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Growth in U.S. Oil and Gas Output Slows Down

Growth in U.S. Oil and Gas Output Slows Down

This year's increase in shale…

Africa To Get Only 2% Of Global Clean Energy Investment

Africa To Get Only 2% Of Global Clean Energy Investment

The entire African continent is…


Oil Rich Azerbaijan Looking for Investors

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:11 | John Daly

The prosperity of former republics of the USSR, which collapsed in December 1991, has primarily been driven by the development of energy resources in the post-Soviet era, notably around the…

How Energy Availability Affects Economies and Societies

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:06 | Open Democracy

So familiar has the social economy of energy become in modern societies, so routine its extraordinary wastefulness, so toxic its effects, that the capacity for a better way can be…

U.S. Energy Trade Mission to Visit Four African Countries

Feb 07, 2012 at 12:40 | John Daly

For the last decade, as China has advanced its economic interests on the Dark Continent, Washington regarded Africa primarily through its ‘global war on terror” lens. Top of the U.S.…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of February 6, 2012

Feb 07, 2012 at 07:55 | FX Empire

March Crude Oil closed lower last week after posting an expanded range. The market continued its downslide that began five weeks ago when it topped out at $103.90. Heavy selling…

Sudan's President Omer al Bashir’s New Best Friend - Russia?

Feb 06, 2012 at 22:51 | John Daly

When Communism collapsed in the Soviet Union in December 1991, many Europeans naively thought that the new Russian government would fully embrace “Western” values. Two decades later, after a…

Are There Holes in Pipeline Transparency?

Feb 06, 2012 at 22:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

An assistant attorney general in Montana announced this week he was trying to decide whether or not to move ahead with claims against Exxon Mobil for a July oil spill…

Cambodia - Next Oil and Natural Gas Frontier?

Feb 06, 2012 at 22:46 | John Daly

U.S. and Japanese companies are interested in prospecting for oil and natural gas in Cambodia. According to Phai Siphan, state secretary and spokesman of the Council of Ministers Office,…

Russia Behind Bulgarian Anti-Fracking Protests?

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:20 | John Daly

Pity the poor Eastern Europeans. Fifty years under the domination of their massive Soviet eastern neighbor then the collapse of Communism there two decades ago offered undreamed of opportunities to…

India Drops the Dollar and Pays for Iranian Oil in Gold

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:15 | Metal Miner

Media reports suggests that India has agreed to pay the price of crude oil it imports from Iran in gold, which makes it the first country to drop the US…

The Energy Fallout from the Arab Spring

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Jordan announced this week it was discussing with Baghdad the development of natural gas fields along its northern border with Iraq. The pipeline system in the Sinai Peninsula carrying natural…

Canada's Shameful Propaganda Against Saudi Arabian Oil Reaches New Levels

Feb 04, 2012 at 12:07 | Post Carbon

Almost exactly nine years ago, opposition to the US invasion of Iraq was reaching a fever pitch. On February 15, 2003 millions of people around the world rallied to…

Cuba, Oil Diplomacy and the Southern Tip of Florida

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:49 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. lawmakers spent most of this week lobbing insults at the Cuban government while assessing the risks of an offshore oil spill about 90 miles from the southern Florida coast.…

What Affect Will High Oil Prices Have on the 2012 Election

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:47 | Post Carbon

If current trends continue, gasoline prices and U.S. energy policy seem destined to play a larger role in the political debate prior to the November elections than ever before. Gasoline…

Lebanon's Electrical Woes Become Political Football

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:44 | John Daly

Beirut, the “Paris of the Middle East,” has one problem that the City of Light does not – electricity shortages. In a country whose complex politics frequently produce gridlock, concerns…

An Abundant Supply of Cheap Oil is the Most Important Resource for Our Future

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:40 | Gail Tverberg

Our economy runs on oil. Most of the tractors used for growing food run on oil. Nearly all of today’s cars and trucks run on oil. It is popular to…

International Pipelines - Peacemakers or Hostages to Fortune?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:26 | John Daly

Supporters of pipelines that cross international frontiers have fervent supporters in the energy industry, who maintain that they are “win win” solutions for both energy producing nations and transit countries.

Why is Gulfsands Petroleum Still Drilling in Syria?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

Authors note: After publication this week, Gulfsands Petroleum announced Thursday it was ending its exploration campaign in Syria while sanctions are in place.Independent energy company Gulfsands Petroleum…

Methane Gas Hydrates - Vast Energy Resource or Ecological Disaster Awaiting?

Feb 01, 2012 at 17:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A vast and untapped resource of fuel? A contributor to global climate change? A submarine hazard and potential trigger of tsunami's? A cause of catastrophic species extinction? An ELE -…

Oil Rich Venezuela's Electricity Shortfalls Lose Economy $80 Billion

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

One of the odder inconsistencies in the global energy market is the fact that many energy rich nations are plagued by indigenous shortages. Among them is Venezuela, which has…

The Difficult Chemical Processes Involved in Waste-to-Energy

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:23 | Barry Stevens

Waste-to-Energy is a multifaceted concept; it means different things to different people, it is underestimated in complexity and questionable in terms of profitability and carbon neutrality.  Waste can be solid…

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