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Energy / Energy-General

TransCanada Might Rethink Potential Keystone Launch Date

Jul 24, 2013 at 15:16 | Charles Kennedy

TransCanada Corp. (TRP) was hoping to launch Keystone XL during the second half of 2015, but the company is now conceding that this will be challenging given the pace of…

Future Energy Production Threatened by Water Shortages

Jul 24, 2013 at 14:27 | Post Carbon

When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water.  But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States.  Thermoelectric power plants alone use more…

Tesla’s Hyperloop: The Fifth Mode of Transportation

Jul 23, 2013 at 18:18 | Charles Kennedy

Next month, Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Elon Musk plans to unveil his design for the Hyperloop, a sort of superfast tube that will shuttle back and forth between Los Angeles…

6 Key Oil & Gas Discoveries of 2013 – Who’s Worth Owning

Jul 19, 2013 at 23:06 | Editorial Dept

The pace of oil and gas exploration is frightening, and discoveries are weekly, if not daily, with volumes investors would only have dreamt of a decade ago. With each new…

State Department Approves (Non-Keystone) Pipeline to Canada

Jul 18, 2013 at 17:26 | Robert M Cutler

The U.S. State Department approved on Wednesday a pipeline to Canada. However this was not the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that has been the subject of environmental and…

Exxon Takes $735M Black Sea Plunge

Jul 16, 2013 at 17:14 | Charles Kennedy

Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) is reportedly preparing to spend a whopping $735 million to drill two deep-water wells offshore Ukraine, in the Black Sea. The deal involves a…

Oil and Gas M&As; Reached $25 Billion in Q2 2013

Jul 15, 2013 at 18:10 | MINING.com

PLS Inc., a Houston-based research, transaction and advisory firm, in conjunction with its international partner, Derrick Petroleum Services, announced that global M&A oil and gas upstream deal activity for…

Brazil’s Hot Libra Auction: Worth the Price?

Jul 12, 2013 at 19:39 | Southern Pulse

The 21 October pre-salt auction of the Libra field off Brazil’s Atlantic coast is one of the most hotly anticipated hydrocarbon concession issuances ever. The field, around well…

Six Tech Advancements Changing the Fossil Fuels Game

Jul 12, 2013 at 14:19 | Editorial Dept

Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at “peak oil” concerns. While hydraulic fracturing has been the most visible revolutionary advancement,…

Next Shale ‘Boom’ - Our Money’s on Russia

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:46 | Editorial Dept

When the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first-ever report that looked at shale oil and gas potential from a global perspective, the first question that came…

Scientists Finally Understand Titanium Dioxide – Huge Potential for PECs

Jul 11, 2013 at 17:25 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have broken through to understanding of the properties of titanium dioxide known as ‘titania’ that is hoped to be used in photoelectrochemical cells…

Opportunities Abound in the Smart Power Sector – Interview with EDF

Jul 09, 2013 at 17:21 | James Stafford

As oil prices continue their climb and look set to stay strong for some time to come and the shale boom continues its impressive advance, we thought we would take…

GE to ‘Power Africa’, Without the Risk

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:12 | Charles Kennedy

Last weekend, US President Barack Obama unveiled his “power Africa” plan that aims to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa through $7 billion in US government investment—and General Electric…

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Jul 08, 2013 at 15:36 | James Stafford

Greetings from London,As you have seen in past letters and mails I have been talking about our new subscription service “quite a lot.” So I thought it may…

Subsea Surveillance: The Fiber Optic Storm

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:35 | James Stafford

It’s all about fiber optics today, with acoustic spy tech that aims to both perfect offshore fracking and detect subsea leaks—and this is where the defense industry and oil and…

DEVELOPMENT ALERTS - Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in Iraq

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:18 | Editorial Dept

Citigroup Eyes Oil, Infrastructure in IraqCitigroup Inc. (C) received approval last week to open a representative office in Baghdad to take advantage of the estimated $1 trillion to…

Weekly Energy Update: Why Carbon Capture is a Winning Gamble

Jul 04, 2013 at 17:36 | James Stafford

The ‘war on coal’ and the $8 billion loan-guarantee appeasement; why we think carbon capture is a winning gamble; coup in Egypt—again; and the latest ‘inside’ offerings for this week’s…

Why Considering the Environmental Impact of Keystone XL is Irrelevant

Jul 04, 2013 at 17:08 | Robert Rapier

Last week President Obama unveiled a new plan to combat climate change in a speech at Georgetown University. While there is generally broad consensus that his comments further threaten the…

House Passes Offshore Drilling Bill, Senate Up in the Air

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

For the second time, the US House of Representatives has lifted the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coast of Virginia and expanded offshore drilling in general--and this…

Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:39 | Matt Smith

There have been a number of recent research reports addressing the notion of ‘Peak Car’ – whether driving has peaked per person in the US. So here are a…

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