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Jul 01, 2010 at 09:21 | Brian Westenhaus

Dr. Steve Larter holds the University of Calgary’s Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology and has more than 30 years’ research experience in petroleum geology and geochemistry in both academia…

Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill, Survey Shows

Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill, Survey Shows

Jun 29, 2010 at 09:39 | Darrell Delamaide

The Gulf oil spill has hit the reputation not only of BP but of the entire oil industry, including among those who favor increased use of fossil fuels as the…

Your Power Future is in California

Your Power Future is in California

Jun 29, 2010 at 09:25 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

California has a long history of making great leaps to push the envelope on standards, like seat belts, catalytic converters, emissions, and mileage, which are then adopted nationally and globally.…

Emerging Markets will Drive Demand for Oil and Gas in Medium Term, IEA Says

Emerging Markets will Drive Demand for Oil and Gas in Medium Term, IEA Says

Jun 24, 2010 at 11:27 | Darrell Delamaide

Demand for both oil and natural gas should increase steadily over the medium term, but will be stronger in China, India and the Middle East than in the industrial countries,…

Pushing Electric Cars on Capitol Hill

Pushing Electric Cars on Capitol Hill

Jun 24, 2010 at 11:19 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith, an ex Navy pilot who I admire enormously, was on Capitol Hill yesterday lobbying for electric cars. In 2009, the US spent $188 billion…

Looking for Energy Babies Thrown Out With the Bathwater

Looking for Energy Babies Thrown Out With the Bathwater

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:31 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great game among hedge funds now is to find the babies that have been thrown out with the bathwater because of the Gulf oil spill disaster. The halving of…

Why the Deepwater Horizon Commission Will be Operating in the Dark

Why the Deepwater Horizon Commission Will be Operating in the Dark

Jun 22, 2010 at 20:07 | Geoffrey Styles

Amid the other news this week, including the President's address to the nation on the Gulf Coast oil disaster and his meeting with BP officials yesterday, the announcement on

Why Energy Independence has Eluded the U.S.

Why Energy Independence has Eluded the U.S.

Jun 22, 2010 at 18:46 | Robert Rapier

I have noted before that every president since Nixon has talked about the need to get the United States off of foreign oil and moving toward energy independence. Jon Stewart…

A Bankrupt BP - Worse For The Financial World Than Lehman Brothers?

A Bankrupt BP - Worse For The Financial World Than Lehman Brothers?

Jun 22, 2010 at 13:29 | JSMineset

The BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has rightfully been analysed (mostly) from the ecological perspective. People’s lives and livelihoods are in grave danger. But that focus has equally…

Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore

Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore

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President Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were informed that BP would drill an unprecedented 35,000 feet well bore…

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