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Shale Gas: The Courtship Begins in India, Algeria

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:17

Two major shale gas opportunities emerge as Algeria seeks to maintain its exporter status by tapping into its unconventional resources and as India prepares to unveil a new shale gas…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th March 2013

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:06

After a five-week sell-off, April Crude Oil is showing signs of a potential short-term bottom on the weekly chart. Earlier this week it reached a low of $89.33 before a…

VENEZUELA: No Energy Policy Changes with Chavez’s Death

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:01

Bottom line: The death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will not usher in any changes in energy policy, as acting president Nicolas Maduro—who has effectively been leading the administration for…

MONGOLIA: New Mining Code Nearing Final Phase

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:57

Bottom Line: Mongolia is revising its mining regulations and preparing to submit a final draft to parliament in an attempt to attract more foreign investment in the sector. While the…

IRAN-PAKISTAN-CHINA: New Powers Emerge in Strait of Hormuz

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:52

Bottom Line: Last week Pakistan announced that construction on the Pakistani portion of the Iran-Pakistan pipeline will begin on 11 March. This week Iran announced it would build a refinery…

BULGARIA-RUSSIA: Bulgarian Govt Collapse Prompts Lash-Out at Russia

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:48

Bottom Line: Bulgaria’s scrapping of a Russian pipeline deal to carry Russian and Caspian oil to Greece is a response to the government’s collapse in February over energy prices that…

Oil Explorers Beware: Hackers Are Eyeing What You Know

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:20

While most would think that the risks junior oil and gas companies are taking in exploring new frontiers as far away as the remote reaches of Africa are related to…

What's the Fuss Over E15 Really About?

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:18

The energy industry's lobby group said the White House has an opportunity to right the environmental ship with its choice of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. American…

China Set to Become the World’s Largest Oil Importer

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:08

In a recent Commodities Note, Reuters detailed how the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) is changing the way it records and reports China’s crude and refined oil products consumption as…

U.S. Oil Production Tops 7 Million Barrels-Per-Day

Mar 07, 2013 at 16:59

Back in 2006-2007 when I was writing about peak oil, I would never have believed that U.S. crude oil production would reach 7 million barrels-per-day in the last month of…

Barnett Shale Formation Forecast to be a Major Contributor to US Natural Gas

Mar 07, 2013 at 16:44

New analysis of the natural gas production potential of the Barnett shale foresees slowly declining production through the year 2030 and beyond.This forecast has broad implications for the…

Why Are the Big Financial Institutions Selling Oil BIG?

Mar 07, 2013 at 16:29

A Crude LENR HypothesisThe Commitment of Traders Report reveals interesting data.For two years now, Sifferkoll has been following the energy markets in relation to a possible…

Technical Review of the Energy Markets - 7th March 2013

Mar 07, 2013 at 10:39

Natural Gas fell back from resistance at 3.592/613 to support at 3.483 as expected. We watched for a bounce from here & although we over ran slightly to 3.462 we…

North Korean Insanity Part of Geopolitical Game

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:54

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be colorful, but he isn’t crazy. There is logic behind the intensified war rhetoric, and while it may be convenient for the…

The True Legacy of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:48

Venezuela’s President, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, succumbed to cancer on 5 March. Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced on state television that Chávez died in Caracas at 4:25 p.m. local time,…

Environmentalists Futile Battle Against Keystone XL

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:40

If not for the US government’s latest demonstration of incompetence that played out at the end of last week (a.k.a. sequestration), the top news story might have been a report…

Ethiopia: A Potentially Golden Block on East Africa’s Tertiary Rift

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:35

(This report is part of Oilprice.com’s premium publication Oil & Energy Insider. Oil & Energy Insider gives subscribers an information advantage when investing, trading or doing business…

Synching the US Power Grid to Protect Against Blackouts

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:26

Even as the demand for electricity grows, new guidelines could help improve power grid reliability and reduce electricity cost, researchers say. President Obama, in this year’s State of the Union…

Recent Oil Discovery off Lebanese Coast Draws Naval Powers to East Med

Mar 05, 2013 at 15:37

The discovery a few years ago of an important deposit of oil and gas reserves in the waters just off the Lebanese, Israeli and Cypriot coasts has raised the interest…

Pakistan Thumbs Nose at U.S. on Energy

Mar 05, 2013 at 15:34

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may head to Iran next week for the formal launch of the construction of a natural gas pipeline that's been in the works for roughly…

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