Yearly Archives: 2011

Industrial Policy Unplugged

In the 1930s, Germany started producing the Volkswagen as the peoples car. In 2010, GM, which some call Government Motors, started producing the Volt which according to the CEO of Audi of America is an idiots car. Why such a harsh indictment?  He gave three reasons.  First, “ no one is going to pay a […]  More »

Cyprus: Offshore gas find gets investor interest

A field off Cyprus where U.S. firm Noble Energy is conducting exploratory drilling holds an estimated 5-8 trillion cubic feet (140-230 billion cubic meters) of natural gas, a significant find for the small island, the country’s president announced today.  More »

Calgary oil transforms Canada to energy superpower

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says oil is opening Canada’s fastest-growing province to the world for the first time.  More »

Feds: More Gulf Coast fuel needed to supply Northeast

Plans to idle three major Pennsylvania refineries could leave the Northeast starved for gasoline and other fuels, according to a report released by the Energy Information Administration.  More »

BP accidentally captures protesters in its latest nationwide ad

Protesters from The Alabama Oil Spill Aftermath Coalition sought news media attention when they demonstrated at this year’s National Shrimp Festival. But they landed in a BP television ad, instead.  More »

BP’s top U.S. officer is called to testify at Gulf oil-spill trial

BP Plc’s highest-ranking U.S. executive, BP America Inc. Chairman and President Lamar McKay, was subpoenaed to testify at the February trial that will determine liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Exxon Mobil deal hikes tension in northern Iraq

An oil exploration deal between U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region is fueling political tensions in a country where a post-U.S.-troop withdrawal spike in violence and political turmoil is clouding the climate for foreign investments sorely needed by Iraq.  More »

Shale spurs U.S. states to vie for chemical projects

A surge in U.S. natural-gas production from shale rock is spurring states to compete for companies to produce chemicals from the fuel, the Wall Street Journal reported.  More »

Official: Gulf states ready to offset Iran oil

Gulf Arab nations are prepared to offset any potential loss of Iranian oil in the world market, a senior Saudi oil official said as Iranian officials stepped up their rhetoric today about shutting off a key supply route.  More »

FuelFix Newslinks |12.28.11|

Shell says oil on shore isn’t from Bonga. Can the GOP really nix agencies like the EPA? And in North Dakota, there is a great divide over oil riches.  More »

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Customized Treatment Options & Names the Best Mesothelioma Attorneys for Navy Veterans or Individuals Dealing With Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is the premier advocate for victims of mesothelioma in the United States. If a US Navy Veteran, an individual, or a family is dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis, the Mesothelioma Victims Center offers a wide array of unparalleled free service, that include a customized mesothelioma cancer treatment options report, and they will provide the victim mesothelioma, or their family with the names and specific contacts of the most successful mesothelioma attorneys, or mesothelioma trial lawyers in the nation. No other group, or organization in the United States offers anything close to this type of personalized services, ...

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Federal judge ends BP’s probation for Alaska spill

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed the federal government’s argument that a BP subsidiary violated its probation after an oil spill because of another spill on Alaska’s North Slope. Judge Ralph Beistline also lifted BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.’s probation altogether in a written order issued Tuesday.  More »
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