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Using Water Pressure at the Bottom of the Ocean to Store Energy

May 17, 2013 at 16:57 | Brian Westenhaus

Norwegian research scientists are now working on the concept of storing electricity at the bottom of the sea. The energy will be stored with the help of high water…

A Perfectly Positioned Company Set to Benefit from North America’s Oil Boom

May 17, 2013 at 14:31 | Dan Dicker

The most compelling news of the week in the energy world was the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) mid-term report, calling for a ‘supply shock’ from North America’s increasing oil supply.

This Week in Energy: The Natural Gas Games Begin

May 17, 2013 at 10:46 | James Stafford

Let the natural gas export games begin; acronymic US oil and gas forecasts intended to shock and awe; a decisively bad turn for the petro-politics conflict in Syria; and a…

Do Humans and Energy have the Same Relationship as Predators and Prey?

May 16, 2013 at 17:10 | Gail Tverberg

Humans live in equilibrium with other species in a finite world. In such a world, there is never really a Steady State. Instead, there is a constant ebb and flow. …

Brazil’s Petrobras Sells $11 Billion in Debt Bonds

May 15, 2013 at 16:55 | John Daly

In 2001 Jim O'Neill, then Goldman Sachs head of global economic research and commodities and strategy research, coined an acronym that has increasingly come to dominate the last decade in…

U.S. Energy Independence Weakens its Power

May 15, 2013 at 16:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

The United States needs to make some decisions on how to capitalize on its surging oil production. Crude oil exports, except under certain circumstances, were banned in 1979 in response…

As its Hydrocarbon Resources Deplete, Norway Must Diversify its Economic Outlook

May 14, 2013 at 17:17 | Geopolitical Monitor

Norway has always been known as a stable welfare state, with hydrocarbon wealth allowing for generous socio-economic benefits. Although recent debate has seen a call within Norwegian politics for…

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May 14, 2013 at 11:28 | James Stafford

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Gambling on Lebanon’s High-Stakes Oil & Gas

May 13, 2013 at 17:06 | Charles Kennedy

With its first-ever bidding round for offshore oil and gas exploration blocks opened as of 1 May and licensing scheduled for November, Lebanon is now initially estimating that its Levant…

Anadarko’s Impressive Q1 Sales

May 10, 2013 at 18:09 | Charles Kennedy

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) continues to beat earnings estimates, and its quarter results released on Monday show an impressive 12%+ year-on-year increase in sales volumes—with more gains expected in the coming…

Looking at Obama’s Misguided Natural Gas Policy

May 10, 2013 at 17:52 | Chris Martenson

The Obama administration has come out in support of the idea of exporting U.S. natural gas. This stance is counterproductive and short sighted, and if followed, it will prove harmful…

Supercomputing: Game-Changer for Oil & Gas Exploration

May 10, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Oil majors are second only to the US Defense Department in terms of the use of supercomputing systems. That’s because supercomputing is the key to determining where to explore next—and…

Chesapeake: Getting Rid of Bad Baggage

May 10, 2013 at 15:32 | Editorial Dept

This company’s had some management problems, but we still like it: Its profits are higher than expected, despite all, and its net income is up 2 cents per share this…

Energy Update: Natural Gas is on Everyone’s Mind

May 10, 2013 at 14:20 | James Stafford

US production reaches its highest level in decades; advanced drilling and supercomputing light the way for even more output and sweet new finds; coal languishes at home but finds money…

What Limits Population Growth in a Finite World?

May 09, 2013 at 16:59 | Gail Tverberg

We don’t usually think about it, but we live in a finite world. In other words, in theory we can count precisely how many atoms make up the earth. We…

Genel Energy Riding High on Kurdistan, Africa

May 07, 2013 at 16:47 | Charles Kennedy

Genel Energy (GENL) is hot right now, with new April finds in Northern Iraq, a targeted uptick in production here, as well as a new gas-to-oil pipeline conversion to come…

The Desalination Energy Dilemma

May 03, 2013 at 17:40 | Charles Kennedy

Desalination plants consume a significant amount of energy, and the question now is how much energy should we expend on boosting clean drinking water supplies? There are now…

US Energy Boom Threatened by Diminishing Returns from Shale Plays

May 03, 2013 at 17:10 | Post Carbon

Today's shale gas boom has brought a surge of drilling across the US, driving natural gas prices to historic lows over the past couple of years. But, according to…

Paraguay: Unexplored and Open for Business

May 03, 2013 at 16:12 | Editorial Dept

This week we find ourselves back in Latin America, but in Paraguay, where an estimated 4 billion barrels of oil in one basin alone could turn the country into a…

Gulf of Mexico: Preparing for August Auction

May 03, 2013 at 15:30 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Tentatively scheduled for 28 August, the US government is auctioning off over 21 million acres on the Outer Continental Shelf in 3,953 blocks in shallow and deep waters.…

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