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Southeast Europe's Vertical Corridor to Reshape Gas Transit

Southeast Europe's "Vertical Corridor" to Reshape Gas Transit

Southeast European countries are collaborating…


Massive Growth in Wastewater from Fracking Industry

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:36 | Futurity

The amount of wastewater from natural gas production in the Marcellus shale region has increased by about 570 percent since 2004 as a result of increased shale gas production there.

The Unexpected Boom in US Oil Production

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:34 | Robert Rapier

A few years ago, I made the observation that the best thing that could happen to mitigate against some of the potentially severe consequences of peak oil was for oil…

EU Fears a US Shale Oil Boom could Make Competition Impossible

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:29 | Environmental News Network

A US industrial boost following its ability to tap abundant shale gas reserves is provoking fears that imperilled energy-intensive European businesses will find it harder than ever to compete.

The Coming Oil War in Iraq: Part II

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Turkish energy minister confirmed that oil was flowing again through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline from northern Iraq following an attack on the transit network. The separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party has…

How will Energy Consumption be Limited as Supplies Decrease?

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:47 | Kurt Cobb

A professor friend of mine recently asked his freshman writing class what makes civilization possible. The students puzzled for a minute and then someone said, "Cities." Of course, that's really…

Why Shale Oil is not the Game Changer we Have Been Led to Believe - Part 2

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:42 | Chris Martenson

…continued from part 1Where We Are, in Three Simple ChartsOne narrative that is being heavily marketed right now is that the shale plays are true…

Energy Industry Doesn't Understand Algeria Attack

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:38 | Charles Kennedy

The attack on BP-operated Amenas gas facilities in the Algerian Sahara was a spectacular lesson for the energy industry: No amount of high-tech security is invulnerable to Sahelian militants.

Malicious Software Threatens U.S. Power Plants

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:12 | John Daly

In America’s energy industry, batted by last year’s Hurricane Sandy, can be added a new threat – computer malware, an ominous portent for the U.S. power grid.Apparently, in…

Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:04 | Gail Tverberg

A person might think from looking at news reports that our oil problems are gone, but oil prices are still high.

This Week in Energy - 18th January 2013

Jan 18, 2013 at 14:43 | Editorial Dept

This week, all eyes are on BP (NYSE: BP) in Algeria, and a massive hostage crisis that has sent panic through the markets and led to a rise in oil…

Betting on Mediterranean Shale: 3 Plays, 1 Winner

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:32 | Editorial Dept

The Mediterranean has joined the shale game, but as most of Europe’s Mediterranean countries drag their feet, all eyes are on Israel, Turkey, and Algeria. For Israel, it…

Tapping into Pakistan's Massive Oil and Gas Reserves

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:18 | Editorial Dept

Pakistan’s Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR) are believed to have massive reserves of oil and natural gas—which Pakistani officials have suddenly become very keen to demonstrate. But this…

Romania and the Shale Question

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:02 | Editorial Dept

Situation: Romania is ushering in a new government following December general elections, and this new government-designate is indicating that the shale question will be decided very soon. At stake are…

Algeria - Another Setback for the Galsi Pipeline

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Situation: The much-heralded Galsi gas pipeline that would expand Europe’s reach to Algeria (and North Africa’s) gas reserves has undergone another setback—this time it may not recover. Bottom…

Oil Exports, Politics and Propaganda

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:23 | Charles Kennedy

Iran is one of the world’s top fuel oil exporters, despite sanctions; the US is poised to overtake Saudi Arabia in terms of “hydrocarbon” production; Pakistan has enough oil to…

Yemen - Terrorist Haven, Rising Petro-State?

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:21 | John Daly

Yemen is Arabia’s neglected corner, with Saudi Arabia garnering the lion’s share of media coverage.But the impoverished nation of 24 million people seems fated to play an ever…

Why Shale Oil is Not the Game Changer We Have Been Led to Believe - Part 1

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:17 | Chris Martenson

There has been a very strong and concerted public-relations effort to spin the recent shale energy plays of the U.S. as complete game-changers for the world energy outlook.  These efforts…

Oil Glut at Cushing Storage Facility not Helped by Seaway Pipeline Expansion

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:11 | Dian L. Chu

The weekly EIA report came out today and one of the noteworthy data points was the Cushing, Oklahoma storage numbers. Already at a record, Cushing added another 1.8 million barrels…

The Idea of Peak Oil is Left in the Past as Production Increases in the US

Jan 17, 2013 at 16:55 | Al Fin

US oil production continues to climb, introducing an odd shape to the traditional "peak oil graph" that has long been touted by energy doomers.

Why OPEC is Worried About the U.S. Congress

Jan 16, 2013 at 16:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in its report for January said the United States in 2013 may post the highest oil supply increase among non-member states. U.S. oil production…

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