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OPEC Powerless Against Global Production Growth

OPEC Powerless Against Global Production Growth

Non-OPEC oil production, excluding the…

Energy / Energy-General

Why EROEI Means Mining in Space will Never Work

Why EROEI Means Mining in Space will Never Work

Jan 25, 2013 at 17:00 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The prospect of exploration in space for minerals has been the substance of science fiction, but in the face of a rapid depletion of non-renewable resources, and a likely downturn…

This Week in Energy: 25/01/2013

This Week in Energy: 25/01/2013

Jan 25, 2013 at 16:45 | Editorial Dept

This week has drawn the lines in the sand between major industry players—like Dow Chemical and Exxon Mobil—as a decision on US natural gas exports looms (ambiguously). In…

The Energy Industry is Not Safe in North Africa

The Energy Industry is Not Safe in North Africa

Jan 25, 2013 at 13:03 | Editorial Dept

Energy interests sector-wide should be prepared for the coming security nightmare that is the Sahel. At a time when even the juniors have become unaccountably brave in frontier regions, the…

Green Cars May Lead to Higher Taxes

Green Cars May Lead to Higher Taxes

Jan 24, 2013 at 16:47 | Dian L. Chu

Energy and environment conservation has been high on every nation’s agenda probably even before the oil crisis in the 1970s.  Green cars such as hybrids and electric cars have been…

Kirkuk Poised for Conflict, BP Enters Fray

Kirkuk Poised for Conflict, BP Enters Fray

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:42 | Jen Alic

British oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) isn’t exactly batting 1,000 these days. On top of the fallout from the Deep Horizon oil spill and the high-profile hostage crisis at is…

Massive Growth in Wastewater from Fracking Industry

Massive Growth in Wastewater from Fracking Industry

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:36 | Futurity

The amount of wastewater from natural gas production in the Marcellus shale region has increased by about 570 percent since 2004 as a result of increased shale gas production there.

How will Energy Consumption be Limited as Supplies Decrease?

How will Energy Consumption be Limited as Supplies Decrease?

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:47 | Kurt Cobb

A professor friend of mine recently asked his freshman writing class what makes civilization possible. The students puzzled for a minute and then someone said, "Cities." Of course, that's really…

Energy Industry Doesn't Understand Algeria Attack

Energy Industry Doesn't Understand Algeria Attack

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:38 | Jen Alic

The attack on BP-operated Amenas gas facilities in the Algerian Sahara was a spectacular lesson for the energy industry: No amount of high-tech security is invulnerable to Sahelian militants.

Malicious Software Threatens U.S. Power Plants

Malicious Software Threatens U.S. Power Plants

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:12 | John Daly

In America’s energy industry, batted by last year’s Hurricane Sandy, can be added a new threat – computer malware, an ominous portent for the U.S. power grid.Apparently, in…

This Week in Energy - 18th January 2013

This Week in Energy - 18th January 2013

Jan 18, 2013 at 14:43 | Editorial Dept

This week, all eyes are on BP (NYSE: BP) in Algeria, and a massive hostage crisis that has sent panic through the markets and led to a rise in oil…


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