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Why 2014 could be a Great Year for the Oil and Gas Industry

Oct 24, 2013 at 17:17

James C. West, lead oil services and drilling analyst at Barclays Capital, is seeing incredible growth ahead for oil production around the world. In this interview with The Energy Report,…

China's Back-Door Natural Gas Supply

Oct 24, 2013 at 09:07

One of the most critical changes in global energy flows we've seen for years happened this week.China inaugurated one of its boldest pipeline projects in recent memory. A…

Why Iran's Influence May Decide Pakistan's Energy Fate

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:12

U.S. President Barack Obama met Wednesday with Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif in the Oval Office. Their meeting followed on the heels of a damning report from Amnesty International questioning the…

Brazil’s Pre-Salt Auction Goes to Shell-Total Consortium

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:06

A consortium led by Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell, France’s Total and PetroChina and its sister company Cnooc, won the bid for Brazil’s Libra deep-water oilfield in a landmark auction on…

China’s Insatiable Hunger for Energy Resources

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:03

Largely below the media radar, China has intensified its global search for energy supplies to secure its dynamic economy. Given the difficulties in increasing domestic output to underwrite the…

New York Manholes for Electric Car Charging

Oct 23, 2013 at 16:57

What could be easier than stopping your electric car over what looks like a manhole cover to recharge in the busy streets of New York City?This may become…

Ceramic Converter Tackles Solar Cell Problem

Oct 23, 2013 at 16:53

Coating a solar cell component in ceramics makes it more heat resistant, which could boost overall efficiency of the cells, say researchers.The component converts heat from the sun…

Is This Black Sheep the Best Hope for Platinum?

Oct 23, 2013 at 10:13

The sheep in this case being Zimbabwe.That country's Chamber of Mines said in a report this week that Zim is the brightest hope for global platinum supply. The…

Europe Taking a Pass on Shale Revolution?

Oct 22, 2013 at 17:00

U.S. supermajor Chevron last week halted work on an exploration well in the Romanian town of Pungesti after protesters rallied in opposition of hydraulic fracturing.  The company had only secured…

Clash of the Oil Titans

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:54

Saudi Arabia and Iran, two titans of the oil industry, are heading for a headlong confrontation in what could result in a destructive and devastating new episode of conflict in…

Russia Threatened by Shift in Global Energy Markets

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:49

A shiny new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is set to open in the Polish port of Swinoujscie next year. Three-thousand kilometers to the east, Chinese President Xi…

US Energy Independence: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:46

Energy independence sounds good, and that's why politicians and oil company executives love to say the words. It's so easy to say, but oh so hard to actually accomplish, which…

Mapping Mangroves for Our Carbon Future

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:41

A new study of 35 countries maps out the amount of carbon stored by mangrove ecosystems in various parts of the world in hopes of learning from the mangrove’s elusive…

A Resource Superpower on the Verge of Total Failure

Oct 22, 2013 at 10:58

I had a notable conversation a few months back with a friend regarding doing business in India.He remarked that unlike many places in the world, corruption and bureaucracy…

Baltic Dependence on Russian Gas About to End

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:44

At the moment, European energy markets are heavily dependent on Russian supplies. This is especially true of the countries with direct land borders to the big bear, including Finland and…

Another Canadian Oil Train Derailment Punctuates Crude Transportation Debate

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:33

At approximately 1:00AM Saturday morning, a train carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derailed and exploded outside of Gainford, Alberta, about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton. The 134-car freight…

China Gets Access to Siberian Oilfields

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:26

On 18 October state-owned Russian oil firm Rosneft signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., a significant arrangement that gives China its first direct access to…

Bakken Companies Sued for Wasting Gas Royalties

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:19

Mineral owners in North Dakota have filed law-suits against 10 oil and gas companies for royalties lost in the surge of natural gas flaring in the Bakken shale.

The Declining State of the UK Energy Sector

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:12

Today the British Government are announcing the construction of the first new nuclear-powered electricity generating station in 20-years. The new plant, which will replace plants that will close will…

Metrics: Replace GDP with Disposable Energy

Oct 21, 2013 at 12:42

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas report, Assessing the Costs and Consequences of the 2007–09 Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath: "Our bottom-line estimate of the cost of the crisis,…

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