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This Week in Energy: At the Crossroads of Japan’s Energy Future

Jan 24, 2014 at 13:58

Japan’s 9 February gubernatorial elections are being billed largely as a referendum on the fate of the country’s nuclear energy future—an election that will shape the debate on whether Japan…

They Say This Is The Next Nation For Shale

Jan 24, 2014 at 08:57

One of the biggest questions in the resource business has been: where in the world will shale gas and oil catch on next?One group of analysts last week…

Rising Costs Hit Balance Sheets of Major Oil Companies

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:24

Quarterly earnings for Royal Dutch Shell have declined sharply due to large expenditures, delays, and lower than expected production. The oil-giant reported that it expects fourth quarter earnings from 2013…

Report Says Clean Coal Tech Not Present-Day Reality

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:21

A new report compiled in consultation with the White House and a pool of clean-energy experts suggests that clean-coal technology is too embryonic to use as a base for America’s…

All Eyes on Implementation of Mexican Oil Reform

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:17

Mexico’s Congress is debating and drafting secondary laws to implement a sweeping energy reform bill passed last month that will open up the market to international oil and gas companies.…

Why Long Term Energy Forecasts are Wrong

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:14

What is the correct way to model the future course of energy and the economy? There are clearly huge amounts of oil, coal, and natural gas in the ground.  With…

Ten Trends that will Effect Asia in 2014

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:00

According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Asia could be in for a turbulent 2014. Today, Evan Feigenbaum outlines the ten key factors – both positive and negative –…

Algeria Ready for Oil and Gas Return

Jan 22, 2014 at 17:02

Algeria announced the launch of a bidding round for more than 30 oil and gas fields in the OPEC member's territory. The solicitation comes a year after terrorists attacked the…

Can Italy Double Its Oil Production?

Jan 22, 2014 at 16:57

Beneath the ancient groves of Italy’s Basilicata region lies something more valuable to modern Italy than olives—oil.  The region represents the “instep” of Italy’s iconic boot and contains the largest…

UAE to Invest $1.2bn in Kurdish Oil

Jan 22, 2014 at 16:53

Majority state-owned UAE national oil company has announced plans to invest some $1.2 billion in the development of a key oil and gas block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.…

US Sailors Sue for Illnesses they Believe Caused by Fukushima

Jan 22, 2014 at 16:50

On 12 March 2011 the six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi complex, owned by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc., approximately 150 miles north of Tokyo, was effectively destroyed by a tsunami that followed…

This Is A New Target For These Oil Heavyweights

Jan 22, 2014 at 08:42

I wrote last week about how India is trying to attract outside investment to its hydrocarbon sector.Reports suggest this may be a two-way street.India's Ministry of…

Winds of Change are Shifting in Arabia

Jan 21, 2014 at 17:04

Throughout the years of the Cold War the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the stability that kept the tumultuous Middle East in check. The kingdom counted on silent diplomacy…

BG Group to Start First Honduras Exploration

Jan 21, 2014 at 17:01

UK-based BG Group is preparing to launch oil and gas exploration on Honduras's Atlantic coast with an initial investment of at least $20 million, marking the first contract…

Energy Experts Call for Executive Action on Clean Energy

Jan 21, 2014 at 16:55

A group of energy experts released a thick report that details a laundry list of ways that the President can take executive action to push clean energy forward without…

Shale Boom Prompts Calls for Expanded US Oil and Gas Exports

Jan 21, 2014 at 16:53

Early in January, the head of the influential energy lobby American Petroleum Institute (API) made a strong call for the US to become a global energy producer by capitalizing…

Shell Sells Australian Gas Stakes in Portfolio Purge

Jan 21, 2014 at 12:41

Royal Dutch Shell has sold its stakes in two Australian natural gas projects to Kuwait's state-run energy giant as the Dutch company saw capital expenditure rise to a record…

Turkey Finds High Grade Oil on its Border with Iraq

Jan 20, 2014 at 17:48

The past decade has seen Turkey’s economy take off, but one significant drag on its performance is the country’s paucity of indigenous hydrocarbon resources, resulting in massive energy import bills.…

What Happens After the Shale Revolution?

Jan 20, 2014 at 17:46

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he viewed the increase in U.S. oil production as a new source of supply that will help stabilize oil markets. Oil from shale is…

Eni, Third to Give Up on Poland’s Shale

Jan 20, 2014 at 17:42

Italian oil giant Eni is said to be planning to withdraw from its shale gas project in Poland, allowing two of its three exploration licenses expire, with a third…

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