With over 1.6 million internally displaced in South Sudan, and another 600,000 refugees in neighboring countries, are oil price declines exacerbating humanitarian crises in oil-producing African countries, and can we expect further deterioration as a result of the recent price depression?
As the terrorist attack in Paris sparks worldwide fear of similar reprisals and a bloody shootout and hostage situation in a five-star Mali hotel exacerbates those concerns, global energy security reels under the pressure of unfathomable geopolitics.
Instead of promoting dirty energy that degrades our lands and harms our climate, America's energy and environmental policy should be focused on promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, and other solutions to climate change while investing in America's natural heritage.
As with most oil companies, 2015 has been a rough year for Royal Dutch Shell. Then Anglo-Dutch company reported a third quarter loss of $6 billion, which included $7.9 billion in impairment charges.
As Thanksgiving approaches, we think about all of the people and things in our lives that we are thankful for -- but how often do we think about being thankful for our economic good fortune?
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
After the carnage in Paris, Western governments turned immediately to debating the usual tactics for "bringing the terrorists to justice." Should we employ drone strikes, they wonder? Boots on the ground? Police?
We have, essentially, a 3-day week this week and don't expect people to stick around on Wednesday either and Friday being a half-day is a joke as it's dead as a doornail on Thanksgiving Fridays. Overall trading with be thin, which means all market action should be taken with a grain of salt and, unfortunately, we get revised GDP tomorrow morning -- which is very important.
170 hostages were taken at the Radisson Hotel in Mali. I know - where's Mali? Who cares? Apparently, not too many of you d...
President Obama's decision two days later to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline after seven years of polarized debate, and the pushback it received, increases the likelihood that energy and the environment will play a prominent role in the upcoming election.
All over the world, politically active citizens and grass roots organizations are surely disappointed that the U.S. oil industry has for more than 4 years successfully delayed a vital new American law that should already be requiring oil and mining companies to stop concealing their payments to foreign politicians and governments.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor S...
Royal Dutch Shell may have recently scrapped its plans to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea, but the oil industry has not given up its designs on the Arctic Ocean's fossil fuels.
Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.
The rebound in oil prices is still not here, and new data suggests that it will take some more time before the markets start to balance out. Global ...