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Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:04 | Gail Tverberg

A person might think from looking at news reports that our oil problems are gone, but oil prices are still high.

This Week in Energy - 18th January 2013

Jan 18, 2013 at 14:43 | Editorial Dept

This week, all eyes are on BP (NYSE: BP) in Algeria, and a massive hostage crisis that has sent panic through the markets and led to a rise in oil…

Betting on Mediterranean Shale: 3 Plays, 1 Winner

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:32 | Editorial Dept

The Mediterranean has joined the shale game, but as most of Europe’s Mediterranean countries drag their feet, all eyes are on Israel, Turkey, and Algeria. For Israel, it…

Tapping into Pakistan's Massive Oil and Gas Reserves

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:18 | Editorial Dept

Pakistan’s Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR) are believed to have massive reserves of oil and natural gas—which Pakistani officials have suddenly become very keen to demonstrate. But this…

Romania and the Shale Question

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:02 | Editorial Dept

Situation: Romania is ushering in a new government following December general elections, and this new government-designate is indicating that the shale question will be decided very soon. At stake are…

Algeria - Another Setback for the Galsi Pipeline

Jan 18, 2013 at 12:01 | Editorial Dept

Situation: The much-heralded Galsi gas pipeline that would expand Europe’s reach to Algeria (and North Africa’s) gas reserves has undergone another setback—this time it may not recover. Bottom…

Oil Exports, Politics and Propaganda

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:23 | Jen Alic

Iran is one of the world’s top fuel oil exporters, despite sanctions; the US is poised to overtake Saudi Arabia in terms of “hydrocarbon” production; Pakistan has enough oil to…

Yemen - Terrorist Haven, Rising Petro-State?

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:21 | John Daly

Yemen is Arabia’s neglected corner, with Saudi Arabia garnering the lion’s share of media coverage.But the impoverished nation of 24 million people seems fated to play an ever…

Why Shale Oil is Not the Game Changer We Have Been Led to Believe - Part 1

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:17 | Chris Martenson

There has been a very strong and concerted public-relations effort to spin the recent shale energy plays of the U.S. as complete game-changers for the world energy outlook.  These efforts…

Oil Glut at Cushing Storage Facility not Helped by Seaway Pipeline Expansion

Jan 17, 2013 at 17:11 | Dian L. Chu

The weekly EIA report came out today and one of the noteworthy data points was the Cushing, Oklahoma storage numbers. Already at a record, Cushing added another 1.8 million barrels…

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