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Magnesium Battery Breakthrough Could Challenge Lithium-Ion Dominance

Magnesium Battery Breakthrough Could Challenge Lithium-Ion Dominance

Tohoku University researchers have developed…

The AI Revolution Has a Problem: Energy

The AI Revolution Has a Problem: Energy

On the one hand, artificial…

Conflicts Could Put West Africa's Oil Supply At Risk

Conflicts Could Put West Africa's Oil Supply At Risk

Potential spillover of conflicts to…

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Displacing Oil Costs Less than Oil

May 16, 2013 at 17:14 | Zana Nesheiwat

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity — not a threat.” — Steve JobsAre we running out of oil? Are fuel alternatives overrated? Can fossil…

Do Humans and Energy have the Same Relationship as Predators and Prey?

May 16, 2013 at 17:10 | Gail Tverberg

Humans live in equilibrium with other species in a finite world. In such a world, there is never really a Steady State. Instead, there is a constant ebb and flow. …

Study Finds no Trace of Fracking Fluid in Arkansas Drinking Water

May 16, 2013 at 16:52 | Futurity

Samples from drinking water wells show no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas.“Our results show no discernible impairment of groundwater quality in areas associated…

Shale Boom Sees Cheap US Coal Head to Europe and Asia

May 16, 2013 at 16:50 | Stuart Burns

We have heard a lot in the press – and indeed we have written ourselves – about the impact of shale gas and, more recently, shale or tight oil, on…

Brazil’s Petrobras Sells $11 Billion in Debt Bonds

May 15, 2013 at 16:55 | John Daly

In 2001 Jim O'Neill, then Goldman Sachs head of global economic research and commodities and strategy research, coined an acronym that has increasingly come to dominate the last decade in…

U.S. Energy Independence Weakens its Power

May 15, 2013 at 16:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

The United States needs to make some decisions on how to capitalize on its surging oil production. Crude oil exports, except under certain circumstances, were banned in 1979 in response…

As Natural Gas Prices Rise, Who Benefits the Most?

May 15, 2013 at 16:47 | Robert Rapier

Over the past two years the spot price of natural gas fell from nearly $5 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in June 2011 to less than $2 per MMBtu…

Survey Shows Public Support Fracking, but Only with Tighter Regulation

May 15, 2013 at 16:44 | Futurity

Most Michigan and Pennsylvania residents say hydrofracking is good for the economy, but also have concerns about chemicals used and other environmental risks, a new survey shows.Fracking is…

As its Hydrocarbon Resources Deplete, Norway Must Diversify its Economic Outlook

May 14, 2013 at 17:17 | Geopolitical Monitor

Norway has always been known as a stable welfare state, with hydrocarbon wealth allowing for generous socio-economic benefits. Although recent debate has seen a call within Norwegian politics for…

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Gambling on Lebanon’s High-Stakes Oil & Gas

May 13, 2013 at 17:06 | Charles Kennedy

With its first-ever bidding round for offshore oil and gas exploration blocks opened as of 1 May and licensing scheduled for November, Lebanon is now initially estimating that its Levant…

Libya Wants to Sell Oil. Is Anyone Listening?

May 13, 2013 at 17:03 | Daniel J. Graeber

Libyan Oil Minister Abdel Bari Ali al-Arousi said his country was ready to recover from civil war and take its rightful place as the powerhouse of North African energy producers.…

Exporting U.S. Natural Gas: Yes or No?

May 13, 2013 at 16:58 | Ed Dolan

The energy policy topic of the week is whether to export more of America’s newly abundant natural gas. Like any good card-carrying economist, my instincts favor free trade. Other things…

Shell Takes the Lead on Natural Gas, Welcomes the Future of Clean Energy

May 13, 2013 at 16:53 | Energy Digital

One of the world's largest oil companies takes more stock in cleaner sources of fuel, leading America to energy independence.As the global population reaches nearly nine billion people…

Anadarko’s Impressive Q1 Sales

May 10, 2013 at 18:09 | Charles Kennedy

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) continues to beat earnings estimates, and its quarter results released on Monday show an impressive 12%+ year-on-year increase in sales volumes—with more gains expected in the coming…

Looking at Obama’s Misguided Natural Gas Policy

May 10, 2013 at 17:52 | Chris Martenson

The Obama administration has come out in support of the idea of exporting U.S. natural gas. This stance is counterproductive and short sighted, and if followed, it will prove harmful…

North Dakota Oil Boom Set to Continue for Some Time

May 10, 2013 at 17:23 | Robert Rapier

Last week the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provided an update of oil and gas resources in the Bakken region. This was their first update since a 2008 report that…

Supercomputing: Game-Changer for Oil & Gas Exploration

May 10, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Oil majors are second only to the US Defense Department in terms of the use of supercomputing systems. That’s because supercomputing is the key to determining where to explore next—and…

A Company that Stands to do Well from the Collapsing WTI-Brent Spread

May 10, 2013 at 15:33 | Dan Dicker

Another week away from my usual trading desk in New York does lead to a different and useful perspective on energy events without concentrating on the minute movements on my…

Chesapeake: Getting Rid of Bad Baggage

May 10, 2013 at 15:32 | Editorial Dept

This company’s had some management problems, but we still like it: Its profits are higher than expected, despite all, and its net income is up 2 cents per share this…

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