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If you Give Oil Hawks an Inch...

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:21 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department said oil production has reached a 14-year high thanks in large part to a boom in North Dakota, Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama…

57% of Chinese Citizens Want More Investment in Environment over Economy

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:18 | Climate Progress

Gallup has just released new poll results showing that a majority of Chinese citizens care more about cleaning up the environment than they do about growing the economy. Among…

Using Carbon as a Cheap Substitute for Platinum Catalysts

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:05 | Brian Westenhaus

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of a team searching for an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts, turned to carbon, developing multi-walled carbon nanotube complex that consists of…

Azerbaijan & Turkey Deepen their Energy Ties

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:47 | John Daly

Petro-rich oil state Azerbaijan has decided to invest some of its billions in neighbouring Turkey.On 7 June State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Vice President Suleyman Gasimov told…

Natural Gas Storage is Vital for Future Industry Growth

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:45 | Barry Stevens

I’d like to share a recent statement by the Keith Hutton, CEO of XTO Energy, a major natural gas exploration and development company in Texas recently acquired by Exxon Mobil.

Oil Prices Could See a Major Shift in Direction in the Near Future

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:07 | Robert Rapier

Since I first started writing about energy in 2005, I have said many times that my view on oil prices is long-term, and that if I projected five years into…

Developing Natural Gas Technologies to Replace Crude Oil

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:00 | James Hamilton

Here's a promising story for the U.S. economy.The figure below plots the price of crude oil in dollars per barrel and the price of natural gas on an…

How Saudi Arabia Will Influence the Oil Market to Benefit their Economy

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:36 | Dave Summers

Stuart Staniford has been watching the decline in oil prices. He has then commented that, given the Saudi need for income to hold off “Arab Spring” dissatisfaction, they are…

TAPI: A Paper Tiger Pipeline

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Turkmenistan recently hosted parties to a planned natural gas pipeline that would stretch eastward through territory in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The project, dubbed TAPI, has financial backing from the…

Nord Stream: Russia's Natural Gas Link to the West

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:20 | John Daly

Since the 1991 implosion of the USSR, the Russian Federation has been bedevilled by a transit problem – how to shift its natural gas exports to lucrative European markets without…

Factors Affecting the Price of Oil

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:14 | James Hamilton

It seems that no matter what financial series you look at, there's a similar pattern of ups and downs over the last few years. I was curious to get a…

The Energy Debate and the War of Emotions

Jun 06, 2012 at 17:17 | Daniel J. Graeber

Advocates of the shale gas boom in the United States and the corresponding oil sands surge in Canada point to the thousands of potential jobs and benefits to national energy…

Low Oil Prices have Created an Opportunity to Invest in High Yield MLPs

Jun 06, 2012 at 17:07 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The dramatic collapse in the price of oil is creating a rare opportunity to get into some of the highest yielding paper in the financial markets, master limited partnerships (MLP)'s.…

Post-Occupation Iraq Losing Appeal

Jun 05, 2012 at 17:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

On Monday, a suicide bomber in Iraq detonated his car bomb outside the Baghdad offices of a government-backed Shiite group, leaving at least 190 people wounded and 26 people…

Shale Play in Western Siberia is 80 Times Bigger than the Bakken

Jun 05, 2012 at 17:08 | James Burgess

The Bakken shale is a huge expanse of oil-bearing rock that lies underneath Northern Dakota and Montana. Oil production in the Bakken has grown from just 60,000 barrels per day…

Spain's Respol Shifts its Focus to Latin America’s Energy Superpower Brazil

Jun 03, 2012 at 09:40 | John Daly

Spain’s energy conglomerate Repsol has had an interesting few months in Latin America.  In 1999 Repsol bought Argentina’s Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF), creating Respol-YPF to begin exploiting Argentina’s…

Carving Up Iraq, Barrel by Barrel

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:54 | Charles Kennedy

Iraq’s latest energy auction was a flop, and while major international companies balked at everything from unattractive contract terms to security concerns, the failure of the auction highlights how the…

Making the Human Body more Energy Efficient

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:36 | Tom Murphy

If you’re one of those humans who actually eats food, like I am, then a non-negligible part of your energy allocation goes into food production. As an approximate rule-of-thumb, each…

How to Protect a Smart Grid from Threats in the Future

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:23 | Gary Hunt

Cyber terrorism is the nightmare scenario for the energy industry. Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) are the weapons of choice.  In the ‘good old days’ we worried about hurricanes, tornadoes,…

Curtain Closing on Canadian Crude

May 31, 2012 at 17:54 | Daniel J. Graeber

Shell announced plans to expand its oil sands operations in Alberta province by as much as 90,000 bpd and said similar efforts were under way to make the country's western…

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