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"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

Steve Horn | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the ...

ANR Pipeline: Introducing TransCanada's Keystone XL for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed north...

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

Will the U.S. Fund Russian Gas Exports?

Doug Norlen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Given Russia's use of natural gas exports to bully Ukraine and Western Europe in the current crisis, sanctions should be expanded to include companies working in Russia's oil and gas export sector.

Could Mexico Save Kiev (and the Rest of the World) From War?

Daniel Pena | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel Pena

Who is to say that Mexican energy can't trade, without hinderance, to Ukraine directly? It's possible. And maybe probable if American LNG funneled through Pemex's subsidiaries to Ukraine is completely legal.

Russia's Next Offensive: Ensuring Global Gas Dominance

Luka Orešković | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Luka Orešković

The crisis in Ukraine has only highlighted the need for both Europe and Russia to diversify beyond Gazprom's gas exports to Europe.

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Natural Gas, Ukraine and the U.S.

Daniel Dicker | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Daniel Dicker

The crisis in Ukraine has brought attention not only to the military influence that Vladimir Putin can exert, but also upon the influence that Russian natural gas can wield.

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Where Is Obama on Climate Treaty?

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

The seriousness of global climate disruption demands leaders with a global view of the problem, who are willing to do everything in their power as quickly as possible.

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

Your Price of Gasoline Is Going Up! How Sweet It Is!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The days of the Commodity Exchanges functioning as casinos should be brought to a cataclysmic halt by forceful government action serving the interests of the public's well-being and sane economic policy.

Breaking Oil's Monopoly: Easier Done than Said

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The simple arithmetic of oil reserves and markets places these options within our grasp - but only if we reach for them, ideally in partnership with other oil importers. OPEC and big oil companies want expensive oil; the rest of us ought to want affordable fuels.

'Green News Report' - April 25, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

How Long Will the LNG Train Keep-a Rollin'?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

By 2010, trade in LNG grew to represent nearly 10 percent of the total global demand for natural gas. The expansion in liquefaction capacity has been dramatic, but will it last?

Now Mr. President, Deploy!

Carl Pope | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Companies like Daimler U.S. in Portland make natural gas trucks; ask them what they need to sell more and their answer is crisp: "pumps, pumps, and more pumps." Most truckers who want to save money by fueling with natural gas can't, because there are not CNG or LNG outlets on their routes.

LNG: Mozambique's Magic Potion?

Bettina Strickler | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Bettina Strickler

Due to its geographic proximity, Mozambique has a competitive advantage in supplying LNG to Asian countries vis-à-vis America and European countries. It comes as no surprise therefore that the U.S. government has started to monitor Mozambique more actively.

War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

Milad Jokar | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

What is happening in Syria is no longer about a democratic movement against a dictatorship, nor is it simply a civil war between two camps. Syria has become the theater of a proxy war.

The Truth About Fracking

Alec Baldwin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess? Gas companies will make huge profits. And what will you get?

After Fukushima, Nuclear Power on Collision Course With Japanese Public

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Having weathered the worst of its summer heat and humidity with the majority of its nuclear power plants shut down bodes well for Japan's ability to phase out nuclear energy and shift to renewables. But it remains to be seen what the Japanese government will ultimately decide.

Sierra Club Challenges Maryland Natural Gas Terminal's Plan

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sierra Club said Thursday it will try to block an energy company's plan to export liquefied natural gas to find new markets fo...

Massive Natural Gas Export Deal Inked by BG Group, So Much for Industry's "Domestic Energy" Claims

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Little did the residents of the rural U.S. communities know, when the gas industry rolled into their communities a few years ago to frack and drill their land, that they were simply pawns in the industry's larger plan to export this shale gas to overseas markets.

ConocoPhillips shuttering Alaska LNG plant

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
AlaskaDispatch.com

ConocoPhillips says it will mothball its Nikiski liquefied natural gas plant as soon as April, laying off about 60 company employees and contract work...

Trend Reversals

Pamela Rosenau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Rosenau

The extremely undervalued, large cap quality stock universe is finally showing signs of life. Since late November, value stocks have been outperformin...

CNG and LNG for Me

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hilary Kramer

When it comes to clean energy, those of us who are die-hard supporters are relentlessly fighting to see our big dreams become a reality. We all know that we can make our country cleaner, healthier and safer.