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Permian Drillers Resilient Despite Record-Breaking Rig Count Crash

Permian Drillers Resilient Despite Record-Breaking Rig Count Crash

Drilling activity is plunging throughout…

Oil Prices Fall On Bearish EIA Data

Oil Prices Fall On Bearish EIA Data

Oil prices fell on Thursday…

$30 Oil Isn’t Good Enough For U.S. Shale

$30 Oil Isn’t Good Enough For U.S. Shale

Oil prices and energy stocks…


"Peak Oil" Impacting Norwegian and Saudi 2013 Production?

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:46 | John Daly

While it is hard to ramp up much sympathy for petro-states, Norway and Saudi Arabia are both facing a murky 2013 as domestic production falls, pushing both nations towards some…

Kirkuk Poised for Conflict, BP Enters Fray

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:42 | Jen Alic

British oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) isn’t exactly batting 1,000 these days. On top of the fallout from the Deep Horizon oil spill and the high-profile hostage crisis at is…

Massive Growth in Wastewater from Fracking Industry

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:36 | Futurity

The amount of wastewater from natural gas production in the Marcellus shale region has increased by about 570 percent since 2004 as a result of increased shale gas production there.

The Unexpected Boom in US Oil Production

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:34 | Robert Rapier

A few years ago, I made the observation that the best thing that could happen to mitigate against some of the potentially severe consequences of peak oil was for oil…

EU Fears a US Shale Oil Boom could Make Competition Impossible

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:29 | Environmental News Network

A US industrial boost following its ability to tap abundant shale gas reserves is provoking fears that imperilled energy-intensive European businesses will find it harder than ever to compete.

The Coming Oil War in Iraq: Part II

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Turkish energy minister confirmed that oil was flowing again through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline from northern Iraq following an attack on the transit network. The separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party has…

How will Energy Consumption be Limited as Supplies Decrease?

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:47 | Kurt Cobb

A professor friend of mine recently asked his freshman writing class what makes civilization possible. The students puzzled for a minute and then someone said, "Cities." Of course, that's really…

Why Shale Oil is not the Game Changer we Have Been Led to Believe - Part 2

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:42 | Chris Martenson

…continued from part 1Where We Are, in Three Simple ChartsOne narrative that is being heavily marketed right now is that the shale plays are true…

Energy Industry Doesn't Understand Algeria Attack

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:38 | Jen Alic

The attack on BP-operated Amenas gas facilities in the Algerian Sahara was a spectacular lesson for the energy industry: No amount of high-tech security is invulnerable to Sahelian militants.

Malicious Software Threatens U.S. Power Plants

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:12 | John Daly

In America’s energy industry, batted by last year’s Hurricane Sandy, can be added a new threat – computer malware, an ominous portent for the U.S. power grid.Apparently, in…

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