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Iraq's Ongoing Oil Resources Power Struggle

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:13

Incident: The tit-for-tat conflict over Iraq’s oil resources continues with Iraqi Kurds suggesting they are in talks with “two to three major international companies” to develop oil resources claimed by…

Does Russia Have Anything to Fear from Chavez's Failing Health?

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:11

Incident: Russia makes moves to deepen its energy cooperation with Venezuela, with Rosneft announcing a planned $10 billion investment in offshore oil and natural projects and the creation of a…

Could we See a Revolt in Azerbaijan?

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:10

Incident: Azerbaijan is experiencing an unusual amount of unrest as protesters take a stance against corruption and challenge the authority of Azerbaijani strongman Ilham Aliyev, who has responded with a…

Alaska Mulls Oil Industry Tax Break to Boost Production

Jan 31, 2013 at 17:01

Everyone likes a good tax break, and Alaska’s governor is courting the oil and gas, timber and mining industries with a legislative proposal designed to make the state as attractive…

Why the World May Never Experience a Shale Boom

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:56

Given the rapid rise of the US shale gas market, it is not surprising that similar opportunities are being explored with gusto across the globe. Given the size of technically…

Ukraine to Become Shale Gas Superpower?

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:42

Who says that the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland are useless?Certainly not the Ukrainians, who on the sidelines amidst the champagne and caviar inked a 50-year…

Are there Big Changes Ahead for the Pipeline Industry?

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:40

Do you know how most leaks are found on oil and gas pipelines?They get a shrill complaint over the phone from one of the landowners where the pipeline…

LED Efficiency Increased by 55% after Studying Fireflies

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:38

A fond memory of my family’s annual camping weekend at Sandbanks Provincial Park is the late-night walk to the comfort station just before hitting the tents.With the sound…

Iran to Install Thousands of New Centrifuges for Nuclear Enrichment

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:36

Western diplomats say Iran intends to greatly increase the speed of its uranium-enrichment program. Diplomats told the Associated Press and Reuters on January 31 that Tehran informed the…

Where's the Crash?

Jan 31, 2013 at 09:39

That was the questions traders were scratching their heads and asking this morning in the wake of this morning's shocking Q4, 2012 GDP figure.While most analysis were expecting…

Cheniere Energy (LNG) Gets the Green Light

Jan 31, 2013 at 09:36

I have been pounding the table on the attractions of Cheniere Energy (LNG) since last spring. Yesterday, the stock hit a new all time high of $21.50.There is…

Libya, An Energy Asset Security Nightmare

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:19

Libya—awash with roving militias and presently undergoing a near-total evacuation of Westerners from oil-producing Benghazi—is doing its best to make a few cosmetic security changes in an atmosphere of growing…

Oil Production Remains the Same, but Rig Counts Continue to Grow

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:18

In January 1995 there was a total of 1738 oil and gas rigs drilling globally (excluding the former Soviet Union (FSU)). By February 2012 that number had more than doubled…

Egypt's Revolution Going Nowhere Fast

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:07

The Egyptian currency this week hit a record low as the country grapples with post-revolution frustrations. That means it's becoming more expensive for the government to handle imports. Meanwhile, public…

As Coal Use Continues to Grow, China's 'Blackest Day' is still to Come

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:03

The “Blackest Day,” is how The Economist called January 12 when the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Beijing rose to a record 755. It was “Beyond index” on a…

Economic Recovery is Impossible Whilst Oil and Gas are Risk On Assets

Jan 30, 2013 at 16:58

Gas Prices Pegged to Risk On TradeAs long as gas prices are pegged to the market rally in equities and the currencies in the Risk On Trade then…

Iran on the Offensive

Jan 29, 2013 at 17:13

Until now, the Arab oil producing countries of the Persian Gulf, also called the Arabian Gulf, or to those seeking political neutrality, simply the Gulf, looked at their Persian neighbour…

Exxon, BP Straddle Front Line in Iraq-Kurd Oil War

Jan 29, 2013 at 17:12

BP Plc (NYSE: BP) and Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) are caught on opposite sides of the front line of the oil war between the Iraqi central government and the…

In Race for Burmese Energy, China has a Commanding Lead

Jan 29, 2013 at 17:10

Since Burma’s junta in March 2001 allowed a nominally civilian government led by President Thein Sein, who had previously served as a general and then prime minister under the junta,…

Energy Markets: The Past is Not Always the Key to the Future

Jan 29, 2013 at 17:07

Sometimes it is useful to take a look at the bigger picture, or a completely different picture, when trying to assess the vibe (man) of a certain market (i.e., energy),…

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