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Exxon Punished By Wall Street For Spending Strategy

Exxon Punished By Wall Street For Spending Strategy

ExxonMobil has unveiled its medium-term…

Energy / Energy-General

Oil is Not Looking So Hot

Oil is Not Looking So Hot

Sep 25, 2012 at 17:24 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I received another one of those scratchy cell phone calls from my friend in the West Texas oil patch. You could almost feel the dust coming through the ether. He…

Canadian Government Doubles Down on Oil

Canadian Government Doubles Down on Oil

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:35 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Chinese envoy to Canada warned against letting politics interfere with its multibillion dollar takeover bid for Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (NXY) Last week, shareholders at the 40-year-old oil and…

Ignore the Political Optimism, the Planet is in Trouble

Ignore the Political Optimism, the Planet is in Trouble

Sep 21, 2012 at 17:53 | Post Carbon

It has now been more than 33 years since Jimmy Carter's famous "malaise' speech given in July 1979. As this speech is often cited as the beginning of the end…

The Link between Energy Consumption, Employment, and Recession

The Link between Energy Consumption, Employment, and Recession

Sep 21, 2012 at 17:51 | Gail Tverberg

The number of jobs available to job-seekers has been a problem for quite a long time now—since 2000 in the United States, and longer than that in Europe. If we…

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Sep 21, 2012 at 15:48 | Editorial Dept

From plans to turn coffee grounds and uneaten pastries into bioplastics to energy efficiency competitions among its stores, Starbucks understands that the future is sustainability and that companies demonstrating cost-cutting…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 22nd September 2012

Weekly World Energy News Update - 22nd September 2012

Sep 21, 2012 at 15:42 | Editorial Dept

This week was a mysterious one for oil prices, which took a very sudden dive on Monday, and continued on a downward spiral over the next two days, rebounding a…

The Religious Nature of the Fracking Debate

The Religious Nature of the Fracking Debate

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:39 | Science Progress

The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale gas revolution it has spawned has a religious aura to it. Both sides have an unshakeable conviction that fracking is…

Excessive Red Tape Causes Energy Costs to Soar on Public Land

Excessive Red Tape Causes Energy Costs to Soar on Public Land

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:27 | Gary Hunt

More than 96% of the domestic energy production growth from shales has taken place on private lands safely out of the reach of the Federal government bureaucrats and regulators.  That…

Shell's Arctic Drilling Campaign Starts to Falter

Shell's Arctic Drilling Campaign Starts to Falter

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it was suspending parts of its arctic drilling campaign off the coast of Alaska. A forecast, however, suggests oil production from parts of the Alaskan…

Qatar: Rich and Dangerous

Qatar: Rich and Dangerous

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:55 | Felix Imonti

The first concern of the Emir of Qatar is the prosperity and security of the tiny kingdom.  To achieve that, he knows no limits.Stuck between Iran and Saudi…

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