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Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of October 3, 2011

Oct 03, 2011 at 07:21 | FX Empire

November natural gas futures continued its slide last week, closing sharply lower and showing no indication that a bottom is even in sight. Production is high and last week’s larger-than-expected…

Why Our Economy and Environment are Calling for Development Over Growth

Oct 03, 2011 at 07:16 | Open Democracy

As the depth and breadth of our financial/economic and environmental crises deepens, it is urgent to ask whether the way we are going about searching for solutions lives up to…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of October 3, 2011

Oct 02, 2011 at 08:58 | FX Empire

November crude oil futures finished the week slightly lower on fears that slowing global economic growth will curtail demand. Not only was the week lower, but the quarterly loss was…

Conflict in the Caspian?

Sep 30, 2011 at 04:09 | John Daly

A little noticed military exercise occurred last week in the Caspian. A bilateral operation between the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, the “Tsentr 2011” joint strategic exercise dealt with threats to…

The Economic and Environmental Costs of Natural Gas Flaring

Sep 30, 2011 at 04:04 | Ed Dolan

To an alien orbiting Earth in a flying saucer, natural gas flares would be one of the most visible signs of human life on earth. Notice I said “human life,”…

Which Are the Most Polluted Cities in the World

Sep 30, 2011 at 03:53 | Andy Soos

In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO (World Health Organization). The information…

Russia Claims New Arctic Hydrocarbon Finds Effectively Double Nations Reserves

Sep 29, 2011 at 04:11 | John Daly

Russia, currently vying for the title of world's top oil producer with Saudi Arabia, claimed that new findings in its offshore Arctic territories have effectively doubled the nation’s energy reserves.

Energy Innovation Should be the Primary Goal of Policy Makers

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:46 | Matthew Stepp

The national energy and climate policy debate is broken. If it doesn't get fixed, any new policy at the city, state, or national level may very well fail to address…

Republic of Cyprus Offshore Hydrocarbon Exploration Unsettles Turkey

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:42 | Joao Peixe

The Republic of Cyprus has recently begun oil and natural gas exploration and drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. Last year the Greek Cypriot administration and Israel signed an accord…

Oil Diplomacy to the Rescue? Cuban Drilling off Florida Keys to Begin by End of the Year

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:57 | John Daly

For 51 years the U.S. has imposed an economic embargo against Cuba, severely crippling the island’s economy for its effrontery in choosing a socialist path for development, a policy confirmed…

German Army’s Peak Oil Report Predicts Rising Oil Prices, Another Recession and The Demise of Banks

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:52 | Post Carbon

In the last five or six years at least 20 major studies have been published by governmental and non-governmental organizations that either deal with or touch upon the possibility of…

Low Cost U.S. Natural Gas Production Put at Risk

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:49 | Brian Westenhaus

A lawsuit in Pennsylvania has put the state’s natural gas production at risk.  Thousands of oil and gas properties in the Marcellus Shale thought to have the ownership of the…

Chesapeake’s Investment in Natural Gas Infrastructure Could be a Game Changer

Sep 27, 2011 at 01:47 | Stuart Burns

Chesapeake Energy is not resting on its laurels as the No. 2 producer of natural gas in the US. So awash is the US with gas following the release of…

Fracking Coming to the UK Following Massive Natural Gas Discovery in Lancashire

Sep 26, 2011 at 04:36 | John Daly

Energy-rich Britain is about to be subjected to a full court media press after Cuadrilla Resources announced that it has discovered huge underground deposits of natural gas in Lancashire, up…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of September 26, 2011

Sep 26, 2011 at 04:21 | FX Empire

The downtrend continued in Natural Gas last week as the November futures contract plunged to a new low for the year at 3.745. Bearish fundamentals and a weakening technical picture…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of September 26, 2011

Sep 25, 2011 at 14:08 | FX Empire

November Crude Oil finished sharply lower this week in a move driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s assessment of the economy. On Wednesday, September 21, the Fed stated in its…

Azerbaijan Goes From Strength to Strength - Maybe

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:41 | John Daly

The Soviet Union imploded peacefully in December 1991 and fifteen new nations lost no time in running for the exits. Western capitalists, drooling at the vast potential opportunities unleashed by…

Why the EIA’s Latest Forecast of a 53% Jump in Energy Demand is Misleading

Sep 22, 2011 at 14:29 | Gail Tverberg

The EIA published International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO 2011) on September 19, showing energy projections to 2035. One summary stated, “Global Energy Use to Jump 53%, largely driven…

Changing Behavior of Crude Oil Futures Prices

Sep 22, 2011 at 13:58 | James Hamilton

I've just finished a new research paper with my former student (and now University of Chicago Professor) Cynthia Wu. In our new paper, we study how increased purchases of…

Could Bacteria Help Provide us with a Limitless Supply of Hydrogen Fuel?

Sep 22, 2011 at 13:56 | Energy Digital

Penn State researchers have discovered a low-energy way to harvest hydrogen fuel that may offer a limitless supply of the clean-burning power source.  Hydrogen is a dream fuel that was…

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