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The Start Of Saudi Arabia’s Power Play

The Start Of Saudi Arabia’s Power Play

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Energy

Energy Independence is Nothing but an Illusion in the Modern World

Energy Independence is Nothing but an Illusion in the Modern World

Dec 27, 2012 at 18:16 | Kurt Cobb

Anyone who tells you that energy independence can be achieved based on globally traded commodities such as oil, coal and natural gas is either trying to mislead you or doesn't…

The Coming Oil War in Iraq

The Coming Oil War in Iraq

Dec 24, 2012 at 12:11 | Daniel J. Graeber

One year after U.S. forces left Iraq, oil production is such that the country is situated behind only Saudi Arabia among OPEC member states. New export infrastructure in the south…

Tracking Syria's Oil Means Tracking Its War

Tracking Syria's Oil Means Tracking Its War

Dec 24, 2012 at 12:07 | Daniel J. Graeber

Gulfsands Petroleum announced it acquired an "extensive portfolio" of oil and natural gas concessions in northern Morocco. The company trades on the London stock exchange and boasts of its…

Energy Report: Keystone XL and U.S. Natural Gas Exports

Energy Report: Keystone XL and U.S. Natural Gas Exports

Dec 22, 2012 at 17:19 | Editorial Dept

This is our last newsletter for 2012, so along with wishing you Happy Holidays, we’d like to leave you with a few notes on what we expect for the New…

The Investment for 2013: Solar Oil Extraction

The Investment for 2013: Solar Oil Extraction

Dec 22, 2012 at 16:50 | Editorial Dept

Two words can change everything when they are combined: solar and crude. We’re just getting started with this in earnest, but what we’re talking about is solar technology…

Why does World Coal Consumption continue to Grow?

Why does World Coal Consumption continue to Grow?

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:46 | Gail Tverberg

A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China…

ConocoPhillips to Offload Algerian Assets

ConocoPhillips to Offload Algerian Assets

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:29 | Jen Alic

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) saw its shares rise 1.7% last week as it moved to unload its Algerian assets for $1.75 billion. The company is seeking to offload a number…

Cheap Rare Earth Metals Provide a Boost to the LED Industry

Cheap Rare Earth Metals Provide a Boost to the LED Industry

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:19 | Stuart Burns

A glut of manufacturing capacity and near-collapse in rare earth metal prices is driving down the cost and hence encouraging the rapid take-up of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.LED…

10 Interesting Energy Statistics from 2012

10 Interesting Energy Statistics from 2012

Dec 21, 2012 at 16:53 | Climate Progress

Sometimes energy makes headlines, sometimes it doesn’t.  But it almost always has important implications for the global economy, the environment, and our day-to-day lives.Here are 10 energy statistics…

Why the US should not Invest in Exporting Natural Gas

Why the US should not Invest in Exporting Natural Gas

Dec 21, 2012 at 16:31 | Futurity

Investing in natural gas export facilities “is a bet against what US firms excel in—developing and commercializing new technologies and products,” says economist Frank Wolak.With the advent of…

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