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Is Hydrocarbon Man the Next Terrorist Target?

Is Hydrocarbon Man the Next Terrorist Target?

Sep 28, 2010 at 12:22 | Global Intelligence Report

Daniel Yergin, in the prologue to his award winning book, uses the language of anthropology to describe what the human species became in the past century: Hydrocarbon Man. While the…

How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry: A Lesson from Hugo Chavez

How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry: A Lesson from Hugo Chavez

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:51 | Robert Rapier

Hugo Chavez is putting on a clinic in Venezuela. The theme is “How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry.” I have warned for years that this would be the end…

Could Peak Oil be the Saviour of Humanity

Could Peak Oil be the Saviour of Humanity

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:44 | Kurt Cobb

Nobody likes to hear a bleak diagnosis. But without a proper diagnosis, if you have a serious illness, your chances of survival become vanishingly small. Enter Guy McPherson, conservation…

Two International Natural Gas Opportunities

Two International Natural Gas Opportunities

Sep 27, 2010 at 12:08 | Dave Forest

The European Union is taking a serious look at natural gas. Last week, the EU ratified a "gas solidarity" bill for Europe. The measure is aimed at ensuring steady and…

Natural Gas: Does Hydraulic Fracturing Really Cause Earthquakes

Natural Gas: Does Hydraulic Fracturing Really Cause Earthquakes

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:34 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is concluded that a "plausible cause" of a series of small earthquakes in Texas during 2008 - 2009 is saltwater pumped deep into the earth to recover natural gas,…

Why You Should Buy Brazil's Petrobras

Why You Should Buy Brazil's Petrobras

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:27 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I often get asked why I haven't been more positive about Brazil (EWZ). The answer is twofold; an upcoming election was about to bring a regime change in the high…

Coal Fired CCS Projects Facing Funding Challenges

Coal Fired CCS Projects Facing Funding Challenges

Sep 26, 2010 at 10:13 | Graham Cooper

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) faces formidable funding challenges, according to a recent survey of private sector capital providers. “Across Europe, there is likely to be private sector finance for…

Weaker Dollar Propels Oil Higher Amid Mixed Economic News

Weaker Dollar Propels Oil Higher Amid Mixed Economic News

Sep 24, 2010 at 17:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/20/2010 to 09/24/2010. Crude oil prices battled their way to a gain for the week as worries about the economy warred with the upward pressure from…

Peak Oil Demand: The Beginning and End of Oil

Peak Oil Demand: The Beginning and End of Oil

Sep 24, 2010 at 08:36 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is demand for oil that may peak as governments adapt to the problems of global warming, security of supply and an amplitude of market volatility that could bring economic…

The Rush for Coal: Are Price Increases Coming

The Rush for Coal: Are Price Increases Coming

Sep 24, 2010 at 08:12 | Dave Forest

I've been talking a lot about coal lately. Specifically, how India's need for thermal coal imports is going to tighten this market, both in terms of prices, and bids for…

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