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Russia’s Rosneft Expanding Global Presence

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:31

For analysts nervously contemplating the Russian Federation’s growing global energy presence, bête noire #1 is the state owned natural gas giant Gazprom.Rosneft is an integrated oil company whose…

Have Natural Gas Vehicle’s Finally Reached the Point of No Return?

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:29

We tried or at least discussed this many times before. That is, an exodus from gasoline and diesel fuel. We have yet to find the promised land of an abundant…

Fareed Zakaria’s Unconvincing Arguments to Build the Keystone XL Pipeline

Mar 11, 2013 at 17:23

Watching the Sunday talk shows this week, I learned that the influential journalist Fareed Zakaria has now joined the chorus urging construction of Keystone pipeline. If built, that pipeline would…

Daily Update: Daily Natural Gas – 11.03.13

Mar 11, 2013 at 10:42

Natural gas prices have appreciated 13% in the last 4 weeks lifting futures to within pennies of the 61.8% Fibonacci level seen on the chart above at $3.70 on the…

Buffett Banks on Natural Gas Trains

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:36

Warren Buffett, investor extraordinaire, and his rail carrier rivals are embarking on a new journey to shift trains from diesel to natural gas as the transportation sector seeks to take…

Never Mind Fukushima – Vietnam to Embrace Nuclear Power

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:34

When on 11 March 2011 a tsunami destroyed TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, many believed that the catastrophe, if not ending nuclear power generation worldwide, would at least…

Can Qatar's Success with Gas-to-Liquids Fuels Be Repeated in the U.S.?

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:24

Depressed natural gas prices in the U.S. since 2009 and anticipated low price levels for many months, if not years, to come, due to a glut from booming shale gas…

Keystone XL a Bullet Compared With Other Pipelines

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:10

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives drafted a measure that would strip the president of his authority to approve the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline planned from Canada. Dubbed…

Study Finds Libya has More Solar Resources than Oil

Mar 08, 2013 at 17:05

Libya could generate approximately five times the amount of energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil, research by Nottingham Trent University shows.A study led…

Five Oil & Gas Companies Worth a Punt

Mar 08, 2013 at 16:55

Many observers believe that the best days of domestic oil and gas production are long gone—and they may be right. But that doesn't mean there isn't a lot more petroleum…

This Week in Energy: Hugo Chavez, Fracking Ban & Saudi Arabia's Gas Discovery

Mar 08, 2013 at 16:19

New York gets its moratorium on fracking; if you can spell “shale” you can get a job in the skilled-labor starved industry; the death of Hugo Chavez isn’t likely to…

An Energy Company that Continues to Excite Me

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:30

There’s no doubt that the energy sector has been a virtual minefield this year. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting fresh highs, you would think just about any energy…

LNG Technology: The Holy Grail of Gas Investments

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:27

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology—from LNG seaborne tankers and LNG trains to floating LNG facilities have quickly gone from concept to commercialization, opening up new possibilities in new frontiers and…

Shale Gas: The Courtship Begins in India, Algeria

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:17

Two major shale gas opportunities emerge as Algeria seeks to maintain its exporter status by tapping into its unconventional resources and as India prepares to unveil a new shale gas…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th March 2013

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:06

After a five-week sell-off, April Crude Oil is showing signs of a potential short-term bottom on the weekly chart. Earlier this week it reached a low of $89.33 before a…

VENEZUELA: No Energy Policy Changes with Chavez’s Death

Mar 08, 2013 at 11:01

Bottom line: The death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will not usher in any changes in energy policy, as acting president Nicolas Maduro—who has effectively been leading the administration for…

MONGOLIA: New Mining Code Nearing Final Phase

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:57

Bottom Line: Mongolia is revising its mining regulations and preparing to submit a final draft to parliament in an attempt to attract more foreign investment in the sector. While the…

IRAN-PAKISTAN-CHINA: New Powers Emerge in Strait of Hormuz

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:52

Bottom Line: Last week Pakistan announced that construction on the Pakistani portion of the Iran-Pakistan pipeline will begin on 11 March. This week Iran announced it would build a refinery…

BULGARIA-RUSSIA: Bulgarian Govt Collapse Prompts Lash-Out at Russia

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:48

Bottom Line: Bulgaria’s scrapping of a Russian pipeline deal to carry Russian and Caspian oil to Greece is a response to the government’s collapse in February over energy prices that…

Oil Explorers Beware: Hackers Are Eyeing What You Know

Mar 07, 2013 at 17:20

While most would think that the risks junior oil and gas companies are taking in exploring new frontiers as far away as the remote reaches of Africa are related to…

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