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2015-11-06
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Canada's Oil Sector Cautiously Optimistic About Late 2016 Recovery 
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North Dakota No Longer Attractive For Drillers Or Refiners 
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2015-11-03
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2015-11-02
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What The Oil And Gas Industry Is Not Telling Investors 
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2015-10-30
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2015-10-22
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2015-10-15
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2015-10-14
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2015-10-05
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2015-10-02
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Shell's Loss Is Eni's Gain 
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2015-10-01
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The Mirage Of An Iranian Oil Bonanza 
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The World's First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey 
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Former Exxon President On Mission To Clean Up Oil Sands 
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The Multi-Trillion Dollar Oil Market Swindle 
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Oil Prices Will Fall: A Lesson In Gravity 
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Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On U.S. Shale 
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2015-05-06
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2015-05-05
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This Deal Could Completely Change North American Energy Dynamics 
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2015-05-04
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Is Solar Energy Ready To Compete With Oil And Other Fossil Fuels? 
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2015-04-29
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Can Shell Afford To Drill In The Arctic? 
   Shell is facing yet more pressure from environmental groups over its plans to drill in the Arctic, but given its merger with BG group, it may decide to scrap the plan altogether
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2015-04-28
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Tesla Could Be Changing The Dynamics Of Global Energy 
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2015-04-27
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Have Natural Gas Prices Bottomed? 
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2015-04-24
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Former BP Chief Sees Oil Price Rebound Soon 
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2015-04-23
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A Plot To Hold Down Oil Prices Or Just A Happy Coincidence? 
   As refineries attempt to adapt to processing light sweet crude from the US, unusually large amounts of imports may be exacerbating the pre-existing refinery imbalance
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2015-04-22
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Oil Price War May Benefit Both US Shale And Saudi Arabia 
   Saudi-Arabia And U.S Shale are in an ongoing price war, but what are the consequences and who is likely to win?
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2015-04-21
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Is This Where Investors Should Be Looking When Oil Recovers 
   When oil prices recover--and plenty of analysts think the climb back up will start soon--Canada's western frontier of Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta will 'still have the edge', according to a report from TD Economics.
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2015-04-14
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The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner 
   Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water i
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2015-03-16
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Texas: From Shale Boom to Water Revolution 
   Texas is famous the world over for two things on a massive scale: oil and droughts. Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out
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2015-02-25
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Roman Abramovich Invests $15M In New US Fracking Technology 
   Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman Abra
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2015-02-09
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How To Thrive In The Current Oil Environment 
   With crude oil prices collapsing and small American oil producers faced with grim choices for survival, the Darwinian nature of commodity market cycles rears its head, dictating that only the fittest will survive--and only the fittest of the fittest
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2015-01-14
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Back To Basics: Why Conventional Drilling Makes Sense in 2015 
   This New Year, an old trend may become a new trend as conventional drilling in North America is once again in the spotlight at a time when oil prices continue their slump and the unconventional becomes increasingly uneconomical.
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2014-12-02
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As Excitement Builds in the Montney, Companies Seek More Infrastructure 
   What does it take to build up a new region for oil and gas development? Obviously, the resources have to be in place and economically recoverable. But it is not as easy as just sticking a drill into the ground and pumping out oil and gas.
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2014-11-06
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The Driving Force Behind the US Oil Boom 
   The shale revolution's sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play's economics.
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2014-09-24
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Kenya: Africa's Hottest Emerging Oil Exporter 
   Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016 and discovery after discovery has made this the hottest and fastest-paced hydrocarb
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2014-09-18
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Canada's Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney 
   In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada's shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone
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2014-09-03
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Soros Signals Argentina's Shale is Biggest Place to Be 
   One of the world's legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina's shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America's largest unconventional prize
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2014-08-28
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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety 
   America's existing pipelines are getting older and more prone to corrosion, and over the next five to 10 years, there will be a significant increase in the number of new pipelines and oil spills
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2014-07-15
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Follow the Technology to the Next Oil Boom 
   Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered this play the u
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2014-03-25
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Small Oil Companies Eye Huge Prize in Ghana 
   Since the first discovery of the massive Jubilee oilfield in Ghana by a start-up company, the West African playing field has begun to change, and so too have investor sentiments, disappointed most recently by the low fourth-quarter 2013 results of ma
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2014-03-25
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Russia Looks East as Relations with Europe Deteriorate 
   The standoff between the U.S. and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, intensified pretty quickly late last week. The U.S. quickly slapped heavier sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Crimea, leading to a mutual escalation of retaliato
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2014-03-25
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What the Loss of Crimea Means for Ukrainian Energy: Interview with Robert Bensh 
   Interview with energy security expert Robert Bensh that looks at the unfolding events in Ukraine and their energy future.
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2014-03-03
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New Spy Technology to Spawn Oil Revolution  
   The future of oil exploration lies in new technology--from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs.
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2014-02-23
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The Boundless U.S. Natural Gas Boom: Exclusive Interview with EIA Chief 
   Exclusive interview with EIA chief where we discuss the shale boom, the energy future of the US, natural gas, energy technology and much more.
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2013-11-21
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Are Canadian Energy Stocks Set for a Rebound? 
   As Canadian energy stocks are finally seeing a bit of a push, and demand for Canadian commodities looks set to rise, juniors are confident that economics will ensure that Canadian oil"the cheapest in the world"will find its way to more markets
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2013-10-23
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Pay Day Looms for Kenya’s Oil Explorers 
   Kenya will start pumping its first commercial oil next year and begin exporting in 2016, but this is just the opening salvo: new discoveries in recent months and fast-track new well development make Kenya
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2013-08-12
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No More Spills? New Technology Could Transform the Pipeline Sector 
   The 2010 Kalamazoo spill and the 2013 Exxon leak in Arkansas are the most glaring incidents of pipeline failure, but these are just the big leaks that are found right away and reported.
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2013-07-29
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When Drilling Is Expensive, Piggyback: Interview with AOS 
   Getting in on Namibia and Zambia is an extremely expensive endeavour, but here’s a way to de-risk this adventure, keep your shareholders calm and strategically position yourself to take advantage of the next big find without footing the massive drill
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2013-06-05
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Will Saudi Arabia Allow the U.S. Oil Boom? 
   Technology, technology, and more technology"this is what has driven the American oil and gas boom starting in the Bakken and now being played out in the Gulf of Mexico revival
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2013-04-11
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Is Tunisia the New Hot Spot for Energy Investors?  
   Until recently Tunisia was considered to be a minor league and relatively underexplored venue in Africa’s rapidly expanding oil & gas scene. This situation has quickly changed with new bid rounds and forced relinquishments creating an opportunity
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2013-04-10
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2013-02-22
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How Junior Oil Companies Will Stay Alive and Thrive: Interview with Chris Cooper 
   The oil and gas game can be a tricky one for junior companies, but if played right the pay-off can be massive. At a time when juniors are risking a lot in volatile venues in the Middle East and Africa
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2013-02-11
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Could a New Technology Developed for Space End the Pipeline Debate? Interview with Adrian Banica 
   Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow around it.
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2013-01-16
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Why Kenya is the Hottest Oil Venue in Africa " Interview with Maxwell Birley 
   Kenya has become the hottest oil and gas venue in East Africa since big discoveries were made in the country’s virgin oilfields last April. All eyes are on Kenya in 2013 to see how quickly--and economically they can develop those discoveries into pro
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2012-11-12
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Oil Juniors Set High-Risk Investment Trend: Interview with Emperor Oil CEO Andrew McCarthy 
   Emperor Oil CEO Andrew McCarthy reveals: • Why investors are hitting up high-risk regions • Why Africa is more opportunity than risk • How political risk is no longer limited to developing countries • Why Shale WILL live up to the hype • Why con
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2011-12-13
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India Believes Solar Power Will be Cost Effective with Fossil Fuels in Five Years 
   Economic South Asian superpower India has firmly embraced solar power, advancing the target date by five years for selling solar-generated electricity at the same rate as electricity generated by fossil fuel plants, from 2022 to 2017.
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2011-12-07
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Mexico - Rising Natural Gas Superstate?  
   Americans looking south of the Rio Grande tend to forget, if they ever knew, that Mexico is, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, now America’s second largest source of imports. Of the United States’ total crude oil imports averag
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2011-12-05
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Australia’s Expensive Solar Ambitions 
   Green activists, take note " for Australia fully to embrace solar power, Canberra would have to spend $100 billion, with photovoltaic cells to generate the electricity covering an area twice the size of Sydney in order to replace Australia’s indigeno
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2011-11-30
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In an Effort to Ramp up Energy Energy Production China to Embrace Fracking 
   On 24 November China’s Ministry of Land and Resources geological exploration department head Peng Qiming said during a press conference that China’s combined oil and natural gas output, 280 million tons in 2010, is projected to rise to 360 million to
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2011-11-23
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Uranium Boom in Kazakhstan 
   Kazakhstan produces 33 percent of world’s mined uranium, followed by Canada at 18 percent and Australia, with 11 percent of global output. Kazakhstan contains the world's second-largest uranium reserves, estimated at 1.5 million tons.
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2011-11-21
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Russia Ups Ante with Caspian Neighbors by Moving Offshore 
   On 16 November in Astrakhan Lukoil president, Vagit Alekperov told journalists that his company will spend over $16 billion over the next decade to develop the country’s Caspian offshore Korchagin and Filanovskii oil and natural gas fields in the Cas
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2011-11-14
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IEA Report Advises Governments to Embrace Renewables and Nuclear 
   Stripped of its cautious language, the IEA report essentially noted that should present trends continue, the world’s governments through a lack of progressive initiative embracing alternative energy sources would continue to rely on ‘tried and true”
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2011-11-11
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The Impact of Germany’s Decision to Phase out Nuclear Energy 
   On 30 May, in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would close all of its 18 nuclear power plants between 2015 and 2022, which produce about 28 percent of the country's electricit
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2011-11-07
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Sunny Egypt Interested in Wind Power 
   In 2003 Egypt had its wind potential assessed and published a wind atlas, which found that with wind speeds of 7-10 meters per second, almost the entire nation was ideal for wind power installations
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2011-11-03
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Cover Up - New Report Shreds Japan's Carefully Constructed Fukushima Scenario 
   In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, both TEPCO and the Japanese government were at pains to minimize the disaster’s consequences, hardly surprising given the country’s densely populated regions.
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2011-11-02
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China’s Growing Interest in Biofuels 
   On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel. The Jet A-1 biofuel kerosene used in the flight was derived from the seeds of tung trees, more commonly known as ja
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2011-10-31
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Natural Gas Discovery in South China Seas Raising Tensions Between China and Vietnam 
   U.S. oil company ExxonMobil is reporting a “potentially significant” gas discovery off the coast of Vietnam, stating in a press release, "We can confirm ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited drilled its second exploration well
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2011-10-28
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Solar Energy Industry Concerned over Possible Cuts in Government Subsidies 
   All countries involved in solar energy are optimists, but nascent industrial efforts to generate power on a commercial scale from the sun are without exception dependent upon current government subsidies to enter the market
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2011-10-26
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America Going Green: U.S. to Provide 71% of World’s Biofuels by 2021? 
   A recent study, released on 11 October, “Biofuel Markets and Technologies” released by Pike Research states that the global biofuel market will double within the next decade to $183.3 billion from its current level of $82.7 billion
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2011-10-24
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Libya: The Energy Wildcard 
   Libyan Colonel Gaddafi’s 42 year brutal reign is over, but the future looks murky ahead for a country primarily known for exporting oil and terrorism.
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2011-10-21
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Biodiesel Production Falling in Europe 
   The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 million tons.
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2011-10-19
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Germany to Invest $137 Billion in Renewable energy Over the Next Five Years 
   German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on 30 May that Germany, the world's fourth-largest economy and Europe's biggest, would shutter all of its 17 nuclear power plants between 2015 and 2022
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2011-10-11
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Canadian Oil Sands " A Good Investment? Not in Europe, Apparently  
   Anyone watching TV over the past few months can hardly fail to have noticed the seemingly ubiquitous advertisements extolling the virtues of extracting oil from Canadian oil sands, which the commentators assure their audience has a carbon footprint
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2011-10-10
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Putin’s New Vision of Eurasia 
   On 4 October Putin suggested that ex-Soviet states form a "Eurasian Union" in an article which outlined his first foreign policy initiative as he prepares to return to the Russian presidency
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Germany - It’s Not Easy Being Green
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In a gesture of solidarity, perhaps he should fax the lyrics to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose government is suddenly discovering the costs of weaning itself off nuclear energy.
2011-10-06
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Armenia’s Aging Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant Alarms Caucasian Neighbors  
   The USSR might have imploded two decades ago, but debris from its headlong industrialization drive litter the post-Soviet landscape, and nothing more unsettles the population of the fifteen new nations carved out of the Soviet Union than its nuclear
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2011-10-04
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Turkey and Russia Spar Over Natural Gas Prices 
   While few people in the world have warm feelings for energy companies beyond perhaps their stockholders, Russia’s state-owned natural gas monopoly Gazprom has shown an unrivalled and unique capacity to alienate is customers over the past two decades
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