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Will Biden’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bet Pay Off?

Will Biden’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bet Pay Off?

President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure…

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Shale Gas: A Real or Unreal Revolution

Nov 01, 2010 at 09:31 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Unfortunately, the title that I wanted to give this short discussion was already used by Professor Paul Stevens. His contribution is called ‘The Shale Gas Revolution: Hype and Reality’ (2010),…

Putin in Ukraine to Discuss Gas and Nuclear Energy

Oct 28, 2010 at 11:11 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Ukraine yesterday, with Russian gas supplies to Ukraine back on the agenda of his talks with Ukraine's Moscow-friendly leadership. About 80 percent of Russian…

Is Peak Oil Slowly Fading into the Dawn?

Oct 27, 2010 at 10:43 | Al Fin

Peak oil has taken on the trappings of an apocalyptic religion recently. True believers tout "Hubbert Curves" and "Simmons Depletion Analyses" in circular jerkulars and echo choruses across the webosphere.…

Gazprom to Supply Fuel to the Manas Transit Center

Oct 26, 2010 at 14:34 | Deirdre Tynan

Representatives of the Russian energy giant Gazprom confirm that the company is poised to participate in a joint venture to supply fuel to the US-run Manas Transit Center, a key…

Gazprom May Join the Turkmenistan to India Gas Pipeline Project

Oct 25, 2010 at 08:25 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said in Turkmenistan that the Gazprom gas giant could join in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas-pipeline project. Sechin, who is accompanying President Dmitry Medvedev…

Iraqi Provinces Angered by Energy Auctions Which May Have Violated the Iraqi Constitution

Oct 23, 2010 at 09:42 | IWPR

The oil ministry’s auction of three natural gas fields this week have been angrily opposed by all the governorates in which they are located, with provincial officials threatening legal action…

Oil and Empire: The Great Game of Geopolitics

Oct 22, 2010 at 10:00 | Charles Hugh Smith

The Great Game is afoot and no matter how we may disapprove of the Global Empire, we would be wise not to discount the cards it alone holds. Geopolitics is…

The True Cost of Oil

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:28 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I received some questions last week on my recent solar pieces as to whether I minded paying more money for “green” power. My answer is “hell no,” and I’ll tell…

Central Asia’s Energy Future Put at Risk by Melting Glaciers

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:24 | David Trilling

This year, according to the whitewater-rafting guide, the water was too high, it was too dangerous. The group of beginners he was guiding down one of Kyrgyzstan’s most accessible rivers…

The Age of Easy Oil is Not Over

Oct 21, 2010 at 08:19 | Al Fin

The oil minister of Saudi Arabia says that the nation's oil fields still have plenty of cheap and easy crude yet to be pumped. Saudi Arabia's and the world's largest…

The Unconventional Gas Red Zone

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:24 | Dave Forest

Great chart from PFC Energy. Presented at an Institute of Energy Economics, Japan seminar last month. The piece shows the "red zones" in global unconventional gas (shale, tight gas, coal…

Venezuela to Supply Belarus With 30 Million Tons of Oil

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:22 | Bruce Pannier

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited Belarus on October 16 promising President Alyaksandr Lukashenka that Venezuela could fill Belarus's oil refineries "for the next 200 years." The Venezuelan leader, whose policies…

Peak Oil and Climate Change: The Time for Arguing is Over

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:18 | Kurt Cobb

"Don't waste your breath" needs to become a mantra in the peak oil and sustainability communities. The season for arguing with peak oil and climate change deniers has long since…

NASCAR Going Green

Oct 20, 2010 at 08:16 | David Gabel

NASCAR, the National Association for Auto Stock Car Racing, the world's largest motor sports association, is trying to green its image. Under chairman and CEO, Brian France, NASCAR is seeking…

The Coming Boom in Oil Shale

Oct 18, 2010 at 08:45 | Al Fin

The US is sitting on more reserves of oil-equivalent than is likely to be found in the entire Persian Gulf. Under the Obama regime that is all the US will…

The Gold Rush in Iraq

Oct 17, 2010 at 10:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

There is a Gold Rush Underway in Iraq, with major implications for the rest of us. The success of the recent oil auctions in Iraq is creating a windfall for…

Not So Nice About Oil

Oct 17, 2010 at 09:53 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Last week I gave a lecture in Paris at the Université de Paris (Dauphine), in which I did my usual best to explain to a group of energy economics students…

Liquid Gold

Oct 13, 2010 at 13:06 | Dave Forest

There's a growing divide in the North America gas industry. Liquids or non. The always hawkish energy eye of Colorado's Bentek Energy recently observed the growing effect of liquids-rich plays…

Obama Lifts Deepwater Drilling Ban in The Gulf of Mexico

Oct 13, 2010 at 09:28 | RFE/RL staff

The Obama administration has lifted a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that was imposed after the massive BP oil spill began in April. The…

US Utility Companies to Meet Clean Energy Targets with Nuclear and Coal?

Oct 12, 2010 at 22:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

  Nuclear and cleaner coal would be considered eligible sources in an alternate clean energy standard proposed in the US Senate last week. The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2010…

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