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Canada to Build World’s Largest Artificial Lake District to Store Oil Sand Waste

Nov 25, 2013 at 17:47

About 30 artificial lakes may be built in Canada’s oil sand rich province of Alberta by the time companies currently extracting heavy crude from the area finish their work, as…

Is This The First Bullish Signal For Coal?

Nov 25, 2013 at 08:51

The only thing holding thermal coal back today is perception.The fundamentals for the sector are excellent. Demand is booming in India. Production is being scaled back in China.…

Russia Takes Steps to Increase LNG Exports

Nov 22, 2013 at 18:18

On November 22, the Russian Parliament voted to loosen the monopoly power that Gazprom has over exporting natural gas. Gazprom – one of the largest producers of natural gas…

Political Posturing Hurts U.S. Energy Future

Nov 22, 2013 at 18:13

A vote by the U.S. Senate to change rules on filibusters is an indication of how the partisan divide in Washington may inhibit an energy future some lawmakers are trying…

Turning Water and Carbon Dioxide into Gasoline in the Holy Land

Nov 22, 2013 at 18:06

In a development with enormous potential implications for the world’s energy needs, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have invented a process to make gasoline from water and carbon dioxide.

Horizontal Drilling Picks up Pace in Permian Basin

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:59

Texas’ Permian Basin remains the biggest oil producer in the US, and though its production has grown more modestly than other new plays this may be about to change with…

Virus-Built Nanowires Help Boost Battery Performance

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:56

Leave it to the wizards at MIT for amazing innovation.  MIT researchers have found a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.

How to Stop the Inexorable Progress of Climate Change

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:52

Apocalyptic climate change is upon us.  For shorthand, let’s call it a slow-motion apocalypse to distinguish it from an intergalactic attack out of the blue or a suddenly surging Genesis-style…

Where’s The Top Place to Produce Oil and Gas Today?

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:29

One of the most critical pieces of news for the E&P sector came this month. Not a new discovery. Or a high-impact drilling technique. In fact, this development…

Are you Listening to the Pundits or the Markets?

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:23

Happy days are here again:  The outpouring of joy at seeing gas prices marginally lower coming into Thanksgiving this year has the oil watchers all aglow – but I am…

Breathing Life into Egypt’s Dying Energy Sector

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:22

When Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak was taken down in the 2011 revolution, the energy sector went with him. Since then, it has been a long stream of bad news for…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 22nd November 2013

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:16

After several weeks of consolidation, January crude oil closed in a position to breakout to the upside, as talks between Iran and six other nations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program…

Mozambique Faces Critical Security Threat

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:11

Bottom Line: After two decades of relative post-civil-war peace, Mozambique is seeing a resurgence of violence and the fact that the country made the largest natural gas discovery in the…

Kenya’s Uncertain Security Environment

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:08

Bottom Line: The security situation in Kenya is set to worsen in the aftermath of the September attack on a shopping center as anti-terror police overstep their bounds and threaten…

This Week in Energy: Landmark EU-Ukraine Agreement Officially Dead

Nov 22, 2013 at 13:03

Ukraine was set to sign a landmark trade association agreements with the European Union on 29 November, much to the dismay of Moscow, but the deal is now…

Avoid This Green Sector Until These Changes Happen

Nov 22, 2013 at 09:04

I mention alternative energy infrequently. Mostly because I'm not convinced much of the sector is investable.One possible exception being geothermal.Speakers at the GeoPower Latin America Conference…

The Makings of a Petro-State

Nov 21, 2013 at 17:08

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts the Bakken formation will hit a milestone in December when it surpasses 1 million barrels per day of oil production. Since 2010, oil production…

Foreign Investment Sought for Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant

Nov 21, 2013 at 17:01

Despite the catastrophe that overwhelmed Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s six reactor Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on 11 March 2011, the global energy community has cautiously decided to press forward…

Low Gasoline Prices Bring US Inflation Down to Four Year Low

Nov 21, 2013 at 16:57

A big drop in gasoline prices brought the US inflation rate for October, as measured by year-on-year change in the consumer price index, to just 0.95 percent, its lowest level…

Keystone XL Proposed Launch Delayed to 2016

Nov 21, 2013 at 16:50

Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada Corp. (TRP) has delayed the start date for the planned Keystone XL pipeline for a second time this year to 2016, as approval from Washington…

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