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Energy / Energy-General

Abiotic Oil and Energy Red Herrings

Abiotic Oil and Energy Red Herrings

May 02, 2011 at 07:49 | Professor Chris Rhodes

According to a new computer model, liquid methane in contact with a partially hydrogen-terminated diamond surface at extremely high pressures and temperatures spontaneously forms longer hydrocarbons, and hence the material…

Azerbaijan Finding New Energy Customers in the Middle East

Azerbaijan Finding New Energy Customers in the Middle East

May 02, 2011 at 07:44 | Shahin Abbasov

Could turmoil in the Middle East provide a market opportunity for Azerbaijan’s state-run energy company SOCAR? A pending energy deal with Jordan could open the way for the company’s aggressive…

Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

May 02, 2011 at 07:39 | Charlotte Dudley

Canadian authorities have given the green light to a C$1.24 billion (US$1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Saskatchewan, which aims to slash annual greenhouse gas emissions…

Why Do Environmentalists Hate Capitalism?

Why Do Environmentalists Hate Capitalism?

Apr 29, 2011 at 08:12 | Ed Dolan

It has been twenty years now since first glasnost and then the collapse of the USSR lifted the curtain on the appalling environmental record of Soviet socialism. Over that same…

Crude Oil Production: Extending the Life of Oil Wells

Crude Oil Production: Extending the Life of Oil Wells

Apr 28, 2011 at 08:09 | Dave Summers

There are a number of different ways of getting oil from a reservoir, and, to radically oversimplify, the harder that you try to maximize the rate of production of oil…

No Easy Solutions to the Coming Energy Crisis

No Easy Solutions to the Coming Energy Crisis

Apr 27, 2011 at 09:35 | Gail Tverberg

Everyone would like to fix the US energy policy, but doing so is almost impossible, in my view, primarily because we need to be planning for a much bigger change…

Energy Issues and Political Intervention

Energy Issues and Political Intervention

Apr 27, 2011 at 08:25 | The Oil Drum

Energy is back in the public consciousness and perhaps higher up political priority lists than at any time since the summer of 2008. Disruptions in Libya, leaked cables about Saudi…

A New Idea on Energy Extraction From Oil Shale

A New Idea on Energy Extraction From Oil Shale

Apr 26, 2011 at 09:10 | Brian Westenhaus

A team at Stanford University is proposing using solid oxide fuel cells as the basis for a method for electricity production from oil shale with in situ carbon capture…

The Shale Oil Boom No One's Talking About (Until Now)

The Shale Oil Boom No One's Talking About (Until Now)

Apr 22, 2011 at 10:36 | Keith Schaefer

Shale oil & gas is the talk of many a newsletter writer right now. But very few are talking about the region of Atlantic Canada. You see, as the global…

Donald Trump’s Naive Views on Energy: "Just Take the Oil We Need"

Donald Trump’s Naive Views on Energy: "Just Take the Oil We Need"

Apr 22, 2011 at 08:16 | Robert Rapier

I am constantly amused by the views of presidential candidates on energy policy. Their views are either so disingenuous or so naive that I often find it difficult to vote…

  
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