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Energy / Energy-General

Tax Breaks - Big Oil Makes Massive Profits whilst the Federal Budget Struggles

Aug 03, 2012 at 18:26 | Climate Progress

Second-Quarter Earnings Race Ahead, Boosted by Tax BreaksMiddle-class families may…

Sudanese Government Backtrack on Decision to Increase Electricity Rates by 150%

Aug 02, 2012 at 14:46 | John Daly

Gee, sometimes a head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court on two warrants for his arrest just can’t get a break.Sudan’s government is described by…

Investing Lessons in One of the World's Most Volatile Sectors

Aug 02, 2012 at 14:33 | Keith Schaefer

One of the biggest questions energy investors face is how to trade volatility. For example, in a flat to down energy market, professionals often say trading volatility is…

Can the Big Shift in Energy bring a Return of Industrial Demand?

Aug 02, 2012 at 14:17 | Gary Hunt

Outsourcing has become a dirty word in the 2012 election, in part, because over the last decade the US lost more than 5 million jobs to offshore emerging markets.  While…

For the U.S. Energy Sector, the Numbers have It

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:24 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil demand in the United States was stronger in May compared with the same time last year. The U.S. Energy Department, in its monthly report, found consumption rose for the…

How Domestic Energy Production in the US will Stimulate Economic Growth

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:16 | Gary Hunt

The Q2:2012 economic reports are in and—to use a technical term—the results suck!  GDP growth has slowed to 1.5%, unemployment rates remain stubbornly high at 8.2% over average nationwide but…

Rail May Hold its Own Against Pipelines

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:29 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Association of American Railroads reports the number of rail tankers carrying crude oil and petroleum products in the United States increased more than 35 percent during the first six…

A New Way To Fracture Oil and Gas Wells

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:21 | Brian Westenhaus

GASFRAC of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has developed an innovative closed stimulation process and injection method, utilizing gelled LPG rather than water based conventional formation fracturing fluids.The firm…

How Changing from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Might Affect GDP

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:51 | Gail Tverberg

We talk about the possibility of reducing fossil fuel use by 80% by 2050 and ramping up renewables at the same time, to help prevent climate change. If we did…

Our Current Infrastructure was Built for a Different World

Jul 30, 2012 at 17:21 | Kurt Cobb

It's easy to forget that every piece of our current infrastructure--roads, rails, runways, bridges, industrial plants, housing--was built with a certain temperature range in mind. Our agricultural system and much…

China Zeros in on Canadian Oil, but It's Not About Sovereignty

Jul 29, 2012 at 17:33 | Charles Kennedy

China’s $15.1 billion bid to acquire Canada’s Nexen oil company threatens to turn China into a owner rather just a major buyer of Canadian oil, and prompts a surge in…

China Disinterested in Western Sanctions on Iran

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:15 | John Daly

Few people are aware that Iran is currently subjected to not one, but three sets of sanctions imposed by U.S., the United Nations and the European Union, the latter two…

Shell and Exxon Earn $160,000 a Minute, Yet Still Receive $2.4 Billion Tax Break

Jul 27, 2012 at 17:10 | Climate Progress

The top two corporations on the Fortune 500 Global ranking, Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil, announced their 2012 second-quarter earnings last week, bringing the total profits for three Big…

A Macondo Response to Oil Sands?

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

Provincial authorities in Alberta announced plans to review pipeline safety regulations following a series of oil spills in the region. Plains Midstream Canada, Pace Energy Oil and Gas, and Enbridge…

Ten Reasons Why Fracking is Doomed

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:17 | Juan Cole

Proponents of natural gas fracturing and oil drilling are delirious with joy over the ability to recover shale gas, which has brought down world gas prices and made the US…

Why Energy Will be Driven By Profitability in the Future

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:03 | Gary Hunt

The energy business cycle has always been dominated by boom and bust cycles.  Through changes in technology, economic conditions and regulation nothing has altered that cyclical pattern.  We have, however,…

California's Impending Energy Crash

Jul 25, 2012 at 15:55 | Gregor Macdonald

California, which imports over 25% of its electricity from out of state, is in no position to lose half (!) of its entire nuclear power capacity. But that’s exactly what…

Department of Energy & Climate Change Win Battle with Treasury

Jul 25, 2012 at 15:51 | Environmental Finance

The UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has succeeded in holding cuts to onshore wind subsidies at 10% – winning a battle with the finance ministry, which wanted…

Oilprice.com Top 5 Green Living Concepts

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:18 | Charles Kennedy

The future is a surreal shade of green. A glimpse into up-and-coming trends that will change the way we live includes washing-machine toilets, fitness-powered street lamps and home appliances, eco…

How Indian Farmers are Making Millions from the Fracking Boom

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:03 | Ed Dolan

A New York Times story last week featured a picture of a happy Indian farmer in his new house, a replacement for a miserable mud hut. His sister, a…


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