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Use New Oil & Gas Production Revenues to Invest in Energy Innovation

Nov 30, 2012 at 17:04 | Innovation Policy Blog

“With pencils being sharpened on a debt deal,” Politico reports (subscription article), “all eyes are on the gas tax as a possible savior for transportation spending. But another option…

Former Enemies Japan and Russia to Trade LNG?

Former Enemies Japan and Russia to Trade LNG?

Nov 29, 2012 at 17:11 | John Daly

On the surface of it, Russia, the world’s second leading hydrocarbon exporter and Japan, Asia’s second leading energy importer, seem a business arrangement made in heaven. Except for one…

The Oil Boom Will Only Last a Decade - Then What?

The Oil Boom Will Only Last a Decade - Then What?

Nov 29, 2012 at 17:08 | James Hamilton

Oil is fundamentally a depletable resource – once a barrel is extracted from the ground and burned, it is gone. Nevertheless, world oil production has continued to increase steadily for…

Can Russia Maintain Current Oil Production Levels until 2020?

Can Russia Maintain Current Oil Production Levels until 2020?

Nov 29, 2012 at 17:00 | The Oil Drum

Uncertainty whether Russia can maintain its high level of oil production continues - 10.7 million b/d in 2012 to date on average. A new more benign tax regime that has…

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Nov 29, 2012 at 10:05 | Jen Alic

Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made of what should have been a landmark Ukraine-Spain gas deal that would…

Europe Hot for Algerian Shale Gas

Europe Hot for Algerian Shale Gas

Nov 28, 2012 at 16:30 | Jen Alic

The Sahara desert is being billed as a potential cure for the European Union’s gas problems, and all eyes are on Algeria’s 321 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas.…

South Stream Pipeline will Increase Gazprom's Control over Europe

South Stream Pipeline will Increase Gazprom's Control over Europe

Nov 28, 2012 at 16:21 | Matthew Hulbert

Well, it’s finally coming; Russia is starting construction of the €16bn South Stream pipeline on 7th December to make sure it retains a strong grip over South East European and…

Polluters Must Pay In 'The New Era Of Responsibility': Jeffrey Sachs

Polluters Must Pay In 'The New Era Of Responsibility': Jeffrey Sachs

Nov 28, 2012 at 16:19 | Economywatch

In a momentous verdict last week, BP was ordered to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. However, while polluters…

Three Dilemmas Awaiting OPEC in the Future

Three Dilemmas Awaiting OPEC in the Future

Nov 27, 2012 at 17:20 | Matthew Hulbert

OPEC faces a triple dilemma over the short, medium and long term, none of which have good outcomes for the cartel. The short term is simple; prices are likely to…

The 'New Weather' Is New Headache for Old Grid

The 'New Weather' Is New Headache for Old Grid

Nov 27, 2012 at 17:15 | Llewellyn King

Whatever its cause, the weather is getting more severe and America's aging utility grid is ill-suited to withstand the furies that Mother Nature is unleashing on it with increasing frequency.…

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