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Gulf of Guinea Piracy Increases Amid Unrest and Rising Oil Prices

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Increases Amid Unrest and Rising Oil Prices

Mar 20, 2012 at 18:10 | Jen Alic

Gulf of Guinea piracy is set to become the next major concern for oil shipments as attacks, particularly on oil tankers, are on the rise, along with insurance premiums for…

The Bleak Future that Faces us if Current Trends Continue

The Bleak Future that Faces us if Current Trends Continue

Mar 20, 2012 at 17:35 | Post Carbon

If current population trends continue . . .   • The population of the United States will increase to over 600 million by 2080, and in 2150 it will equal China’s…

Collateral Damage from Afghan Turmoil - the TAPI Pipeline

Collateral Damage from Afghan Turmoil - the TAPI Pipeline

Mar 18, 2012 at 09:31 | John Daly

As the reverberations on the 11 March attack by a U.S. soldier on two Afghan villages in Helmand province continue to abrade U.S.-Afghan relations, the deteriorating security situation there after…

Contentious Bulgarian Pipeline Dead, Moscow Less Than Pleased

Contentious Bulgarian Pipeline Dead, Moscow Less Than Pleased

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:29 | John Daly

Well, it’s official. The Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, intended to provide a Thracian bypass for Russian oil to avoid the increasingly congested Turkish Straits tanker traffic, is officially dead. Says who?…

How to Slash Domestic Gas Consumption by a Factor of Five

How to Slash Domestic Gas Consumption by a Factor of Five

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:10 | Tom Murphy

If you are on-board with the sentiment that we should strive to reduce the amount of energy we consume as a means to relieve pressure on a world suffering impending…

FERC: Washington's Reluctant Hero

FERC: Washington's Reluctant Hero

Mar 15, 2012 at 17:43 | Gary Hunt

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is trying to avoid being drawn into the political battle over the regulatory agenda being pursued by the US EPA against fossil fuel emissions…

What's at Stake with Iranian Sanctions?

What's at Stake with Iranian Sanctions?

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

Officials from New Delhi are due back from their recent trade visit to Iran with high hopes of an expanded economic relationship. India, together with Japan and China, buy about…

Taiwan Looks to Russia to Secure Energy Imports and Independence from China

Taiwan Looks to Russia to Secure Energy Imports and Independence from China

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:44 | John Daly

A number of nations live in a diplomatic “twilight zone,” largely bereft of global diplomatic recognition. These include the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, whose unilateral declaration of independence in…

Yemen's Unrest's Larger Implications

Yemen's Unrest's Larger Implications

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:27 | John Daly

Yemen, beloved of the Travel Channel, is the largely unknown corner of the southwestern Arabia peninsula. Its oil production is modest compared to its giant northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia, but…

A Look at World Energy Consumption Over the Last 200 Years

A Look at World Energy Consumption Over the Last 200 Years

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:31 | Gail Tverberg

Figure 1 shows the huge increase in world energy consumption that has taken place in roughly the last…

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