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Contentious Bulgarian Pipeline Dead, Moscow Less Than Pleased

Contentious Bulgarian Pipeline Dead, Moscow Less Than Pleased

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:29 | John Daly

Well, it’s official. The Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, intended to provide a Thracian bypass for Russian oil to avoid the increasingly congested Turkish Straits tanker traffic, is officially dead. Says who?…

Are Americans Becoming Inured to High Gas Prices

Are Americans Becoming Inured to High Gas Prices

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:21 | Post Carbon

With the EU's debt crisis and the Iranian confrontation relatively quiescent, attention has turned to the incessant increase in U.S. gasoline prices. The Capitol Hill gas station, where at least…

Breakthrough in Fracking Wastewater Cleanup?

Breakthrough in Fracking Wastewater Cleanup?

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:18 | TCCEA

A fortuitous laboratory accident could lead to a solution to one of the biggest problems associated with natural gas fracking. The prolific yet highly controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing involves…

How to Slash Domestic Gas Consumption by a Factor of Five

How to Slash Domestic Gas Consumption by a Factor of Five

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:10 | Tom Murphy

If you are on-board with the sentiment that we should strive to reduce the amount of energy we consume as a means to relieve pressure on a world suffering impending…

FERC: Washington's Reluctant Hero

FERC: Washington's Reluctant Hero

Mar 15, 2012 at 17:43 | Gary Hunt

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is trying to avoid being drawn into the political battle over the regulatory agenda being pursued by the US EPA against fossil fuel emissions…

What's at Stake with Iranian Sanctions?

What's at Stake with Iranian Sanctions?

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

Officials from New Delhi are due back from their recent trade visit to Iran with high hopes of an expanded economic relationship. India, together with Japan and China, buy about…

Taiwan Looks to Russia to Secure Energy Imports and Independence from China

Taiwan Looks to Russia to Secure Energy Imports and Independence from China

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:44 | John Daly

A number of nations live in a diplomatic “twilight zone,” largely bereft of global diplomatic recognition. These include the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, whose unilateral declaration of independence in…

The Global Economy is Now More Vulnerable to Oil Prices than Ever

The Global Economy is Now More Vulnerable to Oil Prices than Ever

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:36 | The Oil Drum

This paper examines the impact of oil price changes on global economic growth. Unlike some recent studies, this paper finds that oil price rises have had significant negative impacts on…

A Case for a European FracFocus

A Case for a European FracFocus

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Exxon Mobil's chief executive called for disclosure of so-called fracking fluid during the IHS CERA energy conference last week in Houston. Fracking has become a hot-button issue in the United…

Yemen's Unrest's Larger Implications

Yemen's Unrest's Larger Implications

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:27 | John Daly

Yemen, beloved of the Travel Channel, is the largely unknown corner of the southwestern Arabia peninsula. Its oil production is modest compared to its giant northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia, but…

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