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Oil Production No Answer to Energy Security

Oct 25, 2013 at 18:38 | Daniel J. Graeber

Six shale plays in the United States account for nearly all of the growth in domestic oil production in the country. That's the assessment from the Energy Department's inaugural drilling…

Bribery in Ecuadorean Lawsuit Against Chevron?

Oct 25, 2013 at 18:33 | John Daly

Few people realize that Ecuador is the smallest oil-producing member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Ecuador rejoined OPEC in 2007, after leaving the organization at the end…

Under Pressure to Innovate, GM Unveils Bi-Fuel Sedan

Oct 25, 2013 at 18:26 | Charles Kennedy

While Tesla Motors has even the likes of General Motors unnerved with its success, GM is hoping its new Chevrolet Impala sedan that can operate on either gasoline or compressed…

Shale Projects Lagging in Eastern Europe

Oct 25, 2013 at 18:20 | Igor Alexeev

“Shale perspectives” in Eastern Europe are challenged by delaying tactics of industry majors. Media coverage of shale gas development is positive but in Lithuania and Poland global oil & gas…

WHO Says Air We Breathe is Carcinogenic

Oct 25, 2013 at 17:44 | Charles Kennedy

The cancer agency of the World Health Organization—the same organization that got Americans to quit smoking--says in a new, dramatic study that the air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing…

Why Are Oil Majors Converging on “The Secret Coast”?

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:22 | Editorial Dept

Some of the world’s most savvy energy investors have converged in a strange place the last few months. A place I call “the secret coast”, because little is known about…

Kurdistan Considers National Oil Company

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:02 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) works towards oil and gas independence from the central Iraqi authorities in Baghdad, the next idea being floated is the creation of…

Gas Investor Alert: Trouble in Mozambique

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:00 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Investors should be on the alert over the increasing momentum of a militant insurgency that could threaten coal and gas investments in Mozambique.Analysis:  At a time…

Delving into India’s Coalgate Scandal

Oct 24, 2013 at 17:34 | Metal Miner

The media has dubbed it “Coalgate” after the infamous Watergate scandal of the 1970s, and the alleged multi-million dollar scam, still to be proven in a court of law, epitomizes…

How the 1973 Oil Embargo Still Affects US Energy Agenda Today

Oct 24, 2013 at 17:29 | Robert Rapier

America’s Wake Up CallForty years ago Americans were getting a wake up call on energy security. For the first time, the point was being driven home that America’s…

Brazil’s Pre-Salt Auction Goes to Shell-Total Consortium

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:06 | Joao Peixe

A consortium led by Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell, France’s Total and PetroChina and its sister company Cnooc, won the bid for Brazil’s Libra deep-water oilfield in a landmark auction on…

China’s Insatiable Hunger for Energy Resources

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:03 | John Daly

Largely below the media radar, China has intensified its global search for energy supplies to secure its dynamic economy. Given the difficulties in increasing domestic output to underwrite the…

Europe Taking a Pass on Shale Revolution?

Oct 22, 2013 at 17:00 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. supermajor Chevron last week halted work on an exploration well in the Romanian town of Pungesti after protesters rallied in opposition of hydraulic fracturing.  The company had only secured…

Russia Threatened by Shift in Global Energy Markets

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:49 | RFE/RL staff

A shiny new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is set to open in the Polish port of Swinoujscie next year. Three-thousand kilometers to the east, Chinese President Xi…

US Energy Independence: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:46 | Kurt Cobb

Energy independence sounds good, and that's why politicians and oil company executives love to say the words. It's so easy to say, but oh so hard to actually accomplish, which…

Mapping Mangroves for Our Carbon Future

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:41 | Charles Kennedy

A new study of 35 countries maps out the amount of carbon stored by mangrove ecosystems in various parts of the world in hopes of learning from the mangrove’s elusive…

Baltic Dependence on Russian Gas About to End

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:44 | Global Risk Insights

At the moment, European energy markets are heavily dependent on Russian supplies. This is especially true of the countries with direct land borders to the big bear, including Finland and…

Another Canadian Oil Train Derailment Punctuates Crude Transportation Debate

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:33 | Rory Johnston

At approximately 1:00AM Saturday morning, a train carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derailed and exploded outside of Gainford, Alberta, about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton. The 134-car freight…

China Gets Access to Siberian Oilfields

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:26 | John Daly

On 18 October state-owned Russian oil firm Rosneft signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., a significant arrangement that gives China its first direct access to…

Bakken Companies Sued for Wasting Gas Royalties

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:19 | Charles Kennedy

Mineral owners in North Dakota have filed law-suits against 10 oil and gas companies for royalties lost in the surge of natural gas flaring in the Bakken shale.

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