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Leaked German Military Study Warns of Peak Oil Crisis

Sep 03, 2010 at 11:33 | Robert Rapier

This week a study on peak oil by a German military think tank was leaked on the Internet. The document shows that the German government is closely studying the issue…

Using Thorium to Satisfy Worldwide Energy Needs

Sep 02, 2010 at 11:18 | Al Fin

"Once you start looking more closely, it blows your mind away. You can run civilisation on thorium for hundreds of thousands of years, and it’s essentially free. You don’t have…

Energy Storage could become a $35 Billion Business by 2020

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:46 | Green energy Reporter

Energy storage could become a $35 billion business by 2020, bolstered by more wind and solar farms coming online as well as the roll out of  plug-in hybrid and electric…

Carbon Hysteria and The Benefits of Coal Gasification

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:39 | Al Fin

Gasification, as opposed to combustion, is the most thermally efficient and cleanest way to convert the energy content of coal into electricity, hydrogen, clean fuels, and value-added chemicals. The product…

A Boom in Oil Drilling Thanks To Natural Gas

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:31 | Brian Westenhaus

The horizontal drilling and fracturing techniques that press’s favorite devil Halliburton pioneered to trigger the natural gas boom are the same technologies spurring a Canadian and U.S. oil drilling boom.…

Bernanke Pledge on Economy Gives Some Relief to Oil Prices

Aug 28, 2010 at 10:11 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 08/23/2010 to 08/27/2010. Oil prices recovered some lost ground Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed stands ready to do whatever it takes…

Some Aspects of Iraq and Oil

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:33 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Recently the Swedish Oil and Gas Network  graciously invited me to attend one of their seminars, and perhaps share with guests from abroad some of my thoughts on Iraqi oil,…

Turkmenistan’s New Energy Policy Shows a Clear preference for China and the West

Aug 24, 2010 at 13:04 | ISN Security Watch

Turkmenistan, so key to the energy plans of so many, had long shown its readiness to break Russia's stranglehold on its gas and oil exports. But Ashgabat has offered few…

Peabody Energy (BTU) Takes a Hatchet to the Natural Gas Industry

Aug 23, 2010 at 11:19 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After my year in the White House Press Corps, I vowed never to return, and took a really long shower, hoping to scrub every last spec of prejudice, self interest,…

US CCS plan slated for lack of ambition

Aug 23, 2010 at 10:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

A US interagency blueprint for commercial-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) argues that challenging obstacles can be overcome, such as the lack of a national carbon price and…

Oil Prices Spiral Downwards as Economic Gloom Intensifies

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:32 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 08/16/2010 to 08/20/2010 Crude oil prices continued their downward spiral during the week as new data confirmed that  U.S. economic growth is slowing. The benchmark West…

Why We Need Six New Saudi Arabias

Aug 20, 2010 at 09:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I recently spent an evening with Ambassador Richard Jones, the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in Paris, who had some eye opening things to say about the…

Oil Fundamentals and The Oil Future

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:55 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In the next edition of my energy economics textbook, I rehash and augment my interpretation of various controversies having to do with fundamentals’ versus speculation (i.e. gambling) when considering the…

They Died Before the Oil Ran Out

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:20 | Llewellyn King

There is an open secret in the oil industry that dare not speak its name: peak oil. Well, two did speak its name and gained no acclaim for it. One,…

Coal to Chemicals: Can Coal be a Suitable Replacement for Crude Oil?

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:04 | Al Fin

Peak oil apostles claim that as oil resources dry up, the ability to maintain agriculture, plastics, and petrochemicals industries will be destroyed. But the human mind can find ways…

Is European Shale Gas the Real Deal

Aug 16, 2010 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

Oilfield services major Halliburton said late last week it has completed the first hydraulic fracture (frac) on a horizontal shale gas well in Poland. The Markowola-1 well was drilled 50…

Crude Oil Prices Fall Below $80 Again as Officials Anticipate Slower Growth

Aug 13, 2010 at 17:02 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 08/09/2010 to 08/13/2010 Crude oil prices slumped below $80 a barrel again this week as the Federal Reserve and other official forecasters took a dimmer view…

Creating and Harvesting Natural Gas

Aug 13, 2010 at 10:09 | Brian Westenhaus

Luca Technologies harnesses natural processes to sustainably produce natural gas.  The Golden, Colo. based company has developed a process to generate and then extract more natural gas from depleted…

Where Are the Best Natgas Prices in America?

Aug 12, 2010 at 11:43 | Dave Forest

Florida. At least they were last week. City-gate natural gas prices in the Sunshine State briefly hit $14 per MMBtu last Thursday. A level not seen for many years in…

Peak Oil: Why a Supply Crunch Can Lead to lower Oil Prices

Aug 11, 2010 at 09:19 | The Oil Drum

There seems to be an on-going debate among peak oilers and many economists as to which came first, the chicken (peak supply flow) or the egg (peak demand). The first…

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