Oil

South Portland bans Canada’s oil sands

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
South Portland bans Canada’s oil sands

Enbridge's Line 9 reversal project threatened after Maine city council opposes exporting Alberta oil.

All risk is local

Jim Sisco - Enodo Global | July 25, 2014

Local populations now have the ability to almost instantaneously aggregate and mobilize around an idea, ideology, or common cause.

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Opposition, new safety rules to test the oil by rail model

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Opposition, new safety rules to test the oil by rail model

Pipelines, however, have proven to be neither an easier nor a cheaper solution.

There are a trillion reasons why Alberta won’t slow oil sands development

Calgary Herald | July 21, 2014

Calgary Herald columnist, Stephen Ewart, talks about the forecast for relentless oil sands production growth over the next three decades.

Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
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.

Chen bullish on ethanol, oil producers, bearish on refiners

The Energy Report | June 26, 2014
Chen bullish on ethanol, oil producers, bearish on refiners

China could become main export buyer of US ethanol.

Glencore appoints Canadian as its first ever female director

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 26, 2014
Glencore appoints Canadian as its first female director

Patrice Merrin, 65, is a veteran to the industry.

South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 19, 2014
South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

The country's ’s new mineral resources law, which is awaiting the President’s signature, faces growing opposition as the mines minister, industry and opposition seek review.

Ottawa says yes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
Ottawa says yes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline

The decision will determine Canada’s role as an energy-rich nation in a world trying to balance rising power demands with the dangers of climate change.

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

The Energy Report | June 14, 2014

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.

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The world's five most important oil fields

Oilprice.com | June 13, 2014

The Middle East has dominated the world of oil for half a century and as the list below shows, it remains king.

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How much energy will the 2014 World Cup consume?

Oilprice.com | June 13, 2014

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.

Countdown begins for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2014
Countdown begins for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline

After being conditionally approved in December, the federal cabinet had 180 days to announce its final decision on the pipeline. This makes the deadline June 17.

Canadian oil sands not dirty: EU

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 6, 2014
Canadian oil sands not dirty: EU

After years of lobbying, Canada's Federal Government seems to have persuaded the European Commission to change draft rules that would open the way for Alberta crude supplies.

Weatherford Oil Tools selects Metso's valve technology for an oil field project in the Middle East

Metso | June 5, 2014

Metso's delivery for this project will include over 100 Neles® globe control valves, emergency shutdown valves, on-off ball valves, and Mapag® butterfly valves. Most of the control valves will be equipped with intelligent valve controllers, which ensure long-term reliability, reduce process variability and improve process efficiency.

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

Visual Capitalist | May 30, 2014
Pad Drilling

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

Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 30, 2014
Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

The revisions to the country's mining law would increase the area available to exploration to 20%t from around 8%.

Billions of barrels-worth of shale oil found in southern England

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 23, 2014
Billions of barrels-worth of shale oil found in southern England

The discovery has already pushed British authorities to start mulling plans to ease rules on accessing shale oil and gas, including drilling without landowners' permission.

US railroads to struggle with summer coal demand

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 21, 2014
US railroads to struggle with summer coal demand — report

Even if the railroad capacity problem is fixed, mine capacity may not be able to grow fast enough to meet demand, say experts.

Global mining deals picking up, but far from returning to boom times

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 18, 2014
Global mining deals picking up, but far from returning to boom times

Companies’ low valuation, the current focus on operational efficiency in the mining sector, and the chase for overseas assets by Chinese investors, are pushing deals up.

Big oil consolidates African oil assets

Resource News Report | May 8, 2014

Recent announcements are the beginning of a big year for African oils consolidation.

Former BP boss is Glencore Xstrata’s new chairman

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 8, 2014
Former BP boss is Glencore Xstrata’s new chairman

Tony Hayward was ousted from the oil giant in 2010 following the Gulf of Mexico disaster — the vastest marine oil spill in history.

Derek Hamill - Zimtu Capital

The value of project generators in a low probability industry

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

Enbridge earnings jump, braces for First Nations protest at shareholders meeting

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 7, 2014
Enbridge earnings jump, braces for massive First Nations protest

Coastal First Nations will take their battle against the firm's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Malcolm Shaw: why is the market ignoring these companies?

The Mining Report | May 6, 2014

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.

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Why hasn't the U.S. gone after Gazprom?

Oilprice.com | May 6, 2014

Significantly, the new U.S. list does not include Alexei Miller, CEO of the Russian natural gas state monopoly, Gazprom.

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