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Iran’s Present Is Shaky, Its Future Is Precarious

Iran’s Present Is Shaky, Its Future Is Precarious

Iran’s Present Is Shaky, Its…

An Unexpected Bullish Factor For Oil

An Unexpected Bullish Factor For Oil

Slowing U.S. shale drilling activity…

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Is BHP Suffering After Buying Overpriced US Shale Gas Assets?

Is BHP Suffering After Buying Overpriced US Shale Gas Assets?

Aug 15, 2012 at 17:35 | The Oil Drum

Australian mining giant BHP has lost a quarter of its former market capitalization since its acquisition of US shale acreage from Petrohawk and Chesapeake last year. The company is keen…

Sanctions on Syrian Energy Taking Toll on Regime

Sanctions on Syrian Energy Taking Toll on Regime

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:38 | Daniel J. Graeber

The International Monetary Fund said Syria was one of the few countries in the Middle East whose economy is expected to contract in 2012. The IMF expected the regional economy…

Pipelines Apparently do Reduce Maritime Straits Congestion

Pipelines Apparently do Reduce Maritime Straits Congestion

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:32 | John Daly

Since the December 1991 implosion of the USSR, the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have all seen an explosion in the development of their hydrocarbon resources. For southern neighbour…

The Population Boom: 10 Billion by the End of the Century

The Population Boom: 10 Billion by the End of the Century

Aug 14, 2012 at 17:18 | Professor Chris Rhodes

There has been a highly successful run at the Royal Court Theatre, in London, not of a play in the usual form, but of a lecture by Professor Stephen Emmott,…

Sanctions Force Iranian Retreat from Global Stage

Sanctions Force Iranian Retreat from Global Stage

Aug 13, 2012 at 17:13 | Daniel J. Graeber

Domestic demand for gasoline in Iran was driving growth in the energy sector for the year. OPEC, in its latest report, said retail gasoline consumption in Iran was up more…

Take Care, Water is not a Limitless Resource

Take Care, Water is not a Limitless Resource

Aug 13, 2012 at 16:51 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Cheap light crude oil production has already peaked and the resource will be all but gone within a decade. It is a matter of ebullient debate exactly to what extent…

Hell in Tajikistan: Oil Discoveries a Potential Curse

Hell in Tajikistan: Oil Discoveries a Potential Curse

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:57 | Jen Alic

A major oil find by Canada’s Tethys Petroleum in Tajikistan comes at a bad time for the Central Asian country, as the security situation is about to skyrocket out of…

Research Shows that Injection Wells may Cause Earthquakes

Research Shows that Injection Wells may Cause Earthquakes

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:48 | Futurity

Most earthquakes in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas occur within a few miles of one or more injection wells used to dispose of waste such as hydrofracking fluids,…

'Storm Clouds' Darken Global Energy Skies

'Storm Clouds' Darken Global Energy Skies

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department, in its short-term energy outlook for the month, predicts some economic recovery in store given optimism surrounding international stimulus efforts. Overseas, however, geopolitical uncertainty could depress…

Will Africa's Resource Curse Continue?

Will Africa's Resource Curse Continue?

Aug 09, 2012 at 17:17 | Economywatch

Resources should be a blessing, not a curse; yet contrary to common sense, resource-rich countries in Africa have tended to experience less economic growth in the long run than those…

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