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Oil Prices Rise, Yet Global Inventories Remain Healthy

Aug 29, 2013 at 16:53 | Stuart Burns

We’ve seen oil prices rise recently due to concerns in the Middle East (Syria’s violence escalating, and Libya showing oil exports and production at the lowest levels since the civil…

The Price Tag for Clean Coal

Aug 29, 2013 at 08:50 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I wanted to get the low down on clean coal (KOL) to see how clean it really is, so I visited some friends at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The modern…

Iran puts West in 'Check' with Omani Gas Deal

Aug 28, 2013 at 17:01 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Iranian government announced this week it secured a long-term natural gas agreement with its maritime neighbors in Oman. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to lead the country as a…

Ecuador Opens Oil Blocks in Amazon Rainforest

Aug 28, 2013 at 16:57 | Southern Pulse

Rafael Correa, the extremely popular president of Ecuador, announced the decision to open additional blocks (Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini) of the Yasuni National Park on 16 August 2013. These…

Is Shale Gas Excitement in Eastern Europe Unwarranted?

Aug 28, 2013 at 16:51 | Global Risk Insights

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as it is commonly known, is the method of extracting natural gas from shale rock. Despite environmental concerns over the process of pumping water and chemicals…

Syrian Uncertainty to Cause Oil Price Spike?

Aug 28, 2013 at 16:43 | Stuart Burns

Don’t you just love stories of intrigue?Well, sure, when they are just stories – but if there is the possibility that they are a fair reflection of real…

Claims of US Energy Independence, Just Another Case of Snake Oil?

Aug 27, 2013 at 16:41 | Kurt Cobb

It's not exactly clear where the term "snake oil" comes from. But, most everyone knows that it refers to any number of concoctions sold by traveling salesmen in the…

Tullow to Start Pumping in Kenya Next Year

Aug 27, 2013 at 16:37 | Charles Kennedy

UK-based Tullow Oil Plc (TLW) has announced it will begin pumping its first oil in Kenya as soon as next year, and that Kenya will begin exporting already in

Has the Shale Bubble Already Burst?

Aug 26, 2013 at 17:33 | Economywatch

Just like the famous Gold Rushes of the 19th century, US shale gas development is turning out to be a limited and regional market opportunity. Across the Atlantic, the high…

Iran-Pakistan Natural Gas Pipeline to Extend to China?

Aug 26, 2013 at 17:26 | John Daly

The energy relations between Iran and Pakistan are a marriage made in heaven, except for international politics.Pakistan’s current energy deficit problems are severe and increasing. Pakistan’s most respected…

Shale by Rail: A Lasting Phenomenon

Aug 26, 2013 at 17:20 | Philippe Casey

Little over a century after the world-famous Spindletop gusher blackened the skies over Beaumont, Texas and ushered in an era of United States oil dominance, the country’s energy profile has…

The World Faces a Helium Shortage

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:39 | Matt Smith

Just as I was about to write about the long side of markets, I read about the latest twists and turns in a fascinating story on the short side of…

This Week in Energy: Mexico’s Desperate Leap Forward to Jumpstart Oil Production

Aug 23, 2013 at 12:33 | James Stafford

Mexico’s desperate leap forward to jumpstart oil production; offshore trouble brewing between Nicaragua and Colombia; Syria as a proxy for a looming war over Mediterranean resources; and much more from…

Canadian Oil Sands Continue to Produce Whether the US Wants it or Not

Aug 22, 2013 at 17:14 | Robert M Cutler

One of the strangest things about U.S. hesitation over the Keystone XL pipeline is that despite environmental objections against it, nearly half of all Canadian oil exports to the U.S.…

US Energy Boom to Create 500,000 Additional Jobs by 2020

Aug 22, 2013 at 17:05 | James Burgess

The Gulf Coast is expected to boom over the coming years, as more oil and gas companies drill offshore wells, the fracking industry produces more and more gas and oil…

Chevron Regains Foothold in Argentina’s Oil Sector

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:14 | John Daly

What a difference a year makes. Fiercely nationalistic Argentina is again allowing foreign oil firms back into the country.On 16 July Chevron and state energy firm Yacimientos Petroliferos…

New Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique Boosts Production to 85%

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:08 | Brian Westenhaus

A team at Canada’s University of Regina (UR) is researching and developing an enhanced heavy oil recovery (EHOR) process called Cyclic Production with Continuous Solvent Injection (CPCSI).

Points to Note when Determining the Real Story of Oil Limits

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:04 | Gail Tverberg

The story of oil limits is one that crosses many disciplines. It is not an easy one to understand. Most of those who are writing about peak oil come from…

Oil Well, Oil Facilities and Pipelines, New Targets in a New War

Aug 20, 2013 at 17:45 | Claude Salhani

The very shape of the Middle East is changing right before our eyes. Libya got rid of its dictator, as did Tunisia and Egypt. These three countries in North Africa…

David Cameron’s Energy Strategy Faces Tough Challenges

Aug 20, 2013 at 17:29 | Global Risk Insights

In early August, UK Energy and Business Minister Michael Fallon opened the second largest offshore wind farm in the world. The Greater Gabbard wind farm, off the coast of…

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