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Israel is interested in developing natural gas alternatives in the eastern Mediterranean. The problem is that it is in contested waters claimed by not only Israel, but the Palestinian Authority, the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look what fueled Wednesday's dramatic slide in oil futures -- the biggest drop in two months -- and where prices could be headed from here.
In an interview with OilPrice.com, the president of a private intelligence company discusses whether rebels can defeat Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.
The production of advanced biofuels was up this year by some 437 gallons over last year, but economic challenges remain formidable and technology will be the key to unlocking potential.
Officials and industry experts are worried that the potential wealth to be made from Afghanistan's resources has increased the level of corruption, violence, and intrigue in the country.
The U.S. has the natural resources to one day stop importing OPEC crude oil, Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital, told CNBC’s "Street Signs" on Monday.
Saudi Arabia, the world's central bank for oil, could become a net oil importer by 2030 according to a new study by Citigroup, the international financial conglomerate.
Oligarchs are the wealthy few who benefit from the government and for all intents and purposes call the shots behind the scenes. Oilprice.com considers five key oligarchs and oligarch families who will shape the future.
Geopolitical and economic issues are shaping the price of oil more than worries about supply.
The Venezuelan president pledged to invest $130 billion in Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt between 2013 and 2019 to boost national production from 3 million barrels per day to 6 million bpd, doubling output to make it OPEC’s second-largest producer after Saudi Arabia, knocking Iran into third place.
Real estate developer Donald Trump blames President Obama for the rising price of oil, warning, "this country can never, ever recover" if oil prices continue to go up.
Nothing infuriates Americans more than volatile, spiking gasoline prices. But often the causes given for gasoline price hikes seem contrived.
Fundamentally, it seems, markets are well supplied, though it may be emotional factors driving certain aspects of the energy market.
According to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Agency, “In 2009, India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, after the United States, China, and Russia. Despite a slowing global economy, India's energy demand continues to rise. As vehicle ownership expands, petroleum demand in the transport sector is expected to grow in the coming years. While India's domestic energy resource base is substantial, the country relies on imports for a considerable amount of its energy use. According to the International Energy Agency, hydrocarbons account for the majority of India's energy use.”
Gulf states are planning to use ray guns to protect their oil and gas infrastructure and also dissuade pirate attacks.
The International Monetary Fund said Syria was one of the few countries in the Middle East whose economy is expected to contract in 2012. The IMF expected the regional economy to grow by more than 5 percent in 2012, an increase from last year. Economic problems for Damascus were compounded last week when the U.S. government extended sanctions on Iran to include the Syrian energy sector. Washington said the government in Damascus was generating millions in revenue through gasoline sales to Iran. With few political or military options available, economic warfare may be the best option for an international community frustrated with the bloodshed.
Iran has struggled to find a reliable consumer base given international sanctions pressure, and its recent production levels suggest the Islamic republic is retreating somewhat from the international energy sector.
The promise of discovering a clean, green, safe, and (due to the fact that it is fueled by the most abundant metal and gas on the planet, nickel and hydrogen) cheap renewable energy source is causing many investors and scientists to overcome their previous reluctance and enter the field.
The Kurdish government in Iraq announced Wednesday it would resume oil exports from the region later this week. Erbil had shut down exports in April, blaming the central government in Baghdad for withholding payments owed to international oil companies working in the semi-autonomous north. The region's Ministry of Natural Resources said the resumption was a goodwill gesture meant to encourage the central government to settle the outstanding payments. With foreign companies seemingly focusing their financial energy in northern Iraq, however, the gesture may be more of a power play than a confidence-building effort.