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The Truth Behind The Torpedoed Tankers

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Coal Fired CCS Projects Facing Funding Challenges

Coal Fired CCS Projects Facing Funding Challenges

Sep 26, 2010 at 10:13 | Graham Cooper

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) faces formidable funding challenges, according to a recent survey of private sector capital providers. “Across Europe, there is likely to be private sector finance for…

Weaker Dollar Propels Oil Higher Amid Mixed Economic News

Weaker Dollar Propels Oil Higher Amid Mixed Economic News

Sep 24, 2010 at 17:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/20/2010 to 09/24/2010. Crude oil prices battled their way to a gain for the week as worries about the economy warred with the upward pressure from…

Peak Oil Demand: The Beginning and End of Oil

Peak Oil Demand: The Beginning and End of Oil

Sep 24, 2010 at 08:36 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is demand for oil that may peak as governments adapt to the problems of global warming, security of supply and an amplitude of market volatility that could bring economic…

The Rush for Coal: Are Price Increases Coming

The Rush for Coal: Are Price Increases Coming

Sep 24, 2010 at 08:12 | Dave Forest

I've been talking a lot about coal lately. Specifically, how India's need for thermal coal imports is going to tighten this market, both in terms of prices, and bids for…

Peak Oil Interview With Robert Rapier

Peak Oil Interview With Robert Rapier

Sep 23, 2010 at 08:28 | Robert Rapier

Back in June, I gave a presentation on Peak Oil at the Global Footprint Conference in Siena, Italy. Following my presentation, I was asked to do a pair of interviews.…

The Challenges of Drilling for Offshore Oil

The Challenges of Drilling for Offshore Oil

Sep 21, 2010 at 09:08 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The first offshore oil well completely out of sight of land was drilled in 1947, 17 km off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform of the…

Is Coal the New Black Gold?

Is Coal the New Black Gold?

Sep 21, 2010 at 08:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After the halting and starting three week rally we have seen in stocks, I would be negligent to recommend equity plays here. But there is one sector you should add…

Natural Gas: As Bad as It Seems?

Natural Gas: As Bad as It Seems?

Sep 20, 2010 at 12:25 | Dave Forest

Hedge funds are dumping natural gas. The most recent Commitments of Traders report in the U.S. shows that bets on natgas by funds dropped 16% in the week ended September…

Turning $25 of Natural Gas into a $75 Barrel of Oil?

Turning $25 of Natural Gas into a $75 Barrel of Oil?

Sep 20, 2010 at 09:00 | Al Fin

Natural gas costs about 1/3 the cost of oil in terms of energy content (see graph). What if we could convert natural gas into long chain hydrocarbons and high value…

Europe Must Triple Efforts to Meet Energy Goals

Europe Must Triple Efforts to Meet Energy Goals

Sep 20, 2010 at 08:46 | Charlotte Dudley

The EU must triple its energy efficiency efforts in order to reach its 2020 energy savings target, a policy advisory report says. The Energy Savings 2020 report, commissioned by…


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