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ABCs of LNG

April 16, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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The international reaction to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula has put a spotlight on liquefied natural gas (LNG), which was already under debate in the US as a mechanism for exporting increasingly abundant shale gas. Meanwhile, LNG is emerging as a fuel in its own right.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: Putin Says Russia Could 'Completely or Partially Cease Gas Deliveries'

April 12, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Russian and Gas Supplies

In a letter to leadership in European countries receiving Russian gas that first transits Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that unless immediate steps are taken to ensure Ukrainian national gas company Naftogaz pays in advance for supply, Gazprom could close the valves.[read more]

Russia Invaded Crimea and These US Energy Companies Made a Killing: Matt Badiali Shares Investing Strategies

April 12, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Investment and Crisis

Matt Badiali is the editor of the S&A Resource Report, a monthly investment advisory that focuses on natural resources, including silver, uranium, copper, natural gas, oil, water and gold. He is a regular contributor to Growth Stock Wire, a free pre-market briefing on the day's trading opportunities.[read more]

Sanctions Against Russia May Have Long-Lasting Negative Effect on Global Energy Security

April 11, 2014 by Igor Alexeev
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Russia Sanctions and Risk

After a series of statements about the possibility of “switching” European consumers over to American gas, the US media hastened to announce the launch of Obama’s oil and gas offensive against Russia. In reality the EU is not currently prepared to buy its energy resources from the US.[read more]

Environmental Groups Gear Up to Stop US LNG Exports

April 8, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and 350.org wrote to President Obama, urging him to require a Keystone-style environmental review--presumably entailing similar delays--for the proposed Cove Point, Maryland liquefied natural gas export terminal.[read more]

American LNG Won’t Solve Russia's Energy Bullying

April 1, 2014 by Tomi Maxted
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Europe’s sanctions on Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis are weak, and for good reason: Europe gets one-third of its natural gas from Russia. Europe doesn’t have many options to replace Russia’s gas, and Russia’s made it clear that they’re not afraid to turn off the taps.[read more]

How Can US Natural Gas Reduce Europe's Dependence on Russia?

March 31, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Russia's annexation of Crimea has drawn new attention to Europe's reliance on energy supplies from Russia. Lacking the means to force Russia's president to back down, US politicians and leading newspapers have latched onto the idea of exporting shale gas to reduce the EU's vulnerability.[read more]

New Geopolitics Means Arctic Oil, Mega-Projects' BAU Could be Uphill

March 27, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe
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Western oil leaders may worry that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in the Crimea will lead to a ban on international investment in the Russian Arctic, but if it does, that would be doing US companies a favor. The prospects that such investments will be profitable over 20 years looks questionable.[read more]

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Here is How the Economics of Privately-Held LNG from Frigid Siberia are Shaping Up to Compete in European and Asian Natural Gas Markets

March 21, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

LNG from Siberia

Here’s a peak at what might be the second most cost-effective natural gas resource in the world -- and it doesn’t involve hydraulic fracturing. Technically, it is a conventional gas play in Russia but not in the customary use of the word, and it does not involve Gazprom.[read more]

Imposing 'High Costs' on Russia Would be Costly for All Involved

March 21, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Russia and International Response

One day after a disputed and widely deemed unlawful referendum in Crimea, the Crimean Parliament declared Crimea’s independence from Ukraine, formally asking Russia to annex it, the New York Times reports. This comes after 96.6% of voters in Crimea support joining Russia.[read more]

Russia and the Ukraine: The Energy Angle

March 20, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe
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Even with all the continuing speculation and debate about Vladimir Putin’s nationalistic motives for Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, there still seems to be room for more thoughtful consideration of the oil and gas aspects of the ongoing conflict.[read more]

Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas Is A Dreadful Idea For The Climate

March 13, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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LNG Exports

The crisis in Ukraine has rekindled arguments that the US should export shale gas, supposedly to diminish the threat posed by Russia’s “energy weapon.” But few seem to care about diminishing the threat posed by climate change, since it has become increasingly clear that LNG would make things worse.[read more]

How Much Energy is Needed for the Sochi Winter Olympics?

January 11, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

As we move into the second week of 2014, most of us start to veer away from our New Year’s resolutions. (Who enjoys counting calories, anyway?) Instead, we shift our focus toward what’s really, actually important: the Winter Olympics![read more]

Good Business: Karton Chernozemie

December 14, 2013 by Charles Arthur

Russian Refuse

According to a recent report by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), more than 48 million metric tons of municipal solid waste was generated in the Russian Federation in 2010, 95% of which was sent for disposal, mostly in landfill sites.[read more]

US Edges Saudi Arabia, Russia in Oil and Gas

October 8, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle
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US Oil and Gas Growth

The International Energy Agency made headlines nearly one year ago with its bold forecast that the United States was on track to being the world’s top oil and natural gas producer by 2017. Turns out that the US is fracking its way to the top far faster than the experts anticipated.[read more]