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Uzbekistan's Natural Gas Crunch Squeezes State Coffers

Uzbekistan's Natural Gas Crunch Squeezes State Coffers

Uzbekistan, once a gas exporter,…

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Conflicts Could Put West Africa's Oil Supply At Risk

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Energy / Natural Gas

Venezuela to Open up Massive Natural Gas Field with European Investment

Dec 29, 2011 at 09:01 | John Daly

On 23 December Spain's biggest oil firm Repsol YPF, S.A. and Italy’s Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi S.p.A., better known by the acronym ENI, signed a $1.5 billion deal with state-owned oil…

The Benefits of Shale Gas Far Outweigh the Negatives of Fracking

Dec 27, 2011 at 11:27 | Barry Stevens

Natural gas is a critical feedstock to many chemical production processes, and has many environmental benefits over coal as a fuel for electricity generation; over electricity and traditional heating fuels…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of December 26, 2011

Dec 26, 2011 at 11:03 | FX Empire

The downtrend continued in the Natural Gas futures market as the February contract reached a new low at $3.100. The trade was slow last week, partly because of light volume…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of December 19, 2011

Dec 19, 2011 at 19:24 | FX Empire

The sell-off continued in February Natural Gas last week with the futures market reaching a new low for the year. Like the previous nearby contracts, the February contract is walking…

Earthquakes, Water Pollution and Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Fracking - Strike Number Three?

Dec 19, 2011 at 07:56 | John Daly

The last decade has seen a sustained campaign by the hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking”) industry against its critics, as the fracking industry in the U.S. alone was worth an estimated $76…

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…

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