No Rebound in Sight for Sliding Oil Prices
Global oil prices have slid in recent weeks, a trend that shows no signs of changing in the immediate future.
Islamic State’s Ultimate Goal: Saudi Arabia’s Oil Wells
IS knows that it will only feel secure once Saudi Arabia is part of the Caliphate, and its oil fields are under IS control -- which is why the group has two logical next steps.
Investigation Reveals Surprising Way Foreign Governments Buy Influence in D.C.
An investigation by The New York Times has found that several prominent Washington, D.C. think tanks have regularly taken donations from foreign entities in exchange for using their influence over U.S. policy decisions.
Controversial Proposed Pipeline Would Bring Shale Gas to North Carolina
A new proposed pipeline would connect North Carolina to the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, bringing a massive new flow of natural gas to the southeastern United States.
Nanostructure Research Leading to New Applications, Including Clean Energy
Researchers at the University of Maryland are reporting new advances in nanoscience that will enable the creation of new nanostructures that could greatly accelerate the generation of clean energy.
Europe Needs a New Source of Oil and Gas, Fast
Summer is over and many Europeans may have to keep warm this coming winter by thinking about their summer holidays while wrapped in blankets, praying for a short winter or for the world to come to its senses. It both cases, they may well be disappointed.
Halliburton Agrees to Pay $1.1 Billion to Avoid Future Claims
Halliburton Co. has reached a settlement in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to pay $1.1 billion to resolve most of the claims against it arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in a deal the company says could save it billions in future claims.
Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale Is Biggest Place to Be
One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize - and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas.
Putin Suggests Beijing May Share in Rich Oil and Gas Field
Russian President Vladimir Putin said his government may offer China an opportunity to hold a share in one of the biggest energy projects in Siberia, the Vankor oil and gas field.
Return to the Arctic: Shell Looks Set to Take Another Run
Shell has spent several years and nearly $6 billion on its Arctic campaign thus far. Harsh conditions, poor infrastructure, and a short drilling season hindered its progress, but it could be returning to the Arctic after a two-year hiatus.
West Virginia Unprepared for Future Without Coal
Coal communities have long suffered from higher rates of poverty than many other parts of the country, but they now face an extended period of decline.
Why These Lagging Oil Stocks Are Worth a Look
Not all oil stocks are the same, and while one sector is booming, another is seeing sustained pressure on revenues, profits, and stock prices.
Has Ukraine Shot Itself in the Foot With Gas Pipeline Deal?
This decision may hurt the fragile industrial recovery in Germany and finish off Ukraine’s potential as a gas transit route to Europe.
Suddenly, Nuclear Fusion Is an Attractive Investment
Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, despite decades of research and millions of research dollars.
New Technology Could End the Debate Over Pipeline Safety
The surge in North American oil and gas production is arguably the most important development in energy over the last decade. That’s the good news. The not so good news is that North America doesn’t have nearly enough oil and gas pipelines to accommodate its 11-million-barrel-a-day output level.
All’s Fair in Love and War and Oil
An Iraqi Kurdish crude oil tanker has been seen floating off the coast of Israel after offloading its cargo. If true, the transaction would be in open defiance of Baghdad, with whom Israel has no diplomatic or commercial relations.
Emission-Free Hydrogen May Now Be Truly Emission-Free
The problem with emission-free hydrogen fuel is that so far the process of making it has definitely not been emission-free. That could be a major consideration for eco-conscious American consumers as more and more cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells come to market.
Will Airborne Wind Turbines Soon Float Above Our Cities?
Altaeros, a start-up company created in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, designed the BAT, which consists of a helium-filled shell made from industrial fabrics. It conveys electricity to the ground through its tethers and is operated from ground stations made out of converted shipping containers.
Five Regions Where Big Oil Is Foolishly Chasing Profits
After years of spending billions of dollars on these challenges, the world’s largest oil companies are running into a serious problem: Many of their projects are not profitable and won’t be anytime soon.
Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster
Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.