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US could find unlikely energy ally in China

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media This week BP released the 63rd Statistical Review of World Energy, the latest offering in the long-running and highly respected annual global energy report. It measures changes in production, consumption, price and storage of major power sources worldwide for 2013. The data illuminates big changes in how we are collecting and using energy in ...

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Is foreign fracking feasible?


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The success of the US shale revolution is now prompting other countries to jump on the booming bandwagon. Such diverse nations as Russia, China, the UK, Venezuela and Argentina have deliberated implementing hydraulic fracturing techniques in recent weeks in order to exploit untapped energy reserves and reap their benefits. FierceEnergy’s Barbara Vergetis Lundin enumerates a list of factors ...

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Ukraine suspects gas pipeline blast was an attack

Pavel Polityuk | Reuters KIEV – Ukraine said on Tuesday it was treating an explosion on a pipeline carrying Russian gas to the rest of Europe as a possible “act of terrorism”, intended to discredit Ukraine as a reliable supplier. The blast, after Russia cut supplies to Kiev in a price row but continued supplying the European Union, caused no casualties and ...

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US energy stocks soar on overseas conflict

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media CNNMoney reports today that recent developments overseas have driven energy stocks to record levels. Russia’s Gazprom energy utility cut shipments of natural gas to Ukraine earlier this week following Kiev’s failure to pay off its debts by the June 16 deadline. The move cuts a significant source of power to the European Union, which ...

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Gazprom says flow of gas to Europe uninterrupted

Nataliya Vasilyeva | The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion at a key pipeline in Ukraine has not disrupted the flow of gas to Europe, Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on Wednesday. The blast, which occurred Tuesday far from where government troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists, came a day after Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute ...

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UN: Hundreds killed, detained in Ukraine breakdown

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By John Heilprin for the Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A steady rise in killings, torture and abductions by pro-Russia armed groups in eastern Ukraine has claimed hundreds of lives since last month, U.N. monitors in the region said Wednesday. At least 356 people, including 257 civilians, have been killed since May 7, according to the 34 monitors with the ...

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Russia in need of U.S. technology to tap $8.2 trillion shale oil cache


John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ As the crisis in Ukraine continues on the United States has sought to punish Russian interference in Ukraine through economic sanctions. However, the sanctions have mostly only applied to Russian oligarchs, and oil companies have been largely unaffected. Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson reported on May 28, “There has been no impact on any of our ...

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Blast hits Ukraine pipeline, terrorism suspected

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion has hit a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas across Ukraine to Europe, and the Ukrainian interior minister says they suspect it may have been a “terrorist act.” Tuesday’s blast, which occurred far from where government troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists, came a day after Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over ...

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