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Rising Oil Prices and Municipal Bond Defaults

Jan 17, 2011 at 08:43

I have written quite often saying that rising oil prices can be expected to lead to debt defaults. For a while, some of this was hidden through lower oil prices…

Venezuela’s Oil Industry Hurting Despite Huge Reserves

Jan 17, 2011 at 08:33

Jorge Pinon, an energy expert at Florida International University in Miami, said that Venezuela's state oil company has suffered from a lack of adequate technology and investment, hurting oil output…

U.S. Ethanol Policy Contradicting Every Principle of Sound Economics

Jan 16, 2011 at 21:52

U.S corn farmers and ethanol distillers are among those celebrating passage of last month's tax bill. A little-noticed provision of the law extends ethanol tax credits ($.45 per gallon, plus…

Oil Shale Mining and Research Picking Up Steam

Jan 15, 2011 at 09:04

Estonia's largest oil shale mining company, Eesti Energia, reported the largest oil shale production figures in 18 years for 2010 - 17 million tons, up 3 million tons from the…

Is a Weak Dollar Really a Bad Thing?

Jan 15, 2011 at 09:00

One of the top themes for 2010 in economics, politics, and diplomacy was the damage being done to the U.S. economy by an undervalued Chinese yuan. As the yuan began…

Declining Crude Oil Production and Incorrect Energy Data

Jan 14, 2011 at 10:09

The dramatic fall of Mexican oil production, and its largest field Cantarell, is often cited as a signature example of the problems facing Non-OPEC supply. Since the production highs of…

Clean Energy Investment at Record Levels in 2010

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:45

Global investment in clean energy reached a record of $243 billion in 2010, a 30% increase on 2009 levels, according to research house Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Is the Dollar’s Reserve Currency Status Being Threatened?

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:41

Randall W. Forsyth points to two recent developments as part of a broader change in the global monetary system: The new world monetary order continued to evolve with two…

Biofuels Production and Magic Bullet Thinking

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:38

Using marginal lands not suitable for food crops, 50% of the world's liquid fuels can be produced, according to U. of Illinois scientists. Published in the ACS journal Environmental…

Who, How and Why: $140 Oil and $5 Gas

Jan 13, 2011 at 13:32

According to a loosely-organized apocalyptic Christian movement, May 21, 2011 will be the "end of days."  On or about that same date, the price of oil in the United States…

EU Officials in Visit to Azerbaijan to Secure Natural Gas Supplies

Jan 13, 2011 at 13:27

Top European Union officials, including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, are due to open a visit to Azerbaijan today as part of efforts to…

Investors Beware: Hidden Dangers of Increasing U.S. Dependence on Canadian Oil Sands

Jan 13, 2011 at 08:06

Canada is the biggest supplier of oil imports to the United States. Increasingly, those imports come from its vast reserves of oil sands. Is the growing U.S. dependence on Canadian…

Is it Possible for the US Dollar to Rise 50%

Jan 13, 2011 at 08:02

Conventional wisdom is that the Fed wants the U.S. dollar lower, so it must drop. But the dollar seems to be lacking proper obedience to the Fed's grand commands. Before…

The First Oil Shock

Jan 13, 2011 at 07:52

A research paper by Eyal Dvir of Boston College and Ken Rogoff of Harvard suggests some interesting parallels between the recent behavior of oil prices and what was observed…

A Climate Model for the Year 3000

Jan 13, 2011 at 07:49

The art of prediction is one that often fails and only the test of time will show who is right and who is wrong. Climate models use quantitative methods to…

Creating Jet Fuel from Biomass Waste

Jan 13, 2011 at 07:46

First British Airways, and now Qantas are teaming with the Solena Group to build commercial plasma gasification and Fischer-Tropsch plants to create synthetic jet fuel from carbonaceous biomass waste. Solena's…

The Case Against Treasury Bonds

Jan 12, 2011 at 17:33

If you want to delve into the case against the future of US Treasury bonds in all its glory, take a look at the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs, the…

The Issues with Corn Ethanol

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:37

Brian Westenhaus, over at New Energy and Fuel, has been telling me what a good product corn ethanol is. He is very familiar with raising corn for ethanol, and can…

The Big Winners in the Climate Change Money Game

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:29

The amount of money being spent on climate change research this year is astounding. I urge you to read the document yourself. Here is the question to take away: what…

Methane Gas Concentration at Normal Levels in Gulf of Mexico Following Spill

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:27

There is a relationship between known hydrocarbon (oil and natural gas) discoveries at great depth in the Gulf of Mexico and hydrocarbon seepage such as Methane at the seafloor. Chemosynthetic…

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