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David and Goliath: Vietnam Confronts China Over South China Sea Energy Riches

Jun 14, 2011 at 08:49 | John Daly

An increasingly fractious maritime confrontation is developing in the South China Sea, with enormous implications for international companies interested in developing East Asia’s offshore hydrocarbon resources. Far from the radars…

Disagreements Within OPEC Threaten Organizations Structure

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:20 | Dave Summers

OPEC Ministers, meeting in Vienna last week, apparently had one of their more divisive discussions of recent times over the question of raising pumped volumes. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and…

Exxon’s $100 Million a Day Exploration Budget Pays Off

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:11 | Brian Westenhaus

Exxon’s CEO Rex Tillerson announced back in March plans to spend $100 million a day for the next five years to expand the search for oil and natural gas previously…

A Look at China's energy Future and What it Means for Oil Prices

Jun 10, 2011 at 07:29 | Robert Rapier

I was recently asked to participate in an energy roundtable at Focus on China’s Energy Future and the Shale Gas Question. It is no secret that I feel that…

Tension Building over Arctic Energy Riches

Jun 09, 2011 at 08:15 | Andy Soos

The Arctic Ocean is a vast frozen sea bordered by Russia, Canada, Denmark, and Norway. It has been explored but it’s potential for mineral deposits and oil and gas deposits…

Preparing for Higher Food and Energy Prices

Jun 09, 2011 at 08:03 | Gail Tverberg

Over the years, we have become accustomed to a rising standard of living. One of things that has helped this happen is a gradually declining ratio of food costs to…

U.S. - Venezuelan Relations - Just Frozen or Beyond Repair?

Jun 08, 2011 at 08:17 | John Daly

According to the U.S. Energy Administration, two months ago the United States total crude oil imports averaged 9,033 thousand barrels per day (tbpd), with the top five exporting countries being…

A Look at US Military Energy Consumption

Jun 08, 2011 at 08:11 | Daily Energy Report

Since the beginning of the 20th century energy has been a critical factor for armed forces worldwide. From the end of the Cold War to the first years of the…

Investors Salivating Over Mongolian Energy Resources

Jun 07, 2011 at 08:11 | John Daly

Sometime in the next 12 months, an energy IPO offering in distant Mongolia already has foreign investors salivating. The darling of the international energy community is coal company Erdenes-Tavan Tolgoi…

Nazi-era Technology Embraced by Republicans in U.S. Congress in the Name of National Energy Security

Jun 06, 2011 at 07:58 | John Daly

Twentieth-century American military history has two iconic dates - 7 December 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor and 6 June 1944, D-Day, when the liberation of Europe began. The subsequent…

Bosporus Bypass Canal - An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Jun 06, 2011 at 07:53 | John Daly

The implosion of the USSR suddenly opened up the former Soviet Union’s energy assets to western investment. Of these, the most important was the Caspian basin, whose 143,244 square miles…

Afghanistan’s Developing Oil Industry Causing Envious Glares from Neighbors

Jun 06, 2011 at 07:51 | IWPR

Afghanistan is developing a modest oil industry, with some wells already on stream and others expected to start producing later this year. Some experts worry that neighbouring states will grow…

Does Fracking Cause Earthquakes?

Jun 03, 2011 at 07:46 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Hydraulic Fracturing, known as "frac'ing" in the industry, has made another unwelcome appearance in the media, in which the process is termed "fracking", where it is reported that the…

Germany and UK’s Recent Green Energy Decisions Political not Practical

Jun 03, 2011 at 07:33 | Dave Summers

I don’t expect that there will be many tsunamis in Germany over the next century, nor, apart from the occasional man-made earthquakes that can come from potash mining, do I…

Correcting Obama's Anti-Energy Agenda: The American Energy Act

Jun 02, 2011 at 08:18 | MasterResource

The Obama Administration has been implementing an anti-energy agenda since coming to Washington. From day one, Obama and his “dream ‘green’ team” have worked to increase the cost of traditional…

An End to Growth: The Environment’s Impact on our Economic Decline

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:22 | Post Carbon

Accidents and natural disasters have long histories; therefore it may seem peculiar at first to think that these could now suddenly become significant factors in choking off economic growth. However,…

Biden Confident National Investment will Spark Clean Energy Breakthrough

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:16 | Breakthrough Institute

Last week, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the country will lead the global clean energy revolution by harnessing its citizens' entrepreneurial spirit and innovative capacity. Speaking at the National…

It’s Getting Hot and Crowded on This Rock

May 31, 2011 at 08:38 | Tyler Hamilton

The United Nations, which tracks world population growth, has upped its estimates. We know that we’ll pass the seven billion mark sometime this October, but the U.N. is now saying…

America's Invisible Energy Policy

May 30, 2011 at 08:26 | Dave Cohen

Once in a while I point out that the United States lacks an energy policy to deal with our oil problems, but we do have one. You can be forgiven…

Can Germany Really Shut Down Their Nuclear Plants and Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

May 28, 2011 at 09:30 | Breakthrough Institute

Last week, a commission appointed by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel recommended that the country shut down all of its nuclear plants by 2021 and instead rely on other forms…

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