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Iraq, oil markets, and the U.S. economy

Jun 16, 2014 at 16:35 | James Hamilton

The group is calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or ISIS. And so it may…

Oil-Rich Kurdistan Capitalizes On Iraqi Chaos

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:30 | Nick Cunningham

In the rapidly unfolding events and chaos in Iraq, leaders of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan have capitalized on the situation to gain further leverage over the central government in…

Roekke Rocks Norway’s Genteel Oil Establishment

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:18 | Ky Krauthamer

For decades, Norwegian oil and gas producers have gone about their business with little interference from politicians, who were happy to see the country grow wealthy on the back of…

Why Raising the Price of Fossil Fuels Is A “Waste of Effort”

Jun 14, 2014 at 12:07 | Breakthrough Institute

It has taken 15 years for American public policy to move toward the long-term goal of mitigating climate change. Although many believe that the new climate policy will allow the…

The Fall of Mosul & Stock Update

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:17 | Dan Dicker

Two very big stories this week require that I address both briefly.  First, Iraq.While it is incredibly disheartening to see Mosul fall so quickly to a very small,…

Why Petrobras (PBR) Could Be The World Cup’s Biggest Winner

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:14 | Editorial Dept

As an Englishman living in the US, I am feeling very important at the moment. Every American I know is asking my opinion on the World Cup. Why they think…

Iraq’s Disintegration and What it Means for Oil Markets

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:07 | Editorial Dept

Another week, another geopolitical flashpoint affecting global oil markets. This week saw the takeover of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, by an insurgent Sunni group bent on erasing the borders…

Global Energy Advisory – 13th June 2014

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:05 | Editorial Dept

Geopolitical DevelopmentsThe Bulgarian government has announced it will suspend work on Russia’s South Stream pipeline amid strong opposition from the EU and the US and the looming threat…

Oil Futures and the Equity markets

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:59 | Jim Hyerczyk

Last week’s article dealt with finding a good entry price for highly rated oil company stocks that appeared to be overpriced. The strategy was to identify a range then determine…

What Do Ukrainian Energy and Kurdish Oil Have in Common?

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:55 | James Stafford

As the second tanker of Iraqi Kurdish oil leaves the Turkish port of Ceyhan bound for sale on international markets, Baghdad is furious and Washington is fearful of the…

How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

Jun 12, 2014 at 17:32 | Nick Cunningham

Along with 3 billion other viewers around the world, I plan to tune in for the month-long World Cup to see whether the 22-year old Neymar can withstand the…

Why The ‘Oil Curse’ Can’t Hurt Bare-Chested Putin

Jun 12, 2014 at 17:04 | Martin Tillier

There has been speculation, including in this Aljazeera piece by Paul Hockenos, that Russian leader Vladimir Putin will fall victim to “The Oil Curse” as set out in

China’s Oil Hoarding Is Raising Prices

Jun 12, 2014 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

China has been buying up oil at a record pace in order to stockpile reserves for a rainy day as part of its strategy to insulate the country from…

IEA Investment Report – What is Right; What is Wrong

Jun 12, 2014 at 16:45 | Gail Tverberg

Recently, the IEA published  a “Special Report” called World Energy Investment Outlook. Lets’s start with things I agree with:1. World needs $48 trillion in investment to meet…

The Top 5 Non-Energy Sources of Climate Change

Jun 11, 2014 at 17:06 | Nick Cunningham

On June 2, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a sweeping plan to rein in carbon pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. It was the most significant step his…

Why Greenbacks Aren't Going Toward Green Energy

Jun 11, 2014 at 16:52 | Daniel J. Graeber

Coal-fired power in the United States should start to ebb as regulations targeting pollution come into effect. More power, in turn, is coming online in the form of green energy…

‘Green’ Oil Refinery Planned For Canada’s Pacific Coast

Jun 11, 2014 at 16:35 | Andy Tully

Not all of Canada’s oil sands are destined for the proposed – and much disputed – Keystone XL pipeline through the United States. Energy start-up Pacific Energy Future…

Mosul Falls to Insurgents, Threatening Iraqi Oil Sector

Jun 10, 2014 at 17:04 | Nick Cunningham

OPEC’s second largest oil producer is in severe disarray just as the world has come to rely upon Iraq for greater energy supplies.Iraq is facing its biggest security…

An Oil Company Has Beat Amazon’s Drones Into The Skies

Jun 10, 2014 at 16:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

In another sign that the United States has evolved into a major oil-producing nation, the first company to receive government permission to fly commercial drones over unpopulated areas isn’t

Throwing Energy Away – From Trash to Electricity

Jun 10, 2014 at 16:38 | Kurt Cobb

Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann wakes up every day thinking about trash. What got him thinking about it in the first place is how much of it is simply dumped into landfills across…

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