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The Next Geopolitical Flashpoint For Oil

The Next Geopolitical Flashpoint For Oil

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Dysfunction and Cynicism Rule in Environmental Regulation

Dysfunction and Cynicism Rule in Environmental Regulation

Jun 14, 2012 at 17:34 | Gary Hunt

The US Environmental Protection Agency is expected to publish new proposed rules setting air quality standards for soot this week under terms of a tentative settlement agreement reached with eleven…

With Iran, What Happens After July?

With Iran, What Happens After July?

Jun 13, 2012 at 16:51 | Daniel J. Graeber

Washington this week added another seven countries to the list of those exempt from sanctions that target the Iranian energy sector. The U.S. government and its allies believe Tehran is…

Shale Gas Casing and Cementation Will Fail, but When?

Shale Gas Casing and Cementation Will Fail, but When?

Jun 13, 2012 at 16:49 | Barry Stevens

The other day, I received an email from a representative of an international oil company, which is wholly owned by the government and reports to the Department of Energy. The…

Using Visual Data Analysis to Increase Oil & Gas Production Efficiency

Using Visual Data Analysis to Increase Oil & Gas Production Efficiency

Jun 13, 2012 at 16:37 | Gary Hunt

North America’s oil & gas production growth is the envy of the world. From the Alberta oil sands to shale plays across the US, we are getting down to business…

Energy Independence Equals Jobs across the Environmental Divide

Energy Independence Equals Jobs across the Environmental Divide

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:25 | Jen Alic

With jobs set to be a key vote-winning point in US November presidential elections, the debate is being framed along the polarized lines of whether renewable energy or a revival…

57% of Chinese Citizens Want More Investment in Environment over Economy

57% of Chinese Citizens Want More Investment in Environment over Economy

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:18 | Climate Progress

Gallup has just released new poll results showing that a majority of Chinese citizens care more about cleaning up the environment than they do about growing the economy. Among…

Using Carbon as a Cheap Substitute for Platinum Catalysts

Using Carbon as a Cheap Substitute for Platinum Catalysts

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:05 | Brian Westenhaus

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of a team searching for an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts, turned to carbon, developing multi-walled carbon nanotube complex that consists of…

The Energy Debate and the War of Emotions

The Energy Debate and the War of Emotions

Jun 06, 2012 at 17:17 | Daniel J. Graeber

Advocates of the shale gas boom in the United States and the corresponding oil sands surge in Canada point to the thousands of potential jobs and benefits to national energy…

Spain's Respol Shifts its Focus to Latin America’s Energy Superpower Brazil

Spain's Respol Shifts its Focus to Latin America’s Energy Superpower Brazil

Jun 03, 2012 at 09:40 | John Daly

Spain’s energy conglomerate Repsol has had an interesting few months in Latin America.  In 1999 Repsol bought Argentina’s Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF), creating Respol-YPF to begin exploiting Argentina’s…

Making the Human Body more Energy Efficient

Making the Human Body more Energy Efficient

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:36 | Tom Murphy

If you’re one of those humans who actually eats food, like I am, then a non-negligible part of your energy allocation goes into food production. As an approximate rule-of-thumb, each…

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