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The Gulf Oil Spill and Efforts to Cap the Well

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:44

Below is a Q and A Interview with Frank Verrastro, senior vice president and director of the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies…

China’s Excess Refining Capacity Affecting Domestic Oil Prices

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:41

China, which has struggled in recent years to keep up with booming domestic demand for oil products, may soon have a major excess in refining capacity. In 2009, the country…

The Death of BP?

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:36

It was about six weeks ago that the man I work for walked into my office and asked what was happening in the world of energy. “This oil leak in…

Poland’s Growing Military Power

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:30

Experiencing anxiety following the halting of US missile defense plans in Poland, Warsaw uses US technology to make its air force the biggest by far in Central Europe. Since the…

Energy Cooperation Drives a Murky Venezuela-Iran Relationship

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:27

During the course of May 2010, Iran and Venezuela continued to pursue agreements in the areas of security, business, housing, and so-called "non-aligned country" diplomacy. Energy, however, remains the mutual…

Big Oil is Paying

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:15

In 2006, when I wrote this, and culled directly from their 10K, ExxonMobil paid $30.7 billion in excise taxes, $41.6 billion in other "taxes and duties", and $59.4 billion in…

China Joins US at Top of Clean Energy Investment Table

Jun 06, 2010 at 07:11

Massive investment in clean energy projects has propelled China to the number one spot in a report ranking the world’s most attractive locations for renewable energy investment. Ernst & Young’s…

The EU’s Growing Impotence

Jun 06, 2010 at 04:05

At one level, the proposal by the EU high representative for foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, to abolish EU special representatives for the South Caucasus and Moldova is no more than…

Russia Supports New UN Sanctions Against Iran

Jun 05, 2010 at 10:31

INCIDENT: Iran has disputed a recent report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claiming that it intends to use depleted fuel rods for pyroprocessing experiments, as a proposed round…

Middle East producers see more heavy oil in their future

Jun 05, 2010 at 06:08

Middle East oil countries should increase production of heavy oil as oil prices remain higher and improved technology makes it easier, those attending an industry conference in Bahrain were told.…

Natural gas Producers Focus Shifting to Wet Gas

Jun 05, 2010 at 06:04

The divergence between oil and gas prices in Canada and the U.S. has reached epic proportions. Currently the oil-to-gas price ratio sits around 15. Up considerably from the historic average…

The Problem With Chinese Shale Gas

Jun 04, 2010 at 10:22

I mentioned last week that the Asian gas market is in flux. Prices are changing to account for the dynamic supply-demand balance in the region. A further illustration came this…

The New California Gold Rush

Jun 04, 2010 at 10:16

The gold rush is back on in California. On my way back from Lake Tahoe recently, I saw that every bend of the American river was dotted with hopeful amateur…

Obama Suspends Offshore Drilling Permits Following Gulf Spill

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:25

I suppose it was inevitable that we would arrive at the moment in the ongoing oil spill crisis at which the baby would be thrown out with the bath. That…

Shipping Rates Continuing to Soar – Could the Chinese be Starting to Unload their Metal Stockpiles

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:19

There definitely appears to be something going on with global bulk shipping. I mentioned last week that shipping rates (as measured by the Baltic Dry Index) for Capesize vessels have…

America’s Military Tug of War

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:04

Obama’s national security strategy lays out a vision of US global power based on a strong, modern economy at home and multilateralism abroad. But other forces in the US body…

Will Iridium be the Best-Performing Commodity of 2010

Jun 02, 2010 at 15:12

Unless you're a chemist or paleontologist, you've quite possibly never heard of iridium. The metal is one of the "little brothers" amongst the platinum group elements. The United States used…

Qatar: The World’s Biggest LNG Producer Holding Onto it’s Gas

Jun 02, 2010 at 15:04

On paper, it should be a perfect match. Qatar has huge amounts of gas to export and its neighbours are desperately prowling for reliable energy supplies to power their emerging…

Georgia and Moldova Shocked at the Prospect of New EU Plan

Jun 02, 2010 at 14:55

Officials in Moldova and Georgia are reacting with concern to speculation that the EU is poised to remove special representatives appointed to their regions. If confirmed, the change would signal…

BP’s Continued Existence Seen Coming Under Threat as Gulf Oil Spill Continues

Jun 02, 2010 at 08:14

The continued failure of BP’s efforts to stop the Gulf oil spill and mounting political pressure are putting the very future of the British-based oil giant in question. BP shares…

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