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Energy / Energy-General

Next Shale ‘Boom’ - Our Money’s on Russia

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:46 | Editorial Dept

When the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first-ever report that looked at shale oil and gas potential from a global perspective, the first question that came…

Scientists Finally Understand Titanium Dioxide – Huge Potential for PECs

Jul 11, 2013 at 17:25 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have broken through to understanding of the properties of titanium dioxide known as ‘titania’ that is hoped to be used in photoelectrochemical cells…

Opportunities Abound in the Smart Power Sector – Interview with EDF

Jul 09, 2013 at 17:21 | James Stafford

As oil prices continue their climb and look set to stay strong for some time to come and the shale boom continues its impressive advance, we thought we would take…

GE to ‘Power Africa’, Without the Risk

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:12 | Charles Kennedy

Last weekend, US President Barack Obama unveiled his “power Africa” plan that aims to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa through $7 billion in US government investment—and General Electric…

Full Access for ALL Oilprice Readers to this week’s Oilprice Premium (no catch)

Jul 08, 2013 at 15:36 | James Stafford

Greetings from London,As you have seen in past letters and mails I have been talking about our new subscription service “quite a lot.” So I thought it may…

Subsea Surveillance: The Fiber Optic Storm

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:35 | James Stafford

It’s all about fiber optics today, with acoustic spy tech that aims to both perfect offshore fracking and detect subsea leaks—and this is where the defense industry and oil and…

DEVELOPMENT ALERTS - Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in Iraq

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:18 | Editorial Dept

Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in IraqCitigroup Inc. (C) received approval last week to open a representative office in Baghdad to take advantage of the estimated $1 trillion to…

Weekly Energy Update: Why Carbon Capture is a Winning Gamble

Jul 04, 2013 at 17:36 | James Stafford

The ‘war on coal’ and the $8 billion loan-guarantee appeasement; why we think carbon capture is a winning gamble; coup in Egypt—again; and the latest ‘inside’ offerings for this week’s…

Why Considering the Environmental Impact of Keystone XL is Irrelevant

Jul 04, 2013 at 17:08 | Robert Rapier

Last week President Obama unveiled a new plan to combat climate change in a speech at Georgetown University. While there is generally broad consensus that his comments further threaten the…

House Passes Offshore Drilling Bill, Senate Up in the Air

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

For the second time, the US House of Representatives has lifted the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coast of Virginia and expanded offshore drilling in general--and this…

Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:39 | Matt Smith

There have been a number of recent research reports addressing the notion of ‘Peak Car’ – whether driving has peaked per person in the US. So here are a…

Canada Tries to Outmaneuver Pipeline Opponents

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canada's government last week proposed new fines and regulations for major crude oil pipelines in the country. Canada is among the world leaders in terms of oil production and needs…

Chevron’s Permian Deal with Cimarex Lines up Infrastructure

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:20 | Charles Kennedy

Chevron USA Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, has inked a deal with Cimarex Energy Co. in the Permian Basin, giving the supergiant access to infrastructure to boost the…

Why Now is a Great Time to be Getting Into Oil Stocks

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:06 | Dan Dicker

This week’s market action seemed to prove two very old trader’s axioms – ONE – the market will do precisely what will cause the most people the most pain and…

Evolving in the Deep: The Ultra Drill Ship

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:02 | James Stafford

The bulk of new discoveries we’ve been hearing about over the past couple of years—at least the big ones—are offshore, many of them in ultra-deep waters. Shallow discoveries are fewer…


Jun 28, 2013 at 16:01 | Editorial Dept

Peru Prepares for Amazon Oil AuctionPeru is preparing to auction off 26 oil concessions in the Amazon region after holding consultations with indigenous groups. The Peruvian government is…

POLITICAL, SECURITY ALERTS – Statoil to form Anti-Terror Ops

Jun 28, 2013 at 15:08 | Editorial Dept

Uncertainty Rises in LebanonSpillover from the conflict in Syria has entered a new phase in Lebanon, and we are increasingly concerned that the country will become embroiled in…

This Week in Energy: Why Now is a Great Time to be Getting into Oil Stocks

Jun 28, 2013 at 13:49 | James Stafford

Methane in our drinking water; Obama’s cleverly vague Keystone blurb; the less-than-groundbreaking handing over of power in Qatar; and the latest energy enlightenment from this week’s premium newsletter …

Duke University Study Links Fracking to Ground Water Contamination

Jun 26, 2013 at 16:47 | John Daly

The process of hydraulic fracturing of deep underground shale rock to release its entombed natural gas for exploitation in the past decade has become a major element in U.S. energy…

Not Darkest Africa, but Darkest Nigeria - 120 Million Without Electricity

Jun 24, 2013 at 16:52 | John Daly

Nigeria’s population of over 160 million people and the country’s large industrial concerns share a mere 6 gigawatts of electricity. The U.S. government’s Energy Information Agency drily notes, “Nigeria…

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