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Jen Alic

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Jen Alic


Latest articles from Jen

  • Cooking Oil Gets KLM Across the Atlantic

    Published 13 March 2013 | viewed 8,903 times

    Certainly it is a great leap for biofuels that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has successfully make a seven-hour flight from New York to Amsterdam flying…

  • Snowball Earth: Lessons for Climate Change

    Published 12 March 2013 | viewed 11,482 times

    About 635 million years ago, the Earth was covered by ice from pole to pole in what is being described as “Snowball Earth”, which is…

  • Exxon’s Algae Gamble 25 Years into the Future

    Published 12 March 2013 | viewed 10,516 times

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is spending $600 million on developing biofuels for motor vehicles from algae, but the company says success is still a quarter…

  • Buffett Banks on Natural Gas Trains

    Published 09 March 2013 | viewed 7,687 times

    Warren Buffett, investor extraordinaire, and his rail carrier rivals are embarking on a new journey to shift trains from diesel to natural gas as the…

  • Oil Explorers Beware: Hackers Are Eyeing What You Know

    Published 07 March 2013 | viewed 14,371 times

    While most would think that the risks junior oil and gas companies are taking in exploring new frontiers as far away as the remote reaches…

  • North Korean "Insanity" Part of Geopolitical Game

    Published 06 March 2013 | viewed 13,866 times

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be colorful, but he isn’t crazy. There is logic behind the intensified war rhetoric, and while it may be…

  • ConocoPhillips Sheds Assets to Focus on US Shale

    Published 05 March 2013 | viewed 5,228 times

    Seeking to balance out its portfolio and focus more solidly on US unconventional plays, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is divesting billions of dollars of its stakes…

  • How Far Will the US Go to Derail Iran-Pakistan Pipeline?

    Published 04 March 2013 | viewed 12,154 times

    Next week Iran and Pakistan will begin work on a $7.5 billion gas pipeline that the US has been fighting tooth and nail to stop…

  • Chevron Hits Australian Shale Gas Market in $349m Farm-In

    Published 02 March 2013 | viewed 6,492 times

    Chevron (NYSE: CVX) has descended on the Australian shale gas market with a $349 million farm-in for two shale prospects covering some 810,000 acres in…

  • Is There Oil in 'Kryzakhstan'? Ask John Kerry

    Published 28 February 2013 | viewed 6,565 times

    It wasn’t exactly a propitious start for new US Secretary of State John Kerry on his first foreign trip when he referred to “Kyrzakhstan”, where…

  • Oil & Gas Salaries Rise Amid Economic Slump

    Published 27 February 2013 | viewed 6,939 times

    The oil and gas industry saw an overall increase in wages and benefits in 2012, according to the 2013 Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide. …

  • BP Makes Play for Tanzanian Gas Assets

    Published 26 February 2013 | viewed 6,362 times

    Tanzania is such a hot place for gas these days that even oil-focused major BP Plc (NYSE: BP) is being lured to the East African…

  • Power Prices Bring Down Bulgarian Government

    Published 25 February 2013 | viewed 6,219 times

    Fuel prices can bring down a government, as the Bulgarian elite are now learning, and it doesn’t stop there. As tens of thousands of people…

  • Suzuki Starts Production of Hydrogen Cell Car Battery

    Published 23 February 2013 | viewed 10,223 times

    It was only a year ago that Suzuki Motor Corporation (7269:JP) started a joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel-cell systems for vehicles, and now it’s…

  • North Korea: Preparing for War

    Published 21 February 2013 | viewed 21,839 times

    The latest in the North Korea drama is the release of a video portraying US President Barack Obama and American troops going up in flames.…

  • Rhetoric Increases as Falkland Referendum Looms

    Published 20 February 2013 | viewed 8,079 times

    Next month will determine the eventual fate of the Falkland Islands—and the 1.4 billion barrels of oil so far discovered there—when a referendum on self-determination…

  • Chevron Gets Boost As Poland Ease Shale Rules

    Published 19 February 2013 | viewed 5,773 times

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP) have been anxious to get their hands on Poland’s vast gas reserves that lie some 3…

  • Keystone XL: Celebrities Won't Help the Cause

    Published 18 February 2013 | viewed 5,827 times

    Both the protest movement against Keystone XL and the industry attempt to prove that Americans want it, are irrelevant: Keystone is set in stone and…

  • Green Light for China-Nexen Takeover

    Published 16 February 2013 | viewed 4,940 times

    By 25 February, China will have acquired the US assets of Canada’s Nexen Inc. for $15.1 billion after the US Committee on Foreign Investment cleared…

  • Where Do Your Gas Dollars Go?

    Published 14 February 2013 | viewed 16,662 times

    Americans pay more for gas than they do for vehicles on average, and the Union of Concerned Scientists has set out to demonstrate exactly where…

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