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Creating Invisible Oil Repellent Barriers to Contain Spills

Dec 09, 2013 at 17:29

Researchers have designed an invisible “wall” that stops oily liquids from spreading and confines them to a certain area.The outer shell of a droplet of oil on a…

A Powerhouse Decides to Cripple Its Mining Industry

Dec 09, 2013 at 10:25

This may be one of the most significant mining stories of 2014. The grinding down of mineral production from world-leading supplier Indonesia.Loss of output from the country now…

Russia Readies to Take Shale Oil Lead

Dec 06, 2013 at 19:07

President of Russian energy company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, said he was eager to unlock the shale oil potential in the Samara region of western Russia. With forecasts warning the U.S.…

Chinese Coal Use to Hit 4.8 Billion Metric Tons Annually by 2020

Dec 06, 2013 at 19:00

As the rest of the world moves away from using coal as an energy source due to its high emission of greenhouse gas, in China the use of coal, the…

ConocoPhillips Completes Algeria Oil Unit Sale

Dec 06, 2013 at 18:45

ConocoPhillips has completed the sale of its Algeria business unit ConocoPhillips Algeria Ltd. to Indonesian state-owned Pertamina for $1.75 billion, as it seeks to reshuffle its assets despite an…

White House Triples Agency Renewable Energy Mandates

Dec 06, 2013 at 18:33

In an executive order released on 5 December, President Barack Obama has tripled the mandate for use of renewable sources of energy for federal agencies by 2020. According…

The Most Important Energy Trend in 2014

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:46

We’re getting to the end of the year and it’s nearing time for my ‘best stock’ selections for 2014, so you might think that the next column naming these stocks…

4 New Reasons To Bet On Coal… And 3 Ways To Do It

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:45

Thermal coal takes the prize today—as the commodity with the biggest disconnect between the bullish market reality and the incredibly bearish sentiment amongst investors.Producing stocks have seen a…

Bosnian Federation: Oil Legislation Sets First Concessions in Motion

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:43

Earlier this year we let you in on a little known secret about an up-and-coming oil venue in an unlikely corner of the world—Bosnia and Herzegovina. The paralytic “multi-ethnic” government…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 6th December 2013

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:40

The technical picture for January Crude Highly has drastically improved since we wrote last week when the market was pressing $91.77. At that time, downside momentum and selling pressure were…

Critical New Year for Egypt

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:36

Bottom Line: The completion of Egypt’s constitution and a planned referendum in early January will determine the security situation for 2014, and tensions will be acutely high for the next…

Kurds Helping Baghdad Save Face Over Oil Independence Battle

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:35

Bottom Line: There is a great amount of confusion as to the recent steps the Iraqi Kurds have taken with Turkey towards oil and gas independence from the Iraqi central…

This Week in Energy: Japan Burns with ‘Fire Ice’ Momentum

Dec 06, 2013 at 14:59

Japan, desperate for new domestic energy sources, is where we now look for research and development that no one else has the patience for—like last week’s news of a Japanese…

Here's Another Mysterious Oil Shipment

Dec 06, 2013 at 08:47

Something odd is afoot in the North American crude markets.Previously I mentioned some strange shipments of crude taking place lately here. Like eastern Canadian White Rose oil going…

Oil Majors Pushing Offshore, but Obstacles Remain

Dec 05, 2013 at 17:10

Major oil companies continue an aggressive push into deeper water as the memory of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout recedes. Spurred on by consistently high prices for crude oil, the…

Iranian Sanctions Easing to Benefit India

Dec 05, 2013 at 17:05

A major beneficiary of the Iranian nuclear agreement with the P5+1 powers in Geneva over the weekend will be – India. Seizing on the potential opening of Iran’s economy…

Ex-BP Engineer on Trial for Gulf of Mexico Spill

Dec 05, 2013 at 17:01

The trial of a former BP Plc engineer for criminal charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill off the coast of Louisiana began on Monday, 2 December,…

This Year's Best News For U.S. Shale Gas

Dec 05, 2013 at 16:57

Comes from Scotland. In the petrochemicals sector.As I discussed on Monday, the fate of U.S. natural gas production is increasingly tied to liquids. Commodities like ethane and propane…

Sustainability is Only Achievable if New Systems are Better than Old Ones

Dec 05, 2013 at 16:54

No doubt you know someone who's told you about his or her great aunt who lived to be 98 and never went to a doctor. Or maybe it was a…

Ukraine's Energy Sector Retreats Behind Iron Curtain

Dec 04, 2013 at 17:56

Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz said it agreed with Russian gas giant Gazprom to defer payments for winter gas supplies until early 2014. With Ukraine embroiled in protests, and Europe making…

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