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Don’t Count on Natural Gas to Solve US Energy Problems

Feb 09, 2011 at 07:41 | Gail Tverberg

We often hear statements suggesting that by ramping up shale gas production, the US can raise total natural gas production and solve many of its energy problems. While there is…

Natural Gas Will do More Than Renewables to Limit the World's Carbon Emissions

Feb 09, 2011 at 07:33 | Robert Rapier

The Economist just finished hosting an online debate on natural gas. The resolution was an interesting one: This house believes that natural gas will do more than renewables to…

Israel Set To Join the Rich Countries Club

Feb 08, 2011 at 07:37 | Llewellyn King

From Israel, there is good news and bad news. The good news – and it is huge – is that Israel will soon be awash in natural gas. Gas discovered…

What Would Higher Oil and Gasoline Prices do to the Recovery?

Feb 08, 2011 at 07:33 | Joe Weisenthal

Honestly, oil prices have been moored to around $90 for so long, we're kind of giving up on the whole $100 barrel idea, but obviously a lot of folks think…

In the Head of Energy Secretary Chu

Feb 05, 2011 at 11:38 | Ferdinand E. Banks

As most readers of this short paper probably know, Dr Steven Chu is the energy secretary of the United States, a physicist, and a Nobel Laureate. Discovery Magazine, in its…

China's Enormous Appetite for Coal Causing Environmental Concerns

Feb 04, 2011 at 09:22 | David Caploe PhD

Even as developed countries close, or limit construction of, coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly…

North America’s Bounty of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

Feb 04, 2011 at 09:11 | Al Fin

North America contains a huge portion of global hydrocarbons, when unconventionals are taken into account. As the price of oil creeps ever higher over time, engineers and technologists are developing…

How is an oil shortage like a missing cup of flour?

Feb 03, 2011 at 07:32 | Gail Tverberg

If I bake a batch of cookies and the recipe calls for two cups of flour, but I have only one, it is pretty clear that I can’t bake a…

Alternative Energy, Fossil Fuels and the Importance of Middle East Oil

Feb 02, 2011 at 10:25 | Charles Hugh Smith

Below are a series of charts that take a look at the current situation of alternative energy, oil and other fossil fuels and the importance of Middle Eastern Oil Supplies:…

Is Peak Oil Slipping Backwards to the Year 2060 and Beyond?

Feb 02, 2011 at 08:17 | Al Fin

“The estimates for how much oil there is in the world continue to increase,” according to William M Colton, Exxon Mobil’s vice president for corporate strategic planning. “There’s enough oil…

Exxon’s Hunt for Oil in the Black Sea

Feb 02, 2011 at 08:15 | Andy Soos

The quest for oil is an ever on going saga of the modern age. US-based ExxonMobil, the biggest privately-controlled oil company in the world, will make a new investment in…

Geopolitical Unrest and World Oil Markets

Feb 01, 2011 at 09:06 | James Hamilton

Change is on the way in the Arab world, with Egypt the latest focal point. Here I review recent events and their implications for world oil markets.

Model, Model: Who’s Got an Oil Market Model

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:26 | Ferdinand E. Banks

I had hoped to give a provocative lecture on the economics of nuclear energy at the forthcoming international meeting of the International Association for Energy Economics in wonderful summer Stockholm,…

Oil Price Could Doom Obama

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:55 | Llewellyn King

Like death and taxes, the price of oil is always with us. And like taxes, it may be President Barack Obama’s worst nightmare at election time next year. Among forecasters,…

Emerging Economies Lead in Energy Research and Development

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Six major emerging economies, the 'BRIMCS' countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, China and South Africa), invest more in energy research and development (R&D) than a large group of developed countries,…

BP Predicts Massive Growth in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:33 | Charlotte Dudley

Global policy and technology efforts aimed at reducing emissions are not doing enough to set the world on a safe carbon path, according to BP, which predicts global emissions in…

EU Gives Green Light to Turkmenistan Gas Agreement

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:40 | RFE/RL staff

The European Parliament has given its initial green light to a partnership agreement with gas-rich Turkmenistan, aimed at bringing the Central Asian country closer to the European Union. But the…

Extreme Offshore: The Hunt for Hard to Find Crude

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:17 | Al Fin

Brazil's quest for extreme oil may cost as much as US$ 1 trillion. That is a lot of money to invest in a such a risky proposition -- to retrieve…

Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting

Jan 27, 2011 at 06:50 | Global Intelligence Report

A number of events during President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States will underscore that the energy dialogue between the United States and China continues to be a key…

An In Depth Look at Coal

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:24 | Al Fin

The energy we get from coal today comes from the energy that plants absorbed from the sun millions of years ago. All living plants store solar energy through a process…

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