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The Start Of Saudi Arabia’s Power Play

The Start Of Saudi Arabia’s Power Play

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Energy / Energy-General

Public-Interest State Reinvented in Argentina YPF Expropriation

Public-Interest State Reinvented in Argentina YPF Expropriation

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:22 | Jen Alic

The Argentine government’s sudden, hit-and-run expropriation of the majority foreign-owned stake in energy giant Repsol YPF SA is a response to everything from the global economic crisis and particularly how…

New LENR Machine is the Best Yet

New LENR Machine is the Best Yet

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:19 | Brian Westenhaus

The new leader is Brillouin Energy with a new process named the Hot Tube Boiler.  Sterling Allen at PESN interviewed Brillouin’s Robert W. George II, CEO; and the…

UK Govt. Seismic Fracking Report Certain to Sharpen Debate

UK Govt. Seismic Fracking Report Certain to Sharpen Debate

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:44 | John Daly

The process of hydraulic fracturing is a mining technique which uses injected fluid to propagate fractures in a rock layer to release hydrocarbon deposits that would otherwise be uncommercial. Developed…

Afghanistan Priority: Energy Security

Afghanistan Priority: Energy Security

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:41 | Jen Alic

A lot has happened in Afghanistan in recent days intrinsic more to geopolitics than to Afghanistan itself: Russia-US joint anti-drugs operations are in being put in full swing, Russia has…

WestLB is the First Bank to Refuse Finance to Offshore Oil Rigs in the Arctic

WestLB is the First Bank to Refuse Finance to Offshore Oil Rigs in the Arctic

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:35 | Mark Nicholls

WestLB will not provide finance to any offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, according to a new environmental policy that is understood to be the first of its…

Make It So - Energy Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

Make It So - Energy Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:30 | Shea Laverty

It's no secret that Gene Roddenberry's venerable "Star Trek" metaseries has inspired the imagination of millions since it first debuted in 1966. Strange worlds, compelling characters, and more techno-babble than…

Gazprom-Vietnam: All Hands on Deck in South China Sea

Gazprom-Vietnam: All Hands on Deck in South China Sea

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:28 | Jen Alic

A deal struck earlier this month between Russia’s state gas giant, Gazprom, and Vietnam’s state oil and gas group, PetroVietnam, has geopolitical underpinnings aimed at China’s prowess in the South…

Iran's Occupation of Persian Gulf Islands Rattles Neighbors

Iran's Occupation of Persian Gulf Islands Rattles Neighbors

Apr 18, 2012 at 17:28 | John Daly

As Iran struggles to mitigate the economic and political effects of the sanctions imposed on it by the international community over its nuclear activities, Tehran is seeking allies anywhere it…

Bad Business: Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol

Bad Business: Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:36 | John Daly

Energy and nationalist politics are a volatile mix. In the Second/Third World, multinational energy companies seeking new frontiers prey upon nations’ inability to develop indigenous energy resources on their own,…

Keystone XL Likely Dead

Keystone XL Likely Dead

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:29 | Daniel J. Graeber

Critics of U.S. domestic energy policy are trying to maneuver the Keystone XL oil pipeline past the Oval Office, trumpeting the project as the 21st century version of the New…

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