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Has OPEC Check Mated US Shale Producers

Faced with the prospect of losing market share to tight oil producers in the US, OPEC has simply taken the most prudent business decision. Keep the taps open.  

Strictly Business: Why £50 Divestment of Oil Stocks Makes Sense

Although many supporters of oil and gas will no doubt try to shift the focus claiming such divestments could only be driven by an ethical stance, their case appears weak.

Power to the People? Not if utilities have their say.

Solar capacity is growing. Rapidly.

The Shale Sugar Lick

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar Americans eat by suggesting that certain restaurants install a sugar lick. Patrons can “belly up” and take their fill at the trough. Such an analogy might be apropos of some shale operators with regard to their addiction to debt.

Shales vs. solar: An investment perspective

But perhaps the real proof of a new energy paradigm shift lies in the fact that financing for solar is becoming in some cases more attractive than financing for oil and gas projects.

Are Shales a Bubble?

When considering shale economic viability, hype was the only aspect that actually existed.

SPECIAL BRIEFING: Attacking Fracking's Achilles Heel -- Economics

Join us for a special online briefing and conversation with Richard Heinberg and Deborah Rogers to explore how the anti-fracking community can turn the fracking industry's biggest weapon into their greatest vulnerability.

Coal Displacing Nat Gas...Already

Natural gas use is touted by industry as well on its way to replacing coal for power generation, thereby claiming significant cost savings for consumers and benefits for the environment. Unfortunately, such claims have proved short lived and oversold.

Will the Eagle Ford Shale Bankrupt Local Communities?

 The oil and gas industry has shouted from the roof tops for quite some time about the “shale revolution” and its supposed long term economic benefits...There is just one problem. It doesn’t happen to be true.

Externalities of shale: Road damage

The past few years have brought endless glowing reports about the benefits and promise of shales, both oil and gas. We have been assured of a prolific supply that will continue to be cheap and abundant for decades to come. Unfortunately industry rhetoric has proven overtly optimistic. Reserves and economic benefit are short-lived but perhaps most importantly are the negative externalities …