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Gazprom King

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted February 13, 2006

It would be sweet to have a monopoly. It's no accident that Parker Brothers didn't name the world's first financial board game "Well-Regulated Competition."

Iraq to Increase Gas Prices Tenfold

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 7, 2006

Gasoline is generally the first thing that comes to mind when discussing oil. Right now the average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is about $2.34. At these prices I'd say gasoline is cheap and an increase in retail gas is quite likely over the next

Our Pet Embargo

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted February 6, 2006

I've got a secret for you. Cuba is a classic car heaven. Walking down the streets of Havana, you're bound to see some of your favorite models from the fifties, complete with tailfins and original paint.

Global Winds

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted February 3, 2006

Last week, the U.S. wind energy industry announced that nearly 2,500 megawatts of new generating equipment in the U.S. was installed last year. And now, experts are expecting 2006 to top 3,000 megawatts.

The Capulets and Montagues

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted January 31, 2006

With the coal and natural gas markets booming, land disputes between the two industries are heating up.

Delta Blues

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted January 30, 2006

It is no secret that the world's energy markets are dangerously susceptible to political turmoil. Last week we examined the developing situation between Iran and the western world, where Iran is bent on nuclear advancement and the EU, US, and others refus

Where's Winter?

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted January 27, 2006

Across the U.S. Northeast, including in my home state of Maryland, it's been unseasonably warm this winter.

Viva Brazil!

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted January 26, 2006

Last year I had the opportunity to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil for two weeks. A sound engineer friend of mine was sent two plane tickets to go down there and record some local percussionists for a small Latin recording company. I hijacked the second ticket as

2010 Crude Futures Trading at Record Prices

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted January 24, 2006

Are you bullish on oil in the long-term? Well, you should be

Holy Shi'ite: Iran Hits the Fan

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted January 23, 2006

Like the world's anti-Jiminy Cricket, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is the little voice we can't afford not to heed. Iran's president is sick of shadowboxing the Great Satan and letting the European Union play the role of well-intentioned intermediary.

The War has Begun

Written by Mike Schaefer
Posted January 20, 2006

This is not something to take lightly. This is for real. Westerners, specifically Americans are so self-centered that they have no clue that the biggest war in the history of the world has already begun.

Testing Marine Energy

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted January 19, 2006

I often get e-mails from investors who want to know which renewable energy sectors are still in early stages of development. And I'm not talking about photovoltaic technology or ethanol processing.

Peak Oil Conference

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 18, 2006

Across the border over Montana, into Canada, a monumental meeting is currently taking place.

Keep Your Friends Close, But Your Enemies Closer

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted January 16, 2006

In the Hindu faith, the god Krishna is also known as Jagganath. In religious processions, a statue of Krishna is placed on a large wagon, and devotees sometimes throw themselves in front of the wagon in order to subject themselves to Krishna.

The Great Energy Hustle

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 12, 2006

Hustle. It's a word we know as an exhortation to action, as a virtue, and as a synonym for making ends meet at all costs.