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Energy / Energy-General

SEC Lashes Out at Wolves of Wall Street

Feb 10, 2014 at 16:50 | Joao Peixe

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended 255 shell companies from trading from 3 February through 14 February to prevent “pump and dump” fraud, and stocks will not…

Russia’s Rosneft to Build Arctic Seagoing Vessels

Feb 10, 2014 at 16:39 | John Daly

Russia’s state-owned oil firm Rosneft is to build two shipyard facilities to construct vessels and platforms for its push to exploit Russia’s Arctic regions, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri…

Creating Liquid Fuel from Old Plastic Bags

Feb 10, 2014 at 10:10 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers have developed a low-temperature process converting plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products.  The most common waste we all…

This Week in Energy: Jumping the Gun on US Crude Exports to Europe

Feb 07, 2014 at 13:02 | James Stafford

Before we get started on this weeks letter – we ask you to take a look at our revamped presentation which looks at 5 trends set to change…

As Drought Hits, Fracking Poses Threat to Water Supply

Feb 06, 2014 at 16:46 | Nick Cunningham

A new report finds that hydraulic fracturing is posing a growing risk to water supplies in several regions around the country. Only, instead of groundwater contamination that so often…

Pipelines Answer to U.S. Midstream Bottlenecks

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an executive order calling for more oversight on rail transit of crude oil that it's "historically safer" than road transport. With more oil…

Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Stages Comeback

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:33 | Joao Peixe

Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon has reportedly raised as much as $500 million for his new venture, American Energy Partners LP, and is ramping up purchases with an…

Why Iran's Economy Might Not Get a Big Break from Sanctions

Feb 03, 2014 at 16:23 | Daniel J. Graeber

Iran says it's received a little more than 10 percent of the oil money unlocked when it agreed to the terms of a nuclear agreement with the so-called P5-plus-1 last…

Nigeria Mulls $20 Billion Trans-Saharan Natural Gas Project

Feb 03, 2014 at 15:45 | John Daly

Nigeria, already black Africa’s largest oil exporter, is thinking big, about exporting natural gas to Europe and thereby undercutting Brussels’ unhappy dependence on natgas exports from the Russian Federation.

Why Current Solutions to Solving our Energy Problems Won’t Work

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:08 | Gail Tverberg

In order to understand what solutions to our energy predicament will or won’t work, it is necessary to understand the true nature of our energy predicament. Most solutions fail because…

This Deal Signals Big Changes in One Of Energy’s Most Exciting Sectors

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:45 | Editorial Dept

There are a lot of under-appreciated changes going on in energy markets right now. Most of them are driven by unconventional drilling. A phenomenon that’s exploded across North…

This Week in Oil & Gas: Declining Profits and Soaring Project Costs

Jan 31, 2014 at 13:28 | James Stafford

The biggest story this week in oil and gas is declining profits and production and soaring project costs for the supermajors as disappointing fourth-quarter 2013 earnings come in, among other…

Shell Cancels Arctic Drilling Campaign Amid Declining Profitability

Jan 30, 2014 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

Royal Dutch Shell reported a 71% decline in net-profit in the fourth quarter when it released its earnings statement on January 30, 2014. The company cited risings costs for…

OPEC Preaches Stability while Making Unstable Bets

Jan 29, 2014 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri said the 12-member cartel could make room for an increase in oil from Iran, Iraq and Libya. All three member states could be on the verge…

Low Foreign Interest in Pakistan’s New Oil Blocks

Jan 29, 2014 at 17:07 | Joao Peixe

The government of Pakistan has provisionally awarded exploration licenses for 50 oil blocks covering over 100,000 square kilometers and eyeing over $370 million in first-phase investment. Foreign…

Foreign Oil Companies Near Commercial Output in Uganda

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:26 | Charles Kennedy

International oil companies have moved one step closer to launching commercial crude production in Uganda as the government announces the finalization of talks with foreign oil explorers and a…

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Proof that EVs can be Fun

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:15 | Juan Cole

I dropped by the Detroit Auto Show this weekend (its last this year) at Cobo Center as it was wrapping up. Regular readers know that I am a big fan…

Kazakhstan Could Leave U.S. Shale in the Dust

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:19 | Daniel J. Graeber

A consortium in Kazakhstan led by U.S. supermajor Chevron said it set a production record in the country's western Tengiz oil field and last week, China said it was piping…

Chevron to Fight $5 Billion Nigeria Lawsuit

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:12 | Charles Kennedy

US oil giant Chevron has announced it will “vigorously” oppose a $5 billion lawsuit filed in the United States by Nigerians residing in the vicinity of a deadly offshore natural…

5 Political Risks Facing Oil Markets in 2014

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:09 | Global Risk Insights

1. Energy revolution in North America shapes global marketsThe energy boom in North America will continue to change global energy trends in 2014 and is set to reverse…

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