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Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Well-Supplied Oil Market in the Short-Term Should Not Disguise the Challenges...'

Photo Credit: Jared Anderson/Breaking EnergyWhile the current focus is on declining oil prices – which hit four-year lows recently – the longer-term oil market picture could feature downward supply pressure and a demand surge that forces prices...

Posted November 21, 2014    

Study Finds no Energy-Related Water Contamination in Bakken Region, But...

Oil and gas development in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana has not impacted shallow water resources, according to a new study. However, the age of the groundwater sampled and the sample locations indicate additional research should...

Posted November 20, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Novel Legal Strategy,' Albeit Unconstitutional

Shell employed an interesting legal tactic when it preemptively sued several environmental and activist groups in order to head off potential legal challenges to the company’s controversial Alaskan exploratory drilling program. The U.S. 9th Circuit...

Posted November 16, 2014    

Energy News Roundup: Climate Deal Spurs Building Spree, Dow Selling Billions in Assets, and IEA Sees US Shale Cap Ex Pullback

The US and China agreed to jointly cut carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, a historic pact that has many excited and many outraged. But China’s commitment to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 means the country will need to build...

Posted November 14, 2014    

As US Gulf Coast Gains Oil Pricing Power Will New Benchmarks Emerge?

Credit: Jared Anderson/Breaking EnergyRecord setting US oil production growth is altering physical oil flows, flipping supply-demand fundamentals and leaving market observers searching for tools that can provide insight into these new price...

Posted November 13, 2014    

Saudi Oil Export Concerns Detailed; Renewable Energy Opportunities Identified

Increasing domestic Saudi Arabian energy demand bumping up against volumes of oil available for export is an issue Breaking Energy has followed closely, and a new report from the International Energy Agency provides some updated detail on how the...

Posted November 10, 2014    

Energy Quotes of the Day: 'People are Panicking' and 'It's the Economy, Stupid'

Benchmark oil prices took a nose dive recently, with both WTI and Brent shedding their recent gains. Prompt-month WTI dipped into $75 per barrel territory on a combination of weak economic outlooks and supply/demand fundamentals.The other big news...

Posted November 9, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'It's Got to Be the Dumbest Answer I've Ever Heard'

Supporters stand next to heavy machinery as they listen to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) deliver a stump speech during a campaign stop at Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company on October 31, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.“I’m not a...

Posted November 8, 2014    

IPCC Report Released. Can and Will the World Act on Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released what it calls the Synthesis Report on Sunday, which incorporates findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report produced by over 800 scientists and released over the past 13 months. The...

Posted November 5, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'We Anticipate a Strong Price Recovery'

With all eyes on the global crude oil market due to recent price declines, analysts and investors are frantically searching for the bottom, with some expecting a continued plunge. While there could still be some short-term volatility and downward...

Posted November 3, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Highly Unlikely that Global Carbon-Dioxide Emissions Will Fall Anytime Soon'

The main reason carbon emissions are unlikely to decrease in the short term? Coal. Leave it to Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce to rain on the renewable energy parade. It’s not that he is anti-renewable energy, or even pro coal, but...

Posted November 2, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Big News in the Oil Markets is Not Just Lower Prices...'

The downward trend in global oil prices that garnered so much attention – and hyperbole – over the past couple of weeks also revived interest in the US crude oil export conversation. The million dollar question with regard to US oil exports is how...

Posted November 1, 2014