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Energy / Energy-General

U.S., China Compete for Canadian Energy Assets

May 14, 2012 at 22:43 | John Daly

To hear Carlos Pascual, the U.S. State Department’s special envoy on international energy tell it, “The United States values Canada as its most important energy partner. There has never been…

Argentina Counting Cost of Nationalizing YPF

May 13, 2012 at 08:56 | John Daly

One of the most feared words in every oilman’s lexicon is “nationalization.” On 16 April Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner did exactly that with the energy firm Yacimientos…

America's Horizontal Drilling Technology will Transform the World

May 13, 2012 at 08:46 | Gary Hunt

The success of unconventional oil and gas production from shale formation is reshaping the US energy industry and may yet prove to be a major factor pulling US GDP growth…

A Look at the Major Forces Shaping our Future

May 13, 2012 at 08:42 | Post Carbon

While waiting to see how the Iranian nuclear confrontation and the various Eurozone crises sort themselves out, there is time to step back and look at the interaction of the…

Duel Fuel Vehicles that can Run on Gasoline or Natural Gas

May 13, 2012 at 08:40 | Brian Westenhaus

Not flex fuel – dual fuel.  Flex fuel is a system that can use similar fuels in the same system such as pure gasoline to 85% ethanol.  Dual fuel will…

Following New Energy Technologies - From Discovery to Widespread Adoption

May 11, 2012 at 09:18 | Post Carbon

Last week we talked about the possibility that researchers have found a second and potentially useful and inexpensive way of converting hydrogen into helium accompanied by a release of significant…

Why India is Ignoring U.S. Pressure and Continuing to Trade with Iran

May 10, 2012 at 17:42 | Juan Cole

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in India on Monday that New Delhi can reduce its oil imports from Iran further, pressuring that country to fall in line with…

Chevron has Unveiled New Ship to Perform Dual Gradient Drilling

May 10, 2012 at 17:34 | Brian Westenhaus

Chevron is about to put the first deepwater drillship designed with the capacity to perform ‘dual gradient drilling’ to work. The ship is a Samsung 12000 design capable of…

How the Oil Industry has Deceived the US with the Promise of Energy Independence

May 09, 2012 at 19:47 | Kurt Cobb

Faced with increasing political obstacles to oil and natural gas exploration in many countries around the world, the oil industry is focusing again on the United States. The industry is…

Energy is a Global Commodity and Should Stay That Way

May 09, 2012 at 19:33 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. lawmaker called on the White House this week to eliminate what he said was a "disturbing connection" between U.S. energy demands and violence in the Middle East. New…

Iran could Avoid Economic Blow of US Sanctions by Accepting Chinese Yuan

May 08, 2012 at 19:37 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Iranian currency shuffle continued again this week as Tehran announced it would take the Chinese yuan as payment for crude oil deliveries from its trading partner in Beijing. While…

US Gas Pipelines under Cyber Attack, Says DHS

May 08, 2012 at 19:32 | Charles Kennedy

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning that computer networks connected to privately-owned natural gas pipelines are presently under cyber attack in an “intrusion campaign” that began…

A Few Easy Pointers to Increase our Energy Efficiency

May 07, 2012 at 18:54 | Tom Murphy

I have described in a series of posts the efforts my wife and I have made to reduce our energy footprint on a number of fronts. The motivation stems from…

Canadian Oil Sands Remain Isolated as Pipeline Plans still Face Opposition

May 03, 2012 at 18:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

A provincial party in Canada announced its formal objection to plans by pipeline company Enbridge to build its Northern Gateway oil pipeline to the coast of British Colombia. The New…

Partisan Politics Damaging American Energy

May 03, 2012 at 18:07 | Shea Laverty

Partisan politics rule the day in America. As much as anyone can try to deny that, the rhetoric coming from either side of the aisle tells a very different story.…

Big Brother is Bipartisan, Good to Know

May 02, 2012 at 17:55 | Charles Kennedy

Now that the House of Representatives has approved a controversial bill on cyber security, which the White House has promised to veto, the ball is in the Senate’s court, which…

Hair Triggers in the Ukrainian Energy Sector

Apr 27, 2012 at 17:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

Four explosions went off Friday during the lunch hour in Dnipropetrovsk, an eastern industrial city in Ukraine and home to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The explosions occurred one…

Taking YPF from Repsol has only made Argentina's Energy Problems Worse

Apr 27, 2012 at 17:10 | Economywatch

Argentina’s decision to nationalise YPF – a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Repsol – has been met by international disapproval; though the Argentine government insists that the move had been…

East Africa Grapples with Gaddafi Investment Legacy

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:57 | John Daly

Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for 41 years before an armed “Arab Spring” uprising last year drove him from power, leading to his death in October 2011. In 1998 Gaddafi…

Libyan Oil Protests Highlights Broader Problems

Apr 26, 2012 at 17:40 | Daniel J. Graeber

Protestors in the former Libyan capital of Benghazi this week demonstrated in front of the Arabian Gulf Oil Co. to demand more transparency. The demonstrators said they were frustrated…

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