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How Iraq Continues To Trick Washington

How Iraq Continues To Trick Washington

The U.S. government has multiple…

OPEC Expects Solid Global Oil Demand This Summer

OPEC Expects Solid Global Oil Demand This Summer

OPEC expects strong oil in…


Why Europe Won't See Canadian Crude Anytime Soon

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

Environmental groups in the European Union said they would consider taking a complaint against the European Commission to a top court in Luxembourg for reneging on a measure that labels…

Why Current Solutions to Solving our Energy Problems Won’t Work

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:08 | Gail Tverberg

In order to understand what solutions to our energy predicament will or won’t work, it is necessary to understand the true nature of our energy predicament. Most solutions fail because…

Is There Still Opportunity in the Natural Gas Space?

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:46 | Dan Dicker

We’ve got to talk about natural gas, because it’s recently been by far the most volatile commodity and, truth be told, a fantastic long-term investment for the past year.  Is…

This Deal Signals Big Changes in One Of Energy’s Most Exciting Sectors

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:45 | Editorial Dept

There are a lot of under-appreciated changes going on in energy markets right now. Most of them are driven by unconventional drilling. A phenomenon that’s exploded across North…

Emerging Markets, Fed Tapering, and Oil

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:42 | Editorial Dept

Investors began to flee positions in emerging markets over the last week or two as concerns of slower growth and uncertainty surrounding Federal Reserve policy spread around the world.

This Week in Oil & Gas: Declining Profits and Soaring Project Costs

Jan 31, 2014 at 13:28 | James Stafford

The biggest story this week in oil and gas is declining profits and production and soaring project costs for the supermajors as disappointing fourth-quarter 2013 earnings come in, among other…

Shell Cancels Arctic Drilling Campaign Amid Declining Profitability

Jan 30, 2014 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

Royal Dutch Shell reported a 71% decline in net-profit in the fourth quarter when it released its earnings statement on January 30, 2014. The company cited risings costs for…

Study: Gas Prices to Remain Stable for 2 Decades

Jan 30, 2014 at 16:49 | Charles Kennedy

A new study predicts that natural gas prices will remain stable over the next two decades due to sustained levels of shale production. The report, “Fueling the…

OPEC Preaches Stability while Making Unstable Bets

Jan 29, 2014 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri said the 12-member cartel could make room for an increase in oil from Iran, Iraq and Libya. All three member states could be on the verge…

Low Foreign Interest in Pakistan’s New Oil Blocks

Jan 29, 2014 at 17:07 | Joao Peixe

The government of Pakistan has provisionally awarded exploration licenses for 50 oil blocks covering over 100,000 square kilometers and eyeing over $370 million in first-phase investment. Foreign…

Why Coal will Remain the Basis of Electricity Generation for Most of the World

Jan 29, 2014 at 16:51 | Dave Summers

As the President moves further into his second term, he appears to be growing more willing to tackle the concerns that his supporters have over projected Climate Change over the…

Foreign Oil Companies Near Commercial Output in Uganda

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:26 | Charles Kennedy

International oil companies have moved one step closer to launching commercial crude production in Uganda as the government announces the finalization of talks with foreign oil explorers and a…

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Proof that EVs can be Fun

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:15 | Juan Cole

I dropped by the Detroit Auto Show this weekend (its last this year) at Cobo Center as it was wrapping up. Regular readers know that I am a big fan…

Kazakhstan Could Leave U.S. Shale in the Dust

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:19 | Daniel J. Graeber

A consortium in Kazakhstan led by U.S. supermajor Chevron said it set a production record in the country's western Tengiz oil field and last week, China said it was piping…

Natural Gas Locomotives Soon in North America?

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:16 | John Daly

Most historians date the Railway Age as beginning in 1830, when the Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened, providing the first steam passenger service, proving the viability of rail transport.

Chevron to Fight $5 Billion Nigeria Lawsuit

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:12 | Charles Kennedy

US oil giant Chevron has announced it will “vigorously” oppose a $5 billion lawsuit filed in the United States by Nigerians residing in the vicinity of a deadly offshore natural…

5 Political Risks Facing Oil Markets in 2014

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:09 | Global Risk Insights

1. Energy revolution in North America shapes global marketsThe energy boom in North America will continue to change global energy trends in 2014 and is set to reverse…

EU Readies for Shale Gas Breakthrough

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:14 | Daniel J. Graeber

Ukraine in May hosts a summit to explore the potential for shale oil and natural gas in Europe. Ukraine and its Eastern European neighbors may host some of the more…

Chinese Regulator Warns about Credit Risks of Coal Companies

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:10 | Nick Cunningham

Coal prices in China declined by 16% in 2013 as the economy cooled and the government stepped up efforts to curtail air pollution, according to Bloomberg. China is the…

More Trouble in the Arctic for Shell

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:06 | Charles Kennedy

A US court decision may delay Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic in a small victory for environmentalists and Native American groups.  A panel of judges…

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