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Energy / Energy-General

Energy Companies Entering War on Terror

Jun 21, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

Norwegian energy company Statoil said last week it was forming a special operations division to handle emergency operations in response to a terrorist attack on a natural gas facility in…

Alfa Billionaires Launch L1 Energy Fund

Jun 21, 2013 at 17:12 | Charles Kennedy

The former owners of TNK-BP and the Alfa Group let it be known in March that they were shopping around with their eyes on the oil industry in a…

Is the Central-South Asian Energy Transmission Project just a Dream?

Jun 21, 2013 at 17:00 | Eurasianet

In early June, a newspaper in Pakistan announced the Asian Development Bank would withdraw from a much-anticipated energy transmission project that aims to connect Central and South Asia. The report…

Weekly Energy Update: Keystone XL – The Safest Pipeline Ever Built

Jun 21, 2013 at 16:48 | James Stafford

A leaky future with pipelines and the unresolved fallout from the Manhattan Project; water competition in dry states between frackers and farmers; and a look at exploration challenges in the…

Arctic Oil & Gas: Not for the Faint of Heart

Jun 21, 2013 at 14:10 | James Stafford

Massive cost, forbidden terrain and unimaginable reward—this is the Arctic, where interest has waxed and waned over the past decade, but a flurry of activity from unexpected quarters is bringing…

Utica Shale: Wading Through the Hype

Jun 21, 2013 at 14:01 | Editorial Dept

It’s hard to get a handle on the Utica shale, and whether it’s an amazing success or a horrible disappointment—this is a matter of perspective. But give us a chance…


Jun 21, 2013 at 13:51 | Editorial Dept

Angola to Auction off More Exploration RightsAngola is shaping up to be the next major sweet spot in West Africa—with the potential to rival even Nigeria. Now it’s…


Jun 21, 2013 at 13:49 | Editorial Dept

Norway Sticks to Gas Pipeline Tariff Cut Officials in Norway have indicated that they will go ahead with a controversial plan to cut tariffs on gas pipelines by up to…

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…

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