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Energy / Natural Gas

Europe Faces Tough Choices Over Natural gas

Europe Faces Tough Choices Over Natural gas

Aug 07, 2010 at 09:10 | The Oil Drum

In Europe, natural gas has great importance. Many people believe (some countries even instituted policies) that it will be the fuel that will become the bridge to an energy future…

Natural Gas Royalties and Chaos Theory

Natural Gas Royalties and Chaos Theory

Jul 28, 2010 at 05:35 | Dave Forest

We all know the famous (and oversimplified) explanation of chaos theory. If a butterfly flaps in Moscow, it creates typhoons in Manila. The basic point being there are no closed…

Shale Gas Enthusiasm Drove Energy Deals in Second Quarter

Shale Gas Enthusiasm Drove Energy Deals in Second Quarter

Jul 21, 2010 at 08:20 | Darrell Delamaide

Interest in U.S. shale gas propelled mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas production sector to $42 billion in the second quarter, the second-most active quarter in the past…

Shale Gas and LNG

Shale Gas and LNG

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:37 | Dave Forest

This week, Australia's Beach Energy signed an MOU with Japanese commodities brokers Itochu to examine the possibility of building an LNG plant fed by shale gas from Beach's tenements in…

Can Shale Gas Really Deliver?

Can Shale Gas Really Deliver?

Jun 26, 2010 at 09:31 | Claudio Guler

Unconventional gas – pockets of underground natural gas found in hard-to-reach places – comes from several sources, coalbed methane (CBM) and tight gas sands among them. None, however, are raising…

Power to the People: The Dash for Gas

Power to the People: The Dash for Gas

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

Sometimes pictures really are as valuable as the old saying suggests. Going through my e-pile this week, I was struck by the image below from the Baker Institute. The picture…

U.S. Gas Producer Taps Sovereign Funds Amid Offshore Oil Anxiety

U.S. Gas Producer Taps Sovereign Funds Amid Offshore Oil Anxiety

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Chesapeake Energy, a leading U.S. producer of shale gas, found plenty of willing buyers for its latest private placement as sovereign wealth funds in Asia expressed concern about the future…

Natural Gas Indigestion

Natural Gas Indigestion

Jun 22, 2010 at 08:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I always thought that a great strategy for a new hedge fund would be to only buy positions from existing hedge funds that were blowing up. That fund would buy…

Energy Analyst Urges New Approach In Egyptian Offshore Production

Energy Analyst Urges New Approach In Egyptian Offshore Production

Jun 20, 2010 at 21:25 | Fawzia Sheikh

Although a recent U.S. government survey outlines the rich potential of offshore Egypt's natural gas reserves, the North African country is yet to offer attractive investment terms to companies carrying…

Iran Signs Major Gas Deal with Pakistan

Iran Signs Major Gas Deal with Pakistan

Jun 17, 2010 at 19:37 | Energy Tribune

This week, Iran signed a major long-term gas export contract with Pakistan and portrayed itself as a reliable supplier for its gas-hungry neighbors in an apparent response to Washington’s intense…

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