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Energy

The Growing Problem of Oil Theft in China

Jun 11, 2010 at 12:56 | Xina Xie

China may be leaking more oil and gas from its pipeline network than any country in the world, much of it because of criminal activity. Currently, China has a trunk…

Don't Get Sucked Into Natural Gas

Jun 11, 2010 at 08:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When natural gas was trading at $6 at the beginning of the year, I warned readers to stay away because it would take years to discount the discovery of a…

Great Divide Developing in U.S. Natural Gas

Jun 09, 2010 at 10:49 | Dave Forest

Bentek Energy managing director Rusty Braziel sees a great divide developing in U.S. natural gas. Bentek are one of the leaders in tracking and analyzing American gas pipeline flows. Where…

High Hurricane Activity Threatens Gulf Oil Production, Cleanup Efforts

Jun 09, 2010 at 08:28 | Darrell Delamaide

As hurricane season begins in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, forecasters are predicting higher-than-usual activity that could disrupt oil and gas production in the Gulf and hinder efforts to…

China’s Excess Refining Capacity Affecting Domestic Oil Prices

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:41 | Michael Economides

China, which has struggled in recent years to keep up with booming domestic demand for oil products, may soon have a major excess in refining capacity. In 2009, the country…

The Death of BP?

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:36 | Robert Rapier

It was about six weeks ago that the man I work for walked into my office and asked what was happening in the world of energy. “This oil leak in…

Big Oil is Paying

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:15 | Allen Gilmer

In 2006, when I wrote this, and culled directly from their 10K, ExxonMobil paid $30.7 billion in excise taxes, $41.6 billion in other "taxes and duties", and $59.4 billion in…

Middle East producers see more heavy oil in their future

Jun 05, 2010 at 06:08 | Darrell Delamaide

Middle East oil countries should increase production of heavy oil as oil prices remain higher and improved technology makes it easier, those attending an industry conference in Bahrain were told.…

Natural gas Producers Focus Shifting to Wet Gas

Jun 05, 2010 at 06:04 | Dave Forest

The divergence between oil and gas prices in Canada and the U.S. has reached epic proportions. Currently the oil-to-gas price ratio sits around 15. Up considerably from the historic average…

The Problem With Chinese Shale Gas

Jun 04, 2010 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

I mentioned last week that the Asian gas market is in flux. Prices are changing to account for the dynamic supply-demand balance in the region. A further illustration came this…

Obama Suspends Offshore Drilling Permits Following Gulf Spill

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:25 | Geoffrey Styles

I suppose it was inevitable that we would arrive at the moment in the ongoing oil spill crisis at which the baby would be thrown out with the bath. That…

Qatar: The World’s Biggest LNG Producer Holding Onto it’s Gas

Jun 02, 2010 at 15:04 | Energy Tribune

On paper, it should be a perfect match. Qatar has huge amounts of gas to export and its neighbours are desperately prowling for reliable energy supplies to power their emerging…

BP’s Continued Existence Seen Coming Under Threat as Gulf Oil Spill Continues

Jun 02, 2010 at 08:14 | Darrell Delamaide

The continued failure of BP’s efforts to stop the Gulf oil spill and mounting political pressure are putting the very future of the British-based oil giant in question. BP shares…

Our Unhealthy Addiction to Oil

Jun 01, 2010 at 07:50 | Robert Bryce

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is providing barrels of new ammunition to pundits on both the Right and the Left who contend we have to end…

Tajikistan Energy Opportunities - An Interview with Tajikistan’s Ambassador to the United States

May 31, 2010 at 05:19 | Editorial Dept

On 26 May, Tajikistan's Ambassador to the United States Abdujabbor Shirinov spoke openly about the energy and water shortages impacting the region, joint collaboration between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, the construction…

A Snapshot of the Global Oil Market: The Good and the Bad

May 30, 2010 at 16:17 | Dave Forest

JODI is the Joint Oil Data Initiative. A project run by the International Energy Agency and a consortium of partners, collecting data on oil demand and supply around the world.…

Global Firms Ramping up Climate Spending

May 29, 2010 at 04:12 | Environmental Finance

Seventy percent of global executives plan to increase investment in climate initiatives over the next two years, according to an Ernst & Young survey. Out of the 300 executives surveyed…

Asian Gas Market Starting to Heat Up

May 28, 2010 at 06:17 | Dave Forest

Asia is one of the more interesting gas markets in the world. Places like Thailand and its southeast Asian neighbors have seen phenomenal demand growth over the last several years.…

Legislative Battles on Shale Gas Fracking Continue on Several Fronts

May 28, 2010 at 03:35 | Darrell Delamaide

The controversy over the hydraulic fracturing process used to produce shale gas continues, with Pennsylvania and New York becoming a new battleground as development of the giant Marcellus Shale goes…

The Reality of Global Power Demand and Oil Consumption

May 27, 2010 at 15:53 | Robert Bryce

When considering the global energy sector, one of the most difficult tasks is understanding the gargantuan scale of our energy consumption. Talking about scale should be an integral part of…

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