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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…

How Relevant is Syria's Oil in the Conflict

How Relevant is Syria's Oil in the Conflict

Dec 20, 2012 at 17:06 | Claude Salhani

Syria is among the countries in the Middle East which produces oil, though not nearly enough to be counted as one of the major producers, such as the giant Saudi…

Edison Files for Bankruptcy in New Energy Era

Edison Files for Bankruptcy in New Energy Era

Dec 20, 2012 at 17:00 | Jen Alic

Blaming high fuel costs affecting coal-fired facilities and depressed energy capacity prices, Edison International’s (EIX) power generation arm, Edison Mission Energy (EME), has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, reporting…

The Bakken Oil Boom: Moving

The Bakken Oil Boom: Moving "Back Home" to Montana?

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:55 | Keith Schaefer

Most people associate the huge Bakken oil field with North Dakota... but did you know the Bakken was actually discovered to the north in Montana?Drilling equipment and crews…

Gas Just Part of EU-Russian Problems

Gas Just Part of EU-Russian Problems

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Ukrainian government postponed a natural gas price meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's slated to meet with European leaders later this week. Kiev said it wasn’t ready to…

Natural Gas, the Perfect Bridge to Renewable Energy - Part 2

Natural Gas, the Perfect Bridge to Renewable Energy - Part 2

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:45 | Barry Stevens

… continued on from part 1.So what is natural gas?Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons that varies across the board, depending on where it…

Ukraine and Russia Gamble over Europe's Gas Supply

Ukraine and Russia Gamble over Europe's Gas Supply

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:17 | Jen Alic

It’s been a rough year for Ukraine: The country is caught in the vortex of a European-Russian gas war, paying prohibitively high gas prices to Russia and reeling from a…

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