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BYD Unveils Hybrid Powertrain with 1,250-Mile Range

BYD Unveils Hybrid Powertrain with 1,250-Mile Range

BYD's new hybrid powertrain technology…

The New Trucking Trend Transforming Chinese Oil Demand

The New Trucking Trend Transforming Chinese Oil Demand

China's booming sales of LNG-fueled…

Africa To Get Only 2% Of Global Clean Energy Investment

Africa To Get Only 2% Of Global Clean Energy Investment

The entire African continent is…


Coal: The World’s Deadliest Source Of Energy

May 14, 2014 at 17:12 | Nick Cunningham

Coal is the largest source of electricity across the world, mainly because it is abundant and cheap. But a string of coal mining accidents this week has served as a…

Obama’s On A Winning Streak In Drive To Curb Air Pollution

May 13, 2014 at 17:05 | Nick Cunningham

The Obama administration has won its third court victory on air pollution regulation in less than a month with a unanimous 3-0 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals…

As U.S. Oil Imports Decline, Questions About Oil Exports Are Raised

May 13, 2014 at 16:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. crude oil imports are down 23 percent since production from tight oil plays started to increase in 2008. While some industry officials and observers wonder if the U.S. should…

Opportunity For Azerbaijan As Europe Seeks Alternative To Russian Energy

May 13, 2014 at 16:51 | Claude Salhani

BAKU -- The last time Azerbaijan found itself at the center of geopolitics in a major way was when Nazi Germany was hoping to take over the important oil wells…

Latest Oil Train Derailment Adds Pressure For Stronger U.S. Action

May 12, 2014 at 17:36 | Nick Cunningham

Another oil train has derailed, this time near Denver, Colorado. A 100-car Union Pacific train carrying crude oil from the Niobrara shale was involved in the May 9 accident, in…

Ukraine Crisis Feeding Poland’s Coal Hunger

May 12, 2014 at 17:25 | Ky Krauthamer

Poland is the largest European Union member state bordering Russia and, under its current center-right government, has been point man for a group of countries urging the EU to reduce…

Russia Showing Interest In Natural Gas Investment In Turkey

May 12, 2014 at 17:15 | John Daly

The Russian-Ukrainian dispute over Crimea has had repercussions in the European energy sector, and as talk grows of more economic sanctions, nations dependent on Russian energy imports are nervously contemplating…

Weak Hurricane Season Forecast Good News For Drivers

May 12, 2014 at 17:09 | Daniel J. Graeber

With a modest hurricane season forecast for 2014, U.S. drivers are unlikely to face weather-related gas price increases, but foreign crises or domestic refinery problems could still impact prices.

Is the Political Fight Over Keystone XL Over?

May 09, 2014 at 16:05 | Daniel J. Graeber

A bill passed in a House energy committee aims to amend the rules for cross-border energy projects, suggesting the political fight over Keystone XL is over.The House Energy…

Europe’s Case Against Gazprom Will Damage Russian Influence

May 09, 2014 at 14:54 | Nick Cunningham

As Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to maintain its grip over Eastern Europe with its vast web of natural gas pipelines, one small European country gained a bit of leverage…

Fast Destruction and Slow Reconstruction

May 09, 2014 at 14:22 | Dave Summers

Underlying many of the projections of future energy supply that are now being made there are, as mentioned earlier, a lot of assumptions that are beginning to appear more questionable…

Earnings Season Proves How Smart We Are And Suggests A Long Term Investment

May 09, 2014 at 13:07 | Editorial Dept

If you need proof that you, as an energy investor, are a smart cookie, it seems you need look no further than this season’s US corporate earnings that have unfolded…

Mexico Opens up Shale and Deepwater – Who Will Get There First?

May 09, 2014 at 12:51 | Editorial Dept

On April 30 the Mexican government published a series of proposed laws that will govern how the newly opened oil industry will work. It was an important step for Mexican…

Global Energy Advisory – 9th May 2014

May 09, 2014 at 12:40 | Editorial Dept

Regulatory IntelligenceChanges in South Africa’s petroleum law give the state a 20% stake in new ventures, prompting US oil and gas explorer Anadarko Petroleum to halt spending on…

Oil Market Forecast & Review – 9th May 2014

May 09, 2014 at 12:34 | Jim Hyerczyk

With reports circulating about U.S. crude oil supply near record levels, many traders have been asking “why isn’t the price going down?” The problem could be that professionals haven’t distributed…

This Week in Energy: What Does Russia Really Want?

May 09, 2014 at 12:29 | James Stafford

As Ukraine continues the downward descent into violent crisis this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to baffle the world’s leaders. On 7 May, Putin spoke publicly about Ukraine,…

U.S. on Sidelines in South China Sea Standoff

May 08, 2014 at 14:44 | Nick Cunningham

Vietnam and China are engaged in a heated standoff in the South China Sea, with both sides thus far unwilling to back down. The problem started earlier this week when…

Can Rail Rebound From Rough Winter With New Oil Rules?

May 08, 2014 at 14:38 | Daniel J. Graeber

Railroad companies fared well last year as the U.S. economy expanded, though how quickly they're able to adapt to transportation rules for oil delivery may determine how well they steam…

Should India Dive into the Shale Boom?

May 08, 2014 at 14:32 | Geopolitical Monitor

The energy economics of the world is now at a crossroads, giving rise to a fiery debate among experts whether it will bring about a momentous change in the world’s…

Gazprom Takeover Leaves Southern Kyrgyzstan Without Gas For Three Weeks

May 08, 2014 at 14:25 | Eurasianet

When Russian state energy giant Gazprom took control of Kyrgyzstan’s gas network last month, the prime minister called the transfer a “historic event.” Gazprom chairman Aleksey Miller promised…

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