Industrialized nations make good on a pledge to finance sustainable development. Iraqi troops reportedly retake the Baiji refinery. The US Senate votes down the Keystone XL pipeline. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
Several US states that are overly dependent on oil to meet their budget forecasts are up for a big disappointment. They're experiencing the challenge of budget woes as a fall in oil prices could pose serious consequences for their economies.
There is a high degree of uncertainty over how November's OPEC meeting and Iranian nuclear negotiations will unfold. Either way, the end of November will have a huge impact on oil prices.
US natural gas producers may be seeing their dream of substantial liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports suffer fatal injury because of Russian exports to the Chinese market, Cobb writes, a market that was expected to be the largest and most profitable for LNG exporters.
Debate on the Keystone XL pipeline has resurfaced on Capitol Hill in the last week. But with oil prices falling and alternative routes for oil to get to market, the Keystone XL pipeline is less important to global oil flows than it was six years ago.
While no-one can accurately predict the weather, judging from the market as it currently stands, a repeat of 2014's polar vortex-effect is unlikely. Winter is indeed coming, Topf writes, but it seems natural gas supplies are ready for it.
Keystone XL, a controversial oil pipeline, needs one more vote in the Senate to send a bill to President Obama approving the proposed project. Keystone XL has been the subject of a fierce struggle between environmentalists and energy advocates ever since Calgary-based TransCanada proposed it in 2008.
Kurdistan and Iraq's central government have inked a major but temporary deal over oil exports.
Halliburton and Baker Hughes join forces amid plummeting oil prices; Debate over Keystone XL resurfaces in Congress; The US and China reach a groundbreaking climate deal. Catch up on the latest in global energy with Recharge.
US President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced commitments this week aimed at stemming climate-warming carbon emissions. But observers wonder if those goals are realistic, and if they're ambitious enough to make a difference.