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Energy / Energy-General

Oil Prices Likely To Rise Without More Middle East Investment

Jun 03, 2014 at 16:28 | Nick Cunningham

If the Middle East fails to invest adequately in its oil fields, global oil prices could spike by an additional $15 per barrel in the 2020s. That comes from the…

Expect Potentially Pivotal Shift in Libyan Situation

Jun 03, 2014 at 16:09 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Primary sources in Benghazi, Libya, inform that an invitation is being sent by the leadership of the Senussiyyah movement — the biggest Muslim sect in Libya — to the leaders…

Russia Extends Ukraine’s Gas Payment Deadline, Easing Tensions For Now

Jun 02, 2014 at 17:16 | Nick Cunningham

Gazprom has agreed to grant the Ukrainian government a six-day extension on its multi-billion dollar natural gas bill after Kiev agreed to a partial payment on May 30. Russia had…

As EPA Launches War On Emissions, U.S. Plays Catch Up With Europe On Renewables

Jun 02, 2014 at 17:08 | Daniel J. Graeber

The United States is behind the curve when it comes to the percentage of renewable energy resources on its national grid. And with domestic oil and natural gas production increasing,…

The Questionable Staying Power Of The U.S. Shale Boom

Jun 02, 2014 at 17:01 | Dajahi Wiley

Between 2008 and 2013, U.S. oil production surged by 64 percent. U.S. natural gas production increased by 42 percent between 2005 and 2013. Both increases were driven by the…

Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protests End In Arrests, Rig Delays

Jun 02, 2014 at 16:54 | Daniel J. Graeber

A decision by the Norwegian government on exploration in the Barents Sea has dented, but not deterred, the ongoing campaign by Greenpeace to stop oil drilling in the Arctic.

Will the Monterey Shale Downgrade Cause Climate Activists to Change Strategy?

Jun 02, 2014 at 16:49 | Kurt Cobb

There is an important hidden lesson for climate activists in the vast downgrade of recoverable oil resources now thought to be available from California's Monterey Shale. Almost all climate…

Commodity Prices and Resource Scarcity

Jun 02, 2014 at 16:45 | James Hamilton

How has the world managed to increase both population and living standards on a finite planet?A key feature of raw commodities is that they are ultimately produced from…

Airbus Thinks Big With Small Electric Plane

May 30, 2014 at 17:30 | Andy Tully

Airbus Group, the international consortium that makes huge jetliners, has debuted a new kind of aircraft: a tiny, electrically powered plane called the E-Fan.The experimental plane is…

China, Russia and East Siberian Natural Gas

May 30, 2014 at 17:13 | Dave Summers

The recent agreement between Russia and China for the sale of some 38 billion cu m of natural gas a year for 30 years, at a reported price of

The Big Losers in the Monterey Formation

May 30, 2014 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

The L.A. Times spilled the beans last week that the Energy Information Administration is set to severely downgrade the Monterey Shale in California in an upcoming report. Once thought to…

Global Energy Advisory – 30th May 2014

May 30, 2014 at 11:56 | Editorial Dept

Discovery/Development•    The US federal government’s Energy Information Administration estimates that the amount of oil potentially recoverable from California’s Monterey Shale using existing fracking technology is much less than…

Oil Market Forecast & Review – 30th May 2014

May 30, 2014 at 11:40 | Editorial Dept

July Crude Oil futures finished the week lower in lackluster fashion. Despite closing on its high the previous week which should have been a lay-up for a higher opening and…

This Week in US Energy … Shale Ups and Downs

May 30, 2014 at 11:22 | James Stafford

As the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) notes this week that US net natural gas imports fell 14% last year on record production, a report from Bloomberg suggests…

China’s Emerging Shale Industry Picks Up Speed

May 29, 2014 at 17:14 | Nick Cunningham

Although serious obstacles remain, China is finally making progress on tapping its vast shale gas reserves, which hold the promise of a new source of clean energy for the coal…

Are We At The Dawn Of The Zero Energy City?

May 29, 2014 at 17:03 | Ky Krauthamer

Consumers may dream of their electricity bill shrinking to zero, climate campaigners of zero carbon emissions, and utilities of zero risk of an unforeseen catastrophe obliterating their power stations.

Canadian Law Makes It Cheaper To Prevent Oil Sands Leaks Than Clean Them Up

May 29, 2014 at 16:46 | James Stafford

As the Canadian government pushes a new law rendering pipeline companies liable for all damages from leaks and spills, the only friend to both sides in this polarized world of…

Is The Shale Industry About To Experience A Shakeout?

May 28, 2014 at 16:54 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. shale industry may be a lot less healthy than many people think. A new analysis from Bloomberg News found a startlingly high level of debt in the…

For Frac(k)'s Sake!

May 28, 2014 at 16:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

With all respect for fans of “Battlestar Galactica,” the folks at Merriam-Webster have listed the word spelled "fracking" as the method for extracting oil and natural gas from the ground.

Summer Coal Demand Straining U.S. Railways

May 28, 2014 at 16:34 | MINING.com

US coal producers face the paradox of experiencing an increased demand for their product at times when they lack the means to deliver it to their customers, reveals the latest…

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