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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…

Russian Sanctions and the Negative Effect on Global Energy Security

Apr 07, 2014 at 16:56 | Igor Alexeev

After a series of headline-grabbing statements about the possibility of “switching” European consumers over to American gas, the US media hastened to announce the launch of Obama’s oil and gas…

The Absurdity of US Natural Gas Exports

Apr 07, 2014 at 16:47 | Gail Tverberg

Quiz:1. How much natural gas is the United States currently extracting?(a) Barely enough to meet its own needs(b) Enough to allow lots of exports(c)…

Global Energy Advisory 7th April 2014

Apr 07, 2014 at 16:01 | Editorial Dept

Croatia: Exploration Tender Goes LiveCroatia has published its international tender for oil and gas exploration blocks in the Adriatic Sea, hoping to launch production in five years. The…

The Potential of Spanish Shale Gas

Apr 07, 2014 at 15:55 | Editorial Dept

The invasion and annexation of Crimea has EU policymakers scrambling to improve energy security. The European Commission hopes to publish a roadmap by June 2014 that will spell out how…

Goodrich Petroleum (GDP): There is Still Value in Shale

Apr 07, 2014 at 15:40 | Editorial Dept

Sometimes, when we look at a market that is booming and that has risen significantly in a fairly short time it is easy to feel that we have missed the…

Coast Guard Finds Shell to Blame for Kulluk Incident

Apr 05, 2014 at 09:56 | Nick Cunningham

On April 3, the Coast Guard published the findings of an investigation of the grounding of Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling ship on the Alaskan coast a year and a…

Pump Prices May Fuel Ethanol Decision in June

Apr 05, 2014 at 09:53 | James Stafford

Ethanol prices have more than doubled over the last few months due to harsh weather conditions and transportation bottlenecks spurred by railway congestion, adding to ethanol producer woes that…

This Week in Energy: Erdogan Circle Wins Reprieve in Turkey

Apr 05, 2014 at 08:59 | James Stafford

Foreign investors who may have thrown their eggs into the Erdogan basket--or the group of dynasties loosely connection to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, can breathe a temporary sigh…

House Dems Want EPA to Reopen Investigation on Fracking

Apr 03, 2014 at 15:22 | Nick Cunningham

Eight House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 1, requesting the agency reopen an investigation into the effects of fracking on groundwater contamination.…

What Happens After the Boom?

Apr 02, 2014 at 18:09 | Daniel J. Graeber

Net U.S. imports of energy in 2013 were at their lowest level in more than 20 years because of domestic oil and gas production from North Dakota and Texas. Policymakers…

World Bank to Issue “Billion Dollar Map” of Africa's Mineral Wealth

Apr 02, 2014 at 18:00 | John Daly

Beginning at the end of the fifteenth century, European explorers came to Africa for slaves and raw materials such as ivory. Since European African colonies became independent in the aftermath…

Exxon Responds to Carbon Asset Risk Concerns

Apr 02, 2014 at 17:49 | Rory Johnston

Last week I wrote about the emerging investor language of “Carbon Asset Risk” and ExxonMobil’s agreement to publish its plans to deal with the risk of potentially “stranded” assets…

The Most Profitable Gas in the World

Apr 01, 2014 at 18:29 | Robert Bensh

There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver’s seat…

How Crimea Hurts Russia

Apr 01, 2014 at 18:22 | Nick Cunningham

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, slowly but surely NATO added members in Eastern Europe. Likewise, the European Union opened up its doors to its eastern neighbors formerly in…

Syria: Playing With Oil and Fire

Apr 01, 2014 at 18:15 | Claude Salhani

Politics and religion are two ingredients that are potentially dangerous in any context when mixed together. Now add three years of a violent civil war, deep-rooted hatred and an incrusted traditional…

The Future of Oil Exporters in Latin America

Apr 01, 2014 at 18:13 | Global Risk Insights

The politics of oil in the two largest Latin American oil exporters—Venezuela and Mexico—have recently diverged. While Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) is now politically closer to the state than…

American Foreign Policy and The Last Stage of Fossil-Fuel Addiction

Apr 01, 2014 at 17:45 | Michael Klare

Of all the preposterous, irresponsible headlines that have appeared on the front page of the New York Times in recent years, few have exceeded the inanity of this one…

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