Cheap oil is good news for US motorists at the pump, but for North Dakota oil towns a slowdown in drilling is creating new challenges, writes Nick Cunningham
Oil is a major industry in Canada, writes Nick Cunningham, and the low price environment is taking its toll – not only on the oil industry, but also on the country's broader economy.
Russia is a major exporter of energy, writes Andy Tully, but the oil and gas super-producer will soon begin importing power from the Nordic, where the cost of electricity is now very low.
Four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is inching toward restarting its shuttered nuclear reactors. But many in Japan think it's too soon, and others say Japan should abandon nuclear power all together.
Energy transitions take a lot of time, Cobb writes, far too much time to be shrunk down into a television special, a few talking points, or the next big energy idea.
At its June meeting, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to maintain crude oil production levels. The group is playing a waiting game, hoping low oil prices help it retain market share and undercut unconventional drilling.
Few expected huge news out of Friday's OPEC meeting, Charles Kennedy writes, but the fact that Indonesia wants back in the powerful oil cartel came as a surprise.