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  • KURDISTAN: Genel Announces Another Find

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 6,735 times

    Bottom Line: Anglo-Turkish Genel Energy—the biggest license holder in Iraqi Kurdistan—has announced another discovery, boosting the company’s already significant resources in Kurdistan. Analysis: Genel Energy…

  • POLAND: Shale Tax Policy Delay, Little Appeasement for Investors

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 7,176 times

    Bottom Line: Shale gas explorers in Poland get a bit of a boost (but not enough) as the government prepares to postpone shale gas production…

  • COLOMBIA: Oil Pipelines Remain Constant Rebel Target

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 6,596 times

    Bottom Line: Despite news of significant progress in peace talks between the government of Colombia and the rebel group FARC, guerrillas in the north and…

  • TUNISIA: Salafi Extremism Will Affect Oil Confidence

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 6,330 times

    Bottom Line: Developments during the month of May indicate that Tunisia’s Islamist government is preparing in earnest to take on the threat posed by radical…

  • Gasoline and Oil Prices Down from this Time last Year

    Published 27 May 2013 | viewed 4,523 times

    According to Gasbuddy.com (see graph at bottom), gasoline prices are down slightly over the last few days to a national average of $3.66 per gallon.…

  • Carbon Capture: Killing Two Birds with One Stone

    Published 24 May 2013 | viewed 4,466 times

    In May, the biggest carbon capture project in the US went on line in Port Arthur, Texas, capturing carbon dioxide from industrial operations and using…

  • SOMALIA: This New Frontier Isn’t Ready for Oil

    Published 24 May 2013 | viewed 8,335 times

    Bottom Line: Somalia plans to sign 30 PSCs this year with foreign oil companies and auction off over 300 new oil blocks, but oil rights…

  • US-EUROPE: The Free Trade Drama

    Published 24 May 2013 | viewed 27,023 times

    Bottom Line: A pending free-market deal between the US and the European Union could open up a massive transatlantic market that could account for 56%…

  • NAMIBIA: First Oil Discovery Overrides Earlier Disappointments

    Published 24 May 2013 | viewed 9,346 times

    Bottom Line: It’s been a rough ride for Namibia explorers but this week explorers announced their first oil discovery, and while it’s not commercially viable,…

  • EU: Tighter Regulations for Explorers

    Published 24 May 2013 | viewed 6,146 times

    Bottom Line: The EU’s new offshore oil and gas exploration legislation is designed to prevent another Gulf of Mexico incident and will force explorers to…

  • ETS Abandoned after Latest EU Vote

    Published 18 May 2013 | viewed 4,184 times

    The Wall Street Journal reports Emissions trading in Europe in Tatters. The European Union's flagship program to fight global warming—a regional carbon-emissions trading system—suffered a…

  • The Energy Industry, Lacking in Public Trust

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 5,098 times

    Yesterday's panel discussion in Washington, DC on "The Trust Factor" in energy couldn't have been more timely. The stakes for lost trust seemed especially apparent…

  • Geothermal Energy: More Exciting than Media Thinks

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 12,494 times

    Geothermal energy is hands down THE best renewable energy avenue out there: The Earth is always generating heat, and there won’t be any “peak heat”,…

  • BRAZIL: Round 11 in Rio, Hot and Getting Hotter

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 6,241 times

    Bottom Line: Rio’s 11th round of bidding for new concessions went down in an atmosphere of heavy competition, with Brazilian offshore acreage fast becoming some…

  • US: Mexico-TAP and the Dodd Frank Act

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 3,896 times

    Bottom Line: US Congress is reviewing House and Senate legislation that could see US companies working under the Mexico-TAP exempted from Dodd-Frank Section 1504 SEC…

  • URUGUAY: Regasification Plant Heralds Major LNG Ambitions

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 5,081 times

    Bottom line: With final plans for a regasification plant in the Montevideo Bay approved, Uruguay is aggressively working to position itself as an energy hub…

  • KURDISTAN: Understanding the Power Brokers

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 6,220 times

    Bottom Line: Kurdistan is a good place to be right now for E&P companies, but navigating the playing field of power brokers and gatekeepers is…

  • EU Imposes 47% Tariffs on Imported Chinese Solar Panels

    Published 14 May 2013 | viewed 4,717 times

    Before discussing Paul Krugman and how right he was, let's first take a look at the Spiegel Online report EU To Impose Tariffs on Chinese…

  • EIA Predicts US Gasoline Prices to Average $3.53 for the Summer

    Published 13 May 2013 | viewed 7,969 times

    From the EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook Falling crude oil prices contributed to a decline in the U.S. regular gasoline retail price from a year-to-date high…

  • Supercomputing: Game-Changer for Oil & Gas Exploration

    Published 10 May 2013 | viewed 13,516 times

    Oil majors are second only to the US Defense Department in terms of the use of supercomputing systems. That’s because supercomputing is the key to…

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