Kennedy

Some 1.2 billion people globally have no access to electricity, while 2.8 billion are forced to burn waste to cook and heat their homes, according to a recent World Bank-sponsored…

Marketing has Created an Overinflated Demand for Energy in the West

Jun 03, 2013 at 16:51 | Kurt Cobb

The name of the popular American television series "Mad Men" comes from the nickname given to those who worked in New York City's advertising agencies in the 1950s. The…

Relentless Buffett Woos Nevada

May 31, 2013 at 16:53 | Charles Kennedy

Nevada’s officials are breaking out the champagne with the news that investor extraordinaire Warren Buffett is acquiring the state’s electric monopoly, NV Energy, for $5.6 billion.  Even…

Rising Costs are Putting Limits on Energy Production

May 31, 2013 at 16:37 | Gail Tverberg

The energy limit we are running into is a cost limit. I would argue that neither the Republican or Democrat approach to solving the problem will really work.The…

Our Top Pick for the Next Bakken/Eagle Ford

May 31, 2013 at 13:51 | James Stafford

In the coming weeks, we’re going to detail all the potential candidates, but we’re starting out with what is hands down THE next venue to play, why we believe this…

Energy Update: Is OPEC Really Worried About the U.S. Oil & Gas Boom?

May 31, 2013 at 11:50 | James Stafford

New energy police leadership around the corner; a bit of unusual energy consumerism philosophy; various takes on how scared OPEC is about the US oil and gas boom; and a…

Can GE Make Fracking Safer?

May 30, 2013 at 17:06 | Charles Kennedy

In three years, General Electric Co. has gone from only dabbling in oil and gas to investing a whopping $15 billion in the sector, with an eye for diversity and…

Russia Retires Old Soviet Rigs Creating $9 Billion Demand for New Ones

May 29, 2013 at 16:53 | Joao Peixe

According to the Russian investment bank VTB Capital, more than 57% of the nation’s 1,835 oil and gas rigs are over 20 years old. Built in the days of the…

Future Energy Consumption Could Fall Due to Financial Collapse

May 28, 2013 at 16:58 | Gail Tverberg

They say that every cloud has a silver lining. If future energy consumption (which is mostly fossil fuel) drops because of a financial collapse brought on by high oil prices…

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