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Energy / Energy-General

U.S., China Compete for Canadian Energy Assets

U.S., China Compete for Canadian Energy Assets

May 14, 2012 at 22:43 | John Daly

To hear Carlos Pascual, the U.S. State Department’s special envoy on international energy tell it, “The United States values Canada as its most important energy partner. There has never been…

Argentina Counting Cost of Nationalizing YPF

Argentina Counting Cost of Nationalizing YPF

May 13, 2012 at 08:56 | John Daly

One of the most feared words in every oilman’s lexicon is “nationalization.” On 16 April Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner did exactly that with the energy firm Yacimientos…

America's Horizontal Drilling Technology will Transform the World

America's Horizontal Drilling Technology will Transform the World

May 13, 2012 at 08:46 | Gary Hunt

The success of unconventional oil and gas production from shale formation is reshaping the US energy industry and may yet prove to be a major factor pulling US GDP growth…

A Look at the Major Forces Shaping our Future

A Look at the Major Forces Shaping our Future

May 13, 2012 at 08:42 | Post Carbon

While waiting to see how the Iranian nuclear confrontation and the various Eurozone crises sort themselves out, there is time to step back and look at the interaction of the…

Duel Fuel Vehicles that can Run on Gasoline or Natural Gas

Duel Fuel Vehicles that can Run on Gasoline or Natural Gas

May 13, 2012 at 08:40 | Brian Westenhaus

Not flex fuel – dual fuel.  Flex fuel is a system that can use similar fuels in the same system such as pure gasoline to 85% ethanol.  Dual fuel will…

Following New Energy Technologies - From Discovery to Widespread Adoption

Following New Energy Technologies - From Discovery to Widespread Adoption

May 11, 2012 at 09:18 | Post Carbon

Last week we talked about the possibility that researchers have found a second and potentially useful and inexpensive way of converting hydrogen into helium accompanied by a release of significant…

Why India is Ignoring U.S. Pressure and Continuing to Trade with Iran

Why India is Ignoring U.S. Pressure and Continuing to Trade with Iran

May 10, 2012 at 17:42 | Juan Cole

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in India on Monday that New Delhi can reduce its oil imports from Iran further, pressuring that country to fall in line with…

Chevron has Unveiled New Ship to Perform Dual Gradient Drilling

Chevron has Unveiled New Ship to Perform Dual Gradient Drilling

May 10, 2012 at 17:34 | Brian Westenhaus

Chevron is about to put the first deepwater drillship designed with the capacity to perform ‘dual gradient drilling’ to work. The ship is a Samsung 12000 design capable of…

How the Oil Industry has Deceived the US with the Promise of Energy Independence

How the Oil Industry has Deceived the US with the Promise of Energy Independence

May 09, 2012 at 19:47 | Kurt Cobb

Faced with increasing political obstacles to oil and natural gas exploration in many countries around the world, the oil industry is focusing again on the United States. The industry is…

Energy is a Global Commodity and Should Stay That Way

Energy is a Global Commodity and Should Stay That Way

May 09, 2012 at 19:33 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. lawmaker called on the White House this week to eliminate what he said was a "disturbing connection" between U.S. energy demands and violence in the Middle East. New…

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