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Finance / the Economy

Why 2013 Will End in a Severe Recession

Why 2013 Will End in a Severe Recession

Jan 08, 2013 at 16:11 | Gail Tverberg

We have been hearing a lot about escaping the fiscal cliff, but our problem isn’t solved. The fixes to date have been partial and temporary. There are many painful decisions…

Why Riyadh Cares about the

Why Riyadh Cares about the "Fiscal Cliff"

Dec 31, 2012 at 14:56 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil revenue made up more than 90 percent of the total revenues for Saudi Arabia despite a steady decline in production. With a choppy 2012 drawing to a close, the…

Energy Abundance vs Slow Growth Rates

Energy Abundance vs Slow Growth Rates

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:36 | Gregor Macdonald

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times for the American public over the past month, as it was treated to two high-profile, but deeply conflicting,…

US Fighting Terrorism with Financial Weapons

US Fighting Terrorism with Financial Weapons

Dec 11, 2012 at 16:59 | Claude Salhani

Forget about fighting fire with fire, it gets messy. Instead, find something as efficient, if not all the more so and that will convince your friends and foes alike that…

How Energy Leveraging has Increased Global Unemployment

How Energy Leveraging has Increased Global Unemployment

Dec 07, 2012 at 17:00 | Gail Tverberg

If an employer wants to maximize profits, it will want to leverage its use of high-priced energy sources.  From an employer’s point of view, there are basically three kinds of…

Oil Markets Falling off the Cliff on OECD Concerns

Oil Markets Falling off the Cliff on OECD Concerns

Nov 28, 2012 at 16:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil prices declined this week following a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that major world economies were expected to make an "uneven recovery" over the coming…

Why NRGY Energy Offers Investors a Great Opportunity

Why NRGY Energy Offers Investors a Great Opportunity

Nov 06, 2012 at 16:53 | Alan Ellman

One of the best performing stocks in the Oil & Gas industry over the past 6 weeks has been NRGY Energy, ticker symbol NRGY. Here are the top 10 performers…

The Close Relationship between Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions

The Close Relationship between Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions

Nov 01, 2012 at 19:13 | Dave Cohen

Some readers didn't quite believe the premise in my reprinted Tuesday post How To Think About The Future (Redux). I'll repeat that assumption here.As we consider the…

U.S. Energy Trade Group Says Economy Sucks - Survey Proves It

U.S. Energy Trade Group Says Economy Sucks - Survey Proves It

Oct 22, 2012 at 17:43 | Daniel J. Graeber

The American Petroleum Institute said poor economic performance was pushing demand for petroleum products downward in the United States. Meanwhile, a survey published Monday by the Pew Research Center finds…

U.S. Economy

U.S. Economy "Below Potential," says OPEC

Oct 12, 2012 at 17:43 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil supply growth in the United States is expected to be the highest for non-OPEC countries this year, the Vienna-based cartel said. With less than a month before U.S. voters…

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