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The Oil Price Rally Is Fueling Inflation Concerns

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As Canadian Oil Transit by Rail Increases, Safety Regulations Fall Behind

Nov 27, 2013 at 17:30 | John Daly

In light of a recent spate of railway accidents involving dangerous cargoes, Canada is revising its laws regarding railways transporting hazardous material, including oil. The new regulations will require…

Despite Climate Fears, World Economy Runs on Fossil Fuels

Nov 26, 2013 at 17:33 | Daniel J. Graeber

Statoil Chief Executive Officer Helge Lund said those advocating for a future without fossils fuels are pining for a future economic era that may never come. "We have to…

A Civics Lesson on Government-Private Collaboration

Nov 26, 2013 at 17:25 | Llewellyn King

The world is awash in natural gas and, to a somewhat lesser extent, in oil. This is due to the controversial but hugely effective technology of hydraulic fracturing, known as…

Despite Reforms, Brazil and Mexico Lack Energy Investment

Nov 25, 2013 at 18:05 | Global Risk Insights

The International Energy Agency (IEA) report, released last week, features Brazil as both a world leader in renewable energy and soon to be a major exporter of oil. The…

Political Posturing Hurts U.S. Energy Future

Nov 22, 2013 at 18:13 | Daniel J. Graeber

A vote by the U.S. Senate to change rules on filibusters is an indication of how the partisan divide in Washington may inhibit an energy future some lawmakers are trying…

Turning Water and Carbon Dioxide into Gasoline in the Holy Land

Nov 22, 2013 at 18:06 | John Daly

In a development with enormous potential implications for the world’s energy needs, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have invented a process to make gasoline from water and carbon dioxide.

Virus-Built Nanowires Help Boost Battery Performance

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:56 | Brian Westenhaus

Leave it to the wizards at MIT for amazing innovation.  MIT researchers have found a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.

Where’s The Top Place to Produce Oil and Gas Today?

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:29 | Editorial Dept

One of the most critical pieces of news for the E&P sector came this month. Not a new discovery. Or a high-impact drilling technique. In fact, this development…

This Week in Energy: Landmark EU-Ukraine Agreement Officially Dead

Nov 22, 2013 at 13:03 | James Stafford

Ukraine was set to sign a landmark trade association agreements with the European Union on 29 November, much to the dismay of Moscow, but the deal is now…

Keystone XL Proposed Launch Delayed to 2016

Nov 21, 2013 at 16:50 | Joao Peixe

Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada Corp. (TRP) has delayed the start date for the planned Keystone XL pipeline for a second time this year to 2016, as approval from Washington…

Does the IEA Know What It’s Talking About?

Nov 21, 2013 at 16:47 | Kurt Cobb

It was as if the International Energy Agency were appearing on the old American television game show To Tell the Truth last week as it offered a

How an EU-US Free Trade Agreement will Affect the Energy Sector

Nov 20, 2013 at 17:21 | Energy Post

Last week the second round of negotiations for an EU-US free trade agreement took place. Energy has not been making headlines in the context of these talks, but a TTIP (Transatlantic Trade…

Two Dead in Total Refinery Explosion in Belgium

Nov 20, 2013 at 08:40 | Charles Kennedy

An explosion at a refinery in Antwerp, Belgium operated by France’s Total SA on 19 November has killed two subcontractors.     The explosion occurred in a steam…

Mexico: the Final Piece in North America’s Energy Renaissance

Nov 19, 2013 at 17:30 | Rory Johnston

The energy renaissance in the United States and Canada has left Mexico largely behind. While American and Canadian crude production has jumped over thirty percent in the last decade, Mexican…

The Next Shale Revolution—Probably Russia

Nov 19, 2013 at 17:16 | Charles Kennedy

More than 400 shale oil and gas wells will be drilled outside of the US in 2014, most of them in China and Russia, while Europe largely sits on the…

An Energy Revolution is Not Off the Cards: Interview with Maria van der Hoeven

Nov 15, 2013 at 17:58 | Energy Post

In its new World Energy Outlook (WEO), the IEA is cautious about the prospects of unconventional oil and gas outside the US. As regards shale gas, it notes that “uncertainty…

Fire at Chevron Mississippi Refinery, One Dead

Nov 15, 2013 at 17:20 | Joao Peixe

A deadly fire has broken out at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, with one reported death so far, according to local news agencies. A fire broke out following…

A Chance To Find The World’s Best Uranium Deposit… Again

Nov 15, 2013 at 16:24 | Editorial Dept

There’s something very special about Australia’s Olympic Dam uranium mine.Olympic Dam is the largest uranium ore body in the world, with a towing 57-year reserve life. Production…

The IEA Finally Gets it Right

Nov 15, 2013 at 16:18 | Dan Dicker

The latest IEA report on Crude supplies has got me thinking, a new accomplishment for the IEA who have been woefully behind the curve on most of the major…

How Prepared is the Oil Industry for a Cyber War?

Nov 14, 2013 at 17:27 | Claude Salhani

The next major conflict, if there is ever going to be one, will likely be very different from all past conventional wars we have seen so far, in that it…

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