Energy companies may be able to tolerate a certain level of risk on their books, but looming civil strife in Egypt and elsewhere, no matter what form, is a poor investment to bank on, Graeber writes.
Syria is not a huge oil producer and the US increasingly is, sheltering the latter somewhat from turmoil in the former. Although oil prices are rising as US destroyers head for Syria, analysts say prices are unlikely to skyrocket unless the Syrian conflict spreads to Iraq.
The Yosemite Rim Fire has threatened to disrupt the power supply to San Francisco, just 150 miles to the west. Power continues to flow to customers, officials stressed, but a rise in wildlfires could post a broader threat to energy infrastructure.
Greece is set to receive a huge boost as two thirds of a major natural gas pipeline will be built on its land, providing an estimated $1.5 billion injection into the economy. Can it turn around the country's economic decline?
Job growth in the oil and gas sector is vastly outpacing total private sector growth, but so too are the sector’s work-related fatalities. Have safety practices slipped in the energy industry?
Royal Dutch Shell's Motiva oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas will cut production for at least two weeks after the second fire at the facility in the span of a week.