Apple has secured a new patent for an integrated touch and solar sensor panel, Kennedy writes, which could mean a solar powered Apple iPhone is on the horizon.
Adrian Banica, founder and CEO of Synodon, a company that builds systems to detect pipeline leaks, discusses how remote sensing technology can find little pipeline leaks before they become big leaks, in an interview with OilPrice.com.
Increased security has forced pirates to rethink their strategy for obtaining oil, Alic writes, and they have repeatedly demonstrated that they are capable of moving with the times.
Egypt may be a hydrocarbon importer struggling to meet its domestic energy demand, Alic writes, but in terms of oil, Egypt is believed to have significant untapped potential.
Smart grid technology would have either prevented the Super Bowl blackout, or isolated the fault and reapplied the electricity in a much shorter time frame, Burgess writes.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet is reportedly considering offshore oil and pipeline legislation that would appease environmentalists, Alic writes. While environmentalists focus on the new pipelines like Keystone XL, Alic adds, the real threat is the older pipelines.
Carbon dioxide emissions in the US in 2012 were at their lowest levels since 1994, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
Pipeline leaks, ruptures, and spills are increasingly causing property damage, according to a new study, and detection systems to detect pipeline leaks may be lacking.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell is courting the oil and gas industries with a legislative proposal designed to make the state as attractive as North Dakota, Alic writes.
Libya is doing its best to make a few cosmetic security changes in an atmosphere of growing uncertainty, Alic writes.
BP and Exxon Mobil have taken opposite sides in the escalating conflict over oil between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurds, Alic writes.
Apple first overtook Exxon Mobil as the world’s largest publically traded company in August 2011, Peixe writes, but after several difficult weeks, Apple will hand the mantle back to Exxon Mobil.
Dow Chemical publicly disavowed a $6.5 billion project for a natural gas export terminal that it partly owns, Alic writes. Dow is opposed to this project because its senior management believes high volumes of LNG exports will lead to higher prices at home.
Chevron has signed agreements with Morocco officials that give the US company rights to explore for oil in three offshore sites, Alic writes. Chevron and other oil majors are hardly shaken by recent events in the North African Sahel, she adds, including the Algeria hostage crisis.
A deal between Baghdad and BP over Iraq's disputed Kirkuk oil field could tip tensions toward out-right conflict between the Iraqi Kurds and Baghdad, Alic writes.
Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government are in ongoing disputes over Kirkuk oil, Graeber writes. Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi had said Baghdad would sue any company exporting oil from the KRG, he adds.
Algeria ranks third among African countries in terms of oil reserves, Graeber writes. Should Algeria go the way of Libya, or Mali, he adds, at least 60 percent of the country's budget is at risk from terrorist attacks.
Media reports about oil production across the globe are confusing and definitively political along an East-West divide, Alic writes.
US oil production should increase by 490,000 barrels of oil per day this year, according to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, to reach an average of 10.4 million bpd, Graeber writes.
Maxwell Birley, CEO of Nairobi, Kenya-based Taipan Resources Inc., discusses the future of oil in Kenya in an interview with Oilprice.com.