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Energy

Looking at the Hyperloop and its Predecessors

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:07 | Dave Summers

There has been considerable fanfare this week over the Hyperloop idea, put forward by Elon Musk. In this concept, which was, in this case developed by engineers at Tesla…

E.ON Sees First-Half Profit Slump in Europe

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:14 | Charles Kennedy

E.ON SE, Germany’s gas, electricity and water utility company, has seen first-half profits drop 15% despite a 15% surge in profits from its UK customers thanks to an 8.7% price…

The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:09 | Global Risk Insights

Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the world. One of the factors…

Is There a Correlation Between the Level of Violence and the Output of Oil?

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:25 | Claude Salhani

Some analysts have been asking the question: is there a direct relationship between the level of violence in a country and its output of oil? In Iraq there most certainly…

Trucks, Trains, or Pipelines – The Best Way to Transport Petroleum

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:18 | Brian Westenhaus

The U.S. is the most fully developed petroleum transport nation – we have crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel and jet fuel in transit 24/7/365 – mostly in pipelines. …

Why Fuel Subsidies are Bad for Everyone

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:04 | Ed Dolan

I have posted frequently (most recently in a three-part series that starts here) on the topic of underpricing of energy in the United States, but we are not the…

Is East the New West in Energy Markets?

Aug 12, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

China is expected to be the leading contributor to an expected increase in the consumption of oil. A former economist at the World Bank said Chinese economic growth could continue…

A Look at the US Shale Industry with David Hughes

Aug 12, 2013 at 17:01 | Post Carbon

Q: Andrews--Production from shale oil plays has been impressive and has taken the national energy dialogue by storm. When did you sense that the shale oil plays had the kind…

U.S. Energy Independence Doesn't Mean a Thing

Aug 09, 2013 at 17:57 | Daniel J. Graeber

Libyan oil production is at its lowest level since the onset of civil war in 2011.  In Iraq, oil production is down below the 3 million barrel mark for the…

BG Group Gets US LNG Export Approval

Aug 09, 2013 at 17:44 | Charles Kennedy

BG Group (LON:BG) and Southern Union are the third to get the green light from the federal government to export LNG to all countries from a planned facility in Lake…

Canada's Offshore Versus Shale Gas

Aug 09, 2013 at 17:39 | Dave Forest

Natural gas from Canada's offshore east coast is finally coming to market.Last week, regulators issued an Operations Authorization for the Deep Panuke gas project, offshore Nova Scotia. Project…

Time for Investors to Look at the Wolfcamp

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:57 | Dan Dicker

Opportunities in energy investing have really never been so focused.  With the grand arbitrage in Brent/WTI spreads largely gone, refiners haven’t been so great and need to moderate some before…

An Investors’ Guide to Libra

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:56 | Editorial Dept

Petrobras is the largest deep-water operator in the world, with 22%+ of its activity in the deep. Petrobras is the first company in the world to find and produce gas…

Bigger Profits from Smaller Players

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:50 | James Stafford

Forget about Big Oil this year and focus your attention on those smaller US-shale-focused players because they have begun to outperform the big boys and we expect much better returns…

Welcome the New Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Consortium

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:24 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Now that Nabucco is out of the picture and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been given the green light for Azeri gas supplies, the TAP consortium is being…

This Week in Energy: Another move forward on US LNG exports

Aug 09, 2013 at 08:41 | James Stafford

Another move forward on US LNG exports; what’s really behind global terror travel warnings; and the latest teasers from this week’s premium offerings. This week we are buoyed…

Gazprom Fiddles while America Fracks?

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:25 | Robert M Cutler

Gazprom still thinks that it is not sleeping through a shale gas revolution, despite President Vladimir Putin's declaration in April to the Russian parliament that shale gas is a real…

Don’t for a Second Imagine We’re Heading for an Era of Renewable Energy

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:20 | Michael Klare

When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems.  Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the…

Are Oil Prices too Low?

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:10 | Matt Smith

Back in late April I wrote a post called ‘Dot-to-Dot-to…Not?’, which joined the dots from mortgage rates to oil prices…and how their price evolution had been counterintuitive to the move…

Obama's Own Party Wages War on Energy Plans

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:43 | Daniel J. Graeber

The White House on Wednesday announced it was clearing out its in-box for liquefied natural gas export licenses by signing off on plans for a terminal in Lake Charles, La.…

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