Chron Energy Newslinks | 07.22.09 | Making oil more like wheat and the coming nat gas renaissance

Quick review is promised on oil, gas trading limits: “… “if we set position limits in the agriculture commodities, ought we not also set them for all commodities?”

Nabors posts loss as producers reduce costs: Loss of 68 cents per share as E&P customers cut back.

Exelon abandons NRG takeover bid: Press release cancelling effort actually released prior to NRG shareholder vote tally.

Weatherford keeps the cutback train rolling: Move is in addition to 3,000 jobs cuts previously announced, but analysts still see rebound coming.

Nigeria losing 1 million b/d to Niger Delta unrest:

Nigerian militants free 6 tanker hostages

Natural gas (stocks) ready to rebound.

Three ways to plan for the natural gas (stock) rebound: ETF, EOG and RRC.

Carbon capture and storage could cost $100 to $150 per ton: Harvard study estimates first generation technology could add 8 to 12 cents/kWh to cost of generated power.

Ivanhoe sells U.S. O&G assets: To focus on heavy-oil projects in Canada, Ecuador, the Middle East and North Africa.

EPA cellulosic ethanol eggs put in a fraudulent basket:

Prius takes out town’s electricity, driver flees. That’s one way to reduce power usage.

Ecuador, Chevron battle leaves U.S. courts with a whimper: 16-year battle moves on.

Scientists Weigh In on Research Money and Climate Fixes: Geoengineering should be considered for funding, say some.

What would it take to really scale-up clean energy to have a major impact on job growth, energy independence and climate change over the next 10 years? Some of the technologies are here.

Could this be a relative of the Alaskan blob?