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Daniel J. Graeber


Contributor since: 18 Jan 2012

Daniel J. Graeber

Daniel Graeber is a writer and political analyst based in Michigan. His work on matters related to the geopolitical aspects of the global energy sector, as well as Iraq and broader Middle East developments, has been featured extensively with United Press International (UPI) as well as foreign media outlets. His academic contributions include an assessment of the U.S. doctrine of containment. He also teaches media literacy courses at Grand Valley State University.

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Latest articles from Daniel

  • Energy Pragmatism Dies in New Zealand

    Published 27 February 2012 | viewed 7,366 times

    Shell won approval from the U.S. government for its oil spill response plan for work the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. Washington said…

  • Politics, Pandering and Petroleum Prices

    Published 26 February 2012 | viewed 16,803 times

    Oil prices were up more than $1 per barrel by Friday after the IAEA proclaimed that Iran was ramping up its enrichment activity, continuing a…

  • Green Energy is About Green Backs

    Published 23 February 2012 | viewed 18,228 times

    While most major economies agree that some form of alternative and renewable resources are needed as part of the emerging energy mix, embracing frontier areas…

  • Big Oil's Generosity and the Cloak of Social Responsibility

    Published 22 February 2012 | viewed 14,181 times

    U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said it invited 50 school girls to its headquarters in Texas for its 9th annual program meant to encourage more women…

  • On Oil, Iraq Gets in its Own Way

    Published 21 February 2012 | viewed 15,946 times

    The International Energy Agency announced it was set to review Iraq's energy sector as part of its World Energy Outlook for 2012. Last year, the…

  • Is Hush Money Coming Out of Canadian Crude Oil Debate?

    Published 20 February 2012 | viewed 27,392 times

    Concerns over the safety of tar sands oil from Canada is at the forefront of the political debate in the United States. President Obama's critics…

  • If Oil is a Barometer, Beijing is Rising

    Published 19 February 2012 | viewed 5,995 times

    Beijing said recently it wanted to increase the amount of oil it gets from Russia through a major oil pipeline running to the Pacific Ocean.…

  • Biomass: Just Because it's Green Doesn't Mean it's Clean

    Published 16 February 2012 | viewed 10,859 times

    Florida residents last year filed a legal challenge against a company that was planning to build a biomass incinerator in the Florida Panhandle. They complained…

  • Blame to Spare on Tar Sands Debate

    Published 15 February 2012 | viewed 5,425 times

    Environmental groups in Maine have decided that tar sands oil from western Canada wasn't their cup of tea even though the pipeline company behind the…

  • With Friends Like Moscow, Who Needs Venezuela's Oil?

    Published 14 February 2012 | viewed 5,747 times

    Venezuela said it was ready to welcome a Russian energy company into the giant Orinoco oil belt, solidifying a relationship propped up by a multi-million…

  • Taking the High Road to Utica Shale

    Published 13 February 2012 | viewed 6,686 times

    Ohio's governor, during his recent State of the State address, said major energy companies working in the state have certain responsibilities to Ohio. The Midwest…

  • Solar Insanity: Why is Obama Obsessed with Solar Energy?

    Published 12 February 2012 | viewed 15,015 times

    The U.S. Energy Department is throwing a lot of money at solar power recently, with California seemingly getting the bulk of the federal money. President…

  • Time to Call Iran's Bluff on Oil?

    Published 09 February 2012 | viewed 7,738 times

    Iranian lawmakers this week expressed support for a measure that would beat the European Union to the punch by cutting off oil exports before the…

  • U.S. Losing Wind Energy Race

    Published 09 February 2012 | viewed 5,204 times

    Washington finally said it was moving ahead with plans for wind energy off the mid-Atlantic Coast. A review of the region, considered one of the…

  • Bad Timing for Scottish Independence

    Published 08 February 2012 | viewed 7,372 times

    Scotland under First Minister Alex Salmond announced plans to hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in 2014. Edinburgh maintains it can support…

  • Cold Snap Sign of European Dependence on Russian Gas

    Published 08 February 2012 | viewed 4,927 times

    Russia’s natural gas monopoly during the weekend said it was having trouble keeping up with European demand during a brutal cold snap gripping much of…

  • Are There Holes in Pipeline Transparency?

    Published 06 February 2012 | viewed 5,904 times

    An assistant attorney general in Montana announced this week he was trying to decide whether or not to move ahead with claims against Exxon Mobil…

  • The Energy Fallout from the Arab Spring

    Published 04 February 2012 | viewed 5,211 times

    Jordan announced this week it was discussing with Baghdad the development of natural gas fields along its northern border with Iraq. The pipeline system in…

  • Cuba, Oil Diplomacy and the Southern Tip of Florida

    Published 02 February 2012 | viewed 6,811 times

    U.S. lawmakers spent most of this week lobbing insults at the Cuban government while assessing the risks of an offshore oil spill about 90 miles…

  • Why is Gulfsands Petroleum Still Drilling in Syria?

    Published 01 February 2012 | viewed 7,431 times

    Authors note: After publication this week, Gulfsands Petroleum announced Thursday it was ending its exploration campaign in Syria while sanctions are in place.Independent energy company…

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