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Oil Prices Climb Despite Demand Destruction Claims

Oil Prices Climb Despite Demand Destruction Claims

Despite two major reports forecasting…

Energy / Energy-General

This Week in Energy: Clean Energy Investment Woes

Apr 18, 2013 at 16:40 | James Stafford

Clean energy investment woes; talk of the end days of fossil fuel subsidies; the death knell for Europe’s carbon market; a new (hydrocarbons) theory on the Syria end game; and…

UK Renews Drive for Offshore Oil and Gas

Apr 17, 2013 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

Offshore oil is back on the British government’s agenda as a key component of the country’s “Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy” at a time when North Sea investment has experienced…

Lufkin Acquisition Boosts GE’s Oil & Gas Market Share

Apr 16, 2013 at 17:02 | Charles Kennedy

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has announced plans to expand its oil and gas business by acquiring Lufkin Industries (LUFK) in a $3.3 billion deal that boost its market share for…

The U.S – Canada Oil Connection: A Different Perspective

Apr 12, 2013 at 18:02 | Keith Schaefer

The energy sector is a great example of how the U.S. and Canada can live side by side but be SO different.Think of the phrase—Americans like to shoot…

Genel Energy: A Junior Packing a Big Punch

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:53 | James Stafford

I’ve been following Genel Energy of Turkey for a while now, not least because of my obsession with the potentially catastrophic but otherwise fantastic venue that is Iraqi Kurdistan. Every…

LEBANON: Good News for Stability, Good News for Levant Fossil Fuels Prospects

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The sweeping parliamentary endorsement of Sunni politician Tammam Salam to become the country’s next prime minister is a major boost for stability and removes a great deal of…

Obama’s Budget Proposal Boosts Clean Energy at the Expense of Fossil Fuels

Apr 12, 2013 at 15:30 | Editorial Dept

Obama’s budget proposal boosts clean energy at the expense of fossil fuels; the ethanol mandate comes under bipartisan attack; trader Dan Dicker’s predictions for Noble Energy come true; and a…

10 Diminishing Trends in the World of Energy

Apr 11, 2013 at 16:45 | Matt Smith

This is usually the time of year where I am preoccupied by fears of relegation for my beloved soccer team, West Ham. However, with seven games to go, they appear…

Shell's Predictions for the Future

Apr 10, 2013 at 17:02 | Dave Summers

Each year the larger oil production companies provide their views of the future, and I recently reviewed that for ExxonMobil. Shell has now produced their projections, though in a…

Water: the Key to a Strategic Victory in Any Conflict

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:35 | Gregory R. Copley

Napoleon said that an army marched on its stomach. But he lost most of his Grande Armée to disease, much of it the result of poor water and sanitation. It…

Oil Platform’s Effect on Fish Populations

Apr 05, 2013 at 17:56 | Environmental News Network

Fishes residing near oil platforms in southern California have similar contaminant levels as fishes in nearby natural sites, according to two recent reports by the U.S. Geological Survey, which were…

Weekly Energy Update: Is the Renewable Energy Sector in Retreat

Apr 05, 2013 at 13:42 | James Stafford

Energy gets cleaner, but its money gets dirtier; renewable energy suffers more ups and downs; the oil and gas industry balks at a new EPA proposal to cut sulfur levels…

Another Energy Boom is on the Way

Apr 05, 2013 at 13:37 | Dan Dicker

Trading energy and energy stocks this week have been a dangerous experience, as oil markets sloughed off more than $3 a barrel on little more than a whim.  DOE reports…

Massive New Opportunities in Advanced Fracking

Apr 05, 2013 at 13:35 | James Stafford

Hydraulic fracking is an expensive, complicated and dirty endeavor. That is the present reality. But new technology already being employed and even more promising ideas coming online soon could clean…

Enbridge Continues Rise as Canada Seeks Own Energy Road

Apr 04, 2013 at 19:55 | Robert M Cutler

A recent report by Finance Canada says that the discount to international prices at which Canadian oil and gas exports are selling, is causing the country to lose $4 billion…

The Need for a More Coherent Energy Policy in the US

Apr 03, 2013 at 17:44 | Kurt Cobb

Current U.S. energy policy is, in fact, a hodgepodge of disconnected policies designed for specific constituencies with no coherent goal. The country has subsidies for fossil fuels, subsidies for nuclear…

Self-Driving Cars by 2025

Apr 02, 2013 at 18:05 | Charles Kennedy

The not-so-distant future of driving will be first increasingly semi-autonomous and then fully automated, as technology to build self-driving cars gains traction, promising both safer driving and lighter-weight vehicles that…

Forget Peak Oil, Worry About Financial Limits

Apr 01, 2013 at 17:51 | Gail Tverberg

Resource limits are invisible, so most people don’t realize that we could possibly be approaching them. In fact, my analysis indicates resource limits are really financial limits, and in fact,…

Energyland: Rise of the Guardians

Apr 01, 2013 at 17:41 | Matt Smith

So I wanted to write an Easter-related post and my mind immediately hopped straight to ‘Rise of the Guardians‘  - my most recent encounter of the Easter Bunny (via…

BRIC’s Rising Energy Superpower – Brazil

Mar 30, 2013 at 13:13 | John Daly

The BRIC (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India and China) is an interesting political and economic conglomeration. Currently, only the Russian Federation is a major oil exporter, while the ongoing prosperity…

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