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Shell Predicts that Natural Gas or Solar will Become the No. 1 Energy Source

Shell Predicts that Natural Gas or Solar will Become the No. 1 Energy Source

Mar 01, 2013 at 14:43 | Charles Kennedy

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) has just released new forecasts for its ‘New Lens Scenarios’ program, which aims to predict how current business decision and policies may unfold over…

Iraq and Jordan Agree to Develop $18 Billion Oil Pipeline

Iraq and Jordan Agree to Develop $18 Billion Oil Pipeline

Mar 01, 2013 at 14:42 | Joao Peixe

The Jordan Times has reported that Iraq and Jordan have agreed to begin planning the construction of an $18 billion pipeline that will carry oil from the southern city of…

Canadian Hydropower vs the Tar Sands

Canadian Hydropower vs the Tar Sands

Mar 01, 2013 at 14:41 | Joao Peixe

The Keystone XL pipeline is considered by many as the best way to import energy from Canada, yet there are other options that are far more environmentally friendly, and less…

$80 Billion Merger Deal between Glencore and Xstrata Delayed Again

$80 Billion Merger Deal between Glencore and Xstrata Delayed Again

Mar 01, 2013 at 14:39 | MINING.com

Glencore  (LON:GLEN) and Xstrata (LON:XTA) announced Friday they have, once again, extended the deadline for closing their long-awaited $80 billion merger, scrapping March 15 as a target due to continuing…

US Gas Pipelines at Risk after Chinese Military Cyber Attack

US Gas Pipelines at Risk after Chinese Military Cyber Attack

Feb 28, 2013 at 16:40 | Joao Peixe

A restricted US government report compiled by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that 23 gas pipeline companies were targets of a cyber-attack in the six months from December…

Four Reasons why the US has no Offshore Wind Turbines

Four Reasons why the US has no Offshore Wind Turbines

Feb 28, 2013 at 16:39 | James Burgess

Offshore wind farms in Europe are incredibly popular and the offshore wind sector is providing an increasing amount of electricity to power grids. In comparison, in the US not a…

Chevron and Genel Energy Hunt for Morocco's Giant Oil Deposits

Chevron and Genel Energy Hunt for Morocco's Giant Oil Deposits

Feb 28, 2013 at 16:38 | Charles Kennedy

Recent huge oil and natural gas discoveries along Africa’s western coast, such as the Jubilee field in Ghana which is estimated to hold around 600 million barrels, have attracted oil…

Britain Looks to Algeria for Alternative Supply of LNG

Britain Looks to Algeria for Alternative Supply of LNG

Feb 28, 2013 at 16:36 | Joao Peixe

Almost all of Britain’s natural gas imports come from Qatar, but Qatar are now only sending left-over short-term deliveries, preferring to concentrate on high paying Asian customers, Japan and South…

The Mafia is Moving into Renewable Energy

The Mafia is Moving into Renewable Energy

Feb 27, 2013 at 16:40 | James Burgess

Traditionally the mafia controls operations in gambling, prostitution, protection, extortion, and loan-sharking, yet recent evidence shows that they might actually be adding renewable energy to that list.Italian police…

Shell to Abandon Arctic Oil Exploration Plans for 2013

Shell to Abandon Arctic Oil Exploration Plans for 2013

Feb 27, 2013 at 16:39 | Joao Peixe

Since winning licenses to drill for oil in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in 2005, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A)has spent $4.5 billion, yet all of its efforts have been…

Iran Upbeat after Latest Round of Talks with UN

Iran Upbeat after Latest Round of Talks with UN

Feb 27, 2013 at 16:38 | Joao Peixe

The latest set of talks between the UN powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear program have finished, and once again no solution has been found; even so, Iran have…

Two New Solar Power Technologies Being Funded by ARPA-E

Two New Solar Power Technologies Being Funded by ARPA-E

Feb 27, 2013 at 16:37 | Charles Kennedy

In the latest Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) conference, held in Washington, some new solar technologies were displayed which offer a novel approach to harvesting the sun’s energy.The…

Bureaucratic Blunder helps over 100 Oil Companies Avoid Paying Royalties

Bureaucratic Blunder helps over 100 Oil Companies Avoid Paying Royalties

Feb 26, 2013 at 16:36 | James Burgess

Democratic lawmaker Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts has used information from the Interior Department to form a report which claims that more than 100 oil and gas producers, including Chevron…

How much of a 'Gamble' is Chevron's Australian Shale Gas Project?

How much of a 'Gamble' is Chevron's Australian Shale Gas Project?

Feb 26, 2013 at 16:34 | Joao Peixe

Chevron (NYSE: CVX) has announced that it has signed a deal with Beach Energy to form a joint venture which will give it a share of 810,000 acres in the…

Scientists Develop Radical Alternative to Current Solar Power Systems

Scientists Develop Radical Alternative to Current Solar Power Systems

Feb 26, 2013 at 16:33 | Editorial Dept

Scientists from the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are researching a completely new method for harvesting the sun’s energy.

Manchester United Crash from 1st to 488th on Latest CRC League Table

Manchester United Crash from 1st to 488th on Latest CRC League Table

Feb 26, 2013 at 16:33 | James Burgess

The Environmental Agency has published the final edition of its CRC Performance League Table, ranking the 2,097 participants in terms of their improvements to energy efficiency in 2012.The…

Repsol to Sell LNG Assets to Shell in Attempt to Reduce Debt

Repsol to Sell LNG Assets to Shell in Attempt to Reduce Debt

Feb 26, 2013 at 16:32 | Charles Kennedy

Ever since Cristina Kirchner and her Argentine government illegally seized Repsol’s majority share of the energy company YPF last April, the Spanish company has been under a lot of pressure…

Human Batteries: Material Developed that Generates Electricity from Body Heat

Human Batteries: Material Developed that Generates Electricity from Body Heat

Feb 25, 2013 at 16:34 | Charles Kennedy

On average the human body produces just less than 116 Watts of heat energy each day, and Fujifilm may have developed a product that can take advantage of this power.

Lithium-Air Batteries: The Saviour of the EV Industry?

Lithium-Air Batteries: The Saviour of the EV Industry?

Feb 25, 2013 at 16:33 | Joao Peixe

In 2012 electric vehicles experienced their best sales year ever in the US, however they still only sold fewer than 10,000 (less than 0.1% of new car sales).Hybrids,…

Iran Increases Oil Storage Capacity by 500,000 Barrels

Iran Increases Oil Storage Capacity by 500,000 Barrels

Feb 25, 2013 at 16:32 | Joao Peixe

The Iranian Oil Ministry’s news website, Shana, has reported that a facility offering an extra 500,000 barrels of oil storage has been completed, making it the third such facility to…

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