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Weekly World Energy News Update - 31st August 2012

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Aug 31, 2012 at 16:39 | Editorial Dept

Category 1 Hurricane Isaac’s offensive through the Gulf of Mexico and an explosion and fire at Venezuela’s biggest refinery were key drivers of energy prices this week. Over 70% of…

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Aug 30, 2012 at 20:53 | Jude Clemente

In July 2011, the Obama administration announced the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that will begin taking effect in 2017. The standards for U.S. light-duty vehicle fleets (passenger…

New U.S. Fuel Standards Raised to 54.5 mpg by 2025

New U.S. Fuel Standards Raised to 54.5 mpg by 2025

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:25 | David Gabel

Not long ago, the Obama Administration raised the federal fuel efficiency standards, known as CAFE, to an average 35.5 mpg by 2016. Yesterday, they announced the CAFE were being raised…

CNOOC Offers up Oil and Gas Blocks Near Disputed Waters

CNOOC Offers up Oil and Gas Blocks Near Disputed Waters

Aug 29, 2012 at 10:08 | Joao Peixe

China’s state-owned CNOOC is preparing to auction off oil and gas blocks to foreign companies near disputed waters claimed by Vietnam and Japan. In a second round of auctions…

How the Obama Administration Helped Revive the U.S. Auto Industry

How the Obama Administration Helped Revive the U.S. Auto Industry

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:10 | Climate Progress

The Obama administration is about to promulgate fuel-economy and carbon-pollution limits for 2017 to 2025 model cars. These essential standards will reduce oil use, save families money from lower gasoline…

Networked Energy: Transforming the U.S. Electrical Grid

Networked Energy: Transforming the U.S. Electrical Grid

Aug 28, 2012 at 17:04 | Science Progress

Constructive national debate on energy policy in the United States has ground to a standstill despite broad political and economic consensus on the urgency of energy innovation. The American people…

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U.S. Energy Policy Debate too Myopic

Aug 27, 2012 at 15:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

Brazilian state oil company Petrobras last week announced it encountered a 984-column of hydrocarbons in an offshore field just days after boasting of a new discovery off the coast of…

What’s Missing in the Romney Energy Plan?

What’s Missing in the Romney Energy Plan?

Aug 27, 2012 at 13:20 | Gary Hunt

“An affordable, reliable supply of energy is crucial to America’s economic future. I have a vision for an America that is an energy superpower, rapidly increasing our own production and…

Humanity's Need for External Energy

Humanity's Need for External Energy

Aug 27, 2012 at 13:06 | Gail Tverberg

Strange as it may seem, humans seem to have evolved in a way that we have a need for external energy, such as energy from burning wood or fossil fuels.…

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Why I Love/Hate the Oil Companies

Aug 23, 2012 at 14:35 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With oil (USO) getting ready to take a run at $100 a barrel once again, the first thing I do when I get up every morning is to curse the…

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