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Seismic Boost for Black Sea Exploration

Dec 11, 2012 at 17:01 | Charles Kennedy

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and Austria’s OMV Petrom are preparing to unleash Romania’s massive Black Sea potential with the launch of a 3-D seismic study of the country’s 6,000 square kilometer deep-water…

High Energy Use Families Face UK Government Intervention

Dec 11, 2012 at 16:48 | Peter McCusker

The UK Government’s drive to green the nation’s energy profile as outlined in the recent Energy Bill will not be achieved through supply side changes only.The shift from…

Peak Oil is Nonsense ... Because There's Enough Gas to Last 250 Years

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:07 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The title is a condensate of the latest rendition from Nigel Lawson, who served Margaret Thatcher’s government, both as Secretary of State for Energy and Chancellor of the Exchequer. In…

What Would Falling Oil Prices do to Russia's Geopolitical Ambitions?

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:05 | Al Fin

The US shale boom has already hit Russia's Gazprom hard. Now, the rising boom in US oil production, along with other sources of new global crude production, are casting…

Peak Phosphorous: What Can we Expect?

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:02 | Dave Cohen

In an editorial called Be persuasive. Be brave. Be arrested (if necessary) (if necessary) which recently appeared in the science journal Nature, Jeremy Grantham argues that the world's…

Mexico to Privatize State Oil Company Pemex?

Dec 07, 2012 at 17:08 | John Daly

Big potential changes south of the border. Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has announced that he wants increased private investment in the nation’s energy industry.Will this include Mexican…

Will Regulators Damn Keystone XL?

Dec 07, 2012 at 17:04 | Daniel J. Graeber

Starting Tuesday, U.S. regulators will hold regular meetings on oil and natural gas pipeline safety standards. A series of pipeline issues, ranging from a deadly gas pipeline explosion in California,…

Eagle Ford: The Hottest New US Shale Play

Dec 07, 2012 at 17:02 | Charles Kennedy

Who’s hot in Eagle Ford? Right now it’s Marathon Oil (US: MRO), which has earmarked $1.9 billion of it’s $5.2 billion in 2013 capital for this south Texas shale play.…

The World Starts to Come Apart at the Seams as it Battles over Energy Supply

Dec 07, 2012 at 16:53 | Dave Summers

There is a lot going on in the Middle East at the moment. There is the revolution in Syria which seems now to be entering some form of end game,…

How the US could Eliminate its Need for Crude Oil

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:53 | Futurity

The United States could eliminate its need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas, and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, experts report.Besides economic…

One to Watch: Dow Chemical Cuts Energy Costs by $9 Billion

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:41 | Editorial Dept

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) has cut its energy costs by an impressive $9 billion through green investments, which translates into $7 billion in net profit. It’s been a…

This Week in Energy: Canadian Keystone Anxiety, Eagle Ford and Dow Chemicals

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:37 | James Stafford

This week in energy, we highlight Canadian anxiety over Keystone XL, new EPA regulations that could cost manufacturers billions, updates on Eagle Ford and a look at Dow Chemical’s…

Christmas Movies and the Energy World

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:34 | Matt Smith

Here is our latest Christmas themed post and this year we will be comparing the current landscape of Energyland™ to some of the best holiday movies. Enjoy!–The Nightmare…

Smart Grids, Stupid People

Dec 06, 2012 at 17:04 | Charles Kennedy

Here’s the thing: In the immediate term it’s expensive to be smart, and cheap to be stupid. In the long term, smart saves, though the math is a bit complicated. …

Why US Oil Consumption Might Drastically Decline in the Coming Years

Dec 06, 2012 at 17:00 | James Hamilton

A lot of attention has been given to the optimistic assessments of future U.S. and Iraqi oil production in the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2012. However, perhaps even more…

Booming U.S. Natural Gas Production to Export LNG to Thailand?

Dec 06, 2012 at 16:54 | John Daly

On 18 November, following a meeting in Bangkok during his first foreign trip after winning reelection, President Obama said, after lauding the 2013 celebration of the 180th anniversary of…

Why Integrated Policies are Vital for Egypt's Energy Future

Dec 06, 2012 at 16:45 | Economywatch

Egypt’s energy sector, specifically its electricity, oil and natural gas subsectors, is a large, important and promising part of the national economy. Egypt faces the challenges of growth in population,…

Keystone XL: Welcome to the Proxy Energy War

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:50 | Charles Kennedy

Now that elections are over, everyone is waiting for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it’s not so easy amid the atmosphere of protests that have even traditionally…

U.S. Energy Department Report Supports Shale Boom Credibility

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department said crude oil production from the United States could reach 7.5 million barrels per day before the end of the decade. Natural gas production, meanwhile, should…

Pakistan's Shambolic Electrical Sector Stymies Exports

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:40 | John Daly

Pity poor Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation nevertheless walking the edge of an electrical crisis impacting not only consumers, but now exports as well. The number crunching is simple…

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