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Iran, Oil Prices and Gambling with the World Economy

Apr 02, 2012 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

The White House last week acknowledged problems in the global oil market but said the situation was secure enough to move ahead with tighter sanctions against Iran. President Obama said…

The Slow Death of Carbon Policy

Apr 02, 2012 at 16:52 | Gary Hunt

In both the EU and the US carbon policy correctness has run its course having been discredited by scandal, the persistence of scientific method, and public pressure to recognize market…

South Stream and the EU-Russia Balance of Power in the Western Balkans

Apr 01, 2012 at 11:29 | Charles Kennedy

Few developments will have a greater impact on regional dynamics in the Western Balkans than the race to build Russia’s South Stream Pipeline as the Western Nabucco Pipeline falls flat.

Citigroup's Overly Optimistic Energy Projection for 2020

Mar 29, 2012 at 18:52 | Dave Summers

Gasoline prices remain high, and Reuters recently noted that there are enough countries with civil unrest, technical problems and bad weather that there are around a million barrels a day…

Turkey's Attempts to Quell PKK Insurgency has Energy Implications

Mar 29, 2012 at 18:21 | John Daly

Turkey has adopted a new strategy in its bid to solve its Kurdish “issue.” Ankara’s outreach initiative has enormous energy implications, as Turkey currently imports 90 percent of its…

Geopolitics Informs Gaza's Energy Crisis

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:28 | Charles Kennedy

The acute energy crisis that has consumed Gaza is a symptom of realities that have forced Hamas to recalculate its alliances after hedging its bets that a post-Mubarak Egypt would…

Patience Needed in Post-Fukushima Japan

Mar 26, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

One year after the 9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Japan may still face a nuclear energy crisis. The country was already forced to take on more fossil fuels to offset…

Trouble on the Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Front

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:44 | Charles Kennedy

Pakistan may be seem to be getting political about the Iran-Pakistan (IP) Pipeline, which the US is working hard, if not deviously, to thwart, but the truth of the matter…

Russia to Get Oil Railways

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:36 | John Daly

The Russian Federation’s development of a free market, capitalist economy since the unexpected collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 can most charitably be described as ‘fitful.” While…

No Policy in U.S. Energy Policy Debate

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:23 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. President Barack Obama visited a plant in Cushing, Okla., that is slated to build the southern domestic leg of the longer Keystone XL oil pipeline. The project has become…

Green Movement Shows its Age

Mar 21, 2012 at 17:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

Those taking part in a survey published this month found so-called Millennials are less concerned about the environment than previous generations. To a certain degree, so-called flower-power during the 1960s…

Australian Industry on Offensive against Imminent Carbon Tax

Mar 21, 2012 at 13:53 | John Daly

Australia’s carbon tax of $23 a ton, due to be implemented beginning on 1 July, has been deeply unpopular with Australian industrialists since it was first proposed, who argue that…

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Increases Amid Unrest and Rising Oil Prices

Mar 20, 2012 at 18:10 | Charles Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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…

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