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The Smart Energy District: Solar Technology and Sustainable Design & Development

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:28 | The Oil Drum

This is a guest post by Raymond Kaiser, LEED AP, Director of Green Building Services for Stewart Engineering Consultants. Mr. Kaiser has considerable experience in renewable and sustainable energy strategies…

U.S. Growth Fears Push Crude Oil Futures Close to Five Week Low

Aug 03, 2011 at 08:47 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures traded close to a five-week low on Wednesday, fluctuating between small gains and losses as concerns that the U.S. economic recovery was faltering weighed on future demand…

Why I Love and Hate the Oil Companies

Aug 03, 2011 at 08:36 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The first thing I do when I get up every morning is to curse the oil companies as the blood sucking scourges of modern civilization. I then fall down on…

China, Germany and UK Have the Most Stable Clean Energy Policies

Aug 03, 2011 at 08:28 | Gloria Gonzalez

China, Germany and the UK have the most stable and consistent clean energy policies, a boon for investors seeking jurisdictions with the least amount of uncertainty, according to a report…

Arab Spring Roils Israel's Energy Imports - and Israel

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:17 | John Daly

Israel's political relations, always tense, with Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Lebanon have deteriorated since the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February by a popular uprising. One…

Oil and Misinformation: The Truth about Oil Companies

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:03 | Robert Rapier

In my travels around the globe, I have never been to another country that regards their oil companies as we do here in the U.S. I have actually been in…

Are High Fuel Taxes the Answer to Solving our Energy Problems?

Aug 02, 2011 at 07:52 | Kurt Cobb

Some time ago an economist with whom I had an extensive exchange suggested that the best way to incentivize an energy transition would be to tax what we don't want…

Promising Economic and Environmental Developments in Oil Sands Production

Aug 02, 2011 at 07:47 | Al Fin

Canadian oil sands producers are making progress on many fronts, to produce a cleaner and more environmentally friendly product, in ever greater quantities. Brian Wang discusses the N-Solv Process, and…

Debt Ceiling Agreement Pushes Crude Oil Prices Higher

Aug 01, 2011 at 08:50 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures were up on Monday, recouping steep losses from the previous session as fears over a possible U.S. default eased after the White House announced an agreement to…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of August 1, 2011

Aug 01, 2011 at 07:15 | FX Empire

September Natural Gas futures prices fell close to 6.0% last week and closed in a position to challenge the early July bottom at 4.067 and a pair of major bottoms…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of August 1, 2011

Jul 31, 2011 at 09:22 | FX Empire

September Crude Oil futures declined 1.8% to $95.70 on Friday after a weaker than expected U.S. GDP report signaled the economy may be growing at a slower than expected pace.…

Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:51 | John Daly

If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bête noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalized US business…

The Offshore Oil Industry and Hurricane Season

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:29 | Dave Summers

The summer brings back Hurricane season, with the threat that such storms bring to the oil and gas well operations in the Gulf of Mexico. And the National Oceanic and…

Oil and Ethics: Why PEMEX Needs to Emulate Statoil

Jul 28, 2011 at 08:18 | Andrew Smolski

A lot of the problems that are happening with PEMEX is due to poor allocation of funds by the government. Whether they are overspending on social programs or just taking…

Slowdown in Demand Pushes Crude Oil Prices Lower

Jul 27, 2011 at 09:53 | Forex Pros

Crude oil futures edged lower on Wednesday, as negotiations to raise the U.S. debt ceiling remained deadlocked and after industry data showed that U.S. crude supplies rose by the most…

Energy Conservation: The Only Strategy to Avoiding Social and Economic Ruin

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:40 | Post Carbon

Energy conservation is our best strategy for pre-adapting to an inevitably energy-constrained future. And it may be our only significant option for averting economic, social, and environmental ruin. The world…

Petrobras and PEMEX: Opening Doors Through Oil

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:38 | Andrew Smolski

As written by this author last week, PEMEX is on the long road to privatization, however the government in México maybe has a different path through regional interconnection further…

Iran’s Dream for a Middle East Gas Pipeline

Jul 26, 2011 at 08:12 | John Daly

Nothing gets oilmen more excited than the idea of building pipelines from exotic, hard to reach places to seaports where the product of their endeavors can be shipped to lucrative…

Fusion Delusion and the $6.3 Quadrillion Mining Project

Jul 26, 2011 at 08:08 | Kurt Cobb

Several years ago a young boy asked me during a presentation if we might be able to pipe in oil and natural gas from the Moon or other planets. I…

The Growth of the Natural Gas Industry

Jul 26, 2011 at 07:55 | Dave Summers

The natural gas industry in the United States has undergone significant changes in the last twenty years. As I noted last time, until 1993 the industry was beset by regulation…

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