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Driving Energy Costs Lower

Dec 10, 2010 at 14:46 | Brian Westenhaus

Two articles appeared last week worth some study by everyone.  The first spotted by Geoffrey Stiles is at a Wall Street Journal energy special pull out section. There Ted…

OPEC's Strategy

Dec 09, 2010 at 09:06 | Ferdinand E. Banks

An article published in the Infantry Journal (U.S.) many years ago contained the following  exotic question: “If you only had an hour in which turn  civilians into  soldiers, what would…

Voluntary Energy Starvation and the Green Agenda

Dec 07, 2010 at 09:06 | Al Fin

New Republic recently admitted that, "Utopian environmentalism...is a form of escapism and disengagement from reality." The extremists scoff at science and would apparently prefer scarcity so that bureaucratic rationing will…

Some Economics of the Great Coal Game

Dec 07, 2010 at 09:01 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Several years ago I politely asked every student in my course on oil and gas economics at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to  master some important materials dealing with…

India And China Vie For Coal Supply

Dec 03, 2010 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

India's coal-fired power sector is in trouble. As of yesterday, 30% of Indian coal-fueled plants were at "critical" levels of coal stockpiles. And now India isn't the only major coal…

A Look at Oil Company Subsidies

Dec 02, 2010 at 19:41 | Robert Rapier

Following my recent essay on the elimination of the VEETC, the major ethanol subsidy in the U.S., some ethanol supporters argued for continuing the subsidies because oil companies receive…

A Detailed Look at the Middle East OPEC Oil Reserves

Dec 01, 2010 at 11:31 | The Oil Drum

According to the BP statistical review of world energy 2010, the big six Middle East OPEC oil producers (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Unite Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar)…

Will Fossil Fuels be Disrupted by this Future Multi Trillion Dollar Industry

Dec 01, 2010 at 11:22 | Al Fin

Greg Mitchell, a researcher at the prestigious Scripps Institute of Oceanography, expects seaweed to become a multi-trillion dollar industry -- sometime after a ten year developmental period. This new industry…

CO2 Being Used to Increase Oil Extraction

Dec 01, 2010 at 11:07 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers have developed a soap-like additive for CO2 that turns it into a viable solvent for commercial-scale enhanced oil recovery to increase the amount of crude oil that can be…

US Natural Gas Supplies Exploding Without Apparent End

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:19 | Al Fin

Gas abundance is not limited to the U.S. The latest World Energy Outlook report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in early November basically threw the entire natural gas…

EU to Unveil New Carbon Emissions Scheme

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:00 | Andy Soos

The European Commission said on Monday a proposal to limit the use of some carbon credits from industrial gas projects in its emissions trading scheme might be unveiled during a…

Despite Recent Reports Peak Coal is a Long Way Off

Nov 27, 2010 at 11:31 | The Oil Drum

There has been a growing trend toward predicting an imminent peak to the production of coal. Just this last week Nature carried an article that précised Richard Heinberg’s recent book…

Coal Mining and the Highwall Method

Nov 26, 2010 at 09:06 | The Oil Drum

There is an aspect of coal mining that gets relatively little attention, even though it is growing in popularity, It is with this method that I will conclude this series…

Why Qatar is a Threat to Natural Gas Prices

Nov 25, 2010 at 11:32 | Dave Forest

The world is seeing an unprecedented build-out in liquified natural gas (LNG) capacity. Look at the chart below, from energy advisors Point Carbon. In 2009, worldwide LNG export capacity rose…

India Preps for an Energy Grab

Nov 24, 2010 at 10:35 | Dave Forest

We've heard a lot the last year or two about the race to secure natural resources between Asian nations like China, Japan and Korea. Get ready for that space to…

The Next Big American Oil Resource Plays

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:49 | Brian Westenhaus

The rapidly getting famous Bakken Shale of the Williston Basin that stretches across a large portion of central North America is what most people consider as the latest great American…

Oil Prices Riding the Wave of Investor Uncertainty

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:09 | Al Fin

“Very little of the recent price rise has really been down to the improving supply-demand balance,” said Matt Parry, senior oil consultant at KBC Process Technology Ltd. Instead, most of…

Turkmenistan to Provide Natural Gas for Nabucco

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:06 | RFE/RL staff

Turkmenistan's First Deputy Prime Minister Baymurad Khojamukhamedov has said his country is ready to provide some 40 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the European Union-backed Nabucco pipeline project.…

Natural Gas Producers Squeezed by High Costs and Low Prices

Nov 21, 2010 at 09:06 | Dave Forest

It's hard to believe, but just ten years ago $2/mcf was a pretty good natural gas price. North American gas sold for around that level throughout most of the 1980s…

Can Hydrocarbons Survive in the Hot, Pressured, Mantle?

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:45 | Al Fin

The mantle is a dense, hot layer of semisolid rock approximately 2,900 kilometers thick. The mantle, which contains more iron, magnesium and calcium than the crust, is hotter and denser…

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