Dramatic changes in global fuel flows, a debate over the role of natural gas as a 'bridge fuel,' and the potential costs of expanding electricity access across Africa. Catch up on the latest in global energy with 'Recharge.'
Global oil supplies are strong and demand remains relatively tepid, so why would crude oil prices suddenly stop dropping around $80 per barrel? There are several built in stabilizers that could act to support crude oil prices.
Crude oil prices have fallen to a four-year low, leaving producers and consumers wondering: Where's the price floor? The answer lies with Saudi Arabia, according to many analysts.
Oil prices continue to drop, putting pressure on producers worldwide. Venezuela may have the most to lose from a prolonged slide in oil prices.
Plummeting crude oil prices are good news for US motorists, who are seeing the lowest prices at the pump since 2011. But low crude oil prices could create budget shortfalls in mega-producers like Saudi Arabia and Russia – countries that rely heavily on oil revenue.
Jockeying for oil and natural gas resources are one component of the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere. A deep reduction in fossil fuel consumption wouldn't make these conflicts disappear, Cobb writes, but they might make them far less dangerous.
Crude oil prices continue to drop to multiyear lows, but the cost of extracting the crude continues to rise. The Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan is a case study in cost overruns made only more painful by falling crude oil prices.
Two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans lacks access to electricity and all the modern amenities that come with it. A new report suggests that $450 billion of new investment would bring much-needed power to the region's city-dwellers by 2040.
If the Islamic State wins the fight for Kobane, it will expand its access to the black markets it needs to smuggle oil. The US and other Western partners are in Ukraine helping the country prepare for a winter without Russian gas. The inventors of efficient LEDs take home a major prize. Catch up on the latest in global energy with Recharge.
A Southern California Edison wind-powered plant offers a peek at the potential for energy storage at power plants. Energy storage would allow utilities to bring more renewable energy power plants onto the grid.
Oil prices continue to plummet on steady supply and weak demand across the globe. With oil revenue accounting for around half of Russia's budget, the drop in oil prices is bad news for the Kremlin.
CN train derailment in Saskatchewan caused petroleum distillate to ignite, forcing about 50 people to evacuate from a nearby community. The CN train derailment comes in the wake of recent high-profile oil train accidents.
The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to the inventors of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The Nobel-winners' creation is already transforming everyday devices in the developed world, and are bringing cheaper, better light to those who don't have it.