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Energy / Energy-General

Are Public Opinion Polls Always Right? Surveys Say ‘No’

May 22, 2014 at 16:49 | Daniel J. Graeber

A majority of Americans believes that increased natural gas exports would create U.S. jobs and stimulate the domestic economy, or at least that’s what a lobbying group for the energy…

Separatist Rebels Seize Ukrainian Coal Mines, Demand Explosives

May 22, 2014 at 16:33 | MINING.com

Pro-Russia separatists have seized four Ukrainian coal mines in the east of the conflict-torn country and demanded its workers to supply them with explosives, Hindustan Times reports.The…

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

May 21, 2014 at 16:53 | Nick Cunningham

The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical…

Is This Shale’s Power-to-the-People Moment?

May 21, 2014 at 16:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

Just as shale is becoming part of the everyday global energy conversation, surveys show the public is increasingly wary of the controversial drilling practice behind the phenomenon. And…

EU Backs Help From Azerbaijan And Turkmenistan To Keep Europe Warm

May 21, 2014 at 16:16 | Claude Salhani

At the Eurasian Media Forum in Kazakhstan last month, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak advised his audience not to make political predictions, because, he said, it’s too risky.

Oil Sector Covers Its Assets With Bakken Rail Study

May 21, 2014 at 16:06 | Daniel J. Graeber

A study touted by the oil industry as one that will end the debate over delivering Bakken crude oil by rail may be as much a push to keep the…

Putin Has Crimea, But Reaping Its Energy Riches May Prove Difficult

May 20, 2014 at 17:17 | Nick Cunningham

Russia’s seizure of Crimea has led to speculation that a major motivating factor was to acquire potentially vast energy resources in the Black and Azov Seas. I wrote back in…

Synthetic Gas: False Friend For China’s Clean Air Drive?

May 20, 2014 at 17:05 | Ky Krauthamer

Beijing’s city hall recently ordered 300 industrial polluters to relocate outside the city by October as part of a campaign to clean up its notoriously bad air.Nationwide,…

California Pioneering Market-Based Climate Change Solutions

May 19, 2014 at 17:35 | Global Risk Insights

California is hardly the place that comes to mind when one thinks of effective political leadership. Most would probably label Sacramento as a more deserving home to budgetary gridlock and…

Russia’s Weakened Hand Could Pay Off For Beijing In Major Gas Deal

May 19, 2014 at 17:20 | Nick Cunningham

A major gas deal between Russia and China could finally be sealed this week when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits China on May 20-21 and meets with President Xi Jinping.…

National Insurance Co. Sues Local Governments For Ignoring Climate Change

May 19, 2014 at 16:59 | Climate Progress

Last month, Farmers Insurance Co. filed nine class-action lawsuits arguing that local governments in the Chicago area are aware that climate change is leading to heavier rainfall but are failing…

Time to Get Back Into Oil and Mining Stocks?

May 19, 2014 at 11:23 | Editorial Dept

I might concentrate on energy, but that doesn’t mean I devote every waking hour to reading quarterlies of E+P companies and oil stockpile reports.  Recently, I read a copy of…

A Stock Market Overview

May 19, 2014 at 11:14 | Editorial Dept

While we are all here because of an interest in energy, sometimes it pays to step back and consider the overall state of financial markets. Nothing exists in a vacuum…

Global Energy Advisory – 16th May 2014

May 19, 2014 at 11:03 | Editorial Dept

Upcoming AuctionsAlbania plans to auction off 13 exploration blocks—12 onshore and one offshore block—to local and foreign companies. The auction follows a discovery in November by Royal Dutch…

Oil Market Forecast & Review – 16th May 2014

May 19, 2014 at 10:36 | Editorial Dept

July crude oil futures rose last week on the news that the U.S. government was reassessing its crude-oil export ban in light of the advances in domestic oil production.

How Separatists In Donetsk Threaten Japan's Energy Security

May 16, 2014 at 17:03 | Scott Belinksi

Europe is not the only country in the world to feel torn between enforcing sanctions against Russia’s aggressive actions in Eastern Ukraine and preserving its own energy security. Japan, too,…

Turkey’s Erdogan Prepares for Another Showdown After Mine Accident

May 16, 2014 at 13:46 | James Stafford

Violent protests have erupted in Turkey at the climax of the country’s worst mining accident in which 274 miners have already been declared dead, with an estimated 120 still…

Vacation At ‘The Door To Hell,’ Enjoy View To Burning Gas Crater!

May 15, 2014 at 17:12 | Ky Krauthamer

The cosmopolitan delights of Azerbaijan’s boomtown capital Baku are well known to international oil industry types, so it’s not surprising that the authoritarian country is heavily promoting itself as…

Obama’s On A Winning Streak In Drive To Curb Air Pollution

May 13, 2014 at 17:05 | Nick Cunningham

The Obama administration has won its third court victory on air pollution regulation in less than a month with a unanimous 3-0 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals…

Opportunity For Azerbaijan As Europe Seeks Alternative To Russian Energy

May 13, 2014 at 16:51 | Claude Salhani

BAKU -- The last time Azerbaijan found itself at the center of geopolitics in a major way was when Nazi Germany was hoping to take over the important oil wells…

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