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Polish Shale Ambitions Fine Without Exxon

Jun 19, 2012 at 17:25 | Daniel J. Graeber

Exxon Mobil this week said it was abandoning its shale natural gas ambitions in Poland. Warsaw aims to tap into its shale deposits in an effort to break the…

China Turns to Natural Gas to Fuel their Economic Growth

Jun 19, 2012 at 17:19 | Saltanat Berdikeeva

A New Role of Natural Gas in China’s Energy MixThe Chinese economy has grown by an average of 10 percent a year over the past two decades, crossing…

Propane Prices: (Dis)United, Consumers Stand

Jun 18, 2012 at 19:26 | Charles Kennedy

The natural gas boom and climate change that saw a milder winter and lower demand for propane and resultant over-supply have all helped to bring down propane prices, but the…

Apache Corp Make the World's Largest Shale Gas Discovery in British Columbia

Jun 18, 2012 at 19:16 | Brian Westenhaus

American oil and gas prospector Apache Corp stunned natural gas investors Thursday June 14, 2012 with a natural gas discovery announcement, the main point of which is, “…

Azerbaijan & Turkey Deepen their Energy Ties

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:47 | John Daly

Petro-rich oil state Azerbaijan has decided to invest some of its billions in neighbouring Turkey.On 7 June State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Vice President Suleyman Gasimov told…

Natural Gas Storage is Vital for Future Industry Growth

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:45 | Barry Stevens

I’d like to share a recent statement by the Keith Hutton, CEO of XTO Energy, a major natural gas exploration and development company in Texas recently acquired by Exxon Mobil.

Developing Natural Gas Technologies to Replace Crude Oil

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:00 | James Hamilton

Here's a promising story for the U.S. economy.The figure below plots the price of crude oil in dollars per barrel and the price of natural gas on an…

TAPI: A Paper Tiger Pipeline

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Turkmenistan recently hosted parties to a planned natural gas pipeline that would stretch eastward through territory in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The project, dubbed TAPI, has financial backing from the…

Nord Stream: Russia's Natural Gas Link to the West

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:20 | John Daly

Since the 1991 implosion of the USSR, the Russian Federation has been bedevilled by a transit problem – how to shift its natural gas exports to lucrative European markets without…

Reports of Nabucco Pipeline's Death are Exaggerated

May 31, 2012 at 17:51 | Daniel J. Graeber

The refining director at BP caused a stir last week in Berlin when he was interpreted as saying the full version of the Nabucco natural gas pipeline was no longer…

South Africa Hopes Fracking will Secure its Energy Future

May 25, 2012 at 17:36 | John Daly

While the natural gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing, more familiarly known as “fracking,” has engendered rising controversy in the U.S. and Europe, South Africa has no doubts about the…

Federal Rules Threaten to Suffocate the Fracking Industry

May 25, 2012 at 17:19 | Gary Hunt

In Medieval times one form of dispatching miscreants was called “pressing”.  The punishment involved piling stones on top of the offender one at a time slowly suffocating him from the…

How Fracking Threatens the Health of the Mortgage Industry

May 24, 2012 at 17:03 | Kurt Cobb

One fact ought to tell you all you need to know about the risks faced by homeowners signing leases for natural gas drilling on their property: Wells Fargo & Company,…

Scientists Studying the Link between Fracking and Recent Earthquakes in Texas

May 22, 2012 at 17:54 | Climate Progress

Scientists from two Texas universities are looking into a pair of recent earthquakes near the Texas-Louisiana border for clues to whether they were related to underground injection of oil and…

Kiev Stands to Lose EU-Russia Natural Gas Game

May 17, 2012 at 17:49 | Daniel J. Graeber

European lawmakers this week said they had indications that Kiev was ready to take a closer look at updating its gas transit system. A substantial portion of the Russian…

Iran's Green Revolution may come from Energy

May 16, 2012 at 18:13 | Daniel J. Graeber

Against the backdrop of discussions about pending negotiations over its controversial nuclear program and the upcoming deadline of an European embargo on Iranian oil comes a quiet push…

How a Deeper Understanding of Fracking could Increase the Lifespan of Oil Wells

May 15, 2012 at 18:33 | Dave Summers

There is a real, practical limit to the amount of oil that can be recovered from a reservoir. Depending on the availability and economic viability of different technical approaches that…

Taking a Second Look at the Southern Gas Corridor

May 09, 2012 at 19:20 | Saltanat Berdikeeva

With Russia covering two-thirds of Europe’s gas needs, Europe’s buzzword du jour since the start of the recurring Russo-Ukrainian disputes in 2005 over prices, debt and supplies of natural gas…

Abundance of Methane Hydrates will Destroy the Oil Market

May 08, 2012 at 19:29 | Brian Westenhaus

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu contributed a statement to an announced breakthrough in research into tapping the vast fuel resource of methane hydrates that could eventually…

An Economic Analysis of Fracking

May 07, 2012 at 23:36 | Ed Dolan

When people look at “fracking”—the production of natural gas through hydraulic fracturing techniques–they see different things. Critics see polluted wells, exploding houses, and earthquakes—an environmental disaster in the making. These…

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