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Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan Set to Collide, With Global Implications

Dec 29, 2009 at 21:16

The coming year: 2010, will see a growing clash of conflicting mega-trends in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater; trends which will ultimately have long-term impact not only on the region, but on…

Exxon's Built in Escape Hatch From the Shale Gas Game

Dec 29, 2009 at 20:36

ExxonMobil's buyout of XTO Energy was the story of December. It might be the story of 2009. But equally important are the details now emerging about the deal. Particularly the…

Iraq to Challenge Saudi Arabia for the Position of World's Largest Oil Producer, if...

Dec 27, 2009 at 20:08

Baghdad is coming of age in its own backyard with the awarding of contracts for developing its oil reserves while taking care of its assets as evident from its tough…

Forget Solar & Wind Power High Lipid Algae and Nuclear Fission Show Greater Promise

Dec 27, 2009 at 20:05

Both solar and wind power are creative ideas that may one day prove to be of value, but sadly, after 40 years of concerted efforts, they’ve thus far not delivered…

India Facing Fierce Competition in its Search for Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Dec 24, 2009 at 17:17

While energy-strapped India is scouring the globe for oil and gas - a bid that recently took it to Sudan and Russia where India signed two memoranda of understanding, and…

Unstimulating America - How do you Undo a Trillion Dollars?

Dec 23, 2009 at 23:45

That question has been on the minds of leaders and financial thinkers worldwide, since the financial crisis broke last fall. In response to falling asset prices, governments around the globe…

Arab Leaders Finally Awake to Growing Iranian Threat

Dec 23, 2009 at 14:04

In order to survive revolutions must continue to propagate themselves or else they die; that was true of revolutions on the left that saw their golden years in the late…

The Two Kinds of Junior Natural Resource Companies

Dec 22, 2009 at 22:13

There are two kinds of junior natural resource companies. When you analyze, it's critical to realize which one you're dealing with. The first type are explorers. These are companies hoping…

Nigerian Leadership Crisis Impacting Global Energy Markets

Dec 20, 2009 at 04:33

The illness of Nigerian Pres. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has now reached the point where it can no longer be hidden from the Nigerian electorate, and the prospect for a change…

Growing Power of Iraqi Kurdistan Could Backfire on Tehran

Dec 19, 2009 at 03:54

Iran's strategy to break Iraq into three component territories, and to dominate those territories in order to reduce regional opposition and to gain unfettered access to Syria and the Mediterranean…

Climate Change: Clean Coal, Nuclear Energy or Simply Energy Savings?

Dec 16, 2009 at 00:53

On November 6, 2009 The World Coal Institute released its new report "Securing the Future - Financing CCS in a Post-2012 World." One revealing sentence on the website says “significant…

The Natural Gas Sector, Shale Gas & Exxon's $31 Billion Takeover of XTO Energy

Dec 15, 2009 at 19:51

Yesterday's big news in the commodities world was Exxon's $31 billion takeover of XTO Energy. The acquisition is a big endorsement by the world's largest energy company. The majority of…

Is Turkey Shifting Alliances?

Dec 15, 2009 at 13:59

For the last several decades it was generally assumed that Israel was the United States’ staunchest ally in the Greater Middle East. But when former Nebraskan Republican Senator Chuck Hagel…

The Great Oil Grab! How the Major Powers are Dividing the World's Resources

Dec 14, 2009 at 16:55

China and Russia will stay on tenterhooks for decades to come, on the question of sufficiency of energy supplies, notwithstanding the oil grab they have indulged in over the past…

The Great Competition Over Energy Shoves and Shapes the Emergence of the "New Caucasus"

Dec 12, 2009 at 17:22

The South Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia - is at an historic "T" junction in the road. The next turn could result in a regional eruption of violence which would…

Natural Gas Advances Save The World From Energy Crisis

Dec 12, 2009 at 17:16

News spreads quickly throughout the energy industry, especially when that news is good! The “Energy Crisis” may very well be over, long before it ever had a chance to cripple…

How to Guarantee Success - Why Mexico Hedged it’s 2010 Oil Production at $57 per barrel

Dec 11, 2009 at 18:46

A lot has been made this week of news that Mexico hedged the bulk of its 2010 oil production at $57 per barrel. Several analysts chalked this up to a…

Speakable and Unspeakable About The Copenhagen Climate Meeting

Dec 11, 2009 at 18:05

An informative essay by Ferdinand E. Banks on the Copenhagen Climate meeting, Energy Economics, the Nuclear revival and why Global Warming should be uniting us / not dividing as a…

The Hot Money Likes Commodities These Days

Dec 10, 2009 at 21:24

Inflows of speculative investment money into gold, copper and oil continue unabated and the numbers are staggering. I wrote a few months back about investment inflows into commodities setting a…

Iran Gains Strategic Momentum Balancing Russia, the PRC and the West

Dec 10, 2009 at 21:16

Iran is gathering momentum to become a great regional power with global implications. It is already a nuclear weapons power, with externally-acquired nuclear weapons. But the question facing Iranians and…

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