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Huge metal maker closes in on Facebook in power-deal ranking

Europe’s biggest maker of aluminum products is narrowing Facebook Inc.’s ranking as the second-biggest corporate buyer of electricity in long-term deals.

LNG exports from Australia to reach $35 billion

With Australia predicted to be the leading LNG exporter by 2022, growth in the industry has been strong this year.

Fusion power using superconducting magnets: researchers are almost there

MIT scientists describe fusion power as a potentially "inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy."

Africa's rising LNG producers can address domestic power problems

While the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Africa historically has been concentrated in Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, the prospects for gas in the rest of Africa have steadily increased in recent years.

[Video] Energy sources 101: these short videos explain the basics

If you’ve ever searched online for unbiased and fact-driven articles on energy, you’ve probably noticed that they can be quite rare. Almost every information source seems to be pushing an agenda.

Oil price collapse hurting some more than others

U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and slash spending.

Energy capital raises in 2014: Midstream, power sectors continue to bolster YTD raises

As of Oct. 10, the energy industry had raised approximately $71.65 billion of senior debt, $20.85 billion of common equity, $3.73 billion of subordinated debt, $1.66 billion of preferred equity and $275 million of subsidiary trust preferred in 2014.

Sprott Fund Manager Jason Mayer's guide to resource stock profits

Miners are having a tough time getting funded, and although Canadian oil and gas has performed well over the last few quarters, some companies might be overvalued. No wonder investors are confused.

Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll

A majority of Canadians overestimate the contribution the oil sands make to the world’s 11th largest economy, a study published Friday reveals.

The next billion (barrels of oil): T. Boone Pickens calls for energy plan at Stansberry Society Event

Known for his saying that "the first billion is the hardest," oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens addressed the Stansberry Society Conference in Dallas at the end of May with a plea for a national energy plan that takes advantage of the billions of barrels of oil being produced each day in the U.S. for domestic use.

Oil sands juniors hit hardest by Canada’s barriers to foreign investors

Foreign takeover rules imposed in 2012 have hurt oil sands companies, shows a new study by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.

How much energy will the 2014 World Cup consume?

While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever -- it's shaping up to be the most watched, most lucrative and expensive tournament in soccer history -- it's also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.

Vancouver's Boss power closes on $30m settlement with province over uranium ban

Officially putting to bed a nearly six-year-old lawsuit.

INFOGRAPHIC: Pad drilling – innovation in the oil and gas industry

This infographic details one of the most significant innovations in the oil and gas industry in recent times, pad drilling.

INFOGRAPHIC: Mining builds British Columbia: green energy and buildings

Everything used by British Columbians in their everyday lives is either grown or found in the ground.

The value of project generators in a low probability industry

Project generators operate in different markets and stages of project development. Risk profiles vary considerably; leading to diversification within the universe.

Malcolm Shaw: why is the market ignoring these companies?

In this interview with The Mining Report, Shaw talks about these projects and more, explaining how a savvy investor can profit from diamond-in-the-rough opportunities.

Commodities Moving Down into the Midyear Correction

So far my 2014 expectations are playing out pretty much as planned, with a few adjustments. With the threat of war in the Ukraine I think the final bubble phase in stocks is now off the table.

Angelos Damaskos: The best way to profit from peak oil

The era of cheap oil is over, declares Angelos Damaskos. In this interview with The Energy Report, the principal adviser of the Junior Oils Trust says that oil will become progressively more expensive to find, with prices topping the all-time high of $147 per barrel within 10 to 20 years.

Ukraine falling to economic warfare and its own missteps

As protests in Ukraine's eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles.

Rare Earths: the high-demand metals

Rare earths are in high demand because they are critical to U.S. high-tech innovations, advanced energy and national security.

The most profitable gas in the world

There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver's seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia.

Conjuring profits from uranium's resurgence: David Sadowski

In this interview with The Energy Report, David Sadowski, a mining research analyst at Raymond James, explains the forces that will push the price of uranium, and the companies that are likely to benefit.

Canada’s oil sands hit hardest by investment barriers to Chinese firms

Chinese capital could fund 40% of the necessary investment in the country's oil sands over the next 20 years.

Birth of a new Ukrainian nation? Interview with Robert Benshn

What the lof Crimea means for Ukrainian energy?