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Green is Good, Sometimes
Governments around the world are turning green with everyone passing more laws to try and force a reduction in green house gases. Unfortunately some of them have unintended consequences. Continue reading
One Step Closer To Atlantic Drilling
Current estimates suggest there are 4.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil under the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States. Continue reading
Baker Hughes Bullish On Oil Services
BHI is the world's third-largest oilfield services company with products and services ranging from hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells to seismic surveys. Continue reading
Islamic Militants In Syria Kill Hundreds, Capture Gas Field
A growing portion of Syria's oil and natural gas reserves are falling into the hands of the Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS). Continue reading
New Russian Sanctions Could Hurt Exxon
The U.S. and the West have been threatening Russia with new sanctions if they did not do more to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine. Russia has allegedly been supporting the Ukraine insurgents. Continue reading
Shell Makes New Discovery In The Gulf
Shell Oil Co. reported a new discovery in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The company estimates the formation could hold 100 million barrels of oil. Continue reading
Buying Coal From Russia?
The U.S. has often been called the Saudi Arabia of coal. So why did New Hampshire's largest electric utility just buy 38,500 metric tons of coal from Russia? Continue reading
U.S. Could See Surge In Condensate Exports
The United States has banned the export of crude oil since the early 1970s following the 1973 Arab oil embargo. Last month two companies got permission to start exporting oil condensates. Continue reading
Thank You Libya
Analysts believe the exports from Libya could return to 800,000 bpd within just a few weeks and that was enough to push crude prices sharply lower. Continue reading
A Must Read: 21st Century Energy Wars
Conflicts are rising around the globe. Some are new while others are growing more intense. If you look past the headlines and dig deeper the odds are you will find oil and the control of energy fueling the conflict. Continue reading
Not Waiting For Keystone
Capitalism isn't waiting on the Keystone XL Pipeline to be approved. The ill-fated pipeline has been held up with regulatory delays for years. Continue reading
Catastrophic Consequences for Americans
The United States could face catastrophic consequences if we do not tighten security around our electrical grid. Continue reading
EIA's Outlook On Coal
The U.S. Energy Information Administration just released their latest estimates on coal use in America. Continue reading
Next Up Iran
With Libya returning to exporting oil and Iraq finally making gains against the ISIS insurgents the next topic for energy investors is Iran. Continue reading
America #1 Oil & Gas Producer
Crude oil and natural gas production inside the United States has been surging thanks to the shale energy boom. Production hit more than 11 million barrels of oil a day in the first quarter of 2014. That makes America the largest energy producer in the world, surpassing both Russia and Saudi Arabia. Continue reading
Russia Hacks Into U.S. Energy Companies
The Cold War isn't dead. It merely moved. Today it is a game of cyberwarfare and industrial espionage. Continue reading
What If We Lose Iraq's Oil?
Right now most of the headlines about oil are centered on Iraq and for good reason. Iraq's oil production has ballooned to 2.5 million barrels a day... Continue reading
Oil In Focus Amid Iran Nuke Talks
Multi-nation talks with Iran concerning its nuclear program resumed in Vienna on July 2nd. Continue reading
Offshore Wind Power About To Pick Up Speed
Wind power has been a popular choice for countries looking to develop alternative and renewable energy sources. Continue reading
Exporting Oil?
If you believe everything you hear in the news it would appear the export logjam for U.S. oil has broken. In reality it is just a crack in the dam. Continue reading