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The Upside of Drilling Operations

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted April 25, 2006

Last week we talked about the end of the mega-profits for the oil and gas majors. I told you how they are struggling to replace the oil in their reserves that they've already produced.

Bringing New Good Things to Life

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted April 24, 2006

I set out on my recent trip to the UK with a few emerging technologies in mind. Namely, wind power, wave power, and tidal power. My goal is to inform you about the possibilities for these developing energy sources.

When the Man Comes to Town

Written by Mike Schaefer
Posted April 21, 2006

I'm back home, at my gentleman's ranch in Wyoming. I returned a few weeks from my mountain retreat in B.C.

What's that Smell?

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted April 20, 2006

About ten years ago, I read a story about a city worker who was asphyxiated while walking through a landfill. An overwhelming level of methane is what did him in.

The Biggest Urban Project of it's Kind and Right Here in the U.S. of A!

Written by Page Hinerman
Posted April 19, 2006

Admit it. You're one of those people that thinks of Utah as "Land of the Mormons" or just a great place to ski. It's okay. Don't be ashamed-I did too, until today.

The End of Big Oil's Mega-Profit

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted April 18, 2006

The CEO's and major shareholders of the world's biggest oil companies are basking in the glowing light of mega-profits on the back of record oil prices.

Hose Water is it, Anyway?

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted April 17, 2006

England isn't generally thought of for its dearth of H2O. But as I watched a spokesman for Thames Water interviewed on the anomalous beach of a Sussex reservoir, I knew the land must be thirsty.

Gasoline Soars Ahead Holiday Weekend

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted April 14, 2006

With the holiday weekend upon us, retail gasoline prices are soaring across the nation as the crude oil market prices increase dramatically.

Bug Batteries

Written by Field Palmer
Posted April 13, 2006

We need batteries to power the tools that make our lives easily accessible. But soon, batteries will be powering or many modes of transportation, and we have viruses to thank. If only this one time.

Early-Stage Profits: My Next Winning Oil Stock

Written by Mike Schaefer
Posted April 12, 2006

Think the bull market in oil & gas is over? Think again. As you know, we've already made a boatload in the sector. Readers who bought Storm Cat Energy when I originally recommended it are up over 1,000%. I've received dozens of letters from grateful su

Gasoline Prices

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted April 11, 2006

You can count on two things when the government realizes the truth of an impending crisis: 1) Deny and pacify in order to avoid an all-out panic and revolt; and 2) the public and mass media to go along with the folly.

Beatrice the Bellwether

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted April 10, 2006

Scotland is in transition. A recently instituted smoking ban finds Edinburgh bars emanating stale sweat and baked potato essence instead of the pleasant-by-comparison nicotine stench. Meanwhile in the hills and off the shores, the Scottish energy indust

Waste Not, Want Not

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted April 6, 2006

In the movie, "Back to the Future," Marty McFly (Perhaps Michael J. Fox's best role aside from Joe Rasnick in 'Light of Day') watched in awe as his mentor, Doc Brown dumped shriveled banana peels and skunked cerveza into a 'Mr. Fusion' - a waste-to-fuel c

New Mexican Oil Field: Hogwash

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted April 4, 2006

A few weeks ago in Energy and Capital we discussed the production decline in Mexico's Cantarell oil field, one of world's largest and most important resources.

France's New Song: Serenade or Aubade?

Written by Sam Hopkins
Posted April 3, 2006

Never doubt the potential for great thoughts to be buried by history. In France, the leaders of the Fifth Republic are pushing for a nuclear renaissance while their own solar baby cries in the bulrushes.