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Canada's Oil Sands, Tarnished Images and Dirty Commodities

Jan 15, 2010 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

“When you think of Canada, which qualities come to mind: the world's peacekeeper, the friendly nation, a liberal counterweight to the harsher pieties of its southern neighbour, decent, civilised, fair,…

A Disobliging Update on the Price of Oil

Jan 09, 2010 at 16:21 | Ferdinand E. Banks

There still seems to be a deplorable uncertainty about the future price of the most important commodity in the world. A few months ago Philip Verleger – now apparently guest…

What Happens When the Wells Run Dry?

Jan 08, 2010 at 16:55 | Claude Salhani

One nagging question that the industrial world has been asking itself since the discovery of the first oil well is what happens when the wells begin to run dry. The…

A Gas Company Revolutionizes Canadian Oil

Jan 06, 2010 at 17:07 | Dave Forest

The next big thing is here in the Canadian oil patch. I wrote a few weeks ago that a number of new Alberta and Saskatchewan petroleum plays are being poked…

Clean Coal - Not as Clean as We Thought

Dec 30, 2009 at 14:42 | Editorial Dept

Is the term “clean coal” an oxymoron?  That’s a hot question for politicians, the energy industry and environmentalists, alike.  While the words seem intuitively clear, the meaning of the term,…

Petro Unfriendly California Changing it's Stance on Oil

Dec 30, 2009 at 14:18 | Dave Forest

The financial crisis changed the way people think. At least some people. In North America, the bursting of the housing bubble dispelled the myth you could get rich simply by…

Exxon's Built in Escape Hatch From the Shale Gas Game

Dec 29, 2009 at 20:36 | Dave Forest

ExxonMobil's buyout of XTO Energy was the story of December. It might be the story of 2009. But equally important are the details now emerging about the deal. Particularly the…

The Natural Gas Sector, Shale Gas & Exxon's $31 Billion Takeover of XTO Energy

Dec 15, 2009 at 19:51 | Dave Forest

Yesterday's big news in the commodities world was Exxon's $31 billion takeover of XTO Energy. The acquisition is a big endorsement by the world's largest energy company. The majority of…

Natural Gas Advances Save The World From Energy Crisis

Dec 12, 2009 at 17:16 | Editorial Dept

News spreads quickly throughout the energy industry, especially when that news is good! The “Energy Crisis” may very well be over, long before it ever had a chance to cripple…

A Detailed Guide on the Many Different Types of Crude Oil

Dec 02, 2009 at 17:12 | Editorial Dept

Some people arbitrarily speak about oil as if it is a single, indistinguishably homogenous substance without any unique differentiation, but this is actually not the case at all! In fact,…

New Techniques Oil Companies are Using in Drilling for Oil

Nov 25, 2009 at 16:35 | Editorial Dept

As the politics and philosophical arguments about “Peak Oil” continue to rage, science continues to move steadily onward, progressively creating new and better ways to both find and extract oil…

Biofuel of the Future - Turning our Garbage into Energy

Nov 23, 2009 at 14:06 | Editorial Dept

Two overwhelming environmental calamities, simultaneously banging at the door of our consciousness, may very well be more closely related than you might originally think. Calamity #1: We appear to be…

The Hidden Costs of Energy Production: $120 billion a year +

Nov 18, 2009 at 21:18 | Editorial Dept

Yes, $120 billion a year: That’s the final tally of the negative effects of energy production and use. And that's just a partial estimate, because it doesn’t include damages from…

Do Oil prices Really have an Impact on Financial Markets? Yes and No

Nov 10, 2009 at 22:58 | Editorial Dept

Stock market commentators like to draw parallels between the behavior of oil prices and stock prices on any given day. After all, who hasn’t seen a headline like this: “Oil…

The Oil Industry And Its Effect On Global Politics

Oct 22, 2009 at 23:20 | Editorial Dept

Over the past century, modern society has developed a near unquenchable thirst for oil and after 100 years of searching and experimenting there is still no reliable replacement. “Oil is…

What is Peak Oil Theory? A Thorough Look at This heavily Debated Topic

Oct 21, 2009 at 16:17 | Editorial Dept

Currently there is a lot of debate going on regarding Peak Oil and precisely what we need to be doing about it, both now and in the near future. The…

Myth and Meaning in the Great World of Energy Economics

Oct 20, 2009 at 16:10 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Virtually every topic in energy economics contains some elephantine myths that need to be confronted, from oil and gas to Nuclear and renewables. SOMETHING ABOUT OIL Take for example oil.…

EIA Data Points to a Bullish Gas Market

Oct 17, 2009 at 15:19 | Joseph Dancy

Last week the Energy Information Administration released their ‘EIA-914’ report on natural gas production in the U.S. for the month of July. Production decreased 0.7 bcf/day from the previous month—a…

A Recent History Of Oil Prices! And Causes of the violent movements

Oct 05, 2009 at 16:09 | Editorial Dept

When we take a well considered historical perspective of what has occurred over the recent years and in particular, the last two decades regarding the price of crude oil,…

The Benefits of Natural Gas

Sep 30, 2009 at 06:54 | Llewellyn King

Natural gas is nifty stuff. It burns twice as clean as other fossil fuels, leaves no ash to be disposed of and is critical to many industrial processes.It…

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