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.
Students at college campuses are calling on administrators to divest from fossil fuels in an effort to curb the effects of climate change. But schools are wary of doing away with some of their most profitable assets.
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.
Oil prices are still high, Tverberg writes, and will continue to be so if we expect to have more tight oil and more oil from other unconventional sources. Tverberg offers 10 reasons why high oil prices are a problem.
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.
As energy scarcity returns to civilization, we are being forced—often painfully—to become conscious once again of the energy flows in our daily life, Cobb writes.
Boeing 787 battery fires are causing Boeing and its customers major headaches, Stuebi writes, and has implications for the future of clean energy. The Boeing 787 design uses lithium-ion batteries in order to maximize fuel efficiency.
Keystone XL pipeline construction was given the go-ahead Tuesday by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. The approval comes after the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality concluded the Keystone XL pipeline's new proposed route would have "minimal environmental impacts."
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.
During his Inauguration 2013 address Monday, President Obama made a case for clean-energy innovation and curbing climate change. His Inauguration 2013 speech recalled the views on the environment and energy policy that the president espoused in his first inaugural address.