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The Link between Energy Consumption, Employment, and Recession

Sep 21, 2012 at 17:51

The number of jobs available to job-seekers has been a problem for quite a long time now—since 2000 in the United States, and longer than that in Europe. If we…

The New 9/11 Attacks: A Drama Which Obscures the Domestic Power-Plays in Libya

Sep 21, 2012 at 17:21

The surge in jihadist attacks on US diplomatic missions in September 2012 largely obscured the complex realities around a number of individual incidents and locales, particularly the Libyan situation.

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Sep 21, 2012 at 15:48

From plans to turn coffee grounds and uneaten pastries into bioplastics to energy efficiency competitions among its stores, Starbucks understands that the future is sustainability and that companies demonstrating cost-cutting…

Weekly World Energy News Update - 22nd September 2012

Sep 21, 2012 at 15:42

This week was a mysterious one for oil prices, which took a very sudden dive on Monday, and continued on a downward spiral over the next two days, rebounding a…

Japan Steps Away from Nuclear Power

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:48

As Japan and France move away from nuclear energy, is it the endgame for nuclear proponents? As the world slouches into the 21st century, one of the global…

Shell to Build the World's First Ever Floating LNG Plant

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:43

For more than a decade the natural gas industry has been looking for a way to move LNG onto barges at sea in order to avoid the escalating costs of…

The Diminishing Effects of Gas Price Spikes on the Economy

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:35

As U.S. retail gasoline prices once again near $4.00 a gallon, does this pose a threat to the economy and President Obama's prospects for re-election? My answer is no.

Pipeline Companies Leak Detection System Only Detects 1 out of 20 Oil Spills

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:21

An investigation of pipeline accident reports from the last ten years has revealed that the much touted leak detection systems employed by pipeline companies only catch one out of twenty…

Oil Prices Dive 5% on Speculation and Mystery

Sep 20, 2012 at 13:16

As the Saudis move to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market gets edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cuts it profit outlook, the…

Oil Markets May be a Matter of Opinion

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:59

Crude oil prices this week declined after the government of Saudi Arabia announced plans to ensure market stability. Oil prices on average continued their decline toward levels not seen since…

Why North American Gas Prices Are So High

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:54

Driving gasoline is 50% higher today than in 2008 – relative to the price of oil. In other words, gas prices are nearly what they were in 2008...…

Can the Fed Survive After QE3?

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:48

Each time the Fed undertakes a new program of quantitative easing, questions arise about the possible impact on its solvency. I addressed that concern in November 2010, at the time…

Why Unconventional Oil Will Never Provide the Volumes that we Hope For

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:46

In the old days, that is before 2010, the oil industry used to regale the public with tales of plenty that revolved around what is commonly called "conventional oil." Conventional…

Don't Bet Against Shale Gas

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:38

We know that Russia's Gazprom and President Putin would like for the rest of the world to forget all about fracking for shale gas -- despite the fact that Russia…

Afghanistan - Winning Hearts and Minds, One Kilowatt at a Time

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:44

As the United States and International Security Assistance Force military campaign enters its eleventh year in October, it is apparent that the military campaign against the Taliban and al Qaida…

A Disruptive Technology Sets Its Sights on Nuclear Power

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:41

Is nuclear power ready for a truly disruptive technology? One company, with a track record of technology revolution, thinks so.The company has convincing cred: It has revolutionized warfare…

The Religious Nature of the Fracking Debate

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:39

The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale gas revolution it has spawned has a religious aura to it. Both sides have an unshakeable conviction that fracking is…

Why Ben Bernanke's QE3 is a Game Changer

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:35

I think that Ben Bernanke's QE3 is such a game changer, that we have to throw all existing strategies into the trash and start all over again from scratch.  Suddenly,…

Excessive Red Tape Causes Energy Costs to Soar on Public Land

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:27

More than 96% of the domestic energy production growth from shales has taken place on private lands safely out of the reach of the Federal government bureaucrats and regulators.  That…

Shell's Arctic Drilling Campaign Starts to Falter

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:57

Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it was suspending parts of its arctic drilling campaign off the coast of Alaska. A forecast, however, suggests oil production from parts of the Alaskan…

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