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Russia’s Risky Venture Into The Sudans

Russia’s Risky Venture Into The Sudans

Russia’s Sudan offensive is a…

Energy / Energy-General

Arab Spring Roils Israel's Energy Imports - and Israel

Arab Spring Roils Israel's Energy Imports - and Israel

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:17 | John Daly

Israel's political relations, always tense, with Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Lebanon have deteriorated since the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February by a popular uprising. One…

Oil and Misinformation: The Truth about Oil Companies

Oil and Misinformation: The Truth about Oil Companies

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:03 | Robert Rapier

In my travels around the globe, I have never been to another country that regards their oil companies as we do here in the U.S. I have actually been in…

Are High Fuel Taxes the Answer to Solving our Energy Problems?

Are High Fuel Taxes the Answer to Solving our Energy Problems?

Aug 02, 2011 at 07:52 | Kurt Cobb

Some time ago an economist with whom I had an extensive exchange suggested that the best way to incentivize an energy transition would be to tax what we don't want…

Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:51 | John Daly

If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bête noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalized US business…

The Offshore Oil Industry and Hurricane Season

The Offshore Oil Industry and Hurricane Season

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:29 | Dave Summers

The summer brings back Hurricane season, with the threat that such storms bring to the oil and gas well operations in the Gulf of Mexico. And the National Oceanic and…

Oil and Ethics: Why PEMEX Needs to Emulate Statoil

Oil and Ethics: Why PEMEX Needs to Emulate Statoil

Jul 28, 2011 at 08:18 | Andrew Smolski

A lot of the problems that are happening with PEMEX is due to poor allocation of funds by the government. Whether they are overspending on social programs or just taking…

Energy Conservation: The Only Strategy to Avoiding Social and Economic Ruin

Energy Conservation: The Only Strategy to Avoiding Social and Economic Ruin

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:40 | Post Carbon

Energy conservation is our best strategy for pre-adapting to an inevitably energy-constrained future. And it may be our only significant option for averting economic, social, and environmental ruin. The world…

Petrobras and PEMEX: Opening Doors Through Oil

Petrobras and PEMEX: Opening Doors Through Oil

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:38 | Andrew Smolski

As written by this author last week, PEMEX is on the long road to privatization, however the government in México maybe has a different path through regional interconnection further…

Iran’s Dream for a Middle East Gas Pipeline

Iran’s Dream for a Middle East Gas Pipeline

Jul 26, 2011 at 08:12 | John Daly

Nothing gets oilmen more excited than the idea of building pipelines from exotic, hard to reach places to seaports where the product of their endeavors can be shipped to lucrative…

Fusion Delusion and the $6.3 Quadrillion Mining Project

Fusion Delusion and the $6.3 Quadrillion Mining Project

Jul 26, 2011 at 08:08 | Kurt Cobb

Several years ago a young boy asked me during a presentation if we might be able to pipe in oil and natural gas from the Moon or other planets. I…

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