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Can Shale Gas Really Deliver?

Jun 26, 2010 at 09:31 | Claudio Guler

Unconventional gas – pockets of underground natural gas found in hard-to-reach places – comes from several sources, coalbed methane (CBM) and tight gas sands among them. None, however, are raising…

Emerging Markets will Drive Demand for Oil and Gas in Medium Term, IEA Says

Jun 24, 2010 at 11:27 | Darrell Delamaide

Demand for both oil and natural gas should increase steadily over the medium term, but will be stronger in China, India and the Middle East than in the industrial countries,…

Pushing Electric Cars on Capitol Hill

Jun 24, 2010 at 11:19 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith, an ex Navy pilot who I admire enormously, was on Capitol Hill yesterday lobbying for electric cars. In 2009, the US spent $188 billion…

Power to the People: The Dash for Gas

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

Sometimes pictures really are as valuable as the old saying suggests. Going through my e-pile this week, I was struck by the image below from the Baker Institute. The picture…

Looking for Energy Babies Thrown Out With the Bathwater

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:31 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great game among hedge funds now is to find the babies that have been thrown out with the bathwater because of the Gulf oil spill disaster. The halving of…

U.S. Gas Producer Taps Sovereign Funds Amid Offshore Oil Anxiety

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Chesapeake Energy, a leading U.S. producer of shale gas, found plenty of willing buyers for its latest private placement as sovereign wealth funds in Asia expressed concern about the future…

Why the Deepwater Horizon Commission Will be Operating in the Dark

Jun 22, 2010 at 20:07 | Geoffrey Styles

Amid the other news this week, including the President's address to the nation on the Gulf Coast oil disaster and his meeting with BP officials yesterday, the announcement on

Why Energy Independence has Eluded the U.S.

Jun 22, 2010 at 18:46 | Robert Rapier

I have noted before that every president since Nixon has talked about the need to get the United States off of foreign oil and moving toward energy independence. Jon Stewart…

A Bankrupt BP - Worse For The Financial World Than Lehman Brothers?

Jun 22, 2010 at 13:29 | JSMineset

The BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has rightfully been analysed (mostly) from the ecological perspective. People’s lives and livelihoods are in grave danger. But that focus has equally…

Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore

Jun 22, 2010 at 12:15 | Wayne Madsen

President Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were informed that BP would drill an unprecedented 35,000 feet well bore…

Natural Gas Indigestion

Jun 22, 2010 at 08:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I always thought that a great strategy for a new hedge fund would be to only buy positions from existing hedge funds that were blowing up. That fund would buy…

Oil Patch Gossip About BP

Jun 21, 2010 at 22:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Over the years, I have invested so much time wildcatting in the oil patch that I will never be wanting for great steaks at Nick & Sam's in Dallas, skyboxes…

China’s Oil Shipping Fears Could Present an Opportunity for Energy Investors

Jun 21, 2010 at 14:26 | Dave Forest

China is a force to be reckoned with in the international oil market. It is today the world's second-largest oil consumer, after the mighty U.S. And an increasing amount of China's…

Energy Analyst Urges New Approach In Egyptian Offshore Production

Jun 20, 2010 at 21:25 | Fawzia Sheikh

Although a recent U.S. government survey outlines the rich potential of offshore Egypt's natural gas reserves, the North African country is yet to offer attractive investment terms to companies carrying…

Oil’s Irreplaceable Role in the Global Energy economy

Jun 19, 2010 at 09:15 | Robert Bryce

Back in 2006, George W. Bush declared that the US is “addicted to oil.” Since then, that phrase has been repeated ad nauseum by politicos on both the Left and…

Crude Oil Holds on to Week’s Gains After High Inventories Threaten Rally

Jun 18, 2010 at 17:31 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 06/14/2010 to 06/18/2010. Crude oil futures held on to strong gains for the week in lackluster Friday trading, after higher-than-expected inventories earlier in the week threatened…

Oil company Chiefs Push for Lifting of Drilling Freezes

Jun 18, 2010 at 09:25 | Geoffrey Styles

I watched Tuesday's hearing on offshore drilling operations and safety by the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which featured the CEOs of ExxonMobil, Chevron,…

The Value of Zeros and Ones

Jun 18, 2010 at 09:17 | Dave Forest

Good paper this month in the International Journal of Coal Geology on global trends in coal bed methane (CBM) drilling. CBM has been a success story in unconventional gas, currently…

Iran Signs Major Gas Deal with Pakistan

Jun 17, 2010 at 19:37 | Energy Tribune

This week, Iran signed a major long-term gas export contract with Pakistan and portrayed itself as a reliable supplier for its gas-hungry neighbors in an apparent response to Washington’s intense…

Increased Orders for Gas-Fired Power Plants in U.S. Show Shift Away from Coal

Jun 16, 2010 at 12:04 | Darrell Delamaide

Siemens announced a number of orders for new gas-fired power plants in North Carolina and Florida that seem designed to replace older coal-fired and other high-emission technology rather than to…

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