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DOE Approves West Coast LNG Terminal

Mar 25, 2014 at 17:55 | Nick Cunningham

The Department of Energy issued its conditional approval for a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon on March 24. This marks the seventh overall LNG export terminal to…

Showdown in Ukraine: Putin’s Quest for Ports, Oil, Pipelines and Gas

Mar 25, 2014 at 17:44 | Claude Salhani

Yes, Russia is guilty of meddling in Ukraine, but then again so are the United States and the European Union. The major difference is that far less was said and…

The Emerging Investor Language of “Carbon Asset Risk”

Mar 25, 2014 at 17:37 | Rory Johnston

Last Thursday, ExxonMobil agreed to publish its plans to assess the risks climate change pose to its business model, making it the first oil and gas producer to do so.…

5 Energy Challenges Confronting India

Mar 25, 2014 at 17:28 | Global Risk Insights

On March 12, 2014, India and the United States renewed talks regarding cooperation on clean energy. The talks concluded positively with memorandums of understanding for the two countries to cooperate…

U.S. Gas Prices May Fluctuate if Canadian Bottleneck Eases

Mar 24, 2014 at 17:41 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian oil producers may get a better price for crude in the overseas markets because of the glut of oil in the North American market. That in turn could reshape…

Eyes on Afghanistan as Next Lithium Motherlode

Mar 24, 2014 at 17:34 | James Stafford

As American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the US has handed over prized mineral data to Kabul, which is hoping it can provide enough security to lure investors to key…

Small Oil Companies Eye Huge Prize in Ghana

Mar 24, 2014 at 17:23 | James Burgess

Since the first discovery of the massive Jubilee oilfield in Ghana by a start-up company, the West African playing field has begun to change, and so too have investor sentiments,…

New Mexican Nuclear Facility Leak “No Threat” to Human Health

Mar 24, 2014 at 17:11 | John Daly

March 11 was the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear incident, where cleanup efforts to contain radioactive contamination continue. In a reminder that such problems are not limited to Japan…

Russia Looks East as Relations with Europe Deteriorate

Mar 21, 2014 at 17:40 | Nick Cunningham

The standoff between the U.S. and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, intensified pretty quickly late last week. The U.S. quickly slapped heavier sanctions on Russia…

Threats to European Energy Sector Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Mar 21, 2014 at 17:32 | Daniel J. Graeber

Beneath the din of the Western furor over the Russian annexation of Crimea, BP announced it awarded more than $800 million in contracts for the development of the Shah Deniz…

Koch Industries Ordered to Spend $44M in Refinery Upgrades

Mar 21, 2014 at 17:24 | James Burgess

Koch Industries’ Kansas-based Flint Hills Resources (FHR) will invest $300 million in a Minnesota refinery to improve energy efficiency and clean fuels production, after being fined by authorities for…

Time to Look North of the Border

Mar 21, 2014 at 14:18 | Dan Dicker

2014 has been a tough year to find value in energy.  With oil shale still representing the best investment opportunity in the United States but with the massive run that…

Ghana Oil: Optimism Struggles with Reality

Mar 21, 2014 at 14:16 | Editorial Dept

We don’t really need Brad Pitt’s latest documentary film production on Ghana and oil industry greed to tell us that Ghana is in a bit of trouble, coming down…

Libya & Egypt Energy Advisory

Mar 21, 2014 at 14:13 | Editorial Dept

Stay away from Libya, where a conflict between rebels and the government threatens to spiral into an all-out civil war for control of the country’s oil wealth and the appointment…

The 3 Most Important Numbers in Energy - 21st March 2014

Mar 21, 2014 at 14:10 | Editorial Dept

The Insider’s weekly run-down of critical figures and happenings from around the energy world.3,941. Calorific value reportedly being considered by the Chinese government as a cut-off for coal…

Ukraine - Full Circle to the EU Integration Issue

Mar 21, 2014 at 14:06 | James Stafford

The European Union and Ukraine signed a political association agreement today, after Russia took steps toward annexing Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, bringing us full circle to the very issue that…

Is it Time To Forget About Libyan Oil?

Mar 20, 2014 at 17:54 | Daniel J. Graeber

German energy company Wintershall said last week it was optimistic about the prospects of a return to Libya. Tripoli, however, is once again asking for international help with security issues.…

Outlook for Coal Darkens

Mar 20, 2014 at 17:36 | Nick Cunningham

The coal market in the United States continues to shrink, dimming the industry’s future prospects. New data from the Energy Information Administration shows that planned retirements for coal-fired power plants…

Obama Abandons Another Nuclear Waste Solution

Mar 20, 2014 at 17:33 | Llewellyn King

President Obama plans to attend the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 24-25. He has long professed a keen interest in reducing the threat from nuclear weapons. In…

BP Return to Gulf of Mexico Marks U.S. Energy Sea Change

Mar 20, 2014 at 17:29 | Daniel J. Graeber

British energy company BP on Wednesday won its first bids on acreage in the Gulf of Mexico in nearly four years. Next month marks the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater…

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