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Refinery Outage Delays Next Oil Price Rally

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The power outage that took…

Warm Winter Drags U.S. Natural Gas Prices to Three-Decade Low

Warm Winter Drags U.S. Natural Gas Prices to Three-Decade Low

Warmer-than-average winter temperatures in the…


Exxon, BP Defy White House; Extend Partnership with Russia

May 26, 2014 at 16:49 | Nick Cunningham

Several of the largest oil companies in the world are doubling down in Russia despite moves by the West to isolate Russia and its economy. ExxonMobil and BP separately signed…

Fracking In Southern England Becoming Political Headache For Tories

May 26, 2014 at 16:43 | Andy Tully

The British government is proposing new rules for energy companies to use the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, beneath populated areas of southern England. Those living above the…

Can Rural Brooks Actually Pose A Threat To The Environment?

May 26, 2014 at 16:31 | Andy Tully

Few things are more emblematic of the cleanliness of nature than a babbling brook. But a bubbling brook? That may be a polluter.Researchers at the University of Wisconsin…

The Connection Between Oil Prices, Debt Levels, and Interest Rates

May 26, 2014 at 16:21 | Gail Tverberg

If oil is “just another commodity,” then there shouldn’t be any connection between oil prices, debt levels, interest rates, and total rates of return. But there clearly is a connection.

Political Setbacks Injects Uncertainty In Argentine Shale

May 23, 2014 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

Argentina has been hailed as a promising frontier for the development of shale gas outside of the United States, and billions of dollars in investment from international oil companies have…

Sky Could Fall on North Dakota's Oil if We're Not Careful, Shale Boss Says

May 23, 2014 at 16:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

All parties with a collective interest in seeing the North Dakota oil experiment succeed need to work together because, right now, the boss at the largest stakeholder in the Bakken…

The Dangers Of Doing Business With Putin’s Russia

May 23, 2014 at 15:31 | Ed Dolan

I spent the 1990s teaching economics at a business school in Moscow. Our students were graduates of FizTech, Mekh-Mat, MIFI—the whole alphabet soup of science and technology schools that had…

How to Profit from the Coming Euro Gas Shortage

May 23, 2014 at 14:41 | Dan Dicker

The impact of the massive natural gas deal between Gazprom and the Chinese this week will be felt for years.  It has absolutely shocked me how little press has been…

Australia’s Shale Gas Sector Set to Take Off

May 23, 2014 at 14:34 | Editorial Dept

Australia is in the midst of a massive construction wave for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity, seeking to profit off of sky-high demand in Asia for the fuel. Already…

This Week in Energy: Pump Full of Geopolitics and Speculation

May 23, 2014 at 14:20 | James Stafford

Chaotic preparations for presidential elections in Ukraine this weekend, a coup-in-the-making in oil giant Libya and the wider implications of a long-awaited Russia-China gas deal top the global energy agenda…

Global Energy Advisory – 23rd May 2014

May 23, 2014 at 14:09 | Editorial Dept

Regulatory AlertsGabon & Offshore Licenses: The Government of Gabon has abruptly withdrawn offshore license agreements awarded to Noble Energy, Cobalt International and Elenito. The three companies…

Oil Market Forecast & Review – 23rd May 2014

May 23, 2014 at 13:56 | Editorial Dept

July Crude Oil futures finished the week sharply higher, driven by a government report which showed a large drop in crude stockpiles, surprising analysts who were looking for a small…

China’s Oil Giant At Center Of Corruption Probe

May 22, 2014 at 17:08 | Ky Krauthamer

Grins were on the faces of China National Petroleum executives this week as they celebrated a blockbuster 30-year deal for Russian gas. It was a good day for CNPC, the…

Are Public Opinion Polls Always Right? Surveys Say ‘No’

May 22, 2014 at 16:49 | Daniel J. Graeber

A majority of Americans believes that increased natural gas exports would create U.S. jobs and stimulate the domestic economy, or at least that’s what a lobbying group for the energy…

How The Russia-China Gas Deal Hurts U.S. Liquid Natural Gas Industry

May 22, 2014 at 16:40 | Nick Cunningham

Russia and China finalized a truly massive gas deal during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Shanghai this week, and while the agreement is a bilateral one, its effects…

Separatist Rebels Seize Ukrainian Coal Mines, Demand Explosives

May 22, 2014 at 16:33 | MINING.com

Pro-Russia separatists have seized four Ukrainian coal mines in the east of the conflict-torn country and demanded its workers to supply them with explosives, Hindustan Times reports.The…

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

May 21, 2014 at 16:53 | Nick Cunningham

The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical…

Is This Shale’s Power-to-the-People Moment?

May 21, 2014 at 16:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

Just as shale is becoming part of the everyday global energy conversation, surveys show the public is increasingly wary of the controversial drilling practice behind the phenomenon. And…

EU Backs Help From Azerbaijan And Turkmenistan To Keep Europe Warm

May 21, 2014 at 16:16 | Claude Salhani

At the Eurasian Media Forum in Kazakhstan last month, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak advised his audience not to make political predictions, because, he said, it’s too risky.

Oil Sector Covers Its Assets With Bakken Rail Study

May 21, 2014 at 16:06 | Daniel J. Graeber

A study touted by the oil industry as one that will end the debate over delivering Bakken crude oil by rail may be as much a push to keep the…

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