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Oil Prices Fall as Bearish Sentiment Builds

Oil Prices Fall as Bearish Sentiment Builds

Oil prices are under pressure…

Debate Rages Over Global Oil Demand

Debate Rages Over Global Oil Demand

Easing inflation has boosted bullish…


Canadians Issue Resounding Hell-No to Beijing

Oct 18, 2012 at 18:00 | Daniel J. Graeber

In the latest rush to take advantage of oil opportunities in Canada, Exxon Mobil announced it signed a deal to acquire Celtic Exploration Ltd. for around $2.6 billion. The deal…

Could Social Upheaval in Iran Spark an Oil Bull Market?

Oct 18, 2012 at 17:57 | Marin Katusa

In the third century, greed got the best of Rome's emperors. As they spent through the silver in the treasury, one emperor after another reduced the amount of precious metal…

Tajikistan's Oil and Gas could Change the Landscape of Central Asian Politics

Oct 18, 2012 at 17:55 | Eurasianet

There’s a potentially huge story developing in Tajikistan: Central Asia’s poor cousin may be sitting atop a vast pool of oil and natural gas. Yet, no one in Dushanbe –…

Delta Airlines Buys its Own Refinery to Cut Fuel Costs

Oct 18, 2012 at 17:52 | Matt Smith

For this latest meandering down the path of energy we are going to take a look at a couple of interesting tales intertwined, with the first anecdote beginning with the…

Using Thicker CO2 to Increase Oil Extraction Rates

Oct 18, 2012 at 17:47 | Brian Westenhaus

Oil extraction technology marches on. University of Pittsburgh engineers show crude oil extraction could be improved significantly and accessible domestic oil reserves could be expanded with their new economical…

All that Glitters is Gold for Georgia's Sexy New Energy Minister

Oct 17, 2012 at 17:47 | Charles Kennedy

You know a country is serious about its energy policy when it installs a soccer star with zero background in the sector as the new Minister of Energy.

Kazakhstan's Gigantic Kashgan Oil Field about to Begin Production

Oct 17, 2012 at 17:39 | Eurasianet

In the Caspian Sea’s choppy waters off western Kazakhstan’s coast, D-Day is approaching on a man-made mound called D Island. It is the nerve center of the Kashagan field, the…

The US Northeast Heading Towards a Heating Oil Crisis

Oct 16, 2012 at 17:22 | Robert Rapier

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week reported on a potential crisis for heating oil customers in the Northeast part of the United States. In This Week in Petroleum…

BP Falls Out with Azerbaijan as Baku Gambles on Future

Oct 15, 2012 at 17:43 | Charles Kennedy

That Azeri President Ilham Aliyev is so ferociously lashing out at British Petroleum (BP) for declining output in Azerbaijan’s largest oilfield has very little to do with BP and everything…

US Can Never Achieve Energy Independence at Current Consumption Rate

Oct 15, 2012 at 17:40 | Kurt Cobb

With gasoline scaling $4 a gallon recently, plans announced last week by international oil giant BP to export U.S.-produced crude oil ought to have Americans howling. For such a plan…

Yet Another Attack on Turkish Pipelines

Oct 12, 2012 at 17:42 | John Daly

Turkey’s economy is one of the most booming of the Middle East, with a growth rate, despite the ongoing economic recession over the past decade, of an average 5.5…

Factors that Could Threaten the Oil & Gas Industry in the Future

Oct 12, 2012 at 17:32 | Energy Digital

This year, the oil & gas industry see environmental accountability as a top priority, underlined by the intersection between public concern and industry efforts among the U.S. shale boom. This…

Iraqi Oil Problems are Global Oil Problems

Oct 11, 2012 at 18:00 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Iraqi government said Wednesday it was pulling back from its plans to increase oil production dramatically within the next five years. Baghdad, beginning in 2008, has brought in international…

Energy Bereft Japan goes Fracking

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:56 | John Daly

It is difficult not to feel sympathy for Japan’s current energy dilemma.In the early 1960s, hydrocarbon-deficient Japan eagerly embraced nuclear power, and the country now has 50 functioning…

Does Canada Need a Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:53 | Geopolitical Monitor

It was only a little over a month ago that the world, as well as most Canadians, discovered that Canada was host to the world’s strategic maple-syrup reserve. The confounding…

Smash the Rally in Oil

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I love it. First, Israel's right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for a snap election. Many observers are viewing this as a referendum on war with Iran. Then, terrorists blow…

Yet Another Huge Oil Find in the Anadarko Basin

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:39 | Brian Westenhaus

Continental Resources Inc. unveiled its newest oil field with a reservoir rock of an oil-rich portion of the Woodford Shale that lies beneath oil fields tapped long ago by some…

Full Steam Ahead for Suezmax Tankers, Thanks to Iran Sanctions

Oct 10, 2012 at 17:42 | Charles Kennedy

It has not been a good year for super tankers, what with sanctions on Iran and the US shale boom that has resulted in reduced demand for cargo transport and…

Pipeline to Nowhere?

Oct 10, 2012 at 17:29 | Michael Doyle

Last week the news headlines blazed on about the proposed natural gas project in Alaska between Exxon, Conoco and Trans-Canada to build a pipeline over 800 miles long to run…

Oil Industry to Face Epic Changes over the Coming Years

Oct 10, 2012 at 17:24 | Al Fin

UK based think tank Chatham House has published a new report: What Next for the Oil and Gas Industry? The report predicts a continued lessening of demand for middle…

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