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Energy / Energy-General

Using CO2 to Create Polyester Fabrics

Using CO2 to Create Polyester Fabrics

Mar 22, 2013 at 19:46 | Futurity

Chemists have identified a cheaper and more sustainable method for producing acrylate, a chemical used to make materials from polyester fabrics to diapers.Chemical companies churn out billions of…

Go to the Source - How to profit from Gazprom’s Crumbling Hegemony

Go to the Source - How to profit from Gazprom’s Crumbling Hegemony

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:33 | Dan Dicker

This week’s newsletter is a fascinating one, where intelligence reports meet head-on with the trader’s report.   If you haven’t read Jen Alic’s piece regarding Cyprus and Russia, go and do…

Subsea Processing: Cutting out the Expensive ‘Middle Man’

Subsea Processing: Cutting out the Expensive ‘Middle Man’

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Subsea processing, the technology of the future, is essentially about getting rid of those bottlenecks that keep production from reaching its potential, and oil services and equipment makers are the…

Turkmenistan: Opportunities in Diversification

Turkmenistan: Opportunities in Diversification

Mar 22, 2013 at 16:18 | Editorial Dept

This leading Caspian gas exporter with massive untapped oil and gas potential is now open for business after years of eccentric isolation—and the playing field is wide, wide open.

ALBANIA: Corruption Leads to Albpetrol Privatization Annulment

ALBANIA: Corruption Leads to Albpetrol Privatization Annulment

Mar 22, 2013 at 15:40 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The sale of Albania’s state-owned oil company Albpetrol to a consortium led by Albanian tycoon Rezart Taci has been invalidated after the consortium failed to come up with…

EU Caught Playing Dirty and it’s all about Russian Gas

EU Caught Playing Dirty and it’s all about Russian Gas

Mar 22, 2013 at 13:10 | Editorial Dept

Oil and gas, that’s all it’s ever been about …There was a lot going on this week, but it’s all being overshadowed by the fascinating geopolitical game over…

Will Canadian Energy Trends Continue for the Foreseeable Future?

Will Canadian Energy Trends Continue for the Foreseeable Future?

Mar 21, 2013 at 18:12 | Keith Schaefer

There are two trends in the Canadian energy patch in the last three weeks that have been making money for investors – but the question is, do they have legs?…

Calculating the True Carbon Footprint of a Renewable Energy Grid

Calculating the True Carbon Footprint of a Renewable Energy Grid

Mar 18, 2013 at 12:43 | Futurity

Scientists have developed a new way to calculate the carbon footprint of batteries needed to store wind and solar power for the electrical grid. A key problem is that…

No Energy in U.S. Energy Debate

No Energy in U.S. Energy Debate

Mar 16, 2013 at 15:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

Rep. Ed Markey, ranking member of the House Energy Committee, said an investigation into Shell's offshore Alaska campaign suggested the company wasn't ready to work in extreme environments. An Interior…

Exxon Mobil Predicts EV’s will Fail and China’s Economy will Decline

Exxon Mobil Predicts EV’s will Fail and China’s Economy will Decline

Mar 16, 2013 at 15:37 | Stuart Burns

Continued from part one.Bearing in mind the rising proportion coming from emerging markets, it is no surprise that ExxonMobil says industrial production, particularly of raw materials such…

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