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A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

A Signal of Strong Short Term Demand in Oil Markets

A significant development this week…

Plunging Natural Gas Prices Is Bad News for Drillers

Plunging Natural Gas Prices Is Bad News for Drillers

The once red-hot labor market…

Global Energy Alert

Madagascar: The Hottest Energy Play in East Africa

Madagascar: The Hottest Energy Play in East Africa

Nov 09, 2012 at 16:05 | Editorial Dept

Madagascar’s been sitting on some 20 billion barrels in oil reserves for quite a while. Investors have only recently shown interest, though. Extraction is technologically challenging, and no one was…

Investing in East African Oil and Gas: Going for the (Fragile) Golden Egg

Investing in East African Oil and Gas: Going for the (Fragile) Golden Egg

Oct 19, 2012 at 16:36 | Editorial Dept

As East African nations line up to become the next key oil and gas market, now is the time to enter the game, but beware the pitfalls. Major discoveries are…

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Farmers were panicking this summer, dealing with the worst drought to hit the US in five decades, but from this disaster progress is blossoming in the form of a drought-tolerant…

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Starbucks, Plastic Fantastic: This Energy Innovator is Increasingly Attractive

Sep 21, 2012 at 15:48 | Editorial Dept

From plans to turn coffee grounds and uneaten pastries into bioplastics to energy efficiency competitions among its stores, Starbucks understands that the future is sustainability and that companies demonstrating cost-cutting…

3rd Quarter Energy Market Review & 4th Quarter Forecast with Dan Dicker

3rd Quarter Energy Market Review & 4th Quarter Forecast with Dan Dicker

Sep 07, 2012 at 16:56 | Editorial Dept

What’s attempted in this quarterly review is to look over the individual energy markets, from both a cursory fundamental and financial outlook and try to understand where each of these…

From Bacteria to Biofuel, Invest in Milking Microbes

From Bacteria to Biofuel, Invest in Milking Microbes

Aug 31, 2012 at 15:52 | Editorial Dept

What if we could take a soil bacteria and tinker with its genes to create a biofuel much in the same way that a cow produces milk? Well, we can,…

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:00 | Editorial Dept

The drilling technology that makes the process of hydraulic fracturing possible depends on a special bean that is only grown in India in significant quantities and for which there was…

Algae Growing on Investors as Technology Advances

Algae Growing on Investors as Technology Advances

Aug 04, 2012 at 10:34 | Editorial Dept

It’s been a long and challenging road, but algae biofuels are finally at the point where investors should take notice as technology advances and variety of strategic partnerships—from oil and…

Riding the Wave of Marine Energy Generation

Riding the Wave of Marine Energy Generation

Jul 21, 2012 at 12:20 | Editorial Dept

Harnessing the energy of wave and tidal currents to generate electricity is arguably a less risky and more predictable endeavor than wind and solar power, and advanced technology to make…

Renewable Energy Investments Made Easier

Renewable Energy Investments Made Easier

Jun 22, 2012 at 16:47 | Editorial Dept

A relatively small change to the tax code could make all the difference in renewable energy investments, and while it’s not likely to happen this year, 2013 could be a…

Sorghum, the Next Big Investment in Advanced Biofuels

Sorghum, the Next Big Investment in Advanced Biofuels

Jun 10, 2012 at 07:49 | Editorial Dept

Grain sorghum is poised to become the first official advanced biofuel and the next big biofuel investment to watch closely, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for its final…

IEA Recognizes Potential of Renewable Energy Sector

IEA Recognizes Potential of Renewable Energy Sector

Mar 17, 2012 at 08:35 | John Daly

For many investors, renewable energy remains a somewhat forbidding topic.What seems to be the best sure-fire bet? Solar? Wind? Geothermal? Tidal? Biomass?Now the redoubtable International Energy…

Have MIT Researchers Cracked Renewable Energy Bottleneck?

Have MIT Researchers Cracked Renewable Energy Bottleneck?

Mar 10, 2012 at 21:55 | John Daly

Amidst soaring oil prices, renewable energy advocates have two eyes of the needle to pass through. The first is that their kilowatt hour of electricity production is currently higher than…

Renewable Energy Investors Should Consider - Romania

Renewable Energy Investors Should Consider - Romania

Mar 03, 2012 at 13:01 | John Daly

The European Union has been hammered by the global recession that began in 2008. The recession has bit particularly hard into the EU’s newest members, the Central and Eastern European…

Amid Rising Global Interest in Renewable Energy, Tidal Power to Surge?

Amid Rising Global Interest in Renewable Energy, Tidal Power to Surge?

Feb 25, 2012 at 12:36 | John Daly

Amid rising global concerns following Japan’s disastrous 11 March 2011 nuclear catastrophe at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear complex and surging oil prices, renewable energy is receiving increased attention from investors.…

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Feb 18, 2012 at 21:14 | John Daly

When the USSR collapsed in December 1991, the emerging fifteen new nations scrambled amidst hyperinflation to restructure their economies away from a centrally planned economy directed by Moscow to sovereign,…

Burma - Truly One of the Last Untapped Energy Frontiers, Opening for Business

Burma - Truly One of the Last Untapped Energy Frontiers, Opening for Business

Feb 11, 2012 at 12:39 | John Daly

Investors, looking for sure bets, can stop reading right now.For those seeking overlooked energy "final frontiers," well, there’s now – Burma.According to the secretary of Burma's…

Oil Rich Azerbaijan Looking for Investors

Oil Rich Azerbaijan Looking for Investors

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:11 | John Daly

The prosperity of former republics of the USSR, which collapsed in December 1991, has primarily been driven by the development of energy resources in the post-Soviet era, notably around the…

The Global Hunt For Oil: Canadian Firm Drills First Exploration Well in Somalia

The Global Hunt For Oil: Canadian Firm Drills First Exploration Well in Somalia

Jan 27, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

Energy companies are renowned for taking risks as they scour the globe for new opportunities.That said however, Canada’s Vancouver, BC-based Horn Petroleum Corporation, a unit of Africa Oil…

Investors, Look East?

Investors, Look East?

Jan 23, 2012 at 10:23

After the peaceful 1991 collapse of the USSR foreigner investors flooded into the former Soviet Union, seeking deals. The majority of foreign capital was directed at the post-Soviet space's hydrocarbon…

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