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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

  • Why Canada's Oil Future isn't Going South

    Published 20 September 2013 | viewed 13,961 times

    Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said last week it was time to add more diversity to an energy sector that relies almost exclusively on…

  • The Era of Cheap Gasoline is Over

    Published 19 September 2013 | viewed 23,156 times

    Motor group AAA reports the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline for Wednesday was $3.50, down more than 30 cents from the…

  • Is America's Oil Blessing its Curse?

    Published 17 September 2013 | viewed 8,219 times

    The Chinese government announced it would invest more than $13 billion on oil and gas exploration this year. The World Bank said last weekend the…

  • Energy Industry Facing New Security Dilemma

    Published 13 September 2013 | viewed 4,960 times

    Few members of OPEC posted gains in the series of market reports published last week. The International Energy Agency said OPEC crude oil production for…

  • Will Caspian Oil and Gas Producers Take Russia's Place in EU?

    Published 11 September 2013 | viewed 10,087 times

    There may be as much as 48 billion barrels of oil and 292 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Caspian region. There's probably…

  • Why the Military Matters in Energy Markets

    Published 09 September 2013 | viewed 8,640 times

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said energy security isn't necessarily a call to arms for the alliance in a globalized world. Crude oil markets reacted…

  • Wave to the Energy Future

    Published 09 September 2013 | viewed 42,116 times

    Back in January, the Federal Regulatory Commission decided a good place for a new pilot project for tidal energy was, in all places, the East…

  • More to Oil Markets than Libya and Syria

    Published 07 September 2013 | viewed 8,250 times

    Sabotage and theft from oil producing regions in Nigeria has left a black mark on the nation's economy. Oil production is down more than 7…

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fracking

    Published 05 September 2013 | viewed 7,851 times

    Critics of hydraulic fracturing say economic and energy security shouldn't come at the expense of the environment. The controversial practice, dubbed fracking, has become the…

  • Syria Barely a Blip on International Oil Market

    Published 02 September 2013 | viewed 8,455 times

    The International Energy Agency said last week it was staying on the sidelines despite the recent spike in crude oil prices. Brent prices are up…

  • U.S. Regulators Start Oil-by-Rail Probe

    Published 31 August 2013 | viewed 6,257 times

    U.S. regulators said last year was the safest on record for the rail industry. In terms of volume, the Association of American Railroads said the…

  • Iran puts West in 'Check' with Omani Gas Deal

    Published 28 August 2013 | viewed 13,149 times

    The Iranian government announced this week it secured a long-term natural gas agreement with its maritime neighbors in Oman. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to…

  • Wind Energy Spreading Beyond Europe

    Published 27 August 2013 | viewed 14,330 times

    Energy-rich Norway said it was moving ahead with plans to install more than 1,000 megawatts of wind farms onshore. Norway, Europe's largest oil producer and…

  • Egypt's Decline Could be Trouble for Energy Investors

    Published 24 August 2013 | viewed 11,849 times

    U.S.-based energy explorer Apache Corp. is one of the last holdouts in Egypt, which accounts for about 20 percent of its global oil and natural…

  • Mediterranean Gas Outlook Threatened by War

    Published 21 August 2013 | viewed 16,924 times

    The population in the eastern Mediterranean region is expected to increase by as much as 35 percent in the next 20 years. Natural gas deposits…

  • Oil-Rich Iraqi Kurds May Go it Alone

    Published 19 August 2013 | viewed 8,312 times

    More than 5 million people live in the northern semiautonomous Kurdish provinces isolated from much of the violence plaguing Iraq. The area was shielded from…

  • The Battle for Balcombe

    Published 17 August 2013 | viewed 5,658 times

    British energy company Cuadrilla Resources issued an apology last week to the residents of Balcombe, a village in West Sussex near the British coast. Campaigners…

  • Terrorism: The Latest Salvo on LNG Exports

    Published 14 August 2013 | viewed 8,244 times

    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…

  • Is East the New West in Energy Markets?

    Published 12 August 2013 | viewed 5,669 times

    China is expected to be the leading contributor to an expected increase in the consumption of oil. A former economist at the World Bank said…

  • U.S. Energy Independence Doesn't Mean a Thing

    Published 10 August 2013 | viewed 7,926 times

    Libyan oil production is at its lowest level since the onset of civil war in 2011.  In Iraq, oil production is down below the 3…

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