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The 10 Worst Energy-Related Disasters of Modern Times

Producing energy to power the modern global economy is a dirty and dangerous business.


How Islamic State Uses Oil to Fund Its Onslaught

A look at how the group being called “the most dangerous Islamic extremist terrorist group in the world” fills its coffers and funds its brutal advance across Syria and Iraq.


‘Poo Power:’ Gas From Human Waste Will Heat British Homes

Are the British on to something, or will this idea stink?


How to Spread the Risk of Energy Investing for Income

Many have been forced to rethink their traditional bond holdings and turn to non-traditional ways of generating income. The energy markets offer several ways of achieving that.


Solar Could Be the Largest Source of Energy By 2050

Solar energy could be the world’s largest source of power by 2050, providing more than a quarter of the Earth’s energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The World’s 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

Oilprice.com set out to discover which countries use the most energy and why.


World Bank: Russia Could Be on the Brink Of Recession

International sanctions over Russia’s aggressive acts in Ukraine and a lack of structural economic reforms domestically has led the World Bank to cut its estimate of the country’s growth in 2015 and declare it at the “threshold of recession.”


How Rising Interest Rates Could Spell the End of the U.S. Energy Boom

If interest rates rise, it will significantly raise borrowing costs for oil and gas operators -- and the repercussions will amount to a double whammy.


Could Iran Be Trading Oil With Russia for Nuclear Support?

With the help of a few former Soviet neighbors, Iran is set to revitalize their crude oil exports after the profound effect of past sanctions.


U.S. Defense Department Invests in Smart Pants for Soldiers

The U.S. Defense Department is spending millions to develop wearable tights that fit under trousers and could help ease the strain on soldiers who have to walk long distances and carry heavy loads.

All Eyes on Kenya: The Next Big Oil Exporter

Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016 and discovery after discovery has made this the hottest and fastest-paced hydrocarbon scene on the continent.


New Polymer Improves Solar Generating Efficiency by 15%

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new kind of polymer that provides an inexpensive way to improve the efficiency of solar cells.


Scotland’s Oil Future Will Remain in British Hands

For all the talk about energy transitions, new sources and untapped reserves, the energy sector craves stability.


New Commercial Nuclear Battery Being Developed

There are so many ideas for improving the efficiency and longevity of batteries, why shouldn’t someone come up with a water-based nuclear battery that also includes ingredients used in sunscreens? And why not have it provide electricity instead of nuclear power?


Libyan Oil Production Down 30% Following Rocket Attack

Libya’s decision to shut down its most productive oil field after a rocket attack on a related refinery has cut the North African nation’s output by nearly 30 percent and helped boost sagging global oil prices.

Oil: A Blessing and a Curse for the Middle East

What exactly is at stake in the battle for control of the Middle East, other than the obvious -- the region’s abundant oil and natural gas? And why is it coming to a head now?


Canada’s Shale Boom: More to Come in Montney

The Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout.


Why the Debate Over U.S. LNG Exports Has Been Won

The debate over natural gas exports appears to be over.


Why It’s Too Soon to Write off Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

In the year since Musk unveiled his proof-of-concept document, the technology, engineering and cost of the Hyperloop have been broken down into exhaustive detail, and picked up more than a few critics in the process.


Controlling Crystal Growth Can Lead to Cheap, Efficient Solar Energy

Among solar energy researchers, there’s nothing new about “perovskites” -- crystals that absorb both visible and infrared light and convert sunlight into electricity.