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The Facts about Fracking Fluid and its Disposal

May 23, 2012 at 17:12 | Barry Stevens

At a recent shale gas symposium in South Africa a question was asked “if hydraulic fracturing is so safe, why do drilling operators working in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Play dispose…

Iran Oil Sanctions After the Baghdad Talks

May 23, 2012 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

SituationIran tentatively agreed on 22 May to allow the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to launch inspections of nuclear facilities, while Iran and P5+1 countries…

China Warns Australia to Choose "Godfather" - China or U.S.

May 22, 2012 at 18:31 | John Daly

It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized.The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers,…

Kurdish Oil Pipeline Could Split Iraq

May 22, 2012 at 18:22 | Daniel J. Graeber

Nearly 10 years of oversight from the U.S. military in Iraq has done little to erase simmering sectarian issues in Iraq. A trilateral democratic government composed of Shiite, Sunni and…

Is a Carbon Disaster Brewing in The Pacific Northwest?

May 22, 2012 at 18:16 | Dave Cohen

Optimists and politicians like to remind us that U.S. exports are booming. Unfortunately, so are imports.

New Fuel Injection System to make Petrol Engines as Efficient as Hybrids

May 22, 2012 at 18:02 | Brian Westenhaus

Delphi is developing an engine fuel injection technology that could improve the fuel economy of gas-powered cars by 50 percent, potentially rivalling the performance of hybrid vehicles at less cost.…

Energy in the Time of Elections: Claims and Counterclaims

May 21, 2012 at 14:17 | Llewellyn King

Where there's oil and gas, there's milk and honey. That is the thrust of the American Petroleum Institute's report to the platform committees of the Republican and Democratic parties. It…

Why the Smart Grid is More Than Just Smart Meters

May 21, 2012 at 14:11 | Tyler Hamilton

Richard Ford doesn’t like the term smart grid. “It means different things to different people,” says the manager of grid solutions at Toronto Hydro. “The term has become overused. It…

Cyber Update: Pipelines, China and Lax Security Standards

May 18, 2012 at 18:30 | Charles Kennedy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified China as the possible origin of an ongoing cyber attack targeting US gas pipeline companies, and specifically a group that managed to…

The Real Cost of Cheap Energy

May 18, 2012 at 18:26 | Climate Progress

Where does your energy come from? Although I live in Colorado now, I grew up in East Tennessee, where many people still assume their power is fairly clean, dominated by…

Climate Economics: Creatively Destroying the World

May 18, 2012 at 18:17 | Breakthrough Institute

In the 70 years that have passed since Joseph Schumpeter coined the term "creative destruction," economists have struggled awkwardly with how to think about growth and innovation. Born of the…

How Falling Energy Costs will Shape the World

May 17, 2012 at 17:46 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

A major plank in my golden age scenario for the 2020's is the collapse of the cost of energy. This won't occur because of a single big discovery, but from…

How the Export of Coal and Natural Gas in the U.S. has Developed over time

May 17, 2012 at 17:37 | Gary Hunt

The beaten and bruised US coal industry got up off the floor from the body blows of US EPA’s regulations and got back in the race as an export champion…

What the EIA's Short Term Energy Outlook Tells us about the Global Economy

May 16, 2012 at 17:54 | Gary Hunt

The US Energy information Administration (EIA) released its updated Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO) May 8, 2012.  The overview calls for falling crude oil prices, falling gasoline prices, falling electric…

As Saudi Oil Giant Expands, Can it Meet Mounting Security Concerns?

May 14, 2012 at 22:49 | Charles Kennedy

Already the largest oil exporter in the world, state-owned Saudi Aramco plans to significantly expand refining capacity and for the first time ever to venture into oil trading, which could…

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

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

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

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

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…


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