Fitch: Russian Natural Gas Export Opens Eastern Horizons

September 20, 2013 by Igor Alexeev

Russian Gas Exports

Since the adoption of the “third energy package” in 2009, Moscow has been deeply disappointed by European red tape in the sphere of energy policy. Brussels introduced bureaucratic hurdles for Russian energy companies on the EU market to revise existing contracts down.[read more]

Comparing Driving Costs of EVs and Conventional Cars

July 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

I’ve been looking through a new website developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to assist consumers in comparing the energy costs of driving an electric vehicle (EV), relative to posted gasoline prices in their state.[read more]

Is "Expensive Gas Killing Wind" in Germany?

July 15, 2013 by Robert Wilson

German wind farm output recently dropped by 10% because of the weather. And if expensive gas had something to do with it critics don't exactly go out of their way to provide evidence that it did.[read more]

Global Shale Oil and Gas Estimates Expand

July 12, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Recently revised estimates of global shale oil and gas resources from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy represent a significant increase over the EIA's 2011 estimates.[read more]


Energy Facts: Fossil Fuels Replace Nuclear in Japan

March 15, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Japan increased the use of fossil fuels for power generation 21% in 2012, following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.[read more]

The Future of Oil & Gas: Exploring New Innovation in Old-Fashioned Energy Webcast Recap

February 6, 2012 by Sheila Oliva

Sheila Oliva recaps The Energy Collective's last webinar. Great for those who missed it![read more]

Petroleum Prices Set Records in 2011

January 11, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Without much fanfare, the Energy Information Agency of the US Department of Energy released a report on 2011 energy commodity prices yesterday. It confirmed that crude oil and key petroleum products set annually averaged price records last year. This largely snuck up on us, because it occurred without the kind of dramatic price spike we experienced in 2008 or in the oil crises of the 1970s. Prices rose early in the year, during the Libyan revolution, and they didn't fall much, subsequently.[read more]

What’s So Bad About Exporting Gasoline?

January 9, 2012 by Robert Rapier

One of my Top 10 Energy Stories of 2011 was the fact that the U.S. had become a net exporter of finished petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline. In fact, because gasoline and diesel prices were so high, fuel exports were valued at $88 billion, which made them the top value export in 2011 for the first time ever:[read more]

Beyond Solar: BP Exits Business

December 30, 2011 by Doris de Guzman

It has been more than a year when the green blog reported about the closing of BP Solar's manufacturing facility in Maryland, US.According to several news reports last week, BP finally admitted that it can't handle the solar market and told its staff of 100 employees worldwide that it will fold its solar business after  being...[read more]

Why Some Republicans are Delusional About Oil & Energy Policy

December 12, 2011 by Robert Rapier

Two Sides of a Coin In a recent video blog about energy politics, I stated that in my opinion each of the major political parties in the U.S. only gets half of the energy picture. Democrats tend to demonize oil usage, with many believing that we can shift to renewables for our energy needs. To be clear, we can — but not in the way they...[read more]

US To Be A Net Exporter of Petroleum Products- Is This A Good Thing?

December 7, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

US petroleum product exports have been in the news, along with the welcome discovery that we are apparently on track to become a net exporter of these fuels this year, for the first time since the 1940s. This is a far cry from energy independence, as various oil skeptics have been quick to point out, but it's still a noteworthy...[read more]

Methane: When Agendas Trump Facts

September 28, 2011 by Robert Rapier

Actually, the lessons were learned from the media’s reporting — and the reactions to that reporting — of a recent paper on climate change. The paper I am talking about is a study by Tom Wigley, who is a senior research associate at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The title of the study is Coal to Gas: The Influence of Methane Leakage.[read more]

Backlash Against Nuclear Power Adds to the Top Line of Oil and Gas Companies

September 22, 2011 by Rod Adams

An article titled Backlash Against Nuclear Power Hits the Bottom Line provides some interesting food for thought about the intricate connections associated with the world’s $6 trillion per year energy market. Here is the first quote I want you to ponder.[read more]

Pollution Has A Price, Just Not For The Polluter

August 17, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

We’ve known at least since Robert F. Kennedy’s first speech as a presidential candidate that gross domestic product “measures everything…except that which makes life worth living”. While it’s tough to quantify the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, we do have ways to quantify the impact of pollution and could, in theory, amend GDP to account for its costs.[read more]

Obama Finalizes First-Ever Pollution Standards For Trucks

August 8, 2011 by Luke Tonachel

Aug 9, President Obama will announce new fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks. This is a historic step forward because these are first-ever standards of this type and they start of process of what are expected to be ongoing improvements in heavy truck performance. The standards will result in freight...[read more]