The prevailing opinion is that any American intervention in Syria will send the price of crude oil skyward, Johnston writes. But, some claim that the opposite will happen.
While marine and hydrokinetic energy may be quite literally the wave of the future, its moment may be beyond the current horizon, Graeber writes. That said, it's predictable, it's easy to get to, and some of the world's most densely populated areas are coastal communities, which means it's cheap to connect to the grid.
Conversations surrounding last week's oil markets centered on Libyan production issues and the possibility that U.S. military strikes on Syria may have broader implications for crude oil, Graeber writes.
Fracking has drawn the ire of environmentalists but new reports document the economic benefits of tapping shale gas resources. They also suggest that many of the environmental concerns are either overstated or unfounded.
Although Latin America’s oil production has grown steadily in recent years, the region’s refineries have been unable to keep pace with rising demand, Arthur writes. US Gulf Coast refineries have responded quickly to rising global demand, and Latin America has become their largest overseas market.
The US is becoming less dependent on Arab oil, Salhani writes, making it less of an issue when it comes to decisions about Syria and the Middle East.
Tesla Motors opened its first assembly plant in Europe last month, and the electric carmaker is expanding its 'Supercharger' network abroad. Will Europeans warm to the Tesla Motors Model S?
Wind and solar electricity will become cost competitive, without the help of federal subsidies, by 2025, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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.