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Supply Chain Woes Could Derail Biden’s Electric Vehicle Agenda

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Betting on the Next Oil Boom? You're Grasping at Straws

Feb 12, 2014 at 17:43 | Daniel J. Graeber

Unplanned interruptions in the global oil supply chain last year were about 30 percent higher than in 2013, the U.S. Energy Department said. Much of the problem was blamed on…

Sinopec Announces 440 Billion Cubic Meters Nat Gas Discovery in Sichuan

Feb 12, 2014 at 17:29 | John Daly

In news certain to delight the government, Sinopec announced the discovery of a massive natural gas deposit in the country’s Sichuan Basin. How massive? According to Sinopec, the…

South Korea Joins Japan in Oil Payments to Iran

Feb 12, 2014 at 17:19 | Charles Kennedy

The government of South Korea is preparing to issue a payment to Iran for crude imports as limited relief from sanctions in line with a six-month deal over Iran’s…

French ‘Warned’ As Total Eyes Iranian Oil Deals

Feb 12, 2014 at 17:09 | Joao Peixe

French oil giant Total SA continues to prop up Iranian oil and gas prospects, promising that Tehran will unveil a new contracting regime that will be “more sexy than before,”…

Keystone XL’s Miniscule CO2 Impact and the Bigger Picture

Feb 12, 2014 at 16:55 | Robert Rapier

A Disproportionate ResponseI had intended to write an article today outlining some potential solutions to the Midwest’s ethanol predicament, but some recent exchanges on Twitter prompted me…

DOE Approves Sixth LNG Export Terminal

Feb 11, 2014 at 17:09 | Nick Cunningham

On February 11 the U.S. government gave a green light to Sempra Energy’s LNG export terminal in Louisiana. The approval is the sixth over the last year. Sempra’s Cameron project…

Egypt’s Precarious Energy Position

Feb 11, 2014 at 16:49 | Rory Johnston

Egypt faces a serious energy crunch in securing the required petroleum and natural gas imports to meet expected summer requirements, Egyptian Oil Minister Sherif Ismail told Reuters on Monday.…

Game Heats Up for Israeli Gas Exports

Feb 11, 2014 at 16:31 | Joao Peixe

As Israel debates whether to eventually export its newfound gas largesse via pipeline or in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australian LNG experts Woodside Energy raise their stakes…

Forget North Dakota, Texas is No. 1 for Oil

Feb 10, 2014 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

Advances in drilling technology are expected to help North Dakota hit the 1 million barrel per day mark at some point this year. But it's Texas that still holds the…

SEC Lashes Out at Wolves of Wall Street

Feb 10, 2014 at 16:50 | Joao Peixe

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended 255 shell companies from trading from 3 February through 14 February to prevent “pump and dump” fraud, and stocks will not…

Russia’s Rosneft to Build Arctic Seagoing Vessels

Feb 10, 2014 at 16:39 | John Daly

Russia’s state-owned oil firm Rosneft is to build two shipyard facilities to construct vessels and platforms for its push to exploit Russia’s Arctic regions, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri…

Creating Liquid Fuel from Old Plastic Bags

Feb 10, 2014 at 10:10 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers have developed a low-temperature process converting plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to re-use discarded plastic bags and other products.  The most common waste we all…

Why the World Should Brace for a Future U.S. Oil Embargo

Feb 07, 2014 at 17:43 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. policymakers are divided over what to do with the glut of domestic oil. Both sides of the debate craft their rhetoric around economic issues, though a report from a…

Alaska’s Largest Refinery to Close Down

Feb 07, 2014 at 17:38 | Charles Kennedy

Alaska’s largest refinery by capacity may shut down operations permanently beginning in May this year, citing the massive costs associated with clean-up. The North Pole refinery, operated by…

Oil Drilling Disappointment for Anadarko off New Zealand

Feb 07, 2014 at 17:34 | John Daly

Score one for the dozens of blue whales placidly munching plankton off New Zealand’s South Taranaki Bight.On 4 February Texas-based company Anadarko abandoned an exploratory well off…

This Week in Energy: Jumping the Gun on US Crude Exports to Europe

Feb 07, 2014 at 13:02 | James Stafford

Before we get started on this weeks letter – we ask you to take a look at our revamped presentation which looks at 5 trends set to change…

As Drought Hits, Fracking Poses Threat to Water Supply

Feb 06, 2014 at 16:46 | Nick Cunningham

A new report finds that hydraulic fracturing is posing a growing risk to water supplies in several regions around the country. Only, instead of groundwater contamination that so often…

Consumers Paying More as Nat Gas Cash Prices Spike

Feb 06, 2014 at 16:43 | Joao Peixe

As natural gas prices climb, reaching over $5/mcf again on 4 February, and with an unseasonably cold winter, local utilities say that natural gas customers’ bills are 30-40% higher now…

Texas Regulator Sends Warning to Drillers About Gas Flaring

Feb 06, 2014 at 16:41 | Joao Peixe

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick sent letters to oil and gas drillers to warn them about running afoul of the state’s rules on flaring natural gas. Gas flaring is the…

Pipelines Answer to U.S. Midstream Bottlenecks

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in an executive order calling for more oversight on rail transit of crude oil that it's "historically safer" than road transport. With more oil…

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