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2011

A Christmas Without Putin?

Guardian/sys-images

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in
the Russian capital Saturday over vote-rigging.

By Pedro M. Burelli -story 

Chevron's Brazil Oil Spill a Wakeup Call

By Andres Cala / Energy Tribune -story 

The US Census: Near Poor, Older, Suburban and Struggling


Census : The ranks of America's poor swelled to
almost 1 in 6 people last year , The Austin Times

By Jason DeParle, Robert Gebeloff and Sabrina Tavernise /NYT -story 

 

Bolivia's Evo: The Rise & Fall of the First Indigenous President

By Nicholas Fromherz / Foreign Affairs . -story 

Cristina Easy Win, Divided Opposition Goes All Out for…Second Place


IMF World Economic Outlook database

By Marcela Valente / IPS -story 

Canada's Environment Succumbs to Oil Sands

AFP

A disused mining machine sits in front of the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility nead the town of Fort McMurray.

By Philip Bethge / Der Spiegel-story 

Offshore Alaska: Delivering Oil Reserves To US Not Getting Any Easier

Hibernia Management & Development Co.

Towing Ice Islands.

By Dave Summers / Oil Drum -story 

How to Weaken the Power of Foreign Oil

By Robert C. McFarlane and Robert C. McFarlane / NYT -story 

There Will Be Oil

By Daniel Yergin / IHS -story 

The electric grid of the future?  In a word, smarter

By Mark P. Mills / Forbes-story 

Obama Energy Policy, Raises Cost, Limits Jobs

Roger Maynard

Energy company executives heaped criticisms on Obama's energy plan--one of which was a lack of a short-term bridge between imported oil and domestic, renewable energy sources of the future.
By Robert Bryce / ProPublica -story 

America's Top 10 Gas Drillers

AP/ RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin , right, and Rex Tillerson , ExxonMobil 's chief executive smile during a signing ceremony in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.
By Nicholas Kusnetz / ProPublica -story 

National Oil Companies and Value Creation
World Bank Working Paper Series #18/ Detail Case Studies

By Silvana Tordo with Brandon S. Tracy and Noora Arfaa / World Bank Paper .-story 


Bargaining With Beijing
What China Wants
CS/Kjell. Nilsson -Maki


By Andrew J. Nathan / Foreign Affairs -story 

Venezuela's 2001 Hydrocarbons Law
A View of the Current State of Affairs

Venezuela’s Petroleum Fiscal and Contractual Regime Flexibility Provision

s

By Carlos Bellorin / IAEE-CEPMLP -story 

The Future of Nuclear Energy

Paul Lachine

By T.S. Gopi Rethinaraj / Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy-story

How should the U.S. solve its energy problems?
O.K., Smart Guys: Fix the Energy Problem.The experts brainstorm.

Henry Leutwyler

Norman Pearlstine, Thomas Kuhn, Bob Shapard, Carol Browner, Jigar Shah, and T. Boone Pickens

By Bloomberg/Businessweek? -story 

China's Oil Aims in South China Sea

By Tom O'Donnell, PhD. -story 

Latin America: One-Fifth of Global Oil Reserves

Global supply of U.S. crude oil imports, global oil reserves,
maritime oil transit choke points in Latam

By Gonzalo Ortiz / IPS -story 

Drill, Cuba, Drill

By Andres Cala / Energy Tribune -story

A Billion Dollar Blunder?

By Dan Rather -story 

Looking beyond Obama to 'The Golden Age'

Getty/Gallo

The majority of Obama's campaign promises remain unkept, and many are now looking to new sources for change

By Paul Rosenberg -story 

U.S. Oil Import Dependence: Going Down No Matter What

By Elio Ohep -story 

What is hidden inside the Iraq's Oil Contracts from 1st & 2nd Bid Rounds?

By Munir Chalabi Over eleven months have passed since the signing of the oil contracts between the Federal Ministry of Oil in Baghdad and the International oil companies (IOCs) resulting from the first and second bid rounds. -story

 

UAE: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater's Founder


Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, lives in the United Arab
Emirates, which have an interest in curbing terrorism.

By Mark Azzetti and Emily B. Hager / NYT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand. -story 

 

Obama Covers for OPEC
The problem is the cartel, not the “price gouging.”

By Robert Zubrin / National Review Online -story 

Chavez's Bolivarian Alliance Social
Movements, A Front for Terrorism?


The Israel Unity Coalition org clamis that Chavez' minister Tarek El-Aissami is a Hezbolla's terrorist

By Robert Zubrin / National Review Online  -story 

Winning Ugly in Libya

By Michael O'Hanlon / Foreign Affairs -story 


Nuclear Winner

Environmentalist and nuclear-power booster Stewart Brand said Nuclear Energy is the future

In 2005, Stewart Brand, -story

Omaba's Trip to Latin America: Two Views: Shapiro /Castañeda

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, kisses Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff, right, following their joint news conference at the Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, March 19, 2011.

-story 

Norway's Oil Fund: Is it Realizing its Full Potential?


Value of Norwegian Oil Fund (At Start of Year) NOK Billion 1997 to 2015 (2008 Prices)
Source: Scotland Gov.

By Michael Hudson -story 

Oil Disruption: This Time It Really Is Different— To an Extent

By Bhushan Bahree.-story 

Beware the Muslim Brotherhood

Marco Longari/AFP Getty

Muslim Brotherhood representatives talk to the press in Cairo.

By Daniel Mandel -story 

The Report by the Commission on the BP Accident

By Michael Economides and Phil Rae / Energy Tribune - story

Big US Energy Stories of 2010

By Geoffrey Styles / Energy Outlook - story

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