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Synthetic Petrol Causing Ecological Concerns in Iran

Feb 17, 2011 at 08:02 | IWPR

Tehran says it is becoming self-sufficient in petrol, in the hope of warding off the pain of further economic sanctions. But the effort has many detractors inside Iran, who say…

Environmentalists Damaging US Economy and Job Growth

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:43 | Business Insider

If President Obama is serious about smoothing the path for U.S. businesses, he should take up reading the newspaper. Not a day goes by that he wouldn’t find opportunities aplenty…

Was Last Week Really a Game Changer for the Oil Industry?

Feb 16, 2011 at 10:04 | Kurt Cobb

This past week was supposedly the week of the game changer in the world of oil. Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia called into question the ability of the…

Stand Up to NIMBY - and Create Jobs

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:23 | Llewellyn King

In Britain, they call it “DADA.” It means Decide. Announce. Defend. Abandon. In America we call it “NIMBY” — “not in my back yard.” It applies to all kinds of…

Gas Prices Hit Record Levels for February

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:02 | Business Insider

U.S. gasoline prices have jumped to the highest levels ever for the middle of February. The national average hit $3.127 per gallon on Friday, about 50 cents above a year…

A Very Unfriendly Note on Electric Deregulation

Feb 15, 2011 at 07:59 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Some years ago I was engaged in a half-serious one-man crusade to stop electric deregulation in Sweden. As with most one-man or one-woman crusades, it was doomed to failure; but…

The Yamal-Europe Natural Gas Pipeline

Feb 14, 2011 at 07:35 | Global Intelligence Report

The 33 billion cubic meters per year (bcm/y) that Europe receives via the Yamal–Europe Pipeline is slightly over 27% of its total natural gas imports from Russia. Of that total,…

Peak Oil: Low Quality is What is Killing Us, Not Low Quantity

Feb 14, 2011 at 07:20 | Gail Tverberg

The Peak Oil argument focuses on the question “How much oil?” We spend a lot of time discussing the exact inputs for Hubbert Linearization and projections of Ultimate Recoverable Reserves,…

Oil Production Rising Once Again in North America

Feb 14, 2011 at 07:15 | Al Fin

"Peak oil in North America is likely not to be peak" given $90 per barrel prices and new technology that makes it easier to recover oil, he [Peter Tertzakian] said.…

Tullow Oil Makes New Discovery off Ghana

Feb 11, 2011 at 11:52 | Stockopedia

Tullow Oil (LON:TLW) , the FTSE 100 oil and gas giant has made a new hydrocarbon discovery with the first well on its 2011 multi-well exploration campaign in the West…

Large Oil tanker Seized by Somali Pirates – Military Action Not Far Off

Feb 11, 2011 at 10:37 | Bruce Krasting

The Somalian pirates seized another big ship the other day. This time it was a large oil tanker. I spoke with a friend who owns ships and lives in Athens…

Study to Look Into the Polluting Effect of Fracking

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:48 | Andy Soos

Congress commissioned the Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", after complaints that the process pollutes water. The EPA is slated to make public initial results of the…

Shale Gas Revolution is Changing the Politics of Energy

Feb 10, 2011 at 08:04 | Business Insider

The natural gas cartel, a dream of Russia’s just a few years ago, is dead. It died when a natural gas revolution broke out and Gazprom lost.  Energy importing nations…

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…

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