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U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Poses Challenge to Climate Goals

U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Poses Challenge to Climate Goals

Despite renewable energy efforts, the…

The EU Allows Members to Ban Russian LNG as Imports Climb

The EU Allows Members to Ban Russian LNG as Imports Climb

The European Parliament approved rules…


A Look at a Post-Chavez Venezuela

Mar 13, 2013 at 17:51 | Dave Summers

With the death of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez the future production, and exports of Venezuelan crude are gaining a little new attention. I had noted in the…

Algeria: Leveling the Playing Field for Shale Gas Exploration

Mar 12, 2013 at 17:58 | Editorial Dept

(This report is part of Oilprice.com’s premium publication Oil & Energy Insider. Oil & Energy Insider gives subscribers an information advantage when investing, trading or doing business in the…

What Happened to the Uproar Over Energy Speculators?

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:38 | Daniel J. Graeber

Gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest have pulled back from the seasonal highs reported in February. Motor group AAA reported Monday that U.S. commuters paid, on average, $3.69 for a…

Russia’s Rosneft Expanding Global Presence

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:31 | John Daly

For analysts nervously contemplating the Russian Federation’s growing global energy presence, bête noire #1 is the state owned natural gas giant Gazprom.Rosneft is an integrated oil company whose…

Have Natural Gas Vehicle’s Finally Reached the Point of No Return?

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:29 | Barry Stevens

We tried or at least discussed this many times before. That is, an exodus from gasoline and diesel fuel. We have yet to find the promised land of an abundant…

Fareed Zakaria’s Unconvincing Arguments to Build the Keystone XL Pipeline

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:23 | Ed Dolan

Watching the Sunday talk shows this week, I learned that the influential journalist Fareed Zakaria has now joined the chorus urging construction of Keystone pipeline. If built, that pipeline would…

Buffett Banks on Natural Gas Trains

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:36 | Charles Kennedy

Warren Buffett, investor extraordinaire, and his rail carrier rivals are embarking on a new journey to shift trains from diesel to natural gas as the transportation sector seeks to take…

Can Qatar's Success with Gas-to-Liquids Fuels Be Repeated in the U.S.?

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:24 | Saltanat Berdikeeva

Depressed natural gas prices in the U.S. since 2009 and anticipated low price levels for many months, if not years, to come, due to a glut from booming shale gas…

Keystone XL a Bullet Compared With Other Pipelines

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives drafted a measure that would strip the president of his authority to approve the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline planned from Canada. Dubbed…

This Week in Energy: Hugo Chavez, Fracking Ban & Saudi Arabia's Gas Discovery

Mar 08, 2013 at 16:19 | Editorial Dept

New York gets its moratorium on fracking; if you can spell “shale” you can get a job in the skilled-labor starved industry; the death of Hugo Chavez isn’t likely to…

An Energy Company that Continues to Excite Me

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:30 | Dan Dicker

There’s no doubt that the energy sector has been a virtual minefield this year. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting fresh highs, you would think just about any energy…

LNG Technology: The Holy Grail of Gas Investments

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:27 | James Stafford

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology—from LNG seaborne tankers and LNG trains to floating LNG facilities have quickly gone from concept to commercialization, opening up new possibilities in new frontiers and…

Shale Gas: The Courtship Begins in India, Algeria

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:17 | Editorial Dept

Two major shale gas opportunities emerge as Algeria seeks to maintain its exporter status by tapping into its unconventional resources and as India prepares to unveil a new shale gas…

VENEZUELA: No Energy Policy Changes with Chavez’s Death

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:01 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: The death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will not usher in any changes in energy policy, as acting president Nicolas Maduro—who has effectively been leading the administration for…

MONGOLIA: New Mining Code Nearing Final Phase

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:57 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Mongolia is revising its mining regulations and preparing to submit a final draft to parliament in an attempt to attract more foreign investment in the sector. While the…

Oil Explorers Beware: Hackers Are Eyeing What You Know

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:20 | Charles Kennedy

While most would think that the risks junior oil and gas companies are taking in exploring new frontiers as far away as the remote reaches of Africa are related to…

What's the Fuss Over E15 Really About?

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:18 | Daniel J. Graeber

The energy industry's lobby group said the White House has an opportunity to right the environmental ship with its choice of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. American…

China Set to Become the World’s Largest Oil Importer

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:08 | Stuart Burns

In a recent Commodities Note, Reuters detailed how the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) is changing the way it records and reports China’s crude and refined oil products consumption as…

U.S. Oil Production Tops 7 Million Barrels-Per-Day

Mar 07, 2013 at 16:59 | Dave Cohen

Back in 2006-2007 when I was writing about peak oil, I would never have believed that U.S. crude oil production would reach 7 million barrels-per-day in the last month of…

Barnett Shale Formation Forecast to be a Major Contributor to US Natural Gas

Mar 07, 2013 at 16:44 | Futurity

New analysis of the natural gas production potential of the Barnett shale foresees slowly declining production through the year 2030 and beyond.This forecast has broad implications for the…

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