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US Natural Gas Supplies Exploding Without Apparent End

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:19 | Al Fin

Gas abundance is not limited to the U.S. The latest World Energy Outlook report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in early November basically threw the entire natural gas…

EU to Unveil New Carbon Emissions Scheme

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:00 | Andy Soos

The European Commission said on Monday a proposal to limit the use of some carbon credits from industrial gas projects in its emissions trading scheme might be unveiled during a…

Despite Recent Reports Peak Coal is a Long Way Off

Nov 27, 2010 at 11:31 | The Oil Drum

There has been a growing trend toward predicting an imminent peak to the production of coal. Just this last week Nature carried an article that précised Richard Heinberg’s recent book…

Coal Mining and the Highwall Method

Nov 26, 2010 at 09:06 | The Oil Drum

There is an aspect of coal mining that gets relatively little attention, even though it is growing in popularity, It is with this method that I will conclude this series…

Why Qatar is a Threat to Natural Gas Prices

Nov 25, 2010 at 11:32 | Dave Forest

The world is seeing an unprecedented build-out in liquified natural gas (LNG) capacity. Look at the chart below, from energy advisors Point Carbon. In 2009, worldwide LNG export capacity rose…

India Preps for an Energy Grab

Nov 24, 2010 at 10:35 | Dave Forest

We've heard a lot the last year or two about the race to secure natural resources between Asian nations like China, Japan and Korea. Get ready for that space to…

The Next Big American Oil Resource Plays

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:49 | Brian Westenhaus

The rapidly getting famous Bakken Shale of the Williston Basin that stretches across a large portion of central North America is what most people consider as the latest great American…

Oil Prices Riding the Wave of Investor Uncertainty

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:09 | Al Fin

“Very little of the recent price rise has really been down to the improving supply-demand balance,” said Matt Parry, senior oil consultant at KBC Process Technology Ltd. Instead, most of…

Turkmenistan to Provide Natural Gas for Nabucco

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:06 | RFE/RL staff

Turkmenistan's First Deputy Prime Minister Baymurad Khojamukhamedov has said his country is ready to provide some 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the European Union-backed Nabucco pipeline project.…

Natural Gas Producers Squeezed by High Costs and Low Prices

Nov 21, 2010 at 09:06 | Dave Forest

It's hard to believe, but just ten years ago $2/mcf was a pretty good natural gas price. North American gas sold for around that level throughout most of the 1980s…

Can Hydrocarbons Survive in the Hot, Pressured, Mantle?

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:45 | Al Fin

The mantle is a dense, hot layer of semisolid rock approximately 2,900 kilometers thick. The mantle, which contains more iron, magnesium and calcium than the crust, is hotter and denser…

Oil Will Run Out Before Replacements are Ready

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:31 | Brian Westenhaus

So says UC Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Debbie Niemeier in a forecast that published on Nov. 8 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Sound nuts? …

Oil Demand in the West to Decline, According to the IEA

Nov 18, 2010 at 13:52 | The Oil Drum

For those addicted to more roads, airports and the sweet smell of gasoline, the IEA's 2010 World Energy Outlook includes some pretty sober reading. As they did in last year's…

Turkmenistan's Gas Export Options

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:10 | IWPR

Turkmenistan’s gas export interests will inevitably lead to an estrangement from key ally Moscow in years to come, a top expert on Central Asia says Alexei Malashenko, a specialist on…

Why I Wrote Prelude, a Peak Oil Novel

Nov 16, 2010 at 08:10 | Kurt Cobb

Every culture lives by its narratives. And, these narratives come to us not just in the form of novels, plays, movies and television shows. They also come in the form…

Converting Plastic Back to Oil

Nov 16, 2010 at 08:08 | Brian Westenhaus

Blest, a Japanese company has invented a safe and user-friendly machine that can convert plastic back to oil. The machine is effective in recycling different kinds of plastic into oil.…

Natural Gas Opportunities Beckon in Asia

Nov 15, 2010 at 18:41 | Dave Forest

Natural gas is a broken global market. For oil, there's enough import-export capacity worldwide that global prices tend to align closely. In natgas, global markets are fragmented. Leading to disparate…

Iran's Coming Presidency of OPEC is Less Significant than it Seems

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:48 | IWPR

While officials in Tehran are excited at the prospect of Iran taking over the chair of the international oil producers’ grouping OPEC, analysts say the honour is less significant than…

Oil Exploration Boom in the U.S.

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:41 | Al Fin

The de facto Obama moratorium on oil well drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has spurred new exploration and production on the US mainland. Local economies are beginning to experience…

Another Reason to Keep Watching Asian Coal

Nov 12, 2010 at 11:31 | Dave Forest

I've been saying for awhile that Asian coal is the place to be. Yet another indicator this week. Thai energy major PTT announced a deal yesterday to buy Australia's Straits…

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