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Receding Horizons

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 19, 2007

Back in 1946, you'd have seen a billboard along the route of today's I-70 suggesting that you "Get In On the Ground Floor" of real estate there to capitalize on the impending shale oil rush. And...

Fueling our Future Energy Needs

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 16, 2007

By 2030, the world will still be grasping for fossil fuels to meet its power demands. And despite the recent clamor for the development of renewable resources, the three major fossil fuels--oil,...

Price of Uranium

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 9, 2007

Uranium's meteoric rise has only just begun. Today the other yellow metal not only breached the $100 per pound mark--it smashed it! The spot price for uranium soared to $113 per pound. But is it...

Algae's Biofuel Bloom

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 1, 2007

Algae is the highest yielding feedstock for biodiesel, producing 24 times more oil per acre, on average, than the next leading feedstock--palm oil at 635 gallons/acre/year. With numbers like that,...

An Open Letter to Energy and Capital Readers

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 21, 2007

Brian Hicks introduces Justice Litle, who comes to us from Agora Financial. As lead editor of Outstanding Investments, Justice's readers saw some great years. But that was only the beginning...

An OPEC of a Different Color

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted January 29, 2007

Looming on the European horizon may be a new type of "natural gas OPEC" led by Russia. The secret to its success, however, will be its ability to operate under the global radar.

2007: Renewable Energy Gets Real, Part One

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 10, 2007

It's clear that 2007 is the year when renewable energy finally gets real. That is, it will make sense as an investment just on the return alone, no matter what your politics or your view on climate...

The Polar Dash for Oil

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted December 28, 2006

As companies rush to find the new fields that will satiate our world's increasing demand for oil, their mad dash has pushed them to the ends of the earth, literally.

We Don't Know Jack

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 20, 2006

Business Week’s claim that exotic offshore production from fields like Jack will “tip the balance of supply and demand in the long term” is a reprehensible speculation, just another verse in the...

OPEC Admits New Member: More May Follow

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 14, 2006

For the first time in over two decades, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which already produces over a third of the world's oil supply, extended its influence by admitting a...

The Shift From Petrodollar to Petroeuro is Here

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 11, 2006

According to the latest quarterly review from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), oil-producing countries have reduced their U.S. dollar exposure to the lowest level in two years. Crude...

Commonwealth of Common Sense

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 16, 2006

One of the world's most expansive ethnic groups sits on vast quantities of fossil fuel reserves, spread out across national and even continental boundaries. Turkey, the nominal head and economically...