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The Real Reason Shell Halted Its Ukrainian Shale Operations

Jun 19, 2014 at 16:38 | Igor Alexeev

Royal Dutch Shell has blamed air strikes by the government in Kiev against its own citizens in southern Ukraine as the reason it decided to declare a halt to its…

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Fracking

Jun 18, 2014 at 17:17 | Martin Tillier

I would hazard a guess that most people in the developed world are now aware of what hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is. For those who aren’t, it is a technique…

Thorium: Energy Savior or Red Herring?

Jun 18, 2014 at 17:03 | Andrew Topf

Have you ever heard of Admiral Rickover? Fans of “The Hunt for Red October,” the 1990 thriller starring Sean Connery as a rogue Russian submarine captain, may know that Rickover…

Iraq: Why It's Worse Than You Think

Jun 18, 2014 at 16:35 | Keith Schaefer

Everyone knows that Iraq is an important oil producing country. But Iraq is more than just important, it is critical.Iraq is so important that in October of 2012…

Why ISIS Won't Stop With Iraq

Jun 17, 2014 at 17:16 | Claude Salhani

The slaughterhouse that Iraq has become in the past week is the stuff that nightmares are made of. And this is just the beginning.  The threat emanating from…

IEA: U.S. Soon To Be ‘Titan’ of Refined Petroleum Products

Jun 17, 2014 at 16:45 | Nick Cunningham

By the end of the decade, North America will become a “titan of unprecedented proportions” when it comes to exporting refined petroleum products, according to a new report from…

In Search Of Russia’s Lost Shale Boom

Jun 17, 2014 at 16:37 | Scott Belinksi

At this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), held May 22-24, industry insiders seemed confident that Russia’s oil and gas sector will live through the night and successfully shrug…

Texas Oil And Gas Regulator Bans Its Staff From Talking To The Media

Jun 17, 2014 at 16:19 | Climate Progress

Texas is one of the top oil and gas-producing states in the nation. But if you’re a member of the media, don’t expect to get an interview with…

Iraq Breaks Down, Oil Surges

Jun 17, 2014 at 09:51 | Chris Martenson

The situation in Iraq is serious, and is probably going to get worse before it gets better. The potential for this recent action to morph into a regional conflict is…

LNG: The Long, Strategic Play for Europe: Interview with Robert Bensh

Jun 16, 2014 at 17:12 | James Stafford

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe isn’t a get-rich-quick scenario for the impatient investor: It’s a long, strategic play for the sophisticated investor who can handle no small amount of…

Saudi Arabia Under Pressure To Plan For Iraq Oil Disruption

Jun 16, 2014 at 16:54 | Nick Cunningham

When U.S. President Barack Obama spoke briefly on June 13 outside the White House on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, he ruled out sending in U.S. troops, but…

Iraq, oil markets, and the U.S. economy

Jun 16, 2014 at 16:35 | James Hamilton

The group is calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or ISIS. And so it may…

Oil-Rich Kurdistan Capitalizes On Iraqi Chaos

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:30 | Nick Cunningham

In the rapidly unfolding events and chaos in Iraq, leaders of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan have capitalized on the situation to gain further leverage over the central government in…

Roekke Rocks Norway’s Genteel Oil Establishment

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:18 | Ky Krauthamer

For decades, Norwegian oil and gas producers have gone about their business with little interference from politicians, who were happy to see the country grow wealthy on the back of…

Why Raising the Price of Fossil Fuels Is A “Waste of Effort”

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:07 | Breakthrough Institute

It has taken 15 years for American public policy to move toward the long-term goal of mitigating climate change. Although many believe that the new climate policy will allow the…

The Fall of Mosul & Stock Update

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:17 | Dan Dicker

Two very big stories this week require that I address both briefly.  First, Iraq.While it is incredibly disheartening to see Mosul fall so quickly to a very small,…

Why Petrobras (PBR) Could Be The World Cup’s Biggest Winner

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:14 | Editorial Dept

As an Englishman living in the US, I am feeling very important at the moment. Every American I know is asking my opinion on the World Cup. Why they think…

Iraq’s Disintegration and What it Means for Oil Markets

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:07 | Editorial Dept

Another week, another geopolitical flashpoint affecting global oil markets. This week saw the takeover of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, by an insurgent Sunni group bent on erasing the borders…

Oil Futures and the Equity markets

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:59 | Jim Hyerczyk

Last week’s article dealt with finding a good entry price for highly rated oil company stocks that appeared to be overpriced. The strategy was to identify a range then determine…

What Do Ukrainian Energy and Kurdish Oil Have in Common?

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:55 | James Stafford

As the second tanker of Iraqi Kurdish oil leaves the Turkish port of Ceyhan bound for sale on international markets, Baghdad is furious and Washington is fearful of the…

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