Energy

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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 |

COLUMN

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 |

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The Honeymoon's Already Over

Petro Poroshenko easily won Ukraine's elections. But from air strikes in the east to empty government coffers in Kiev, the country's new president will have no time to celebrate.

Jamila Trindle |

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A Nuke-Out Punch

A court ruling in Japan could freeze Tokyo's plans to restart nuclear reactors after Fukushima.

Keith Johnson |

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From Russia With Love (and a Discount)

After years of talks, Moscow and Beijing finally inked a $400 billion deal that will change the face of the global natural gas market.

Keith Johnson |

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Russia, China Finally Ink Landmark Energy Deal

Moscow and Beijing concluded an energy pact that has been in the works for years. That's better news for China than for Russia.

Keith Johnson |

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The Deal That Wasn't

Vladimir Putin went to Shanghai to sign an energy pact worth billions of dollars. Too bad China wasn't ready to play ball.

Keith Johnson |

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Lord of the Sea

This British lawyer has been dead for 360 years. So why is he at the center of China's oil fight with Vietnam?

Keith Johnson |

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China's Backdraft

As factories burn across Vietnam, Beijing's rivals are ganging up on the oil bully.

Keith Johnson |

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Catalyst for Chaos

Climate change threatens American security, military brass say, and Congress is AWOL on the issue.

Keith Johnson |

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China's Oil Rig Gambit

China's dispatch of an oil rig to waters claimed by Vietnam threatens armed conflict, and makes Washington a party whether it likes it or not.

Keith Johnson |

In Box

Arctic Sovereignty: A Short History

How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth. 

Ty McCormick |

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The World's Most Dangerous Water Fight

Vietnam and China are coming to blows over oil. Will it spark a dangerous new era of power politics in Asia?

Keith Johnson |

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How Do You Say 'Drill, Baby, Drill' in Chinese?

Beijing's deployment of its billion-dollar oil rig sends a clear message to Vietnam: We'll drill where we damn well please.

Keith Johnson |

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Rough Ride on the New Silk Road

China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.

Keith Johnson |

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U.S. Sanctions on Russia Don't Nail Energy Sector

The Obama administration's incremental approach to sanctions designates key individuals, but leaves the commanding heights of the Russian economy untouched.

Keith Johnson |