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Energy / Energy-General

The Largest Landfill On Earth: Plastic Garbage In The Oceans?

Jul 15, 2014 at 17:16 | Amy Gleich

Think about the last time you got takeout or ate at a fast food restaurant. Or the last time you bought a pre-packaged food item from a store, or drank…

Russia’s Ambitious Energy Diplomacy in Latin America

Jul 15, 2014 at 16:51 | Nick Cunningham

Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking to build alliances to counter Western influence, signed several energy deals in Latin America this past week. The first stop on Putin’s six-day…

Orwellian Newspeak And The Oil Industry's Fake Abundance Story

Jul 15, 2014 at 16:34 | Kurt Cobb

When what you are saying is so obviously at odds with the plain truth, it is useful to choose your words carefully to obscure this fact. This was the strategy…

The Islamic State: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Jul 15, 2014 at 16:22 | Claude Salhani

If you think the oil industry is already too powerful, imagine that power under the control of already powerful terrorists whose aim is political supremacy over multiple territories.For…

What Happened To My Energy Portfolio?

Jul 14, 2014 at 16:37 | Martin Tillier

If you have asked yourself the question, “What happened to my energy portfolio?” over the last couple of weeks, I can assure you that you are not alone.

Oil Company Ordered To Halt Illegal Operation Near Fla. Panther Preserve

Jul 14, 2014 at 16:16 | Andy Tully

Environmentalists are claiming victory over the Dan A. Hughes Co., which has been drilling for oil in an area of southwestern Florida next to a protected panther habitat near the…

Kurds Seizure of Oil Fields Strengthen Bid for Independence

Jul 11, 2014 at 16:09 | Nick Cunningham

On July 11 Kurdish forces took control of the main oil fields surrounding Kirkuk, a move that could bolster a potential bid for independence. The Kurdish Regional Government…

BP’s Latest Estimate Says World’s Oil Will Last 53.3 Years

Jul 11, 2014 at 16:01 | Andy Tully

According to BP, drivers whose vehicles rely on burning oil have a little more than a half-century to find alternate sources of energy. Or walk.BP’s annual report…

Buy This Stock For The Core, Not The Apple

Jul 11, 2014 at 14:29 | Editorial Dept

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) first came to most people’s attention in November of last year, when Apple (AAPL) signed a big contract to ensure long term supply of the…

Tighter Regulatory Environment to Hurt Bakken

Jul 11, 2014 at 14:23 | Editorial Dept

Various news outlets reported in early July that the United States has succeeded in becoming the world’s largest producer of oil. The combined total output of 11 million barrels per…

Global Energy Advisory – 11th July 2014

Jul 11, 2014 at 14:20 | Editorial Dept

Regulatory AlertsThe US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a second natural-gas export terminal in Louisiana, authorizing Cameron LNG LLC, a unit of San Diego-based Sempra Energy,…

Extended Reach Drilling – The Offshore of Tomorrow

Jul 11, 2014 at 14:17 | Editorial Dept

While there is some disagreement as to its prospects, some say that offshore drilling looks to be one of the biggest growth markets in the energy industry. In an…

This week in energy…Welcome to ‘Sunnistan’

Jul 11, 2014 at 11:51 | James Stafford

The Islamic State, or IS (formerly ISIS), continues to gain ground in Syria and Iraq, taking control of a swath of land bridging the two countries, including over a…

The Global Prospects For Enhanced Oil Recovery

Jul 10, 2014 at 16:49 | Julien Mathonnier

“I see, as in a map, the end of all”. Like William Shakespeare’s Queen Elizabeth, King Hubbert saw the end of oil not in a map, but in a bell-shaped…

World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records

Jul 10, 2014 at 16:26 | Robert Rapier

Last month BP (NYSE: BP) released the Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. This report is one of the most comprehensive sources of global and country level statistics on…

The Fossil Fuel Industry May Not Help the Planet, But It Employs Millions

Jul 09, 2014 at 17:16 | Martin Tillier

The energy debate, particularly in the U.S., is polarized. Some see fossil fuel industries as the enemy, in their pursuit of ever-increasing profits at the expense of the planet. Others…

Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

Jul 09, 2014 at 16:50 | Michael Klare

Global Conflicts Are Increasingly Fueled by the Desire for Oil and Natural Gas -- and the Funds They Generate Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and…

‘Sponge-like’ Silicon May Mean Major Advance In Battery Technology

Jul 09, 2014 at 16:26 | Andy Tully

For years, manufacturers have used graphite for one of the electrodes in lithium-ion batteries, but have hankered for a way to replace graphite with silicon, which can hold 10 times…

The World’s 10 Most Energy-Efficient Cities

Jul 08, 2014 at 16:49 | Amy Gleich

Reykjavik, IcelandBy most measures, Reykjavik tops the list of energy efficient cities worldwide. Along with the rest of Iceland, Reykjavik relies on renewable hydropower and geothermal plants to provide…

Obama Fiddles While Iraq Burns

Jul 08, 2014 at 16:31 | Claude Salhani

To compare U.S. President Barack Obama to a modern-day Nero may be somewhat harsh, but as the Middle East continues to disintegrate, falling into chaos and unprecedented violence, its…

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