In November, Khalid al-Falihj, chief executive of state-owned Saudi Aramco, disclosed that Riyadh has halted a planned $100 billion expansion after the kingdom had reached 12 million bpd capacity.
Spain's ULMA Agrícola consortium and Tecnalia research center have developed a new type of photovoltaic solar panel for greenhouses that can generate electricity without an adverse effect on the crops grown within, while additionally providing coolin
Iran has not stored oil on tankers in the Gulf, and its crude exports have not been disrupted due to mounting international pressure over its disputed nuclear program, an oil official told the semi-official Mehr news agency on Saturday.
Concentrated solar power plants could get an efficiency boost inspired by flowers, according to MIT researchers.
At the best of times, the U.S. government is regarded as somewhat out of touch with what’s happening in the American “heartland,” much less the world at large, so much so that the phrase “inside the Beltway” was coined to define the syndrome.
As we start a new year, consider the miserable plight of the average Pakistani electricity consumer. With about 50 per cent less electricity generation capability than the actual demand, Pakistan’s National Grid
In the stomachs of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are finding something unusual: land-faring migratory birds.
Russian authorities are considering creating a reserve stock of Russia’s main natural resource – oil. They say it would provide a more flexible oil export policy as well as affect domestic prices.
2011 saw huge advances in solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, and these advancements will continue into 2012. In fact 2012 could be the year that renewable energy sources start to seriously compete with traditional fossil fuels
Venezuela will not recognize any decisions by the World Bank’s arbitration forum, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday, digging his heels in over a multibillion-dollar dispute with ExxonMobil.
The United States will respond if Iran tries to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday, saying such a move would cross a “red line.”
Iran is to hold fresh military exercises in and around the strategic Strait of Hormuz within weeks, the naval commander of its powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Friday.
A new conversion process promises zero carbon emissions during production—but some question whether it will scale.
The implosion of the USSR in December 1991 produced massive economic “collateral damage” in its East European allies, as they simultaneously sought both to assert their new-found independence and draw closer to their potential European allies on the
Iran on Thursday played down the impact of new Western sanctions targeting its vital oil sector, after European diplomats said they have reached preliminary agreement on an EU oil ban from the Islamic republic.
The Nissan Leaf is the first all-electric car to try to connect to a mass market. Now Nissan is betting on a U.S. factory that can turn out 150,000 cars a year.
Coolant sensors and structural improvements are designed to make the electric car safer.
The failed Range Fuels wood-to-ethanol factory in southeastern Georgia that sucked up $65 million in federal and state tax dollars was sold Tuesday for pennies on the dollar to another bio-fuel maker with equally grand plans to transform the alternat
GM Volt sales are dwarfed by increased sales of conventional vehicles.
(Reuters) - European governments have agreed in principle to ban imports of Iranian oil, EU diplomats said on Wednesday, dealing a blow to Tehran that crowns new Western sanctions months before an Iranian election.
Economic fragility is everywhere, even in fairly robust and growing economies. Some of the new engines of economic and financial growth — Brazil, India, and the People’s Republic of China
Iran escalated its war of words with the United States on Tuesday with a warning to Navy ships to stay out of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, remarks that rattled commodities markets and helped send oil prices soaring.
Eos Energy Storage says its zinc-air battery can store energy to meet peak power needs for less.
Renmatix receives $30 million from the chemical giant to demonstrate its technology at an industrial scale.
Strong energy policy is needed now more than ever, but the chances that Congress will pass one in 2012 are slim.
Startup Natcore says its process could reduce costs and enable new nanostructured designs.
Argentina’s former spy chief, who recently took up a post as a provincial governor, was killed in a New Year’s Day shooting at his country house in Patagonia, authorities said Sunday.
Conversation at the dinner table often becomes too technical for me. My husband and four kids are very math and science-minded, with lots of hands-on experience turning their ideas into something useful.
The pieces and policies for potential conflict in the Persian Gulf are seemingly drawing inexorably together. Since 24 December the Iranian Navy has been holding its ten-day Velayat 90 naval exercises, covering an area in the Arabian Sea stretching f
Afghanistan on Wednesday signed an oil deal with China which could earn the war-torn country $7 billion over 25 years.