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Energy / Energy-General

Opportunity Strikes for Feuding Energy Powers

Apr 15, 2014 at 16:44 | Shahin Abbasov

The Russia-Ukraine crisis is creating an opportunity for two feuding Caspian-Sea energy powers, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, to become export partners.The latest signal that Azerbaijani-Turkmen relations might be heading…

Who Really Won the Cold War Now?

Apr 15, 2014 at 16:35 | Claude Salhani

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall the West was under the illusion that it had won the Cold War. The Western powers had defeated communism, brought down…

Ukraine Falling to Economic Warfare and Its Own Missteps

Apr 14, 2014 at 17:25 | Robert Bensh

As protests in Ukraine’s eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while…

Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources Links Earthquakes to Fracking

Apr 14, 2014 at 17:07 | John Daly

No single new energy source is more responsible for altering America’s energy landscape than natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing of underground rock formations. “Fracking” has produced opposing camps of…

Did Crude Oil Production Actually Peak in 2005?

Apr 14, 2014 at 16:59 | Kurt Cobb

"Wait a minute," you must be saying. "Haven't we been hearing from the oil industry and from government and international agencies that worldwide oil production has been increasing in the…

China to Ban High Sulfur Coal Imports

Apr 11, 2014 at 16:42 | Nick Cunningham

In an effort to clean up the choking smog in many major Chinese cities, the Chinese government plans on banning imports of high sulfur coal. It will still import…

Eastern Europe has Nothing on Asian Energy Markets

Apr 11, 2014 at 16:35 | Daniel J. Graeber

Economic development in the Eurozone is gaining ground, though any recovery there will be tepid. With North America relying less on foreign imports, energy investors should be following shifting demand…

India’s Nuclear Energy Future at Risk in Elections

Apr 11, 2014 at 16:14 | Global Risk Insights

On Monday, April 7, the world’s largest democratic elections began in what will likely be the world’s most populous country within the next ten years. Between April 7 and May…

Don’t Panic…Buy BP Instead

Apr 11, 2014 at 15:26 | Editorial Dept

As I sit writing this piece, on Thursday afternoon in the US, I am looking at a screen filled with red and am reminding myself of the sage advice from…

Global Energy Advisory - 11th April 2014

Apr 11, 2014 at 15:13 | Editorial Dept

Libya: Ports Unblocked, for NowPorts under control of rebel forces have been reopened temporarily, unlocking export capacity of around 600,000 barrels per day. Rebels agreed to the deal…

The 3 Most Important Numbers in Energy – 11th April 2014

Apr 11, 2014 at 14:42 | Editorial Dept

The Insider’s weekly run-down of critical figures and happenings from around the energy world.42%. Monthly increase in India’s coal imports, according to industry analysts Interocean. The…

Russia Loses Leverage with China on Gas Deal

Apr 10, 2014 at 16:02 | Nick Cunningham

Russian President Vladimir Putin obviously thinks that preventing Ukraine from moving closer to the West is a strategic interest and one that is important enough to risk international condemnation. Seizing…

Ukraine or Russia? How Would Economic Factors Influence a Vote?

Apr 10, 2014 at 14:57 | Ed Dolan

Last month residents of Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Although many in the West have questioned the freedom and fairness of the referendum, which…

Peaks and Troughs

Apr 10, 2014 at 14:40 | Matt Smith

As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but…

How Food Can Build Better Lithium Batteries

Apr 09, 2014 at 16:59 | Futurity

A component of corn starch and the yolk-shell structure of eggs can improve the durability and performance of lithium-sulfur battery cathodes, report researchers.Lithium-sulfur batteries are a promising alternative…

Ukraine Standoff Escalates, Could South Stream be in Doubt?

Apr 08, 2014 at 17:29 | Nick Cunningham

When completed, the South Stream pipeline will run from Russia, underneath the Black Sea to Bulgaria, and on to Western Europe. It will carry Russian natural gas to Europe while…

China Drills Into the “Roof of the World” to Help Alleviate Foreign Dependence

Apr 08, 2014 at 17:19 | Rory Johnston

From copper to iron to oil, China is the world’s leading importer of almost every raw mineral. Wary of the risks this dependence brings, Beijing is looking ever inward to…

Russia’s New Weapons: Passports and Pipelines

Apr 08, 2014 at 17:09 | Claude Salhani

Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Sebastopol last month, Western leaders have been pondering how to get back at Moscow for its actions without starting a new world war. The…

Russia Appears Undeterred By Iran’s Gas Courtship of Armenia

Apr 08, 2014 at 17:03 | Eurasianet

Mystery is swirling around a deal to boost Iranian natural gas exports to Armenia: why does the Kremlin seem to be going along with the idea?On March 19,…

DOJ Extracts $5.15 Billion Settlement from Anadarko

Apr 07, 2014 at 17:03 | John Daly

On 3 April the Department of Justice announced that it had settled a lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum Corp., with the defendant agreeing to pay $5.15 billion, the largest environmental enforcement…

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