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EIA Forecasts Continued Decline In U.S. Shale Oil Output

EIA Forecasts Continued Decline In U.S. Shale Oil Output

The Energy Information Administration has…

Energy / Energy-General

Russia's Dysfunctional Economy Fails to Attract Investment Vital for Energy

May 30, 2012 at 16:44 | Al Fin

Russia is a difficult country to analyse. It is the largest nation on Earth, rich in natural resources and human resources. And yet it is burdened with dysfunctional government, a…

Easy Energy is Delaying Further Technological Innovation

May 29, 2012 at 17:44 | Climate Progress

Over the weekend I read a blog post by author Nicholas Carr describing what he calls the hierarchy of innovation.Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about…

Germany's Power Grid under Increasing Pressure

May 29, 2012 at 17:37 | The Oil Drum

With a steep growth of power generation from photovoltaic (PV) and wind power and with 8 GW base load capacity suddenly taken out of service the situation in Germany has…

Energy & Risk: Why We Are Experiencing an Energy Boom

May 29, 2012 at 17:22 | Gary Hunt

The convergence of forces creating profound changes in domestic energy production is being driven by technology, globalization, demographic changes and by economies turning things upside down. But only recently and…

Making a Big Stink: Is That a Landfill or a Gold Mine?

May 28, 2012 at 17:45 | Shea Laverty

Who here likes landfills? Hands up! What... no one? Don't worry, you're not alone. Almost no one like landfills, and it's not hard to imagine why. Mountains of garbage, sometimes…

Politics, Gangs, and Big Oil Spell Disaster in the Niger Delta

May 25, 2012 at 17:54 | Charles Kennedy

Renewed violence, oil bunkering and piracy has apparently cost Nigeria over $4.3 billion over the past two years, while violence, a disastrous environmental problem, corruption and a level of state…

Humanity is Reaching its Limits - Oil, Debt, Population, etc.

May 24, 2012 at 17:37 | Gail Tverberg

The world is clearly reaching many limits. This graphic below shows how I see man interacting with natural systems, back before man discovered fire and back before man became intelligent…

New Directions for North American Energy Infrastructure

May 24, 2012 at 17:22 | Hadaf Zubi

On Thursday, May 17th the Financial Times reported that Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser has said he expects US natural gas prices to double by 2015, but remain under…

Megrahi's Death Only Beginning in Libyan Oil Saga

May 23, 2012 at 17:33 | Daniel J. Graeber

Scottish authorities this week said the death of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi puts an end to conspiracy theories surrounding his controversial release in 2009. Scottish authorities insisted his release…

The Facts about Fracking Fluid and its Disposal

May 23, 2012 at 17:12 | Barry Stevens

At a recent shale gas symposium in South Africa a question was asked “if hydraulic fracturing is so safe, why do drilling operators working in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Play dispose…

Iran Oil Sanctions After the Baghdad Talks

May 23, 2012 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

SituationIran tentatively agreed on 22 May to allow the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to launch inspections of nuclear facilities, while Iran and P5+1 countries…

China Warns Australia to Choose "Godfather" - China or U.S.

May 22, 2012 at 18:31 | John Daly

It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized.The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers,…

Kurdish Oil Pipeline Could Split Iraq

May 22, 2012 at 18:22 | Daniel J. Graeber

Nearly 10 years of oversight from the U.S. military in Iraq has done little to erase simmering sectarian issues in Iraq. A trilateral democratic government composed of Shiite, Sunni and…

Is a Carbon Disaster Brewing in The Pacific Northwest?

May 22, 2012 at 18:16 | Dave Cohen

Optimists and politicians like to remind us that U.S. exports are booming. Unfortunately, so are imports.

New Fuel Injection System to make Petrol Engines as Efficient as Hybrids

May 22, 2012 at 18:02 | Brian Westenhaus

Delphi is developing an engine fuel injection technology that could improve the fuel economy of gas-powered cars by 50 percent, potentially rivalling the performance of hybrid vehicles at less cost.…

Energy in the Time of Elections: Claims and Counterclaims

May 21, 2012 at 14:17 | Llewellyn King

Where there's oil and gas, there's milk and honey. That is the thrust of the American Petroleum Institute's report to the platform committees of the Republican and Democratic parties. It…

Why the Smart Grid is More Than Just Smart Meters

May 21, 2012 at 14:11 | Tyler Hamilton

Richard Ford doesn’t like the term smart grid. “It means different things to different people,” says the manager of grid solutions at Toronto Hydro. “The term has become overused. It…

Cyber Update: Pipelines, China and Lax Security Standards

May 18, 2012 at 18:30 | Charles Kennedy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified China as the possible origin of an ongoing cyber attack targeting US gas pipeline companies, and specifically a group that managed to…

The Real Cost of Cheap Energy

May 18, 2012 at 18:26 | Climate Progress

Where does your energy come from? Although I live in Colorado now, I grew up in East Tennessee, where many people still assume their power is fairly clean, dominated by…

Climate Economics: Creatively Destroying the World

May 18, 2012 at 18:17 | Breakthrough Institute

In the 70 years that have passed since Joseph Schumpeter coined the term "creative destruction," economists have struggled awkwardly with how to think about growth and innovation. Born of the…

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