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Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of February 27, 2012

Feb 26, 2012 at 08:48 | Commodities Mansion

Crude oil surged last week to its highest level since May 2011. The close at $109.77 represents a $13.96 gain since bottoming at $95.81 on February 2. Not only did…

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India's Soaring Energy demands strain national grid

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:59 | John Daly

As the “Third World” races to industrialize, rising population demands for reliable energy place increasing stress on a country’s power generating capabilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in…

Prices of WTI and Brent Should Realign with a Gulf Coast Pipeline

Prices of WTI and Brent Should Realign with a Gulf Coast Pipeline

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:55 | James Hamilton

The Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project is now entering its fourth year of regulatory review, and is currently on indefinite political hold. In the meantime, the market is…

Big Oil's Generosity and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

Big Oil's Generosity and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said it invited 50 school girls to its headquarters in Texas for its 9th annual program meant to encourage more women to pursue engineering. The company…

What do the Recent Oil Price Highs Mean for Consumers at the Pump

What do the Recent Oil Price Highs Mean for Consumers at the Pump

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:39 | James Hamilton

Crude oil prices this week reached their highest level since last April. What will that mean for U.S. consumers at the gas pump? The first question to be clear on…

Belarus Considers Selling Oil Pipelines - Deputy Premier

Belarus Considers Selling Oil Pipelines - Deputy Premier

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:31 | John Daly

In the bad old days of the “evil empire” the USSR functioned as largely autarkic economic state, dealing with the outside world on its own terms. But seduced by…

Overcoming High Oil Prices - Time to Stop Playing the Energy Victim

Overcoming High Oil Prices - Time to Stop Playing the Energy Victim

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:29 | Gary Hunt

Our world is a ‘funk’—again over global oil price spikes caused by concerns about conflict between Iran and Israel drawing the US into a war, the continuing agony of…

Why Shale Gas is the Best Hope for Our Energy Future

Why Shale Gas is the Best Hope for Our Energy Future

Feb 22, 2012 at 12:48 | Barry Stevens

Citizens of the world, consumers of energy and environmental stewards, our mission is to build a sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically viable energy source.  By design, few of us are…

Green Australia Still Experiencing Massive Coal Boom

Green Australia Still Experiencing Massive Coal Boom

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:23 | John Daly

Australia, despite being deeply committed to curbing greenhouse gas emissions GGEs, is nonetheless experiencing a fossil fuel surge. The growth comes despite a carbon tax, due to be implemented…

How Closely are Oil Prices Tied to Economic Activity?

How Closely are Oil Prices Tied to Economic Activity?

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:19 | The Oil Drum

Recent developments in oil markets and the global economy have, once again, triggered concerns about the impact of oil price shocks around the world. This column wonders whether the fuss…

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