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Energy / Energy-General

No Polar Vortex-Effect Expected This Winter For Natural Gas

Nov 17, 2014 at 11:47 | Andrew Topf

As they say in Game of Thrones, “winter is coming.”In the popular TV series, winter carries a foreboding connotation, but in the real world, the icy fingers of…

A Beginners Guide to Blackouts

Nov 14, 2014 at 17:35 | Euan Mearns

Anticipating blackouts has become a new national sport in the UK. I can recall blackouts as a child. I’m guessing this was during the first 1974 oil shock when OPEC…

This Week In Energy: U.S.-China Deal And What’s Really Going On

Nov 14, 2014 at 16:12 | James Stafford

Most of the chatter about climate change ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane was how Prime Minister Tony Abbott was refusing to allow global warming to be on the…

Halliburton Is Bullish On Their Future & You Should Be Too

Nov 14, 2014 at 11:39 | Martin Tillier

If sensational headlines are to be believed, the recent drop in oil prices signals the end of the U.S. shale boom. The reality, however, is likely to be more about…

Global Energy Advisory – 14th November 2014

Nov 14, 2014 at 11:02 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics and Conflict No Respite for Libyan Oil Last week, gunmen took control of Libya’s major El Sharara oilfield. The field was being guarded by…

Traders Brace For OPEC Update

Nov 14, 2014 at 10:53 | Jim Hyerczyk

Natural Gas Outlook A two-week short-covering rally triggered a surge in March 2015 Natural Gas futures, but a change in the fundamentals…

More Battery Storage Would Improve Texas Grid

Nov 13, 2014 at 17:02 | Nick Cunningham

Wind and solar have long-been dogged by their intermittency, but one Texas utility hopes to build enough battery storage capacity to resolve fluctuating electricity generation in its home state. Battery…

Are The US And China’s Climate Goals Realistic?

Nov 13, 2014 at 16:50 | Andy Tully

At first glance, the agreement between China and the United States to impose new limits on their greenhouse gas emissions looks like an effort for significant cooperation between two huge…

APEC 2014: Russia Tries To Leave Europe Behind

Nov 12, 2014 at 17:23 | Colin Chilcoat

The 26th, and perhaps most anticipated, iteration of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit concluded Tuesday, kicking off a busy week for several of the world’s most powerful leaders. The…

What A Better Energy Policy Might Look Like

Nov 12, 2014 at 17:07 | Ed Dolan

Oil is down again. The price of Brent crude, which moves US gasoline prices, is below $100 a barrel for the first time (save a single month) in five years.…

Emerging Energy Trends In Africa

Nov 12, 2014 at 16:55 | Matt Smith

A new comprehensive report from the IEA has revealed some interesting energy trends taking place in Africa, with potential for huge growth and development. With 30% of global oil…

Why Are Voters In Denton Texas Afraid Of Fracking?

Nov 11, 2014 at 15:54 | Barry Stevens

Source: New York Daily News Election Day 2014, voters in the City of Denton, Texas, a…

Early Signs Of A Pullback In Drilling Activity

Nov 10, 2014 at 17:15 | Nick Cunningham

With oil prices low and showing no sign of an immediate rebound, the industry is beginning to pull back on spending. Oil prices have dropped around 30 percent since…

GOP Has Big Plans For Energy, But Are The Numbers Right?

Nov 07, 2014 at 17:51 | Colin Chilcoat

In a clear understatement, particularly with regard to the direction of energy policy, President Obama remarked: “Obviously, Republicans had a good night.” The GOP reclaimed control of the Senate…

EU Fracking Boom Becoming Less Likely

Nov 07, 2014 at 17:36 | Igor Alexeev

Pro-fracking campaign in the global media is fading fast. A year or two ago the extraction method suitable for the Arizona desert…

This Week In Energy: To Ban Or Not To Ban?

Nov 07, 2014 at 16:07 | James Stafford

One of the most frustrating bits of legislation affecting the oil industry looks to be slowly eroding, if not completely. The ban on U.S. oil exports goes back to 1975,…

Why The U.S. Election Results May Have Less Effect Than You Think

Nov 07, 2014 at 11:01 | Martin Tillier

There is an enormous sense of relief in the U.S. at the moment. Not necessarily because the Republican Party won the mid-term elections, but just because they are over and…

Arctic Air And The Threat Of $70 Oil

Nov 07, 2014 at 10:45 | Jim Hyerczyk

Natural Gas Outlook Natural gas producers may have set a record for stockpile additions in the last week in October, but this didn’t sway traders who continued to push the…

Water-less Fracking Could Be Industry Game Changer

Nov 06, 2014 at 17:41 | Andrew Topf

One of the biggest complaints levelled at the energy industry when it comes to fracking involves the amount of water used in the process of cracking open layers of shale…

Foreign Investment Key To India’s Energy Future

Nov 06, 2014 at 17:32 | Chris Dalby

For a country of the size and complexity of India, there can be no easy solution to a problem as fundamental as giving the whole country access to steady power.…

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