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.
A German company has developed technology to build wind turbine towers out of wood, making the already clean energy source even cleaner, according to OilPrice.com.
A survey of Canadian adults found that most reacted negatively to foreign control of their natural resources, according to OilPrice.com. Canadians are "not particularly supportive" of a proposed deal with the China National Offshore Oil Corp.
Pirates generally target ships in order to steal the goods being transported, and oil trade around the Niger Delta is being affected as pirate activity grows, according to OilPrice.com.
The prime minister-elect of Georgia announced earlier this week his choice of soccer sensation Kakha Kaladze as his new energy minister. The soccer star has played for top Italian clubs Milan and Genoa, according to OilPrice.com.
The EU has approved improvements to sanctions on Iran that will prohibit all transactions between EU and Iranian banks, according to OilPrice.com.
A Massachusetts-based startup hopes their method of using tiny nanowires will dramatically increase the energy produced by solar cells, according to OilPrice.com.
Solyndra, the recipient of hundreds of millions in government support, has sued Chinese solar companies claiming that their illegal pricing strategies were the reason why Solyndra could not meet the contracts it promised, according to OilPrice.com.
Iran could order an oil spill by possibly wrecking an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in an effort to disrupt key shipping lanes, according to OilPrice.com.
OPEC said it anticipated "robust" growth in the U.S. economy when compared to other developed countries, OilPrice.com reports, though "U.S. expansion remains below potential."
Some train operators see a potential shift to natural gas as a huge transition in locomotive technology, similar to the move from coal engines to diesel, according to OilPrice.com.
Demand for Suezmax tankers has been rising since the EU slapped sanctions on Iran in July, according to OilPrice.com.