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Energy

Ownership of Offshore Israel Gas Deposits Speculative Without Further Drilling

Jul 09, 2010 at 11:53 | Fawzia Sheikh

While offshore natural gas discoveries have spurred Lebanese and Israeli saber-rattling in a region widely viewed as rich in energy resources, a London analyst said it is too early to…

Shale Gas and LNG

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:37 | Dave Forest

This week, Australia's Beach Energy signed an MOU with Japanese commodities brokers Itochu to examine the possibility of building an LNG plant fed by shale gas from Beach's tenements in…

China Plans New Energy Resource Tax, Infrastructure Spending in Western Provinces

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:36 | Darrell Delamaide

Chinese officials announced plans to develop the country’s western provinces as the center of its energy industry and reformed the resource tax on oil, coal and natural gas extraction so…

Dwindling Resources and Why Population Growth Must Stop

Jul 08, 2010 at 02:50 | The Oil Drum

Earth’s population is approaching seven billion at the same time that resource limits and environmental degradation are becoming more apparent every day. Rich nations have long assured poor nations that…

Looking for Value at Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Jul 07, 2010 at 05:12 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

While a student at UCLA in the early seventies, I took a World Politics course which required me to pick a country, analyze its economy, and make recommendations for its…

Oil Companies Benefiting from Tax Breaks and Large Subsidies as Congress Meekly Looks On

Jul 06, 2010 at 15:50 | David Caploe PhD

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform set off the worst oil spill at sea in American history, it was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands. Registering there allowed the…

What Happens When Oil and Other Fossil Fuels Deplete

Jul 06, 2010 at 06:36 | Gail Tverberg

What happens when energy resources, such as oil, deplete? Many people believe that oil prices will just go up--but I don't see that to be the case. A more likely…

Crude Oil Awaiting Guidance

Jul 06, 2010 at 04:54 | Editorial Dept

Crude oil is starting the new week on a down note as economic worries continue to dictate near-term price direction. Last week oil lost an enormous 8.6% after double dip…

A Downshift in US and Chinese Growth Marks a Critical Break for Crude

Jul 02, 2010 at 10:54 | Daily FX

Is the global economy facing a double dip recession and a new financial crisis? That is the concern that made the capital markets swoon Thursday. A disappointing round of data…

Turning Crude Oil to Natural Gas in the Oil Field

Jul 01, 2010 at 09:21 | Brian Westenhaus

Dr. Steve Larter holds the University of Calgary’s Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology and has more than 30 years’ research experience in petroleum geology and geochemistry in both academia…

Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill, Survey Shows

Jun 29, 2010 at 09:39 | Darrell Delamaide

The Gulf oil spill has hit the reputation not only of BP but of the entire oil industry, including among those who favor increased use of fossil fuels as the…

Your Power Future is in California

Jun 29, 2010 at 09:25 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

California has a long history of making great leaps to push the envelope on standards, like seat belts, catalytic converters, emissions, and mileage, which are then adopted nationally and globally.…

Coal Stocks Could be in for a Big Move

Jun 28, 2010 at 11:35 | Dave Forest

Despite all of today's carbon concerns, the world still largely runs on coal. In fact, according to BP's recently-released annual energy review, coal's share of global energy use increased in…

Tropical Storm Threat Propels Oil Prices to Gain for the Week

Jun 27, 2010 at 21:23 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 06/21/2010 to 06/25/2010 Crude oil prices surged ahead more than 3% on Friday as the first Atlantic tropical storm of the season began brewing in the…

Can Shale Gas Really Deliver?

Jun 26, 2010 at 09:31 | Claudio Guler

Unconventional gas – pockets of underground natural gas found in hard-to-reach places – comes from several sources, coalbed methane (CBM) and tight gas sands among them. None, however, are raising…

Emerging Markets will Drive Demand for Oil and Gas in Medium Term, IEA Says

Jun 24, 2010 at 11:27 | Darrell Delamaide

Demand for both oil and natural gas should increase steadily over the medium term, but will be stronger in China, India and the Middle East than in the industrial countries,…

Pushing Electric Cars on Capitol Hill

Jun 24, 2010 at 11:19 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith, an ex Navy pilot who I admire enormously, was on Capitol Hill yesterday lobbying for electric cars. In 2009, the US spent $188 billion…

Power to the People: The Dash for Gas

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

Sometimes pictures really are as valuable as the old saying suggests. Going through my e-pile this week, I was struck by the image below from the Baker Institute. The picture…

Looking for Energy Babies Thrown Out With the Bathwater

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:31 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great game among hedge funds now is to find the babies that have been thrown out with the bathwater because of the Gulf oil spill disaster. The halving of…

U.S. Gas Producer Taps Sovereign Funds Amid Offshore Oil Anxiety

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Chesapeake Energy, a leading U.S. producer of shale gas, found plenty of willing buyers for its latest private placement as sovereign wealth funds in Asia expressed concern about the future…

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