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  • Russia and China's Energy Dispute and the Struggle for Eurasian Dominance

    Published 30 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    China's voracious appetite for energy from anywhere has led most oil-producing nations to attempt to feed the dragon, including Russia. But a curious situation has…

  • China and Biofuels - Stir-Fry or Fly?

    Published 29 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    China's omnivorous global appetite for energy resources is well known. While biofuel production is one of the rising energy stars of the 21st century, it…

  • Investor Interest in U.S. Biofuel Production Set to Soar

    Published 26 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    On 16 August President Obama announced that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy will invest up to $510 million by 2014 in partnership…

  • Libya's Post Gadhaffi Future - Who gets the Oil?

    Published 24 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Muammar Gadhaffi's 42 year-old regime is in its death rattle - maybe today, maybe tomorrow, his administration that has ruled Libya with a quixotic and…

  • Joint Chinese-Indian Oil Tanker Patrols Possible?

    Published 18 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Aside from cost, the major problem for oil importing countries is getting the purchases safely home. Essentially, there are only two options - pipelines and…

  • Russian Pipeline Transiting North Korea Somewhat Unlikely

    Published 16 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    There apparently is something about building pipelines that causes otherwise rational oilmen to indulge in reveries that would give an opium addict pause. Two of…

  • Ukraine to Cut Gazprom's Umbilical Cord?

    Published 12 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Sometimes it's not easy being Russia's neighbor - just ask Ukraine. Ever since the 1991 implosion of the USSR, Ukraine's relations with Russia have appeared…

  • China and Rare Earths

    Published 11 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    First, the bad news - China's constrained rare earth supplies will be an "irreversible trend" and prices will remain at high levels, according to Zhang…

  • Mongolia Energy Riches Attract Neighbors and Outside Interests

    Published 10 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Pity poor Mongolia, bereft of fiscal resources, caught between the ambitions of its superpower neighbors, Russia and China. Ulaan Bator's situation is akin to interwar…

  • Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy

    Published 08 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The domestic alternative energy policy in the US seems to rotate on semantics and adding words to other words to make it look like something…

  • Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

    Published 04 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bête noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel…

  • The Quiet Revolution: Latin America Moving Away from Washington's Influence

    Published 02 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Perhaps the biggest foreign-policy story of the past decade, thoroughly overlooked by the American media after 9/11 and its subsequent monomaniacal focus on terrorism, security…

  • Biofuels Potential to Transform the Global Economy

    Published 29 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Slowly but surely, an extraordinarily important new industry is slowly taking shape, with the potential to transform the global economy. After years of existing largely…

  • Iran's Dream for a Middle East Gas Pipeline

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Nothing gets oilmen more excited than the idea of building pipelines from exotic, hard to reach places to seaports where the product of their endeavors…

  • The Need for a Real Domestic Alternative Energy Policy in the USA

    Published 26 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Alternative energy (or renewable energy) is a new manufacturing industry paradigm that is in its infancy. However, the discussion is not new, and it looks…

  • America: Why Aren't You Protesting?

    Published 22 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As noted by Richard Heinberg on June 22nd, 2011, the media has lacked the ability to connect the economic situations in the Middle East and…

  • Uzbekistan's Untapped Solar Energy Riches

    Published 22 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The 17th century English philosopher, Francis Bacon, once observed that, "knowledge is power. So, here's some power knowledge that the West has overlooked, but may…

  • PEMEX and the Long Road to Privatization

    Published 21 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is the state-owned oil company (and natural gas) of México, which since the 90's has been discussed for privatization like many other…

  • The Return of Gazprom

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The December 1991 collapse of the USSR was an unmitigated disaster for all 15 nations emerging from the desiccated carapace of the Soviet Union. Now,…

  • Iran Opens Oil Bourse - Harbinger of Trouble for New York and London?

    Published 19 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The last three years of global recession have dealt a major blow to American capitalist ideas trumpeted throughout the world on the value of "free…