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  • Energy Voices Can Baghdad stop exports of Kurdish oil?

    For the moment, Baghdad won't be able to stop the Kurdish oil and gas momentum growing in Northern Iraq, Alic writes. Once the pipeline is up and running, the game is over and Baghdad doesn’t have the resources to turn it into a conflict.

  • Stocks in tailspin as China adds to Federal Reserve worries

    Stocks plunged Thursday continuing the flight from stocks and bonds as traders reacted to news that the Federal Reserve could end its massive bond-buying program. A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing added to Wall Street's worries.

  • Stocks up ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

    Stocks closed higher Monday as traders hoped the Federal Reserve will decide to continue its economic stimulus program when it meets this week. The guess that the Federal Reserve will continue to prop up the economy sent stocks up.

  • Energy Voices What a bad economy means for gasoline demand

    Weak economic growth in the US has led to a dramatic decline in motor gasoline demand, Gagliardi writes. Not only has gasoline demand been weak since 2009, it has been successfully lower roughly each year to year the date in 2013.

  • Gold nears three-week low on stimulus tapering

    Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday to a near three-week low after the Bank of Japan opted not to extend its stimulus program, stoking speculation that the era of ultra-loose global monetary policy is coming to an end.

  • Stocks mixed despite S&P debt upgrade

    Stocks budged higher when trading opened on Wall Street Monday, shortly after the S&P agency raised its outlook for the US government's debt rating and credited 'the strengths of the economy.' But the gains proved both modest and fickle, and stocks spent most of the day flitting between small gains and losses.

  • Energy Voices EPA biofuel rule: why it needs reform

    We are in a far better position now to consider scaling back our use of ethanol produced from grain biofuel than we were when the EPA biofuel rule was established, Styles writes. With shale gas, tight oil and various renewables, the energy scarcity that has defined our policies for the last four decades is far less relevant to our policy choices going forward.

  • Energy Voices Asia pushes for free-market liquefied natural gas

    Natural gas consumers in Asia are pushing to break the longstanding linkage between the price of oil and and the price of natural gas. Japan is pushing for a futures market for liquefied natural gas, Schaefer writes, and the potential Canadian supply could be the first to get priced this way.

  • Energy Voices $500 a barrel? How high could oil prices rise?

    Current energy trends could threaten the Western way of life by 2040 when oil prices could reach as high as $500 a barrel, according to a recent report from the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence. The continued rise of China and South Asian economies will increase the cost and reduce the availability of energy supplies.

  • Energy Voices When oil forecasts get it wrong

    Oil forecasts fail so often that it's puzzling that the media, governments, corporations, and the public put so much faith in them, Cobb writes. Those whose plans were based on the IEA's 2000 oil forecast were completely blindsided by developments just a few years later.

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