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Oil Prices Dive 5% on Speculation and Mystery

Oil Prices Dive 5% on Speculation and Mystery

Sep 20, 2012 at 13:16 | Jen Alic

As the Saudis move to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market gets edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cuts it profit outlook, the…

Oil Markets May be a Matter of Opinion

Oil Markets May be a Matter of Opinion

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil prices this week declined after the government of Saudi Arabia announced plans to ensure market stability. Oil prices on average continued their decline toward levels not seen since…

Why North American Gas Prices Are So High

Why North American Gas Prices Are So High

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:54 | Keith Schaefer

Driving gasoline is 50% higher today than in 2008 – relative to the price of oil. In other words, gas prices are nearly what they were in 2008...…

Why Unconventional Oil Will Never Provide the Volumes that we Hope For

Why Unconventional Oil Will Never Provide the Volumes that we Hope For

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:46 | Kurt Cobb

In the old days, that is before 2010, the oil industry used to regale the public with tales of plenty that revolved around what is commonly called "conventional oil." Conventional…

Don't Bet Against Shale Gas

Don't Bet Against Shale Gas

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:38 | Al Fin

We know that Russia's Gazprom and President Putin would like for the rest of the world to forget all about fracking for shale gas -- despite the fact that Russia…

The Religious Nature of the Fracking Debate

The Religious Nature of the Fracking Debate

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:39 | Science Progress

The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale gas revolution it has spawned has a religious aura to it. Both sides have an unshakeable conviction that fracking is…

Excessive Red Tape Causes Energy Costs to Soar on Public Land

Excessive Red Tape Causes Energy Costs to Soar on Public Land

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:27 | Gary Hunt

More than 96% of the domestic energy production growth from shales has taken place on private lands safely out of the reach of the Federal government bureaucrats and regulators.  That…

Shell's Arctic Drilling Campaign Starts to Falter

Shell's Arctic Drilling Campaign Starts to Falter

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it was suspending parts of its arctic drilling campaign off the coast of Alaska. A forecast, however, suggests oil production from parts of the Alaskan…

Qatar: Rich and Dangerous

Qatar: Rich and Dangerous

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:55 | Felix Imonti

The first concern of the Emir of Qatar is the prosperity and security of the tiny kingdom.  To achieve that, he knows no limits.Stuck between Iran and Saudi…

What is the Future for China's Coal Industry

What is the Future for China's Coal Industry

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:47 | Dave Summers

In this run-up to the election, the American Energy future seems to have faded into the quiet background. Gone are the concerns of past years, as both parties seem to…

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