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The Countries Increasing Their Coal Dependency Despite Climate Pledges

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Several Southeast Asian countries, including…

The EU Is Facing a Looming Gas Supply Crisis

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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…

Are the Rumors About Harvest Natural Resources True?

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:43 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have staff around the world constantly monitoring Internet chat rooms in a search of early movers. If they find something interesting, I make a few calls to see how…

Saudi Arabia Increasing Investment in Ghawar Oilfield

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:39 | Al Fin

Saudi Arabia is investing in more advanced technology to increase production from its giant Ghawar oilfield. Most national oil companies are reluctant to invest oil profits in new technology, choosing…

Is Hydrocarbon Man the Next Terrorist Target?

Sep 28, 2010 at 12:22 | Global Intelligence Report

Daniel Yergin, in the prologue to his award winning book, uses the language of anthropology to describe what the human species became in the past century: Hydrocarbon Man. While the…

How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry: A Lesson from Hugo Chavez

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:51 | Robert Rapier

Hugo Chavez is putting on a clinic in Venezuela. The theme is “How to Destroy a Domestic Oil Industry.” I have warned for years that this would be the end…

Could Peak Oil be the Saviour of Humanity

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:44 | Kurt Cobb

Nobody likes to hear a bleak diagnosis. But without a proper diagnosis, if you have a serious illness, your chances of survival become vanishingly small. Enter Guy McPherson, conservation…

Two International Natural Gas Opportunities

Sep 27, 2010 at 12:08 | Dave Forest

The European Union is taking a serious look at natural gas. Last week, the EU ratified a "gas solidarity" bill for Europe. The measure is aimed at ensuring steady and…

Natural Gas: Does Hydraulic Fracturing Really Cause Earthquakes

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:34 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is concluded that a "plausible cause" of a series of small earthquakes in Texas during 2008 - 2009 is saltwater pumped deep into the earth to recover natural gas,…

Why You Should Buy Brazil's Petrobras

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:27 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I often get asked why I haven't been more positive about Brazil (EWZ). The answer is twofold; an upcoming election was about to bring a regime change in the high…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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