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  • Why Mexico's historic oil bid wasn't a complete flop

    Mexico's first private oil bidding did not pan out as those eager to invest had hoped, write Jeremy Martin and Alexis Arthur of the Institute of the Americas. But the uninspiring results are only the beginning, not the end, of Mexico's historic energy reform.

  • How long until renewable energy powers the US?

    The future of US energy is looking like it will rely heavily on renewable sources. The more difficult question is when, and at what rate, that future will arrive. 

  • Can oil and gas fix Greece's economy?

    Greece is turning to offshore oil and gas as a potential source of revenue, despite having almost no existing oil and gas production to begin with.

  • The coming lithium rush

    Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronics demand more lithium. But the largest driver for future lithium use will be in electric vehicles and home batteries for solar panels. That has lithium on the verge a boom for which supply can no longer be taken for granted.

  • Low oil prices unnerve global markets

    A renewed downturn in oil prices is sparking pessimism among traders. In recent weeks speculators have taken the most bearish position on oil in years.

  • Bad news for Russia: Oil prices are falling again

    Russia is facing a mounting fiscal crisis as the combination of low oil prices and western sanctions continue to take their toll. 

  • Cuba eyes oil and gas for economic boost

    Cuba is in the process of opening up its economy to foreign investment, a process that could accelerate following the recent thaw in relations between Havana and Washington. 

August 29, 2015

Photos of the weekend

A sumo wrestler faces off two boys in a mock competition, during a presentation by professional sumo stables promoting the sport, at a department store in Tokyo, Saturday.

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