President Barack Obama hopes to move drivers away from oil, but consumer trends suggest the American economy isn't quite ready to abandon oil completely, Graeber writes.
The political debates around Shell's Arctic drilling plans and the Keystone XL pipeline are becoming less about energy and more about partisanship, Graeber writes.
The Environmental Protection Agency may have jumped the gun on ethanol mandates, Alic writes. Consumer groups are balking at a mandate they think could harm vehicles and leave car-owners stranded without insurance in the case of ethanol-related damage.
Exxon Mobil is spending $600 million on developing biofuels for motor vehicles from algae, Alic writes, but algae biofuel success is still a quarter of a century away, according to Exxon Mobil.
In an interview with OilPrice.com, climate blogger and former TV meteorologist Anthony Watts says carbon dioxide will heat the Earth somewhat, but by the time we get to full saturation we’ll have likely have moved on to other energy sources anyway.
The Keystone XL pipeline, held up by reviews for four years, is getting a legislative push from members of the US House of Representatives, Graeber writes. The Northern Route Approval Act would strip the president of his authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline will generate about 42,100 jobs in the construction phase, but leave only 35 permanent jobs to operate the pipeline, a new State Department report says.
North Korea on Tuesday threatened to attack the US and South Korea with “lighter and smaller nukes”. The threats and recent tests of long-range rockets and nuclear weapons are not the result of bravado, rather of fear, Alic writes.
Kennedy takes a look at the billionaires who have benefitted the most from the US oil industry, according to Forbes' recently released rich list.
US officials have been fighting to stop a $7.5 billion gas pipeline that would transport natural gas between Iran and Pakistan, Alic writes.
Oil and gas wages and benefits saw an overall increase in 2012, according to a recent study. Base salaries across the entire oil and gas industry rose by 8.5 percent in 2012, Alic writes.
Executives from oil giant BP recently descended on Tanzania with a request to pursue natural gas investments and try their luck in a venue that has become one of the biggest gems in the region, Alic writes.
The Keystone XL pipeline could fall by the wayside given the increased interest in the transportation of crude oil via rail, Graeber writes. With more crude travelling on trains, will rail overtake Keystone XL and other pipelines as the preferred method of oil transport?
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, one of two Manhattan Project nuclear plants, is leaking highly toxic sludge, Daly writes. How much will it cost taxpayers?
Territorial bickering aside, the Falkland Islands have been rather disappointing to the oil industry since the 2011 discovery of 1.4 billion barrels of oil in the North Falkland Basin, Alic writes.
Older US nuclear power plants built are coming to the end of their operational lives as their operating licenses expire, Daly writes. So, where to store the nuclear waste?
With violence on the rise, including a recent attack on a major oil pipeline, it may be only a matter of time before international oil companies lose their stomach for post-war Iraq, Graeber writes.
Aroway Energy CEO Chris Cooper discusses junior oil and gas companies, the Keystone XL pipeline and the future of Canadian oil and gas, in an interview with OilPrice.com.
Oil super majors' performance hasn't been very impressive of late, Alic writes. They might have to get smaller to get bigger if they wish to avoid being rendered irrelevant by the growing ranks of juniors, she adds.
With the Keystone XL pipeline still up for debate in the US, some Canadian leaders are discussing alternatives to getting access to world oil markets, according to OilPrice.com, regardless of what comes of the Keystone XL pipeline.