Energy

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The Islamic State Is the Newest Petrostate

The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.

Keith Johnson |

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Russia Stole Yukos and Owes $50 Billion, International Panel Rules

An arbitration panel in The Hague finds that Moscow dismembered Yukos for political purposes and awards record damages to former shareholders.

Keith Johnson |

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Keeping Putin's Hands Off Argentina's Oil

The White House shouldn't allow Argentina's debt problems to impede U.S. energy security.

Spencer Abraham |

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Europe Treads Cautious Path in Confronting Russia

EU leaders expand sanctions options but hold off targeting industries.

Jamila Trindle |

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Coke Brothers

The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn't touch. And that's not all bad.

Keith Johnson |

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Too Big to Nail

Energy sanctions against Russia are incremental for a reason.

Keith Johnson |

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Mission Accomplished?

China suddenly withdrew its controversial oil rig from Vietnamese waters ahead of schedule. Beijing says the rig did its job -- and it may have, in more ways than one.

Keith Johnson |

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Revenge of the Kurds II

Can the Kurds prevent Maliki from sabotaging the country's oil infrastructure?

Keith Johnson |

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How Not to Win Friends and Influence People

China's heavy-handed behavior is driving neighbors, especially Australia, farther away from its orbit.

Keith Johnson |

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The Untold Story of China's Forgotten Underground Nuclear Reactor

How social media and a little sleuthing turned up a Mao-era nuclear program.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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Crunch Time for Egypt's Energy Mess?

Sisi is taking bold steps, including forging possible deals with Israel, to keep his country from going over a financial cliff.

Keith Johnson |

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Water Wars in the Land of Two Rivers

Insurgents may threaten Iraq's dams as much as its oil -- with potentially dire consequences.

Keith Johnson |

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Pipelines and First Nations

Can Canada's indigenous communities stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from turning the country into a petrostate?

Geoff Dembicki |

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In Mexico, Old Habits Die Hard

Mexico's president threw open the door to reforming the energy sector, potentially reversing 75 years of revolutionary legacy. Now the ambitious overhaul is colliding with messy political reality.

Keith Johnson |

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Energy Rush: Myanmar's Reforms Fuel Hopes of Burmese Boom

The race to attract foreign oil and gas companies could consolidate the transformation of a former pariah state.

Keith Johnson |

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Russia's Quiet War Against European Fracking

Environmentalists trying to block shale gas exploration across Europe are unknowingly helping Putin maintain his energy leverage over the continent.

Keith Johnson |

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ISIS and the Long-Term Threat to Iraqi Oil

Islamist militants haven't touched Iraqi oil production or exports yet, but they threaten Iraq's all-important future prospects.

Keith Johnson |

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Russia Cuts Gas to Ukraine

Moscow's cancellation of natural gas exports to Kiev ratchets up the pressure on Ukraine -- and is making European leaders nervous about energy supplies.  

Keith Johnson |

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Revenge of the Kurds

As ISIS rolls toward Baghdad, the Kurds are gaining oil, ground, and power.

Keith Johnson |

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Iraq's Insurgency and the Threat to Oil

Americans might have forgotten about the Iraq war, but they’re about to feel it at the gas pump.

Keith Johnson |

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China Gasses Up for a New Golden Age

China will be the big driver of natural gas markets for the rest of the decade. And Europe is missing the bus.

Keith Johnson |

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Cambodia Sleeps With the Fishes

Southeast Asian countries were teaming up against China -- now they're at each other's throats over water, dams, and fish.

Keith Johnson |

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Another Russia-China Energy Deal?

Russia is talking up prospects for a second natural gas pact with Beijing, but this one might be a tougher sell.

Keith Johnson |

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China's Kinda-Sorta-Oughta Plan to Fight Climate Change

Is Beijing suddenly getting on board in the fight against global warming?

Keith Johnson |

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That’s a Mighty Nice Climate Change Plan, America

But now the question is: Will it survive 2016? 

Kate Galbraith |

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Obama's EPA Takes Aim at Dirty Power Plants

The new rules would clean up the energy sector by 2030, but have sparked bipartisan outrage already.

Keith Johnson |

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Green Day

The Obama administration's ambitious new clean energy policy has the coal industry on the warpath.

Keith Johnson |

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Gassing Up

The Obama administration is overhauling how it reviews natural gas export projects. That could speed up America's arrival as an LNG exporter.

Keith Johnson |

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Yergin: Crude Exports Would be a Win-Win

A new study adds fuel to the political debate over ending the 40-year old ban on oil exports.

Keith Johnson |

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You Sank My Fishing Ship!

The sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat is pushing tensions between Beijing and Hanoi even higher --and driving China's rivals closer together.

Keith Johnson |