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South Africa Caught in Fallout from Increased Sanctions Against Iran

Feb 14, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

The U.S. new sanctions initiative, strongly supported by Israel, to impose new sanctions against Iran, is designed to punish it for its purported covert nuclear weapons program by imposing new…

With Friends Like Moscow, Who Needs Venezuela's Oil?

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:58 | Daniel J. Graeber

Venezuela said it was ready to welcome a Russian energy company into the giant Orinoco oil belt, solidifying a relationship propped up by a multi-million investment from Moscow last year.…

Fracking and Water: A New Way To Profit from the Industry's Biggest Problem

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:55 | Keith Schaefer

While oil and water don’t mix, for the fracking industry... the two go hand-in-hand. You see, while WATER is one of the oil industry’s biggest threats – it's also one…

Regenerative Agriculture: Feeding the Future

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:46 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is an illusion to think we can continue to use as much energy as we do now. No one can entirely rule-out that some extravagant technology will be forthcoming,…

Searching for a Cost Effective Way to Deal with Air Pollution

Feb 14, 2012 at 17:40

It costs $50 million per gigawatt to put 99% effective particulate air pollution control onto coal plants. China has about 650 GWe of coal power installed in 2011. It…

Taking the High Road to Utica Shale

Feb 13, 2012 at 17:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Ohio's governor, during his recent State of the State address, said major energy companies working in the state have certain responsibilities to Ohio. The Midwest state hosts vast natural gas…

Turkey Gets More EU Roadblocks Towards Accession, Now Energy Chapters

Feb 13, 2012 at 17:49 | John Daly

Turkey’s seemingly interminable effort to join the European Union has hit a new snag. Energy. On 9 February European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule and…

Gazprom's Future Dependent on Arctic Energy Riches?

Feb 13, 2012 at 17:47 | Al Fin

The continued existence of Russia as a transcontinental power depends on its ability to leverage vast energy wealth into political stability and power. Without energy wealth, Russia begins to disintegrate.…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of February 13, 2012

Feb 13, 2012 at 12:33 | FX Empire

Last week, April Natural Gas traded in an inside range, indicating that it may be going through a transition period. This should come as no surprise to chart watchers because…

Canadian PM Shills Alberta Oil Sands in China

Feb 12, 2012 at 20:01 | John Daly

Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in the midst of an official visit to China. His mission? To convince Beijing’s mandarins to buy Canada’s Alberta oil sands…

Physicists Meet at CERN to Discuss Progress Made on Cold Fusion

Feb 12, 2012 at 18:58 | Brian Westenhaus

Francesco Celani and Yogendra Srivastava will be leading a kind of informal meeting called a colloquium at Europe’s fundamental physics facility, CERN.  The topic, “Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress…

Tunisia - A Possible Electrical Savior of Southern Europe?

Feb 12, 2012 at 18:51 | John Daly

Europe, battered by a perfect storm of recession and rising energy requirements, is looking for additional electrical power reserves anywhere it can. Surcease may come from North Africa, and the…

What Does the Future hold for the World Oil Markets

Feb 12, 2012 at 18:49 | Ag Metal Miner

Never, it would seem, has the oil market been in such a state of disarray. Brent crude, the global benchmark, hit US$117 per barrel this week for the first time…

Andrea Rossi and the E-Cat: Con Artist or Genius?

Feb 11, 2012 at 13:53 | James Burgess

Italian inventor Andrea Rossi's LENR Energy Catalyser (E-Cat) machine claims to use a small amount of energy to start a fusion reaction between nickel and hydrogen (at room temperature) which…

Time to Call Iran's Bluff on Oil?

Feb 09, 2012 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian lawmakers this week expressed support for a measure that would beat the European Union to the punch by cutting off oil exports before the summer. Tehran's measure amounts to…

Companies Closing Shale Operations: Where Does the Industry Go from Here?

Feb 09, 2012 at 17:19 | The Oil Drum

On January 23, 2012, Chesapeake Energy announced that it would curtail drilling in shale gas plays in the United States. Subsequently, other operators have followed suit. While the outcome…

Shedding Some Light on Peak Oil

Feb 09, 2012 at 16:44 | Gail Tverberg

On January 26, Bloomberg Businessweek printed an editorial by Charles Kenny titled, "Everything You Know About Peak Oil Is Wrong". This editorial reflects several common misunderstandings. According to Kenny:…

Canada, North American Energy Powerhouse, Now Faces Fracking Protests

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:56 | John Daly

Mexican President Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori once reputedly said nearly a century ago, “¡Pobre México¡ Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos¡” (“Poor…

Bad Timing for Scottish Independence

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:53 | Daniel J. Graeber

Scotland under First Minister Alex Salmond announced plans to hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in 2014. Edinburgh maintains it can support itself without the help of…

China Buys Into Portuguese National Power Company, Politicians Aghast

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:42 | John Daly

In the capitalist dog eat dog world, financial distress is an opportunity for those flush with cash. The Portuguese economy, hammered by soaring debt, has led the government to…

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