The possibility of a military strike on Syria has investors worried an attack could spread trouble across the Middle East and cut off oil supplies. But, for the first time in 50 years, the US is not as worried about disruptions to the oil markets, resulting from a possible military strike on Syria, as domestic production is at a 20-year high.
With two of the world's leading economies, China and the United States, in a tat-for-tat move on wind, and with the sector fanning out from Europe, the energy landscape could be decidedly cleaner 20 years from now, Graeber writes.
The United States wasted 61 percent of all its energy input in 2012, according to a new report on energy efficiency. That's enough energy to power the United Kingdom for seven years, the report found.
Energy companies may be able to tolerate a certain level of risk on their books, but looming civil strife in Egypt and elsewhere, no matter what form, is a poor investment to bank on, Graeber writes.
Greece is set to receive a huge boost as two thirds of a major natural gas pipeline will be built on its land, providing an estimated $1.5 billion injection into the economy. Can it turn around the country's economic decline?
Royal Dutch Shell's Motiva oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas will cut production for at least two weeks after the second fire at the facility in the span of a week.
The days of the behemoth nuclear plants may be numbered, King writes. There is a movement to design and build smaller nuclear reactors that are more affordable and flexible.
Since Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk released his designs for the Hyperloop transport system, the idea has been spreading across the internet. Some are not as convinced the Hyperloop is within the realm of possibility.
Balcombe fracking protests have resulted in the suspension of drilling operations in a village in West Sussex, England. Amidst the furor, however, is the statement from Cuadrilla that there is no fracking in Balcombe.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled plans this week to break the monopoly on oil production in Mexico, in order to attract private investors. The goal is to fund a much-needed modernization of the country's oil pipeline system.
The Atlantic hurricane season is moving into its most active phase and the risk of powerful storms could threaten oil and gas activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil giant BP is suing the US government for blocking the company from bidding on and securing new federal contracts. The suspension came as BP was in the midst of negotiating an agreement with the EPA for its involvement in the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant continues to leak contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, but it's not the only nuclear plant suffering from radioactive water issues. Taiwan’s First Nuclear Power Plant and the Plutonium Finishing Plant in Hanford, Wash., join Fukushima in grappling with leaking waste water.
Demand for oil in the US has fallen in six of the past seven years, but driven by increased consumption of industrial fuels used to power trucks and trains, and in the petrochemicals industry, there has been a strong resurgence in demand.
ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil will pay $720 million for 226,000 acres of ConocoPhillips' oil sands property in Canada. The property exists nearly 100 miles to the south of Fort McMurray in Alberta, and entails of ConocoPhillips entire stake in the Clyden oil sands in the Athabasca Region.
Yemen plot foiled: The Yemen government says it uncovered an Al Qaeda plot to attack oil and gas facilities in the country. Although the Yemen plot was foiled, Islamic militants have previously carried out a stream of attacks against energy infrastructure in the area, including natural gas and oil pipelines.
New 'smart' wind turbines combine improved blade designs with batteries that can store electricity when the wind isn't blowing.
Al Qaeda threat has closed down US embassies in the Middle East this week. Details of the Al Qaeda threat made little reference to the energy sector, but past attacks in the region suggests oil is an emerging target for terrorists.
With energy as its motor and the EU as its guide, Ukraine appears to finally be poised to break with a history of domination from the East, Belinksi writes.
TransCanada, a Canadian energy company said Thursday it was moving forward with plans to build a 2,740-mile pipeline that would transit between 500,000 and 850,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from western to eastern Canada. Oil arriving through the Energy East Pipeline would feed refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick that at present get 86 per cent of their crude supply from the international market at much higher prices than they would pay for crude from Alberta.