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Edison Files for Bankruptcy in New Energy Era

Dec 20, 2012 at 17:00 | Charles Kennedy

Blaming high fuel costs affecting coal-fired facilities and depressed energy capacity prices, Edison International’s (EIX) power generation arm, Edison Mission Energy (EME), has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, reporting…

The Bakken Oil Boom: Moving "Back Home" to Montana?

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:55 | Keith Schaefer

Most people associate the huge Bakken oil field with North Dakota... but did you know the Bakken was actually discovered to the north in Montana?Drilling equipment and crews…

Gas Just Part of EU-Russian Problems

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Ukrainian government postponed a natural gas price meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's slated to meet with European leaders later this week. Kiev said it wasn’t ready to…

Natural Gas, the Perfect Bridge to Renewable Energy - Part 2

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:45 | Barry Stevens

… continued on from part 1.So what is natural gas?Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons that varies across the board, depending on where it…

Ukraine and Russia Gamble over Europe's Gas Supply

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

It’s been a rough year for Ukraine: The country is caught in the vortex of a European-Russian gas war, paying prohibitively high gas prices to Russia and reeling from a…

Is the U.S. Energy Boom being Oversold?

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:10 | James Hamilton

I attended the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco two weeks ago at which I heard a very interesting presentation by David Hughes of the Post Carbon…

New York Times has About-Face on Gas

Dec 18, 2012 at 17:01 | Daniel J. Graeber

Recent reports on the prospective economic benefits of liquefied natural gas exports from the United States were able to persuade The New York Times that any "modestly negative impact" was…

ExxonMobil Eyes South Africa's Untapped Frontier

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:58 | Charles Kennedy

Battling declining production, US energy super giant ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) is taking on South Africa—a rising offshore venue--where it will acquire a 75% stake in the Tugela South Exploration Right.…

Top 10 New Energy Technologies of 2012

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:55 | Energy Digital

Without a doubt, the most exciting part about covering the happenings in the energy world has little to do with the industry's ills. It's easy to get caught up in…

Should the Earth be a Sun?

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:46 | Barry Stevens

Several years ago, the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Maverick Lecture Series featured one of America's most-famous and most-beloved astronauts, Sally Ride.  With much sadness, Sally, at 61, lost…

Don't Believe the Gasoline Hype

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:12 | Daniel J. Graeber

Retail gasoline prices in some U.S. markets are expected to approach the $3.00 per gallon mark by the end of the year. Declining oil prices, coupled with a series of…

Why Canadian Crude is the Cheapest in the World

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:09 | Charles Kennedy

Canadian crude prices are at their lowest levels against Brent-priced crude in 10 months, reaching a new market low on Friday and trading last week at under $50/barrel.

What does the Future "Really" Hold for US Oil Production?

Dec 14, 2012 at 16:34 | Post Carbon

The Association for the Study of Peak Oil recently held its annual conference down in Austin, Texas. The venue for the meeting was right across the street from the University…

Why the Fossil Fuel Revolution Prevented the World from Starving

Dec 14, 2012 at 16:29 | Gail Tverberg

Most of us have heard that Thomas Malthus made a forecast in 1798 that the world would run short of food, and that great famine would result. But most…

Is the US Coal Industry Drawing its Last Few Breaths?

Dec 14, 2012 at 16:21 | Energy Digital

After the reelection of President Barack Obama, big coal has come under the threat of imminent extinction in the United States. With the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules under the…

Our Energy Future: Three Themes from Exxon's Energy Outlook for 2040

Dec 14, 2012 at 16:12 | Matt Smith

Earlier this week, Exxon Mobil released a report called ‘The Outlook For Energy: A View to 2040‘. Such reports are always great for identifying trends, once you accept the…

OPEC Makes Way for Non-members

Dec 13, 2012 at 17:17 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expressed concern over the fragile state of the global economy during their most recent meeting in Vienna. Ministers there said there was uncertainty moving…

UK Lifts Fracking Ban, Now What?

Dec 13, 2012 at 17:15 | Charles Kennedy

The UK has lifted the ban on hydraulic fracturing, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a fracking free-for-all: conditions apply.We expected this to happen, once the…

Iran Asks OPEC to Cut Output so Countries can't Find Alternative Sources of Oil

Dec 13, 2012 at 17:09 | Dave Summers

With the possibility that demand for Iranian oil may fall below 1 million barrels a day (mbd) as sanctions continue to bite, Iran has announced that it wants OPEC…

The World Cannot Afford Exxon's Outlook for the Future

Dec 13, 2012 at 16:58 | Climate Progress

ExxonMobil recently issued its latest global energy projections in a report called the “2013 Outlook for Energy: a view to 2040.”The report (pdf) is chock full of…

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