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Energy / Natural Gas

Abundance of Shale Gas Could Drive the US Manufacturing Industry to New Heights

Dec 19, 2011 at 07:44 | Mark J. Perry

"The abundance of shale gas resources may spark a U.S. manufacturing renaissance with economic benefits that include cost savings, greater investments to expand U.S. manufacturing facilities and increased levels of…

Natural Gas: The Clean Alternative

Dec 13, 2011 at 17:25 | Barry Stevens

It has been common knowledge for quite sometime now that natural gas is a suitable clean alternative to all fossil fuels. Natural gas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of December 12, 2011

Dec 12, 2011 at 08:09 | FX Empire

Forecasts of warmer temperatures in the U.S. pressured January Natural Gas futures last week. These unseasonal temperatures are expected to continue to keep buyers on the sidelines this week. With…

A Better Way to Store Natural Gas

Dec 06, 2011 at 17:50 | Brian Westenhaus

Natural gas needs to be very tightly compressed and cooling to very cold temperatures will help to get worthwhile volumes suitable for transport use. Those pressures and temperatures pose high…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of December 5, 2011

Dec 05, 2011 at 08:44 | FX Empire

Forecasts of colder temperatures helped give natural gas futures a boost last week. Although supply remains high, increased demand for product led to a decrease in supply last week. On…

Mexico - Rising Natural Gas Superstate?

Dec 05, 2011 at 07:37 | John Daly

Americans looking south of the Rio Grande tend to forget, if they ever knew, that Mexico is, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, now America’s second largest source of…

Is Mozambique the Next African Energy Superpower?

Dec 01, 2011 at 17:41 | John Daly

Portugal’s African colonies were starved of investment for centuries, but now Mozambique seems to be a rising African energy producer. Both Italian and U.S. companies recently announced the discovery of…

Turkmenistan: China Export Deal Undercuts Gazprom's Leverage

Dec 01, 2011 at 16:54 | Eurasianet

China is challenging Russia as Turkmenistan’s main buyer of natural gas. Ashgabat’s shift could put the Kremlin in a precarious position. During a state visit to China on November 23,…

China to Embrace Fracking In an Effort to Ramp up Energy Production

Nov 28, 2011 at 17:52 | John Daly

China is leaving no shale deposit unturned in its effort to develop indigenous energy resources. On 24 November China’s Ministry of Land and Resources geological exploration department head Peng…

Belarus Loses Out on Gazprom Nord Stream Bypass

Nov 28, 2011 at 17:47 | John Daly

Technology and investment are further isolating Belarus, whose dolorous geographical position betwixt the Russian Federation and its European natural gas markets to the West once upon a time seemed to…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 28, 2011

Nov 28, 2011 at 08:10 | FX Empire

After nudging barely lower than the previous week’s low, January Natural Gas rallied sharply higher off this level, forming an outside move on the weekly chart and a closing price…

Green Eyed Gazprom Attacks Turkmenistan's Natural Gas Resources

Nov 24, 2011 at 17:29 | John Daly

In the European Union, the Russian Federation state-owned natural gas behemoth Gazprom is regarded as a slightly sinister covert agent for Russian foreign policy, steadily addicting the EU to more…

Compressed Natural Gas - A Realistic Alternative to Gasoline?

Nov 24, 2011 at 16:59 | Barry Stevens

When considering a direction in clean energy, five basic requirements must be satisfied in order to ensure a low-risk and a rapid return on investment. These criteria include: • Environmentally…

Belarus Tightens Energy Ties with Venezuela Following 20 Years of Gazprom Bullying

Nov 22, 2011 at 07:49 | John Daly

In 1961, the USSR’s placement of ballistic missiles in Cuba ignited a missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear conflict. Fifty years later, the last four…

Israel - Major Natural Gas Producer? Not Yet

Nov 20, 2011 at 10:23 | John Daly

The year 2011 has proved a mixed blessing for Israel’s energy industry. On the down side, on 10 November Egypt’s Oil Ministry said that Egypt's $500 million East Mediterranean Gas…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 21, 2011

Nov 20, 2011 at 10:07 | FX Empire

January Natural Gas futures finished lower for the week despite news from the U.S. Energy Information Administration that natural gas inventories rose less-than-expected last week. The move to 3.463 put…

Europe and China's Shale Gas Potential

Nov 15, 2011 at 16:49 | Stuart Burns

Two countries have significant reserves: Poland, at an EIA-estimated 187 trillion cubic feet; and France, at 180 trillion cubic feet; both have enough to make them gas independent for decades,…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of November 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:36 | FX Empire

Natural gas futures continued to fall on the weekly chart. Last week the January contract took out three week’s worth of bottoms to set another contract low. The break in…

Namibia Pressing Forward on Natgas Project

Nov 09, 2011 at 18:06 | John Daly

Namibian President Hifike-punye Pohamba has ordered the country’s Minister of Mines and Energy Isak Katali to expedite implementing the country’s long delayed Kudu natural gas project. The project will both…

U.S. Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:49 | John Daly

On 5 November an earthquake measuring 5.6 rattled Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Illinois.   Until two years ago Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes a…

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