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Energy / Natural Gas

EU Gives Green Light to Turkmenistan Gas Agreement

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:40 | RFE/RL staff

The European Parliament has given its initial green light to a partnership agreement with gas-rich Turkmenistan, aimed at bringing the Central Asian country closer to the European Union. But the…

EU Officials in Visit to Azerbaijan to Secure Natural Gas Supplies

Jan 13, 2011 at 13:27 | RFE/RL staff

Top European Union officials, including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, are due to open a visit to Azerbaijan today as part of efforts to…

Natural Gas: Continually Running Into New Obstacles

Jan 05, 2011 at 08:41 | Gail Tverberg

Natural gas would like to be bridge fuel as we deal with oil shortages, but it keeps running into obstacles. A big obstacle is the fact that the price is…

Massive Natural Gas Field Found of Israel’s Coast

Jan 01, 2011 at 20:44 | Al Fin

A gigantic natural gas field that could yield millions of barrels of oil was recently discovered on the maritime border between Israel, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, Cyprus, and Northern Cyprus.…

Why Natural Gas is Setting Up for a Big Short

Dec 30, 2010 at 10:33 | 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…

What Will be the Cost of The Shale Gas Boom?

Dec 23, 2010 at 09:14 | Kurt Cobb

If you externalize the costs of a business activity, it means other people pay the costs--environmental, social and otherwise--and you get the profits. It goes on all the time in…

Major Natural Gas Find in Tajikistan Set to Change Regional Dynamic

Dec 22, 2010 at 10:33 | RFE/RL staff

Tajiks have reason to look forward to a brighter, warmer future, for drilling has begun on a new natural-gas well that promises to reverse their history of energy dependence. Zarubezhneftegaz,…

US Natural Gas Supplies Exploding Without Apparent End

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:19 | Al Fin

Gas abundance is not limited to the U.S. The latest World Energy Outlook report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in early November basically threw the entire natural gas…

Turkmenistan to Provide Natural Gas for Nabucco

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:06 | RFE/RL staff

Turkmenistan's First Deputy Prime Minister Baymurad Khojamukhamedov has said his country is ready to provide some 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the European Union-backed Nabucco pipeline project.…

Natural Gas Producers Squeezed by High Costs and Low Prices

Nov 21, 2010 at 09:06 | Dave Forest

It's hard to believe, but just ten years ago $2/mcf was a pretty good natural gas price. North American gas sold for around that level throughout most of the 1980s…

Turkmenistan's Gas Export Options

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:10 | IWPR

Turkmenistan’s gas export interests will inevitably lead to an estrangement from key ally Moscow in years to come, a top expert on Central Asia says Alexei Malashenko, a specialist on…

Natural Gas Opportunities Beckon in Asia

Nov 15, 2010 at 18:41 | Dave Forest

Natural gas is a broken global market. For oil, there's enough import-export capacity worldwide that global prices tend to align closely. In natgas, global markets are fragmented. Leading to disparate…

Here's an Unexpected Shale Gas Play

Nov 09, 2010 at 12:17 | Dave Forest

Argentina. - U.S. producer Apache said Friday it plans to drill a well by year-end to test shale gas potential in the La Calera field of the Neuquen Basin. The area…

Shale Gas: A Real or Unreal Revolution

Nov 01, 2010 at 09:31 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Unfortunately, the title that I wanted to give this short discussion was already used by Professor Paul Stevens. His contribution is called ‘The Shale Gas Revolution: Hype and Reality’ (2010),…

Gazprom May Join the Turkmenistan to India Gas Pipeline Project

Oct 25, 2010 at 08:25 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said in Turkmenistan that the Gazprom gas giant could join in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas-pipeline project. Sechin, who is accompanying President Dmitry Medvedev…

The Unconventional Gas Red Zone

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:24 | Dave Forest

Great chart from PFC Energy. Presented at an Institute of Energy Economics, Japan seminar last month. The piece shows the "red zones" in global unconventional gas (shale, tight gas, coal…

Liquid Gold

Oct 13, 2010 at 13:06 | Dave Forest

There's a growing divide in the North America gas industry. Liquids or non. The always hawkish energy eye of Colorado's Bentek Energy recently observed the growing effect of liquids-rich plays…

The Next Shale Gas Hotspot

Oct 06, 2010 at 17:14 | Dave Forest

Shale gas is going global. It's simply too groundbreaking a concept not to spread. Shale is now the name of the gas game in North America. And Europe is starting…

The Gas Cartel Idea: On the Road to Another OPEC?

Oct 05, 2010 at 12:08 | Global Intelligence Report

As oil sees its image tarnished from the disastrous oil spills that took place off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Dalian, China, and…

Turkmenistans Major Natural Gas Find

Oct 04, 2010 at 13:17 | Andy Soos

Oil and gas supplies and their future use is a major variable for the 21st. century. On the one hand there is a demand to go to renewable sources. On…

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