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A Christmas Without Putin?
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
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
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
By Carlos Bellorin / IAEE-CEPMLP -story
The Future of Nuclear Energy
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.
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'
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?
Winning Ugly in Libya
By Michael O'Hanlon / Foreign Affairs -story
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.
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