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As its Hydrocarbon Resources Deplete, Norway Must Diversify its Economic Outlook

May 14, 2013 at 17:17

Norway has always been known as a stable welfare state, with hydrocarbon wealth allowing for generous socio-economic benefits. Although recent debate has seen a call within Norwegian politics for…

Natural Gas Seeps May Contribute Significantly to Greenhouse Gas Levels

May 14, 2013 at 17:10

Natural gas in underground rock layers can seep to the surface—sometimes in quantities abundant enough to produce “eternal flames.”Researchers say much remains to be learned about these conditions…

Not Just Oil: The US is also Dependent on Foreign Uranium

May 14, 2013 at 16:58

What most Americans don't realize is that dependence on foreign oil isn't the main obstacle to US energy autonomy. If you think America's energy supply issues begin and end with…

How to Spot the Big Oil & Gas M&A Deals of the Future

May 14, 2013 at 16:46

Let's make one thing clear: There is no magic formula to determine which company will be the next big buyout story. But if there were a formula, it would include…

Commodity Update: Open Interest Analysis for May 13th, 2013

May 14, 2013 at 15:35

Soybeans:July soybeans gained 20.25 cents on volume of 123,933 contracts. Open interest increased by 1,084 contracts, which relative to volume is approximately 50% below average. The May contract…

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As the Dollar Rises, Gold Prices are Set to Fall Even Further

May 14, 2013 at 09:06

Gold prices have started the week weaker in the southern hemisphere, dropping around $18.00 to trade at $1429.00/oz, despite the amount of physical buying that is taking place the paper…

Gambling on Lebanon’s High-Stakes Oil & Gas

May 13, 2013 at 17:06

With its first-ever bidding round for offshore oil and gas exploration blocks opened as of 1 May and licensing scheduled for November, Lebanon is now initially estimating that its Levant…

Libya Wants to Sell Oil. Is Anyone Listening?

May 13, 2013 at 17:03

Libyan Oil Minister Abdel Bari Ali al-Arousi said his country was ready to recover from civil war and take its rightful place as the powerhouse of North African energy producers.…

Two Years After Being Destroyed, Fukushima Hold Anti-Terrorism Drill

May 13, 2013 at 17:00

A little more than two years ago, only nuclear energy specialists had ever heard of Tokyo Electric Company’s six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex.Then, on 11 March…

Exporting U.S. Natural Gas: Yes or No?

May 13, 2013 at 16:58

The energy policy topic of the week is whether to export more of America’s newly abundant natural gas. Like any good card-carrying economist, my instincts favor free trade. Other things…

2014 Expected to be a Bumper Year for Wind

May 13, 2013 at 16:55

According to Bloomberg, Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. is gearing up to drop $1.9 billion on new wind farms in Iowa. The investment might build as many as…

Shell Takes the Lead on Natural Gas, Welcomes the Future of Clean Energy

May 13, 2013 at 16:53

One of the world's largest oil companies takes more stock in cleaner sources of fuel, leading America to energy independence.As the global population reaches nearly nine billion people…

Nigeria may be Next OPEC Member to Fall

May 10, 2013 at 18:15

The wealthiest man in Africa said he's secured billions of dollars in loans to help kick start the refinery business in Nigeria. OPEC-member Nigeria is forced to import most of…

Anadarko’s Impressive Q1 Sales

May 10, 2013 at 18:09

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) continues to beat earnings estimates, and its quarter results released on Monday show an impressive 12%+ year-on-year increase in sales volumes—with more gains expected in the coming…

Ireland Protests New British Nuclear Plant

May 10, 2013 at 17:59

To say that British-Irish relations over the past few centuries have been strained would be an understatement.Now Ireland’s An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, is pursuing a…

Looking at Obama’s Misguided Natural Gas Policy

May 10, 2013 at 17:52

The Obama administration has come out in support of the idea of exporting U.S. natural gas. This stance is counterproductive and short sighted, and if followed, it will prove harmful…

North Dakota Oil Boom Set to Continue for Some Time

May 10, 2013 at 17:23

Last week the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provided an update of oil and gas resources in the Bakken region. This was their first update since a 2008 report that…

Supercomputing: Game-Changer for Oil & Gas Exploration

May 10, 2013 at 15:50

Oil majors are second only to the US Defense Department in terms of the use of supercomputing systems. That’s because supercomputing is the key to determining where to explore next—and…

A Company that Stands to do Well from the Collapsing WTI-Brent Spread

May 10, 2013 at 15:33

Another week away from my usual trading desk in New York does lead to a different and useful perspective on energy events without concentrating on the minute movements on my…

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