While many defense project budgets have suffered drastic program reductions, shipbuilding has not been one of them.
China provides the U.S. with the majority of its rare earth elements. This monopoly is being challenged, however.
The recent move by Rosneft to take control of the Junin 6 block is an overall indicator of Venezuela's preference for state owned oil companies.
With continued sanctions on Iranian oil, China is forced to look elsewhere for this vital resource. Venezuela is also in need of foreign investment since it is in a liquidity crisis.
Palladium is running out, and no one knows how much is left -- will American prospects come to the rescue?
Venezuela, even without Chavez, is still creating hostile to U.S. oil investment, favoring Russian and Chinese companies instead.
Kazakhstan is asserting its own national identity over essential foreign investment, and the renewed interest in asserting Kazakh policy over commercial interests is putting this foreign investment at risk.
Vietnamese refinery partnerships with Russia will counterbalance Chinese regional energy investments.
The Ukraine has always straddled between European and Russian interests. Recent political turmoil could impact delivery of liquid fuels to EU markets.
China's growing need for crude oil is being met by more direct routes to provide profit for Russian oil.
China's growing need for oil is creating an opportunity for Russian oil majors to boost infrastructure.
Turkey is partnering with Iraqi Kurdistan to deliver crude from Northern Iraq.
A recent forecast of existing coal reserves challenges the energy information administration's forecast of 200 years' worth of reserves. Taking stock of renewable and affordable sources of electrical production will be essential for future planning.
The promise of the shale boom is spreading with the hopes of greater energy independence and profit.
Major oil companies are shifting their petroleum extraction from land to sea in the hopes of mitigating risk
China searches for strategic partnerships and reliable offshore oil sources while balancing national security and regional competitors.
An initial economic assessment of the Philippine Islands after Typhoon Haiyan