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Tunisia: The Next Govt to Fall

Aug 16, 2013 at 17:46

Bottom Line: The Islamist-led Ennahda government in Tunisia survived the first assassination of a political opposition leader in February, the 25 July assassination of a second opposition figure - Mohamed…

This Week in Energy: A Summer of Chaos in the Middle East

Aug 16, 2013 at 13:19

It’s a summer of chaos in the Middle East and North Africa, which translates into great news for oil prices; Egypt chaos will continue and fears mount over the Suez…

Shell and No-Risk Oil

Aug 16, 2013 at 10:11

It's feeling euphoric in the oil sector these days.Valuations for E&Ps are good. And firms are having no trouble raising capital.There's been a spate of junior…

Iraqi Oil Exports Slump But Optimism Abounds

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:26

On the verge of civil war and total collapse, Iraq’s oil exports are stagnating and the first half of this year has seen the Iraqis come up almost 30% short…

Interview with Ernest Moniz: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Breakthroughs

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:23

Ernest Moniz has been Secretary of Energy since May, that is, for about a month prior to President Obama’s announcement of his Climate Action Plan. Before joining the President’s…

The Cube – New Breakthrough Set to Alter the Energy Landscape Forever

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:18

Redox Power Systems has signed a partnership deal with researchers at the University of Maryland in order to develop and bring to commercial market a new distributed electricity generation…

Mexico Wants Foreign Private Investment in Oil Sector

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:09

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled plans this week to amend articles of the Constitution that prohibit private investment in the country's oil industry. The state company Pemex would remain…

Looking at the Hyperloop and its Predecessors

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:07

There has been considerable fanfare this week over the Hyperloop idea, put forward by Elon Musk. In this concept, which was, in this case developed by engineers at Tesla…

Someone Likes Cheap Uranium

Aug 15, 2013 at 08:51

The spot uranium market hit another new low in July.Spot Uranium prices slipped to $34.50 per pound during the month. Down over 20% since the beginning of the…

Terrorism: The Latest Salvo on LNG Exports

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:22

A natural gas company operating in Yemen said there was nothing to media reports stating al-Qaida militants killed four soldiers in a weekend attack. The country was the source of…

India, China, Among Others Eye Himalaya’s Hydroelectric Potential

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:18

For many, the Himalayas, site of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and shrouded by Buddhist cultures such as Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is a romantic region shrouded in mystery,…

E.ON Sees First-Half Profit Slump in Europe

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:14

E.ON SE, Germany’s gas, electricity and water utility company, has seen first-half profits drop 15% despite a 15% surge in profits from its UK customers thanks to an 8.7% price…

The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:09

Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the world. One of the factors…

India and China Ignore US Sanctions Against Iran

Aug 14, 2013 at 18:58

The US House of Representatives approved a bill at the beginning of this month aimed at completely closing off Iranian petroleum exports. Not since President Roosevelt told Japan in…

What's the Future for Your State Monopoly?

Aug 14, 2013 at 18:52

Big news from Mexico about reforms to oil giant Pemex.The government is pushing to end the state entity's monopoly control on the oil & gas sector. Allowing private…

Is There a Correlation Between the Level of Violence and the Output of Oil?

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:25

Some analysts have been asking the question: is there a direct relationship between the level of violence in a country and its output of oil? In Iraq there most certainly…

Trucks, Trains, or Pipelines – The Best Way to Transport Petroleum

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:18

The U.S. is the most fully developed petroleum transport nation – we have crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel and jet fuel in transit 24/7/365 – mostly in pipelines. …

Will Moribund Uranium Prices Rebound?

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:14

Commodities prices are pretty much like the War on Terror—driven by fear. Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, uranium prices have dropped sharply, and stayed there.…

Why Work Should Begin on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Immediately!

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:10

When I got home last night, I read every page of Elon Musk's 57-page plan for the Hyperloop.My conclusion:It's a great idea, and we should…

Why Fuel Subsidies are Bad for Everyone

Aug 13, 2013 at 17:04

I have posted frequently (most recently in a three-part series that starts here) on the topic of underpricing of energy in the United States, but we are not the…

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