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The 3 Most Important Numbers in Energy – 14th March 2014

Mar 14, 2014 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

The Insider’s weekly run-down of critical figures and happenings from around the energy world.1970. Last year when Australian oil production was lower than the level for 2013—which came…

Levant Basin Energy Advisory

Mar 14, 2014 at 15:06 | Editorial Dept

As Israel takes its newly earned place among the world’s gas exporters, we are focusing this week on the Levant Basin region, where there is a flurry of interest and…

This Week in Energy: How Would LNG Get to Ukraine?

Mar 14, 2014 at 14:43 | James Stafford

With all the talk about using US natural gas exports as a weapon to fight Russian aggression in Ukraine, what no one’s asking is how this liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

US Using Oil to Fight Russian Gas Politics in Ukraine?

Mar 13, 2014 at 17:42 | James Burgess

The US appears to be building pressure on Russia over its actions in Ukraine by releasing crude oil from its emergency stockpile onto the market, with news of a “test…

Shell's American Woes Highlight Difficulty of Cracking Shale

Mar 13, 2014 at 17:28 | Daniel J. Graeber

Shell's new boss, Ben van Beurden, said bets on U.S. shale plays haven't worked out for his company. Its North American performance was already hit by pessimism over offshore Alaska,…

Albany Orders Moratorium on Bakken Crude

Mar 13, 2014 at 17:15 | Charles Kennedy

Authorities in Albany County, New York have issued a moratorium on Bakken crude oil processing at the Port of Albany pending a public health investigation. The moratorium…

Ukrainian Crisis Sparks EU Efforts to Improve Energy Security

Mar 13, 2014 at 17:02 | Nick Cunningham

Russia’s incursion into Ukraine has sparked concerns over disruptions in natural gas supplies to Europe. Russia has previously shut off the taps for geopolitical leverage, and perhaps they would do…

U.S. Refiners Make Case Against Oil Exports

Mar 12, 2014 at 17:25 | Daniel J. Graeber

Record-setting levels of U.S. oil production have sparked calls from industry officials and policymakers to reverse a 1970s ban on crude oil exports. Dissent, however, is emerging from inside the…

Nigeria’s Missing Oil Money Sparks Political Crisis

Mar 12, 2014 at 17:15 | Charles Kennedy

Over a month after Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan suspended the country’s Central Bank governor after he blew the whistle on $20 billion in oil money allegedly missing from state…

Earth’s Infrared Radiation: New Renewable Energy Frontier?

Mar 12, 2014 at 17:07 | John Daly

Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have conceptualized a device that could produce energy from the Earth’s natural infrared radiation emissions into outer space.

Ukraine fallout: how to deal with South Stream and Nord Stream

Mar 12, 2014 at 16:54 | Energy Post

A new report from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) contends that, in light of the Ukraine crisis, the EU should allow Gazprom to use its great new pipelines…

Gas Wars: Will US Export LNG to Europe?

Mar 11, 2014 at 17:22 | James Stafford

Russia’s move on Ukraine’s Crimea region has sparked Central European countries to increase calls for the United States to export its natural gas to Europe and help the region reduce…

Three Years After Fukushima, What’s Next for Nuclear Power?

Mar 11, 2014 at 17:17 | Nick Cunningham

March 11 marks the third anniversary of the tsunami that hit Japan and led to the disaster at Fukushima-Daiichi. Thousands died from the tsunami, and many are still living in…

No, Washington Does Not Have a Nat Gas Weapon Against Moscow

Mar 11, 2014 at 17:03 | Rory Johnston

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its occupation of Crimea, many in the West wondered what could be done to oppose Moscow. Complicating matters, Europe depends on Russia for over…

Can Oil Turn Beirut into a New Dubai or a New Baghdad?

Mar 11, 2014 at 16:57 | Claude Salhani

The discovery of an important deposit of oil and natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea a few years ago in a triangular area just off the coasts of Israel,…

What Would U.S. Energy Exports do to Prices at Home?

Mar 10, 2014 at 17:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

Lawmakers in Washington say expanded energy exports could strengthen the U.S. hand overseas while at the same time shielding the economy from overseas shocks. How that affects U.S. consumers, however,…

China’s Oil Discoveries - 1.08 Billion Tons

Mar 10, 2014 at 17:41 | John Daly

China’s voracious energy needs have been a source of concern for government officials for years. Ironically, China was a net oil exporter until the early 1990s and became the world's…

Arctic Extraction Has Huge Potential but High Risks

Mar 10, 2014 at 17:22 | Global Risk Insights

The Arctic was once of interest only to polar scientists and adventurers, but this is rapidly changing as a warmer climate is making the region increasingly accessible for resource extraction.…

Rail Muscles Its Way into U.S. Oil Boom Narrative

Mar 07, 2014 at 16:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Despite mounting concerns about safety, and developments in the midstream sector, John Gray, a senior vice president of the Association of American Railroads, said crude oil is now a key…

BG Wins Multi-Million-Dollar Claim over Argentina

Mar 07, 2014 at 16:53 | James Burgess

British-based gas giant BG Group Plc has won a multi-million-dollar ruling against Argentina in a landmark case in the US Supreme Court.  In a long-running case against Argentina…

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