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Energy

Obama Lifts Deepwater Drilling Ban in The Gulf of Mexico

Oct 13, 2010 at 09:28 | RFE/RL staff

The Obama administration has lifted a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that was imposed after the massive BP oil spill began in April. The…

US Utility Companies to Meet Clean Energy Targets with Nuclear and Coal?

Oct 12, 2010 at 22:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

  Nuclear and cleaner coal would be considered eligible sources in an alternate clean energy standard proposed in the US Senate last week. The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2010…

Oil Industry Officials Concerned With Iran’s Ability to Deal With Offshore Oil Spill

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:49 | IWPR

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused some industry experts to reflect on how their country would cope in a similar emergency. While Iran has considerable experience…

The U.S. Wastes the Equivalent of 350 Million Barrels of Oil Each Year on Unwanted Food

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:51 | David Gabel

America is certainly the land of plenty. This country has been blessed with an overabundance of natural resources and some of the world's most fertile agricultural land. However, every year…

Getting Something for Nothing

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:28 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just contracted to buy all the gasoline I want at 31 cents a gallon. No, I have not struck oil in my backyard, or come into an inheritance from…

Tourism Resorts and Oil Exploration in the Caspian Sea

Oct 07, 2010 at 12:06 | Global Intelligence Report

One indirect consequence of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the impact it may have on the financing of the many tourism projects that have sprouted along the Caspian…

Will Oil Break Out Soon

Oct 07, 2010 at 10:00 | Bruce Krasting

Jon Hilsenrath (WSJ) has yet another article on Fed propaganda to ease the way to QE-2. Today it was Chicago Fed boss Charles Evans doing the talking. He is in…

Finding a Path for the New Energy Economy

Oct 07, 2010 at 09:26 | Brian Westenhaus

Lots of pundits politicians and special interests all want their idea to be the path for a new energy economy.  Lest we forget, we consumers will pay for whatever idea…

The Next Shale Gas Hotspot

Oct 06, 2010 at 17:14 | Dave Forest

Shale gas is going global. It's simply too groundbreaking a concept not to spread. Shale is now the name of the gas game in North America. And Europe is starting…

Could Falling Venezuelan Oil Production Lead to Foreign Intervention

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:57 | Kurt Cobb

In a world desperate for new oil supplies, Venezuela beckons. But will its fumbling management of oil production lead to foreign intervention, covert or otherwise, in a effort to raise…

Jordan’s Oil Shale Deposits Contain 500 Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:54 | Al Fin

JORDAN has over 0.59 trillion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of oil-shale reserves, says one of the companies trying to develop the resource. It is an estimate that could revolutionise…

China Not Ready for Emissions Trading

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:46 | Christopher Cundy

China will establish a national emissions trading system at some time in the future, the country’s top climate negotiator said this week, but opportunities remain limited for now. Xie Zhenhua,…

The Gas Cartel Idea: On the Road to Another OPEC?

Oct 05, 2010 at 12:08 | Global Intelligence Report

As oil sees its image tarnished from the disastrous oil spills that took place off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Dalian, China, and…

Contemplations on Oil

Oct 04, 2010 at 17:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After a tumultuous 2009, oil has been one of the least volatile assets of 2010, confined to a tortuous $68-$88 range, frustrating momentum players to no end. How many city…

Turkmenistans Major Natural Gas Find

Oct 04, 2010 at 13:17 | Andy Soos

Oil and gas supplies and their future use is a major variable for the 21st. century. On the one hand there is a demand to go to renewable sources. On…

Alberta Oil Sands Main Beneficiary of Obamas Oil Drilling Ban

Oct 02, 2010 at 12:41 | Al Fin

While Obama's inept moratorium on oil drilling along the US Gulf Coast heaps misery upon millions of Americans, Alberta's economy is being rejuvenated by the shift of resources northward to…

DOE Commits $1 Billion to CCS Project

Oct 01, 2010 at 08:50 | Green energy Reporter

The Obama administration believes carbon capture works. How else to explain yesterday’s news that the Department of Energy would commit $1 billion to support the FutureGen Carbon Capture and Storage…

Unconventional Methane Plays Growing in Popularity

Oct 01, 2010 at 08:49 | Al Fin

We are seeing the rise of methane from numerous unconventional sources as a rival player to petroleum and oil field natural gas. Already, the rapid expansion of shale gas resources…

A Post Peak Oil World – Will Compassion Flow as Freely

Sep 30, 2010 at 09:07 | Kurt Cobb

It is often said that the test of any civilization is how it treats its weakest members. Those who are compromised physically, mentally or emotionally create a sort of live-action…

Prediction for the Next Oil Price Shock

Sep 30, 2010 at 08:56 | Dave Cohen

Having done some analysis, I've decided to postpone my projection for the next oil price shock. I have moved the date from 2012 ± 1 year to 2013 ± 1…

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