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Oil Sands Production To Hit 4 Million Bpd By 2030

Oil Sands Production To Hit 4 Million Bpd By 2030

Crude oil production from Canada’s…

Why The Oklahoma Shale Boom Isn’t Taking Off

Why The Oklahoma Shale Boom Isn’t Taking Off

Major geological challenges and relatively…

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Why Is China Pouring Money Into The Arctic?

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Energy

Carbon Hysteria and The Benefits of Coal Gasification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…


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