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Corruption, Incompetence and Bureaucracy Holding Back Russian Oil Production

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:14 | Al Fin

While Russia is rich in oil and gas resources, the Russian government in 2008 had to introduce a US$4.2 billion tax cut at mid-year to reverse declining production after a…

An Invaluable Reminder about Electric Deregulation

An Invaluable Reminder about Electric Deregulation

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:04 | Ferdinand E. Banks

This short paper borrows from my forthcoming energy economics textbook (2011), and consists of a part of the lecture that I once desperately wanted to present at either the Stockholm…

Preparing for Life in a Peak Oil World

Preparing for Life in a Peak Oil World

Jan 23, 2011 at 09:01 | Gail Tverberg

We know that peak oil will be here soon, and we feel like we should be doing something. But what? It is frustrating to know where to start. In this…

A Recent History of Oil Prices ... History About to Repeat Itself?

A Recent History of Oil Prices ... History About to Repeat Itself?

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:27 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The price of oil has oscillated from an all-time hike of almost $150 a barrel to a low of $30, hand in hand with the credit-crunch and the inextricable economic…

Generating More Fuel from Less Crude Oil

Generating More Fuel from Less Crude Oil

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:18 | Brian Westenhaus

The UK’s University of Bradford researchers are proposing a method for increasing the yield of the middle distillates, gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel at the refinery by applying…

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How Many "Bakkens" Will Be Found?

Jan 20, 2011 at 15:12 | Al Fin

North Dakota's Bakken shale oil deposits were supposed to have only 4.3 billion barrels of proven reserves. But that number keeps rising -- as do the production numbers from Bakken…

China’s Discovery Boom: Large Oil and Gas Fields Detected Offshore

China’s Discovery Boom: Large Oil and Gas Fields Detected Offshore

Jan 20, 2011 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

Chinese geologists have detected "super-thick" oil and gas-bearing stratums in the northern part of the South China Sea and identified 38 offshore oil and gas-bearing basins, a senior official said…

Despite High Oil Prices Venezuela Falling Further into Debt

Despite High Oil Prices Venezuela Falling Further into Debt

Jan 20, 2011 at 06:45 | Joe Weisenthal

Petro-dictatorships typically boom and bust with the price of oil, so you'd think that Venezuela would be riding high right now. But a new report from Morgan Stanley presents a…

Does BP’s Deal with Rosneft Legitimize the Kremlin’s Takeover of the Country’s Oil Industry?

Does BP’s Deal with Rosneft Legitimize the Kremlin’s Takeover of the Country’s Oil Industry?

Jan 19, 2011 at 13:23 | Gregory Feifer

What a difference a couple of years makes. In 2008, gun-wielding police commandos raided BP's Moscow offices in what many saw as an attempt to pressure the company to relinquish…

How much are gasoline prices weighing on consumers?

How much are gasoline prices weighing on consumers?

Jan 19, 2011 at 12:37 | James Hamilton

On Friday Reuters reported: Rising gasoline prices beat down U.S. consumer sentiment in early January, overshadowing an improved job outlook and passage of temporary federal tax breaks, a survey…

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