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Russia Loses Ground to China in Central Asian Trade

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Kyrgyzstan has a significant trade…

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Hydrogen Cars Invade Britain But Face Dearth Of Charging Stations

Hydrogen Cars Invade Britain But Face Dearth Of Charging Stations

Nov 05, 2015 at 14:58 | Andy Tully

Britons now can buy hydrogen cars, even if they have virtually no place to recharge them. Two manufacturers, Toyota and Hyundai, have already begun marketing their fuel cell cars…

Oil War Comes To Europe

Oil War Comes To Europe

Nov 05, 2015 at 14:22 | ZeroHedge

With oil exports to Europe having slipped from 13 percent of Saudi's total to just 10 percent in the last six months, The FT reports, the…

Shell Seeks To Calm Investor Anxiety Over BG Merger

Shell Seeks To Calm Investor Anxiety Over BG Merger

Nov 04, 2015 at 16:08 | Andy Tully

Since Royal Dutch Shell announced its plan to buy BG Group in April for nearly $70 billion, the investors of both companies have watched the further erosion of the price…

BP Breaks Ranks, Endorses Carbon Price In Latest Report

BP Breaks Ranks, Endorses Carbon Price In Latest Report

Nov 04, 2015 at 16:03 | Andy Tully

Current technology, with a boost from alternative energies, will ensure that consumers will have plenty of oil and gas through 2050, no matter how much fuel they consume, according to…

U.S. Says VW’s Cheating Software Also Used On Audis And Porsches

U.S. Says VW’s Cheating Software Also Used On Audis And Porsches

Nov 03, 2015 at 15:24 | Andy Tully

When you think Porsche, you think small, sleek, speedy two-seaters. In fact, Volkswagen, which makes Porsches, has been marketing the Porsche Cayenne SUV for 13 years.Now the aero-looking…

Keystone XL Pipeline May Be Dead, At Least For Now

Keystone XL Pipeline May Be Dead, At Least For Now

Nov 03, 2015 at 15:13 | Andy Tully

Rather than risk rejection by the President Obama, TransCanada Corp. has chosen to ask Washington to suspend its application to build the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the United States…

Refiners Beat Expectations Across The Board

Refiners Beat Expectations Across The Board

Nov 02, 2015 at 15:46 | Andy Tully

Probably without realizing it at the time, ConocoPhillips Corp. created what has become a prosperous energy company in 2012 by spinning off Phillips 66 into a…

OPEC’s Strategy Starting To Take Its Toll On Gulf States

OPEC’s Strategy Starting To Take Its Toll On Gulf States

Nov 02, 2015 at 15:40 | Andy Tully

The price of crude oil needn’t be as low as it is today – in the neighborhood of $50 per barrel – except that OPEC decided…

Scottish Energy Policy Based On Wishful Thinking Not Reality

Scottish Energy Policy Based On Wishful Thinking Not Reality

Oct 30, 2015 at 17:11 | Andy Tully

A panel of Scotland’s leading engineers says an “irrational” plan by the country’s government to shut down more than half of its electricity generating capacity in the coming years would…

Australia May Still Have A Nuclear Future

Australia May Still Have A Nuclear Future

Oct 30, 2015 at 17:06 | Andy Tully

Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, may not see widespread nuclear energy in his country’s future, but isn’t shutting the door on the industry altogether.Turnbull, a Liberal, said…

Chevron Takes Drastic Measures, Lays Off Another 7000 Employees

Chevron Takes Drastic Measures, Lays Off Another 7000 Employees

Oct 30, 2015 at 13:17 | ZeroHedge

Back in January, in the aftermath of the first plunge in commodity prices, and oil in particular, oil major Chevron had the unsavory distinction of being…

As Fuel Prices Drop, Consumers Spend Savings On – More Fuel

As Fuel Prices Drop, Consumers Spend Savings On – More Fuel

Oct 29, 2015 at 16:28 | Andy Tully

It’s not news that the drop in oil prices has had a double-edged effect; hurting energy companies’ bottom lines but blessing motorists with less-expensive gasoline. What’s odd – some would…

Copper Foam Could Revolutionize Battery Storage

Copper Foam Could Revolutionize Battery Storage

Oct 29, 2015 at 16:22 | Andy Tully

Imagine a lightweight battery that can be any size or shape imaginable, that’s economical and environmentally friendly to make and to use, that charges faster than a conventional battery and…

This Breakthrough Could Lead To More NatGas Vehicles On The Road

This Breakthrough Could Lead To More NatGas Vehicles On The Road

Oct 29, 2015 at 16:18 | Brian Westenhaus

 University of California at Berkeley chemists have developed an innovative new storage material for methane that could lessen the complexity of filling up with natural gas, and extend the…

BP Showing The Oil Majors How It’s Done

BP Showing The Oil Majors How It’s Done

Oct 28, 2015 at 15:48 | Andy Tully

Is the huge drop in third-quarter earnings at Britain’s BP an example of the old saw “the bigger they are, the harder they fall”? Or is BP’s very size, presumably…

Moscow And Ankara Fall Out Over Syria, Gas Deals Now In Question

Moscow And Ankara Fall Out Over Syria, Gas Deals Now In Question

Oct 28, 2015 at 15:39 | Andy Tully

Relations between Turkey and Russia had been warming during most of 2015 as their two leaders, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, very publicly discussed plans for the proposed TurkStream…

German Energy Company Pulls The Plug On Turkmenistan Operations

German Energy Company Pulls The Plug On Turkmenistan Operations

Oct 28, 2015 at 15:28 | Eurasianet

German company DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG is set to relinquish its natural gas concession on Turkmenistan’s Caspian Sea shelf over frustration at excess bureaucracy and corruption, according to foreign-based website…

Jordan Moves Closer To Russia

Jordan Moves Closer To Russia

Oct 28, 2015 at 12:51 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

On October 23, 2015, the Government of Jordan signed a new agreement with Russia on counter-terrorism cooperation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted: “Under an agreement between His Majesty King…

Duke Energy To Expand Gas Business With $4.9 Billion Purchase

Duke Energy To Expand Gas Business With $4.9 Billion Purchase

Oct 27, 2015 at 14:47 | Andy Tully

The U.S. power-generating giant Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) will add about 1 million gas customers to the 7.3 million it already serves once it closes an all-cash deal to buy…

Petrobras Sells Stake In Gas Unit To Reduce Debt

Petrobras Sells Stake In Gas Unit To Reduce Debt

Oct 27, 2015 at 14:42 | Andy Tully

Petroleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, will sell its minority share in a gas distribution concern to the Japanese petrochemical trading firm Mitsui & Co. for $490 million…

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