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The Bakken Oil Boom: Moving "Back Home" to Montana?

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:55

Most people associate the huge Bakken oil field with North Dakota... but did you know the Bakken was actually discovered to the north in Montana?Drilling equipment and crews…

Gas Just Part of EU-Russian Problems

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:48

The Ukrainian government postponed a natural gas price meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who's slated to meet with European leaders later this week. Kiev said it wasn’t ready to…

Natural Gas, the Perfect Bridge to Renewable Energy - Part 2

Dec 20, 2012 at 16:45

… continued on from part 1.So what is natural gas?Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons that varies across the board, depending on where it…

Is Now the Time to Invest in Gold?

Dec 20, 2012 at 11:27

It’s not been a good month for gold as the price has dipped from about $1,750 an ounce to under $1,670, two large sell-offs in recent weeks accounting for the…

Who Needs Gold?

Dec 20, 2012 at 08:51

Who the hell needs an umbrella in the middle of a draught? Snow boots in a roasting desert? A National Rifle Association bumper sticker at a UC Berkeley sit-in? For…

Ukraine and Russia Gamble over Europe's Gas Supply

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:17

It’s been a rough year for Ukraine: The country is caught in the vortex of a European-Russian gas war, paying prohibitively high gas prices to Russia and reeling from a…

If Chavez Dies, What Next for U.S. - Venezuelan Energy Relations?

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:15

Despite contradictory information from Caracas, one thing is clear – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the country’s chief executive since 1998, is a very sick man.Having won reelection in…

Is the U.S. Energy Boom being Oversold?

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:10

I attended the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco two weeks ago at which I heard a very interesting presentation by David Hughes of the Post Carbon…

Replacing Fossil Fuels with Renewables - Part 1

Dec 19, 2012 at 16:59

Economic Growth! Energy independence! Climate Change! There are countless arguments for moving beyond fossil fuels, for world energy needs. Unfortunately, many hurdles must be overcome before we can feasibly count…

Japan's Election Results Have Uranium Bulls Ready to Charge

Dec 19, 2012 at 16:42

The results from Japan's general election Sunday may be a bellwether event for nuclear power. In a landslide win, Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) claimed 294 out of the 480…

Emperor Oil-A Rags-to-Riches Oil Story Unlike Any Other

Dec 19, 2012 at 13:02

It took five years for Africa Oil (AOI-TSX) to be an overnight success.  The stock ran from $2-$11 in the spring of 2012 when they made a big oil discovery…

New York Times has About-Face on Gas

Dec 18, 2012 at 17:01

Recent reports on the prospective economic benefits of liquefied natural gas exports from the United States were able to persuade The New York Times that any "modestly negative impact" was…

ExxonMobil Eyes South Africa's Untapped Frontier

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:58

Battling declining production, US energy super giant ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) is taking on South Africa—a rising offshore venue--where it will acquire a 75% stake in the Tugela South Exploration Right.…

Top 10 New Energy Technologies of 2012

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:55

Without a doubt, the most exciting part about covering the happenings in the energy world has little to do with the industry's ills. It's easy to get caught up in…

Should the Earth be a Sun?

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:46

Several years ago, the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Maverick Lecture Series featured one of America's most-famous and most-beloved astronauts, Sally Ride.  With much sadness, Sally, at 61, lost…

Why Energy Prices may Drop in the Future

Dec 18, 2012 at 16:40

The long-term evolution of energy prices affects the fundamental environment for stock prices. When consumer prices for various goods and services have different but sustainable trends relative to energy prices…

Daily Commodity Update - 18.12.12

Dec 18, 2012 at 15:31

Energy: Crude oil will finish up 1% on the day closing at its 50 day MA. Prices are up almost $3/barrel in the last week and could continue to grind…

Don't Believe the Gasoline Hype

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:12

Retail gasoline prices in some U.S. markets are expected to approach the $3.00 per gallon mark by the end of the year. Declining oil prices, coupled with a series of…

Why Canadian Crude is the Cheapest in the World

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:09

Canadian crude prices are at their lowest levels against Brent-priced crude in 10 months, reaching a new market low on Friday and trading last week at under $50/barrel.

Bulgarian President Opposes Recommended Nuclear Energy Policy

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:08

As the global nuclear energy industry at present is recovering from the potential death blows of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that destroyed Japan’s six reactor Fukushima…

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