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Wood Mac: Venezuela’s Oil Output To Fall Below 1 Million Bpd

Wood Mac: Venezuela’s Oil Output To Fall Below 1 Million Bpd

Venezuela’s crude oil production could…

Why Are Asian Spot LNG Prices Plunging?

Why Are Asian Spot LNG Prices Plunging?

In an uncharacteristic move, spot…

Energy / Energy-General

Finding a Path for the New Energy Economy

Finding a Path for the New Energy Economy

Oct 07, 2010 at 09:26 | Brian Westenhaus

Lots of pundits politicians and special interests all want their idea to be the path for a new energy economy.  Lest we forget, we consumers will pay for whatever idea…

China Not Ready for Emissions Trading

China Not Ready for Emissions Trading

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:46 | Christopher Cundy

China will establish a national emissions trading system at some time in the future, the country’s top climate negotiator said this week, but opportunities remain limited for now. Xie Zhenhua,…

Alberta Oil Sands Main Beneficiary of Obamas Oil Drilling Ban

Alberta Oil Sands Main Beneficiary of Obamas Oil Drilling Ban

Oct 02, 2010 at 12:41 | Al Fin

While Obama's inept moratorium on oil drilling along the US Gulf Coast heaps misery upon millions of Americans, Alberta's economy is being rejuvenated by the shift of resources northward to…

Unconventional Methane Plays Growing in Popularity

Unconventional Methane Plays Growing in Popularity

Oct 01, 2010 at 08:49 | Al Fin

We are seeing the rise of methane from numerous unconventional sources as a rival player to petroleum and oil field natural gas. Already, the rapid expansion of shale gas resources…

Are the Rumors About Harvest Natural Resources True?

Are the Rumors About Harvest Natural Resources True?

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:43 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have staff around the world constantly monitoring Internet chat rooms in a search of early movers. If they find something interesting, I make a few calls to see how…

Saudi Arabia Increasing Investment in Ghawar Oilfield

Saudi Arabia Increasing Investment in Ghawar Oilfield

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:39 | Al Fin

Saudi Arabia is investing in more advanced technology to increase production from its giant Ghawar oilfield. Most national oil companies are reluctant to invest oil profits in new technology, choosing…

Is Hydrocarbon Man the Next Terrorist Target?

Is Hydrocarbon Man the Next Terrorist Target?

Sep 28, 2010 at 12:22 | Global Intelligence Report

Daniel Yergin, in the prologue to his award winning book, uses the language of anthropology to describe what the human species became in the past century: Hydrocarbon Man. While the…

How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry: A Lesson from Hugo Chavez

How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry: A Lesson from Hugo Chavez

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:51 | Robert Rapier

Hugo Chavez is putting on a clinic in Venezuela. The theme is “How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry.” I have warned for years that this would be the end…

Why You Should Buy Brazil's Petrobras

Why You Should Buy Brazil's Petrobras

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:27 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I often get asked why I haven't been more positive about Brazil (EWZ). The answer is twofold; an upcoming election was about to bring a regime change in the high…

The Challenges of Drilling for Offshore Oil

The Challenges of Drilling for Offshore Oil

Sep 21, 2010 at 09:08 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The first offshore oil well completely out of sight of land was drilled in 1947, 17 km off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform of the…

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