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"Peak Oil" Impacting Norwegian and Saudi 2013 Production?

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:46

While it is hard to ramp up much sympathy for petro-states, Norway and Saudi Arabia are both facing a murky 2013 as domestic production falls, pushing both nations towards some…

Kirkuk Poised for Conflict, BP Enters Fray

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:42

British oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) isn’t exactly batting 1,000 these days. On top of the fallout from the Deep Horizon oil spill and the high-profile hostage crisis at is…

Massive Growth in Wastewater from Fracking Industry

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:36

The amount of wastewater from natural gas production in the Marcellus shale region has increased by about 570 percent since 2004 as a result of increased shale gas production there.

The Unexpected Boom in US Oil Production

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:34

A few years ago, I made the observation that the best thing that could happen to mitigate against some of the potentially severe consequences of peak oil was for oil…

EU Fears a US Shale Oil Boom could Make Competition Impossible

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:29

A US industrial boost following its ability to tap abundant shale gas reserves is provoking fears that imperilled energy-intensive European businesses will find it harder than ever to compete.

How to Make the Most of the Upcoming Price Spike in Uranium

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:23

If a person consumed only nuclear-generated power, the amount of waste generated over his or her lifetime could be contained in a soda can. Compare this to the trainloads of…

Oil, Democracy, and Ideas

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:59

The French government came up with a catchy slogan during the 1970s oil embargo imposed by Arab member countries of OPEC in retaliation for the US and Western European support…

The Coming Oil War in Iraq: Part II

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:50

The Turkish energy minister confirmed that oil was flowing again through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline from northern Iraq following an attack on the transit network. The separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party has…

How will Energy Consumption be Limited as Supplies Decrease?

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:47

A professor friend of mine recently asked his freshman writing class what makes civilization possible. The students puzzled for a minute and then someone said, "Cities." Of course, that's really…

Why Shale Oil is not the Game Changer we Have Been Led to Believe - Part 2

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:42

…continued from part 1Where We Are, in Three Simple ChartsOne narrative that is being heavily marketed right now is that the shale plays are true…

Thin Film Solar Cell Efficiency Continues to Improve

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:35

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4%…

Defying the Laws of Finance and Physics

Jan 22, 2013 at 15:19

Fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings. The walls closing in. After weeks of approaching one near death experience and finally dodging the bullet, another near death experience quickly approaches for the…

Canada Considering Nuclear Reactors in Alberta Tar Sands Fields

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:42

Like them or hate them, Alberta, Canada’s tar sands deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, are the world’s largest. The province’s resources include the Athabasca, Peace River and…

Energy Industry Doesn't Understand Algeria Attack

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:38

The attack on BP-operated Amenas gas facilities in the Algerian Sahara was a spectacular lesson for the energy industry: No amount of high-tech security is invulnerable to Sahelian militants.

Denmark Takes the Carbon-Free Path

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:35

What is the fate of energy in a social welfare state? Denmark is such a state, and it is aggressively pursuing a carbon-free future.It provides free education from…

Geopolitical Impacts of the US Oil & Gas Boom

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:33

Much digital ink has been spilled about the oil and gas boom in the US, the result of ever improving fracking technologies, and whether or not it will lead to…

Using Electricity Usage Data to Determine China's Real Growth Figures

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:31

China`s 4th Quarter China`s economy grew 7.9% for the fourth quarter of 2012, signaling to some that China might be rebounding from a two-year downtrend in economic growth.…

Should we be Concerned about EV Batteries?

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:25

With all the problems with Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 lithium-ion batteries, it’s fair to question the performance and safety of EVs Li-ion batteries.  For the uninformed, regulators around the world joined…

Have Gold Prices Peaked?

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:23

Good question, and the answer is as much around what is driving demand as it is who you ask.Certainly a Reuters article this week goes into considerable detail…

Malicious Software Threatens U.S. Power Plants

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:12

In America’s energy industry, batted by last year’s Hurricane Sandy, can be added a new threat – computer malware, an ominous portent for the U.S. power grid.Apparently, in…

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