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Time to Call Iran's Bluff on Oil?

Time to Call Iran's Bluff on Oil?

Feb 09, 2012 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian lawmakers this week expressed support for a measure that would beat the European Union to the punch by cutting off oil exports before the summer. Tehran's measure amounts to…

Companies Closing Shale Operations: Where Does the Industry Go from Here?

Companies Closing Shale Operations: Where Does the Industry Go from Here?

Feb 09, 2012 at 17:19 | The Oil Drum

On January 23, 2012, Chesapeake Energy announced that it would curtail drilling in shale gas plays in the United States. Subsequently, other operators have followed suit. While the outcome…

Shedding Some Light on Peak Oil

Shedding Some Light on Peak Oil

Feb 09, 2012 at 16:44 | Gail Tverberg

On January 26, Bloomberg Businessweek printed an editorial by Charles Kenny titled, "Everything You Know About Peak Oil Is Wrong". This editorial reflects several common misunderstandings. According to Kenny:…

Canada, North American Energy Powerhouse, Now Faces Fracking Protests

Canada, North American Energy Powerhouse, Now Faces Fracking Protests

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:56 | John Daly

Mexican President Jose de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori once reputedly said nearly a century ago, “¡Pobre México¡ Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos¡” (“Poor…

Bad Timing for Scottish Independence

Bad Timing for Scottish Independence

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:53 | Daniel J. Graeber

Scotland under First Minister Alex Salmond announced plans to hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in 2014. Edinburgh maintains it can support itself without the help of…

China Buys Into Portuguese National Power Company, Politicians Aghast

China Buys Into Portuguese National Power Company, Politicians Aghast

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:42 | John Daly

In the capitalist dog eat dog world, financial distress is an opportunity for those flush with cash. The Portuguese economy, hammered by soaring debt, has led the government to…

The Important Roles of Risk and Stealth in the Eagle Ford Shale Discovery

The Important Roles of Risk and Stealth in the Eagle Ford Shale Discovery

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:39 | James Burgess

The Eagle Ford Shale is one of the biggest shale fields in the world and one of the biggest developments in Texan oil and gas for decades; and it all…

Are Electric Delivery Trucks the Future of Trucking?

Are Electric Delivery Trucks the Future of Trucking?

Feb 08, 2012 at 17:36 | Environmental News Network

Trucking has become the most common mode for transporting goods across the land. However, all those trucks on the road burning diesel fuel can create a great deal of air…

Two Natural Gas Kings: Russia and Qatar

Two Natural Gas Kings: Russia and Qatar

Feb 08, 2012 at 11:09 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In my forthcoming energy economics textbook (2012), the two natural gas kings are three –  Russia,  Qatar and Iran –  while if I were beginning that book today, I would…

Israeli Company Promotes Shale Oil and Natural Gas Production, Protests Ensue

Israeli Company Promotes Shale Oil and Natural Gas Production, Protests Ensue

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:35 | John Daly

Israel imports all its oil and coal and 70 percent of its natural gas needs, leaving the government deeply interested in developing indigenous alternatives. Highlighting the vulnerability of its…

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