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Petronas moves ahead with Canada LNG project

Petroliam Nasional Bhd., Malaysia’s state energy company, is pressing ahead with plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant in the Canadian province of British Columbia.  More »

Substitution Effects Capping Future Oil Demand Growth

It is often said that the cure for high oil prices is high oil prices. Kuwait’s oil minister Mustafa Al-Shamali announced today that $100 to $110 a barrel is a fair price for oil but history may prove the minister wrong. History would argue that oil is a cyclical industry and that prices above competitive […]  More »

The Difference Between Wishing and Doing

The Obama Administration has a strong commitment to promoting electric vehicles and has made billions of tax payer dollars to achieve its policy objective.  And yet, electric vehicles remain mainly niche vehicles for the well to do who want to demonstrate their environmental values. Although GM, Fiat, Nissan, Volkswagen, and the overhyped Tesla are pushing […]  More »

NuStar attracts shippers for Eagle Ford pipeline expansion

NuStar Energy LP said Friday that it has received commitments from shippers who will use an expansion of the company’s pipeline system in the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »

Harvard won’t divest from fossil fuels, president says

Harvard University, the world’s richest school, won’t sell its investments in fossil-fuel companies amid pressure from students, President Drew Faust said in a letter released today.  More »

Oil industry poll: Motorists wary of filling up with E15

The oil industry’s campaign against an eight-year-old renewable fuel mandate is paying off, according to a new poll that shows American motorists are concerned corn-based biofuels could hurt their cars.  More »

Electric Car Charging Etiquette: Can I Unplug Your Car?

As Elon Musk was preparing for his cross-US journey in the new Tesla Model S, he might have been advised also to weigh in on the importance of charging station etiquette, a new UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies study suggests. We all know how to pull into a line and sit in our cars […]  More »

OPEC production gains amid Saudi surge

OPEC crude production climbed to a 10-month high in September as Saudi Arabia pumped barrels at the fastest pace in at least 24 years, a Bloomberg survey showed.  More »

Popular Delusions and the Madness of Government

In 1841 Charles MacKay wrote Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.  It is often cited as one of the best books ever written about market psychology.  One recent reviewer commented “historic episodes confirm that greed and fear have always been driving forces of financial markets …and being sensible and clever is no defense […]  More »

Chevron launches $90 million venture capital fund

The fund, CTV Fund V, will focus on early- to mid-stage companies and on limited partnership funds.  More »

Commentary: So many job offers in oil & gas…how do you choose just one?

If a student is lucky enough to have multiple offers, are there certain things that describe a company’s growth, financial stability, opportunities for new hires, etc that may not come up in an interview or info session, but could be found on a quarterly report or elsewhere that would indicate a company has great opportunities for new hires to jump in on challenging and rewarding projects?  More »

US receives mediocre ratings for energy sustainability

The United States is trailing most of Europe in creating a sustainable energy system, according to a report released Tuesday.  More »
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