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Argentina’s Shale Gets Another Boost with Dow Investment

The state-owned Argentine oil company YPF issued a joint announcement with Dow Argentina – a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. – to invest $500 million in shale gas exploration for 2016. That comes on top of the $350 million that … Continue reading

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Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

With Prices Below $50, what is a stripper to do? With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil prices could remain below $50 a barrel … Continue reading

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In another sign of the turbulent times for the renewable energy sector, Spain’s Abengoa has declared bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is notable for several reasons. First, it suggests how difficult the transition from conventional energy firms to solvent and stable renewable … Continue reading

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Can OPEC Strike A Deal On Cutting Production Tomorrow?

OPEC is set to convene its twice-a-year meeting in Vienna, and a growing number of the group’s members are clamoring for production cuts in order to boost oil prices. The problem is a collective one. Sure, everyone agrees production should … Continue reading

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Will 2016 Be The Year Of Wireless Energy?

Wireless power has been a dream of mankind’s for decades, but the technology finally appears to be gaining some traction. Theoretically, numerous studies have shown that wireless power is possible through a variety of aerial transmission modalities. Yet the problem … Continue reading

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