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Tesla, Apple and Uber push lithium prices even higher

After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: It's the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution.

Is clean coal an option for India?

The accumulated benefits of implementing CCS at a large scale, given careful planning and prudent execution, could outweigh the one-time cost.

For how long can OPEC talk up oil prices?

Not a day passes without OPEC making oil and gas headlines, and today is surely no exception.

Where will oil prices go after Algiers?

The outcome of negotiations in Algeria this week may not do much to rescue oil prices.

Can Donald Trump really save U.S. coal?

On September 22, Donald Trump reaffirmed his intent to revive the American coal industry--without many details on how to do it.

Frack Sand: The unsung hero of the OPEC oil war

The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the 'boom' out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive.

The next sector to recover from the oil price crash

A recent report by Arkansas Online says the energy industry's support sector could feel the effects of low oil prices for up to two years after the current bear market recovers.

How millennials could bring the oil industry to its knees

Maybe in better times, the staggering population of the millennial demographic would be a hurdle over which Big Oil could easily leap. But times are tough, and that isn’t our today.

Why Wall Street is throwing billions at the Permian

The collapse of oil prices has ground shale drilling to a halt, but the one region where drilling is still active, and even increasing, is in West Texas.

Could a lithium shortage de-rail the electric car boom?

Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping into are finite—and that's what investors can take to the bank.

OPEC's output freeze: What has changed since Doha?

It's possible that OPEC is crying wolf with hints of an output freeze next month in Algiers; but it's also possible that they are ramping up production to take the sting out of a freeze.

Saudis ramping up oil output to gain leverage in OPEC talks

Saudi Arabia suggests it may be increasing its August crude output to a new all-time high as it could give it more leverage to influence the September informal talks on a possible production freeze, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing industry sources.

Surprise natural gas drawdown signals higher prices ahead

The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected.

Bankrupt Peabody Energy seeks approval to pay $12M in bonuses

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April,asked a bankruptcy court on Wednesday to let it pay up to US$11.9 million in incentives to its executive leadership team should the group meet certain performance targets.

Today's downturn sets markets up for a dramatic oil price spike

Oil and gas companies have gutted their capex budgets, necessary moves as drillers went deep into the red following the crash in oil prices. But the sharp cutback in investment means that huge volumes of oil that would have otherwise come online in five or ten years now will remain on the sidelines.

Did oil kill the dinosaurs?

What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades.

Why lithium will see another price spike this fall

Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth.

Oil industry faces huge worker shortage

Bringing back all of that equipment and personnel is no easy task.

Morgan Stanley warns that rising rig count could undo the rally

Morgan Stanley’s warning that production from the new wells being drilled could prompt a reversal of forecasts that U.S. crude production is falling and will continue to fall.

Record lows instead of highs for gold prices in this key market

It appears that India’s gold buyers are still staying away from the market. In fact, the situation in terms of physical demand is one of the most dire ever seen in the country.

Bill Gates and other billionaires backing a nuclear renaissance

The positive side of nuclear energy definitely deserves more attention than it's currently getting.

Breakthrough in oil sands tech could transform the industry

MCW Energy positions itself on the right side of history, breaching a major gap between industry and environment and taking yet another step toward reaching new markets with its clean tech.

Long term outlook for Canadian oil sands looks bright

In mid-June CAPP released its annual Crude Oil Forecast, Markets and Transportation study. It is actually pretty good news considering the current state of the industry because it shows continued production growth through 2030.

Potash price surge could lead to higher food costs for billions

We are on the precipice of a food fight among 7 billion people, and potash will be right at the center of it.

Move over oil – lithium is the future of transportation

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden.