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Could Renewable Diesel Crush Oil Demand?

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Diesel prices continue to fall…

China Threatens 25% Car Tariff Against US, EU Moves

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Brazilian Startup has Portfolio from the Amazon to Namibia

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:44 | John Daly

In the world of investing nothing is certain, but some companies seem a much surer bet than others. With globalization, investors are searching worldwide for places to park their money,…

Will Namibia Become Another Pawn on China's Global Energy Chessboard?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:42 | John Daly

Western investors can be forgiven for having the perception that China has bought Africa's energy assets lock, stock and barrel. Last month however, a new oil frontier opened in South…

Australia's Ongoing Coal Boom Could Provide a Safe Haven for Investors

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:41 | John Daly

Investors spooked by three years of global recession have nervously scanned the globe for failsafe, sure-fire places to park their surplus capital. The rise of the non-Organization for Economic Cooperation…

Brazil's Petrobras Goes for the Gold

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:39 | John Daly

In the investing world, little is certain beyond the fact that energy stocks are usually a wise place to park money, as global demand is consistently outstripping production. Smart money…

The Upcoming U.S. - China Struggle for African Energy

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:33 | John Daly

The 19th century saw an epic struggle between competing European powers to divvy up Africa for colonies. Now a similar struggle for Africa is underway, but the main competitors…

Investing in Energy Services Stocks

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:31 | Keith Schaefer

Why the entire sector should see a rising tide of revenue and profits... for the next few years. The rapid increase in horizontal drilling and the shale revolution, the energy…

Possible Implications of the Iranian Oil Embargo

Jan 16, 2012 at 17:50 | James Hamilton

As efforts continue to impose sanctions on Iran, I thought it would be helpful to discuss the possible implications of these developments for oil-consuming countries. The most likely outcome of…

Natural Gas Goes Down in Flames

Jan 16, 2012 at 17:48 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I received a scratchy and barely audible call from my buddy out in the Barnet natural gas fields just outside of Fort Worth, Texas the other day. With the price…

New Fracking Technology to Bring Huge Supplies of Oil and Gas to the Market

Jan 16, 2012 at 17:40 | Brian Westenhaus

Petroleum reservoir fracturing is set for a major improvement with new technologies going to work miles down from the surface and then out horizontally. Called fracking, the process uses pressure…

How the US Government can Help Encourage a Reduction in Fuel Consumption

Jan 16, 2012 at 17:27 | David Gabel

The United States has implemented a variety of policies in the effort to cut back gasoline use. For example, the Obama Administration has invested federal dollars into GM's electric vehicles.…

What is Clean, Abundant, Affordable and the Best Alternative Energy Source We Have?

Jan 16, 2012 at 07:42 | Barry Stevens

If you answered cold fusion, eeehhhhh! Your time's run out!   If you answered natural gas, have a cigar. Natural gas, for the simple reason that it is one of the…

Should the US Export LNG at the Risk of Increased Domestic Gas Prices?

Jan 16, 2012 at 07:28 | Metal Miner

Capitalism is a wonderful thing. It can create so much wealth, spur so much research and progress that we sometimes take on blind faith that unrestrained pursuit of profit is…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 16, 2011

Jan 15, 2012 at 09:55 | FX Empire

March Crude Oil traded sharply lower last week with an expanded range. Based on the previous week’s failure to follow-through to the upside when the market took out the previous…

US Court of Appeals Yet Again Delays the EPA’s Attempts to Reduce Pollution

Jan 14, 2012 at 07:24 | Ed Dolan

On December 30, The U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which was to take effect…

Gazprom's Mixed Outlook for 2012

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:43 | John Daly

For the Russian Federation’s state-owned natural gas monopoly Gazprom, an entity that everyone loves to hate, 2012 is already shaping up as a decidedly mixed year. The good news…

Why Oil Prices Are About to Collapse

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:35 | The Oil Drum

All is not as it appears in the global oil markets, which have become entirely dysfunctional and no longer fit for its purpose, in my view. I believe that the…

Nigeria - Protests Rise Against Government's Decision to End Fuel Subsidies

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:32 | John Daly

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to listen to your drinking buddies in the International Monetary Fund, at least if you want social stability in your country. On New…

Is the Oil and Gas Industry Trying to Buy a Keystone XL Decision from Congress?

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:22 | Climate Progress

The House of Representatives under the 112th Congress has been dubbed “the most anti-environmental House in history.” From a refusal to give up on styrofoam in the congressional cafeteria…

Reducing Petroleum Consumption from Transportation

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:13 | James Hamilton

MIT Professor Christopher Knittel has a new paper on the potential for the United States to reduce petroleum consumption. From the paper's abstract: The United States consumed more…

Saudi Arabia's Rising Domestic Oil Consumption to Threaten Exports?

Jan 11, 2012 at 17:30 | John Daly

Saudi Arabia is currently the world’s leading oil producer, containing approximately one-fifth of the world's proven oil reserves. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, Saudi Aramco reported that it…

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