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Energy / Energy-General

A World Without Petroleum

Jul 27, 2010 at 04:52 | Brian Westenhaus

Occidental Petroleum is running a very clever and funny ad supporting and informing about what petroleum is used for as well as natural gas, gasoline and diesel. As you’ve…

U.S. Activists, Lawmakers Seek Renewable Standard in Slimmed-Down Energy Bill

Jul 27, 2010 at 04:09 | Darrell Delamaide

After Senate leaders last week ruled out a comprehensive energy bill with a cap-and-trade regime, climate legislation activists are now pushing for the consolation prize of a national renewable energy…

The Hunt for Dark Energy

Jul 26, 2010 at 03:37 | Brian Westenhaus

It’s out there, or so they say in the cosmic physics community.  There is a mysterious “dark energy” believed to constitute nearly three-fourths of the mass and energy of the…

Energy Ministers Agree on 10 Clean Energy Initiatives

Jul 22, 2010 at 03:54 | Darrell Delamaide

Two dozen countries that account for 80% of global energy consumption reached agreements on a series of 10 clean energy initiatives that will eliminate the need to build 500 new…

Securing Uganda’s Oil Industry Urged But Repeat Terrorist Attacks Seen As Slim

Jul 21, 2010 at 08:26 | Fawzia Sheikh

Although the Ugandan government can boost the security of its fledgling oil industry from future terrorist attacks that may scare away certain investors, Africa analysts doubt violence replicating the twin…

How The Next Major Uranium Discovery Will Be Found

Jul 21, 2010 at 08:21 | Dave Forest

Yesterday, we went through the basics of unconformity-hosted uranium deposits. And why these are the big prize for the uranium industry. And yet, despite decades of study, we've still only…

China Has Replaced U.S. As Biggest Energy Consumer, IEA Says

Jul 20, 2010 at 03:49 | Darrell Delamaide

China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s biggest consumer of energy in the most tangible evidence yet of the coming dominance of the Chinese economy. According to data from…

Uranium’s Big Prize

Jul 20, 2010 at 03:32 | Dave Forest

Sixteen hours on airplanes yesterday gave me the chance to finish reviewing a lot of uranium material. (For those of you finding the uranium theme long-in-the-tooth, we will get back…

Cautious Obama is Hurting Future Oil and Electricity Supply

Jul 15, 2010 at 14:28 | Llewellyn King

From somewhere--inside the White House or the Department of Energy--President Obama is getting some pretty awful advice. It's bad enough that he's been persuaded that there's a Nirvana Land of…

U.S. Government Finally Grants BP Permission to Begin Well Integrity Test

Jul 15, 2010 at 04:24 | Al Fin

For almost 2 days, the US government has withheld final permission for BP to go ahead with crucial but risky pressure testing at the Macondo wellhead. The new sealing cap…

European Power Plants Win Reprieve on Emissions

Jul 12, 2010 at 03:30 | Philippa Jones

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to adopt the Industrial Emissions Directive, after agreeing a compromise position that will give power plants extra time to comply with stricter levels…

A look at China’s Growing Demand for Oil

Jul 10, 2010 at 04:40 | The Oil Drum

In my last post, we looked at the supply of oil in the US Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) recently released International Energy Outlook (IEO), which many consider the EIA's definitive…

Ownership of Offshore Israel Gas Deposits Speculative Without Further Drilling

Jul 09, 2010 at 11:53 | Fawzia Sheikh

While offshore natural gas discoveries have spurred Lebanese and Israeli saber-rattling in a region widely viewed as rich in energy resources, a London analyst said it is too early to…

China Plans New Energy Resource Tax, Infrastructure Spending in Western Provinces

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:36 | Darrell Delamaide

Chinese officials announced plans to develop the country’s western provinces as the center of its energy industry and reformed the resource tax on oil, coal and natural gas extraction so…

Dwindling Resources and Why Population Growth Must Stop

Jul 08, 2010 at 02:50 | The Oil Drum

Earth’s population is approaching seven billion at the same time that resource limits and environmental degradation are becoming more apparent every day. Rich nations have long assured poor nations that…

Looking for Value at Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Jul 07, 2010 at 05:12 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

While a student at UCLA in the early seventies, I took a World Politics course which required me to pick a country, analyze its economy, and make recommendations for its…

Oil Companies Benefiting from Tax Breaks and Large Subsidies as Congress Meekly Looks On

Jul 06, 2010 at 15:50 | David Caploe PhD

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform set off the worst oil spill at sea in American history, it was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands. Registering there allowed the…

What Happens When Oil and Other Fossil Fuels Deplete

Jul 06, 2010 at 06:36 | Gail Tverberg

What happens when energy resources, such as oil, deplete? Many people believe that oil prices will just go up--but I don't see that to be the case. A more likely…

Turning Crude Oil to Natural Gas in the Oil Field

Jul 01, 2010 at 09:21 | Brian Westenhaus

Dr. Steve Larter holds the University of Calgary’s Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology and has more than 30 years’ research experience in petroleum geology and geochemistry in both academia…

Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill, Survey Shows

Jun 29, 2010 at 09:39 | Darrell Delamaide

The Gulf oil spill has hit the reputation not only of BP but of the entire oil industry, including among those who favor increased use of fossil fuels as the…

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