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Could Iraq Be The Next OPEC Member To Exit?

Could Iraq Be The Next OPEC Member To Exit?

Just two days after Qatar’s…

Is This The Next Big Petrochemical Hub In The U.S.?

Is This The Next Big Petrochemical Hub In The U.S.?

The next major petrochemical hub…

Energy / Energy-General

Iran could Avoid Economic Blow of US Sanctions by Accepting Chinese Yuan

Iran could Avoid Economic Blow of US Sanctions by Accepting Chinese Yuan

May 08, 2012 at 19:37 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Iranian currency shuffle continued again this week as Tehran announced it would take the Chinese yuan as payment for crude oil deliveries from its trading partner in Beijing. While…

US Gas Pipelines under Cyber Attack, Says DHS

US Gas Pipelines under Cyber Attack, Says DHS

May 08, 2012 at 19:32 | Jen Alic

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning that computer networks connected to privately-owned natural gas pipelines are presently under cyber attack in an “intrusion campaign” that began…

A Few Easy Pointers to Increase our Energy Efficiency

A Few Easy Pointers to Increase our Energy Efficiency

May 07, 2012 at 18:54 | Tom Murphy

I have described in a series of posts the efforts my wife and I have made to reduce our energy footprint on a number of fronts. The motivation stems from…

Canadian Oil Sands Remain Isolated as Pipeline Plans still Face Opposition

Canadian Oil Sands Remain Isolated as Pipeline Plans still Face Opposition

May 03, 2012 at 18:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

A provincial party in Canada announced its formal objection to plans by pipeline company Enbridge to build its Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the coast of British Colombia. The New…

Partisan Politics Damaging American Energy

Partisan Politics Damaging American Energy

May 03, 2012 at 18:07 | Shea Laverty

Partisan politics rule the day in America. As much as anyone can try to deny that, the rhetoric coming from either side of the aisle tells a very different story.…

Big Brother is Bipartisan, Good to Know

Big Brother is Bipartisan, Good to Know

May 02, 2012 at 17:55 | Jen Alic

Now that the House of Representatives has approved a controversial bill on cyber security, which the White House has promised to veto, the ball is in the Senate’s court, which…

Hair Triggers in the Ukrainian Energy Sector

Hair Triggers in the Ukrainian Energy Sector

Apr 27, 2012 at 17:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

Four explosions went off Friday during the lunch hour in Dnipropetrovsk, an eastern industrial city in Ukraine and home to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The explosions occurred one…

Taking YPF from Repsol has only made Argentina's Energy Problems Worse

Taking YPF from Repsol has only made Argentina's Energy Problems Worse

Apr 27, 2012 at 17:10 | Economywatch

Argentina’s decision to nationalise YPF – a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Repsol – has been met by international disapproval; though the Argentine government insists that the move had been…

East Africa Grapples with Gaddafi Investment Legacy

East Africa Grapples with Gaddafi Investment Legacy

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:57 | John Daly

Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for 41 years before an armed “Arab Spring” uprising last year drove him from power, leading to his death in October 2011. In 1998 Gaddafi…

Libyan Oil Protests Highlights Broader Problems

Libyan Oil Protests Highlights Broader Problems

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:40 | Daniel J. Graeber

Protestors in the former Libyan capital of Benghazi this week demonstrated in front of the Arabian Gulf Oil Co. to demand more transparency. The demonstrators said they were frustrated…

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