Archive for April, 2014

 

When Frackers Disappoint

According to legal and energy experts, the fracking landscape has been permanently changed by the verdict of the “first fracking trial,” a recent court ruling that finds small independent operator Aruba Petroleum accountab...

Do Automotive Dealerships Want to Sell Electric Cars?

Earlier this week, Consumer Reports released a study confirming a long-standing impression among many electric vehicle (EV) shoppers: some dealers do not know much about plug-in electric vehicle models, and in some cases, actively...

Barrels at Risk: Algeria

“Analysts say Algeria’s sclerotic regime, dominated by a shadowy establishment rooted in military and intelligence circles, derives its legitimacy from the distribution of hydrocarbons ’rent’ through rampant social spendi...

Carl Pope: This Earth Day – Ditching Oil for Good

This blog is a guest post by Carl Pope, former Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and current Principal, Inside Straight Strategies.  Earth Day is not only an opportunity to consider greater stewardship of our planet ...

The Slow Process of Decoupling VMT and Economic Growth

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week released an issue brief on light-duty vehicle energy demand, with an emphasis on demographics and travel behavior. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. In 2012, energy ...

Regional Availability Impairs Widespread EV Adoption

Many EVs are sold in select regions even as appeal extends across party lines March’s electric vehicle (EV) sales numbers were strong against a backdrop of growing conservative support for EVs. Earlier this month, Fox News te...

Ohio, Fracking, and Earthquakes: Taking a Prudent Approach

It’s been announced recently that Ohio has tightened hydraulic fracturing regulations on findings from the state’s Department of Natural Resources linking drilling to seismic activity. The connection between earthquakes a...

ANALYSIS: Russia-Ukraine Crisis & Its Implications for Energy Markets

What are the implications of the Russia-Ukraine crisis for oil and natural gas markets? How do these implications vary should the situation escalate? What is the likelihood of sanctions against Russia’s energy sector? What other...

UPDATED: Saudi Arabia’s Military Spending Surge

Thanks to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), we have learned that Saudi Arabia, among other Middle Eastern nations, is pumping billions of dollars into its military spending. The Ki...

VIDEO: Robbie Diamond on CNBC Squawk Box

Earlier this week, SAFE's CEO Robbie Diamond spoke about the recent update to SAFE's Oil Security Index, in which the United States moves from 5th to 6th place. In addition to new rankings, the update contains the latest data, and...
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