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Blowout week 4

25 news stories from last week covering Iraq, oil supplies and renewables. Continue reading

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The Arab Spring – Impact on Oil Production

Oil production has fallen by over 2 million barrels per day in five MENA countries (Libya, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Sudan) affected by violence stemming from the Arab Spring that began with riots in Tunisia in December 2010. Continue reading

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OPEC oil production update July 2013

OPEC production has been bumping along a plateau of around 35 million bpd since 2005, that is despite prolonged record high oil prices. Continue reading

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Blowout week 46

In energy news this week: oil and gas companies struggling with high costs and poor field performance; Electricity companies struggling with competition from subsidised renewables and environmental levies; Airline companies struggling with old inefficient planes and high fuel costs; the Arab Spring continues to spread misery in the Arab world. Continue reading

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LNG Heading East

This is an energy story about an earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster, escalating gas prices, global LNG heading East and the inability of Europe to address the problem of its energy security draining away. While the USA is drilling, Europe is contemplating it’s futile stand against global CO2 emissions and deploying wind turbines and solar panels. Continue reading

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