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  • Romania and the Shale Question

    Published 18 January 2013 | viewed 5,535 times

    Situation: Romania is ushering in a new government following December general elections, and this new government-designate is indicating that the shale question will be decided…

  • Algeria - Another Setback for the Galsi Pipeline

    Published 18 January 2013 | viewed 5,735 times

    Situation: The much-heralded Galsi gas pipeline that would expand Europe’s reach to Algeria (and North Africa’s) gas reserves has undergone another setback—this time it may…

  • EIA Predicts Gasoline Prices to Fall

    Published 14 January 2013 | viewed 4,289 times

    Another update on gasoline prices. From the EIA (Energy Information Administration): EIA expects that the Brent crude oil spot price, which averaged $112 per barrel…

  • What will Happen to the Economy in 2013?

    Published 12 January 2013 | viewed 4,838 times

    Note: Sometimes it is useful to jot down a few thoughts on how the economy is expected to perform. This isn't to test my forecasting…

  • Seismic Shift in Iraq, Seismic Energy Impact

    Published 10 January 2013 | viewed 5,377 times

    The struggle for control of Northern Iraq’s oil and gas and a looming Kurdish bid for independence will be the most visible energy-impacting conflict of…

  • Albania – Dubious Deals

    Published 10 January 2013 | viewed 8,656 times

    Incident: The sale of Albpetrol to ostensibly US-based Vetro Energy in September has been stalled after Vetro failed to make the deposit to back the…

  • Yemen - Oil War to Intensify

    Published 10 January 2013 | viewed 6,492 times

    Incident: Just east of the capital Sana’a at least five people have been killed in fighting near an oil pipeline that began the last week…

  • Iran-Pakistan: Western Pipeline Nightmare

    Published 10 January 2013 | viewed 6,258 times

    Incident: The National Iranian Gas Company has announced it will begin construction of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) pipeline within 30 days. Construction will start on the…

  • Iran - Power Play in Strait of Hormuz

    Published 10 January 2013 | viewed 7,632 times

    Incident: Iran has test-fired a newly upgraded missile system near the strategic oil and gas Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. The Raad (Thunder)…

  • Why Central Bank Independence is not all it's Cracked up to be

    Published 09 January 2013 | viewed 4,121 times

    In 2009 a number of prominent economists signed a petition arguing for central bank independence. I was less enthusiastic writing:There is nothing magical about independence…

  • Will a $1 Trillion Coin Solve the US Debt Problem?

    Published 08 January 2013 | viewed 8,001 times

    There is a lot of crazy talk out there regarding the minting of a $1 trillion coin to get around the debt ceiling.Today Paul Krugman…

  • The Fiscal Deal: It's not all Bad

    Published 03 January 2013 | viewed 3,914 times

    Since most people are complaining about the fiscal agreement, I'll point out a few positives ... first, remember the "fiscal cliff" was about too much…

  • Gold Experiences its Longest Growth Streak Since 1920

    Published 02 January 2013 | viewed 4,581 times

    Bloomberg reports that Gold Extends Longest Streak Since 1920 on Central-Bank Stimulus.Gold rose, capping the longest annual gain since at least 1920, on renewed concern…

  • Energy Report: Keystone XL and U.S. Natural Gas Exports

    Published 22 December 2012 | viewed 14,519 times

    This is our last newsletter for 2012, so along with wishing you Happy Holidays, we’d like to leave you with a few notes on what…

  • The Investment for 2013: Solar Oil Extraction

    Published 22 December 2012 | viewed 8,252 times

    Two words can change everything when they are combined: solar and crude. We’re just getting started with this in earnest, but what we’re talking about…

  • America's Denial Damages Climate Change Efforts

    Published 14 December 2012 | viewed 4,759 times

    Given safe haven from the impact of climate change by their privilege and wealth, the decision-making elite of the US has no intention of making…

  • Mervin King Warns of Global Currency Wars

    Published 11 December 2012 | viewed 4,485 times

    The head of the Bank of England warned on Monday that too many countries were trying to weaken their currencies to offset the impact of…

  • One to Watch: Dow Chemical Cuts Energy Costs by $9 Billion

    Published 07 December 2012 | viewed 7,770 times

    Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) has cut its energy costs by an impressive $9 billion through green investments, which translates into $7 billion in net profit.…

  • 5 Positive Economic Trends in a Negative Economy

    Published 24 November 2012 | viewed 5,738 times

    Household debt is way down. ... The good news is that in the past three years, Americans have made remarkable progress cleaning up their balance…

  • Let the Fracking Begin in Europe - Very Cautiously

    Published 23 November 2012 | viewed 8,851 times

    The European Parliament has rejected a proposal to ban new hydraulic fracturing operations on European Union territory, but while opportunities abound, they won’t be revolutionary…

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