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  • RT VIDEO: ‘Free gas to Ukraine? Sounds a bit strange’ - Eurogas ex-chief

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Apr. 19, 2014

    RT Journalist Sophie Shevardnadze Interviews Jean-Marie Devos, former head of Eurogas Sophie Shevardnadze: Jean-Marie Devos, former head of Eurogas, thanks for being with us on a program today. The question of the day is: can Europe survive without Russian gas? Jean-Marie Devos: You know, mankind can...

  • The Guardian: The fight against fracking continues – and I'm proud to rejoin it

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Apr. 19, 2014

    It could be a village fete. There are rugs spread out, bunting, and several green gazebos. People are sitting on folding camp stools, and knowledgeable locals are keeping an eye on the Sussex skies for the first sign of rain. Only the placards and banners strike the wrong note. Because the villagers...

  • Perverse outcomes: Lifting U.S. oil export ban would mean greater dependence on foreign oil

    Energy Bulletin

    Apr. 20, 2014

    There is a case regarding market efficiency for overturning America's oil export ban, but this is NOT the one the industry is using in its public relations campaign. That's because increased efficiency in the world oil market would actually make the country's oil supply more vulnerable to events abroad.

  • Week 16 Overview

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Apr. 20, 2014

    The 16th week might have seemed dominated by diplomatic efforts to solve the standoff in Ukraine, but the last days have shed light on something probably more important and concrete. If confusion was evident in Brussels and Kiev, it was equally clear that Russia is moving closer to China. Without a shadow...

  • AFP: Germany should make use of shale gas: EU

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Apr. 20, 2014

    EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has urged Germany to make use of shale gas options and added that the he saw no danger of Europe's access to Russian gas falling victim to possible economic sanctions in the standoff over Ukraine. "From my many talks with Gazprom, my impression is that our...

  • Focus: Reformist Bloc: South Stream is pushing us away from Europe

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Apr. 20, 2014

    Bulgaria’s EU membership is facing challenges right now and things are getting more serious with the South Stream gas pipeline project driving the fallout, spokesman of the Reformist Bloc and leader of DSB Radan Kanev said on Friday. In his words, there is a tangible anti-European campaign underway...

  • The Telegraph: Fracking to deliver tens of billions to UK supply chain

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Apr. 20, 2014

    Britain's shale gas and oil industry could create tens of billions of pounds worth of opportunities in the supply chain, a major report is expected to say this week. But the country currently lacks the equipment and skilled workers needed to support fracking, presenting a potential obstacle...

  • RH Petrogas Reduces Stake in Block SK331 in Sarawak, Malaysia

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    RH Petrogas's unit sells 49 percent of its stake in RHP Mukah, the operator of Block SK331 in Sarawak, Malaysia, to Tumbuh Tiasa Enterprises for $2.79 million.

  • Sudanese Militants Kill Two, Kidnap Three at Oil Field

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Armed militants killed two security staff and kidnapped a Chinese, an Algerian and a Sudanese worker in an attack on an oil field in Sudan's West Kordofan state, army spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa'ad says.

  • AVEVA to Provide Engineering, Design Solutions to Total E&P Nigeria

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Total E&P Nigeria selects AVEVA to provide engineering and design solutions.

  • Petronas Eyes Brazil, Russia, India and China for E&P Growth

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Petronas keen to expand its business into the energy, including petroleum, sector in Brazil, Russia, India and China, according to a local daily.

  • Rex International Holdings Provides Updates on Upstream Portfolio

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Rex International Holdings provides an update on its upstream portfolio, strategy and future plans.

  • Oando Raises Deposit to Acquire ConocoPhillip's Nigerian Upstream Business

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Oando Energy Resources increases deposit to acquire ConocoPhillips' upstream oil and gas business in Nigeria.

  • Minister: Turkey, Russia Agree on Boosting Blue Stream Gas Pipeline

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Turkey and Russia have agreed to raise the capacity of the Blue Stream pipeline, which brings in Russian gas via the Black Sea, to 19 billion cubic metres (bcm) annually from 16 bcm, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says.

  • Deepsea Atlantic Resumes Work at Gullfaks Field in North Sea

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Deepsea Atlantic resumes work at Gullfaks field in the Norwegian North Sea after a special periodic survey.

  • Douglas Westwood Says the Oil Industry Needs a Common Voice

    RIGZONE

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Douglas-Westwood says the oil industry needs to have a common voice to counter negative perceptions of the sector.

  • Consolidation could create largest Asia city Gas distribution network in Gujarat

    Commodity Online

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Incepted, in 1980, the Gujarat Gas Company Ltd has become India's largest palyers in natural gas distribution. According to the company website, it supplies piped natural gas to more than 4,13,000 customers and retials CNG to over 200,000 users across its are of operation. and nbsp;Gujarat Gas does around 2.5 mscmd in two districts.

  • Odfjell rig back in action

    Upstreamonline

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Odfjell Drilling’s semi-submersible Deepsea Atlantic is back on dayrate for the Norwegian rig contractor after completing a special periodic survey earlier than scheduled.

  • Suncor worker in fatal incident

    Upstreamonline

    Apr. 21, 2014

    An employee of Suncor Energy has died after being injured in an incident at the Canadian company’s oil sands operations in northern Alberta on Sunday.

  • 'Activist arrested' in UK well protest

    Upstreamonline

    Apr. 21, 2014

    A female protester has reportedly been arrested after an alleged assault on the site manager at Dart Energy’s Lound 1 coalbed methane drilling operation in the UK at the weekend.

  • The State of the European Sharing Movement

    Energy Bulletin

    Apr. 21, 2014

    The sharing movement in Europe is thriving.

  • Piketty in Washington: How to Reverse the Increasing Concentration of Wealth

    Energy Bulletin

    Apr. 21, 2014

    One of Piketty’s main concerns is the increasing concentration of wealth that has characterized the past few decades, in the United States and other developed economies.

  • Those Fracking Lies

    Energy Bulletin

    Apr. 21, 2014

    A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.

  • Asparagus – draining Peru dry

    Energy Bulletin

    Apr. 21, 2014

    The reality for anyone trying to eat sustainably is that locally grown organic produce is scarce.

  • A Case Study in Community Sustainability

    Energy Bulletin

    Apr. 21, 2014

    Feldheim a perfect example of how a community working together can create sustainable solutions without (and in some cases in spite of) government legislation.

  • Romania: Shale Gas Prospecting Continues

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Oct. 27, 2014

    While Chevron has suspended works at its first shale gas exploration bore in Romania's Vaslui County, it is continuing activities elsewhere in Romania. Operator Prospectiuni SA has begun geo-physical prospecting in the perimeters of Constanta. At the same time that seismic prospecting was announced...

  • Will Israel Export Gas to Egypt?

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Oct. 27, 2014

    Israel might export some of its natural gas to Egypt, said the Israeli minister of energy and water Silvan Shalom. Israel is expected to reach a decision regarding export quotas in the coming weeks. Given the proximity of the two countries, exporting Israeli gas to Egypt would be a technically simple...

  • Russia, Serbia and South Stream

    Natural Gas for Europe

    Dec. 1, 2014

    For Russia, South Stream further consolidates its energy umbilical cord to Europe; whilst for Serbia it will serve as an important bridge between East and West – one that will increase its regional negotiating power. Russia has as of late increased its PR campaign in south-east Europe...

  • A 108-Year-Old S.F. Earthquake Survivor Offers A Pretty Accurate Description Of The Silicon Valley

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Hoodline interviewed one of only two people who survived the 1906 earthquake. His name is Bill Del Monte, and he now lives north of the city, in Marin.  The whole interview is awesome, as he talks about how the city and technology have changed over the decades. "It has changed a helluva lot, that's for sure, in the last hundred years," he tells Hoodline.  "And it keeps changing." As Hoodline notes, new technology is a common thread throughout his life....

  • Delta Flight Ordered To Remote Part Of Denver Airport After Bomb Threat

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    A bomb threat discovered on a Delta Airlines plane led authorities to direct the plane to a remote section of Denver International Airport for further investigation, The Denver Channel reports. During the flight, a flight attendant found a note in the rear galley indicating a bomb was on board, sources told Denver Channel. Denver-bound Flight 1500 out of Detroit, Mich., had 151 passengers on board, Denver Post reports. One passenger told the Post that everyone on board was taken away...

  • These Guys Met On Craigslist And 2 Years Later Their Startup Raised $37 Million And Is Threatening Amazon

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Remember last December, when Beyoncé caused a music industry firestorm by releasing her new album via her website and iTunes a full week before retailers like Amazon and Target could sell it? Well, unbeknownst to them, these three guys were part of the controversy. Their company, DigitalOcean, runs the cloud service that hosts Beyoncé's website. But they didn't know about her album plans until they saw the traffic go crazy on their cloud that day. "We had no idea," co-founder...

  • 3 Things You Need To Know To Pass As A Cigar Aficionado

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

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  • Are The Swiss Going Crazy? $25 Minimum Wage Referendum In May

    ZeroHedge

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum of Acting-Man blog, Most of our readers probably know what we think of minimum wages, but let us briefly recapitulate: there is neither a sensible economic, nor a sensible ethical argument supporting the idea. Let us look at the economic side of things first: for one thing, the law of supply and demand is not magically suspended when it comes to the price of labor. Price it too high, and not the entire supply will be...

  • Nike Has Fired Most Of Its FuelBand Team And Will Stop Making Wearable Devices

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    There have been rumors that Nike will stop making its FuelBand wearable device, and now it looks like the rumors have come true. A person familiar with Nike's plans confirmed to CNET that the company will get out of the fitness band business and will stick with software, such as the Nike+ app for the iPhone.   "As a fast-paced, global business we continually align resources with business priorities," Nike spokesman Brian Strong tells CNET. "As our Digital Sport priorities...

  • Here's How To Opt Out Of Those Annoying Targeted Ads In Your Gmail

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Targeted ads can be extremely distracting, not least of which because it's a reminder that the big G is scanning your email.  You can't stop it from doing that, and you can't stop it from serving up ads altogether, but you can stop it from giving you targeted ads in your email. And you can even stop it from giving you that annoying banner text ad at the top of each email. Here's how to stop Gmail from serving your...

  • What Happened To The Middle Class? The Infographic

    ZeroHedge

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster are struggling, while high end dining is flourishing. At GE, demand for high-end dishwashers is racing ahead of sales growth for mass-market models. The increased wealth of highly skilled workers, the insane wealth of those with capital, and the outsourcing of lower skilled jobs have left us all asking, “what happened to the middle class?”   Source: BestMSWPrograms.com

  • What Happened To 7 Of The Earliest Employees Who Launched Amazon

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    When Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie started driving northwest from New York in 1994, they were setting off on a journey to create one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the United States, based in Seattle. Although they took that first long road trip alone, it didn't take Bezos — with his grand vision and boisterous laugh — long to start pulling in talent.  Brad Stone's book "The Everything Store" helped us figure out the names of some of...

  • The New York Attorney General Is Going After Airbnb For What It Calls 'Illegal Hotels'

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    The New York Attorney General's office filed legal paperwork on Friday to compel Airbnb to turn over names of some of its users. The AG wants to subpoena Airbnb's records to locate people it believes are running "illegal hotels," according to an AG spokesperson. New York's top attorney believes that some people are using Airbnb to rent rooms as a business, sidestepping licensing requirements and not complying with rules like fire safety regulations, the spokesperson said. The AG is also...

  • Ukraine - The Trouble With Natural Gas

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Cinderella Gas at the Thieves Ball Simple questions can have complicated answers, but for Cinderella Gas the clock has a habit of chiming 12-midnight all too often. The simple question is how come natural gas in the USA has grave problems to even attain $27.50 per barrel of oil equivalent – but in Japan it can fetch about $100 per barrel equivalent? Do Japanese like expensive things, or what?

  • Stock Market SPX Topping Valuations

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    The lofty stock markets are starting to wobble, with selloffs’ frequency and sharpness increasing.  The dominant reason the Fed’s stock levitation is running out of steam is severe overvaluation.  Stocks are just far too expensive today compared to historic precedent, a dangerous state seen when bull markets are topping.  Rampant overvaluation is a glaring warning sign to investors that selling is just beginning.

  • White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Deport Justin Bieber

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes. Just under 275,000 people have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling for the Canadian's deportation from the US, easily surpassing the threshold of 100,000 signatures required for presidential consideration. But the White House said Friday it would not comment, citing terms in its "We the People"...

  • Goldman Sachs Is Highly Motivated To Low-Ball Gold Price

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    The distinguished analysts from Goldman Sachs reiterated their 2014 forecast for gold to hit $1,050 by the end of the year.  They believe the paper price of gold will continue to decline as the supposed "Powerhouse" U.S. economy picks up speed and accelerates growth. If someone recently had a frontal lobotomy... this forecast might make perfect sense.  On the other hand, if a person belongs to the 95-99% group of Americans...

  • Save MtGox - Bitcoin Important Implications of Going Down

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Cutting right to the chase: short positions might be the way to go now (stop-loss at $550). A group of investors has come up with an initiative to convince the Tokyo Distric Court to not liquidate Mt. Gox's assets but instead give a go-ahead to the plan to rehabilitate the failed exchange. A website Save Gox has been set up and the plan has been outlined on it. We can read:

  • Gun Believed To Be Wyatt Earp's Sold For $225,000

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000. A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night. The auction of numerous items related to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Ariz., brought in more than $445,000, officials with J. Levine Auction & Appraisal officials said. The auction house initially valued the Colt...

  • 21 Sweet Perks Hedge Funds Give To Their Employees

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    If you work on Wall Street, you might realize that life might be just a little better on the buy-side versus the sell-side.  Folks who work for hedge funds tend to get bigger salaries and better hours compared to investment bankers.  Not to mention, they also have a more relaxed dress code (loafers, slacks and a fleece vest). What's more is some hedge funds have some really sweet perks for their employees. These range anywhere from making sure the employees...

  • JIM O'NEILL: The Crisis In Ukraine Is Just A Symptom Of Something Much Worse

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    The crisis surrounding Ukraine shows that global governance is in a mess, but events there are merely a symptom of something larger. My visit to Washington for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank set me wondering whether western democracies are much guiltier than we are prepared to admit. These meetings took place against the surreal background of the US Congress having failed to pass a bill allowing the IMF to reform in the way that...

  • Seed Wars: Latin America Strikes Back Against Monsanto

    Testosteronepit

    Apr. 19, 2014

    By Don Quijones: With more back channels and revolving doors to governments around the world, Monsanto is used to getting its way.

  • The Universe In Numbers

    The Big Picture

    Apr. 19, 2014

    The Universe In Numbers How big is the universe? How long will it take to get to Mars? How hot is space? Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

  • The International Dimension of Confidence Shocks

    The Big Picture

    Apr. 19, 2014

  • Hope and Regret: An Investor's Worst Enemies

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Alexander Green writes: It's often been said that the average investor's downfall are fear and greed. He tends to be too greedy to sell at market tops and too fearful to buy at market bottoms. Yet fear and greed aren't an investor's worst emotions. Indeed, they have much to recommend them.

  • America has Become a Police State

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Kourosh Ziabari writes: In the far past, I used to look skeptically at those who believed and maintained that the United States is moving in the direction of becoming a rogue, police state. After all, nearly every single American media outlet propagates this belief that the United States is a “beacon of freedom”, and many people around the globe tend to accept it. Moreover, every year, thousands of people from different parts of the world immigrate to the States in...

  • Elite Herd Psychology And War By Default

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Seven Types of Schizophrenia The earliest clinical definition of schizophrenia and the schizoid denial of reality dates to 1911 and the Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleuler, who moved on from previous medical definitions of dementia, by including the key parameter of “positive and negative” schizoid states. The number of these states is still a question of debate among psychiatrists, biologists, and political scientists and historians, seeking explanations for deliberately irrational individual behavior and the mass behavior of elites.

  • E.U. Officially Adopts the Bank Depositors Bail-In

    Market Oracle

    Apr. 19, 2014

    It has now been more than a year since that fateful weekend in the Mediterranean when everything changed. However, like most of the big changes we’ve seen lately, there is a subtlety afoot that somehow results in few noticing. This should surprise no one really. How the world can change in such dramatic ways without any type of mass awakening is a topic more for the psychologists who help pull the strings and the evil they...

  • Undervalued Coal Miner Could Have 30% Upside

    Barron's take

    Apr. 19, 2014

    A good stock in a dirty business, Wyoming-based Cloud Peak Energy is outperforming its peers.

  • Jump-Start Your Day With This Ancient Coffee Recipe

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

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  • 10 Weekend Reads

    The Big Picture

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Pour yourself a cup of Joe, settle into your favorite chair, and cozy up with my long form weekend reads. • Capital Man: Thomas Piketty is economics’ biggest sensation. He’s also the field’s fiercest critic (Chronicle of Higher Education) • The prose of psychoanalysis (TLS) • Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce (Quartz) • A Silicon Valley Disaster:...Read More

  • Bankers are Behind the Wars

    ZeroHedge

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Image by Terry Robinson Former managing director of Goldman Sachs – and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London (Nomi Prins) -  notes: Throughout the century that I examined, which began with the Panic of 1907 … what I found by accessing the archives of each president is that through many events and periods, particular bankers were in constant communication [with the White House] — not just about financial and economic policy, and by extension...

  • FX: Ranges Persist, though Sterling is Exceptional

    ZeroHedge

    Apr. 19, 2014

    The US dollar rose against all the major currencies last week, except the British pound, which was lifted by a strong employment report and a tick up in wage growth. The greenback's gains are consistent with our caution last week against playing for a breakout as key support for the dollar had been approached.     The issue remains the same for the week ahead. Assuming no exogenous shocks, such data or comments that require a significant reassessment of the...

  • Drone Strike Kills 15 Al Qaeda Suspects And 3 Civilians In Yemen

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The jihadists were travelling in a vehicle towards the southern Shabwa province, witnesses said. The three civilians were passing by in another car. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but officials rarely discuss the covert programme. Last month, Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi defended the use of drones...

  • Why Google Isn't Growing (GOOG)

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Google CEO Larry Page can be forgiven for being in a bad mood this weekend. On his company's Q1 2014 earnings call, his people delivered what he thought would be good news: revenues of $15.4 billion, up 19%. Very, very few business can deliver 20% growth on billions in revenues. By any measure, Google is on fire as a company. Yet investors hated it. They sold the stock, and it declined 5% immediately after the call. In 24 hours the...

  • IT'S RECORD STORE DAY: Here Are 18 Record Stores Every Music Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Billboard reported this week that vinyl sales were the only format of music experiencing growth — for the first time ever, digital sales declined. So we wanted to provide a guide for the greatest list of vinyl shops on earth.  You may have seen some of these lists elsewhere. But with a couple of exceptions, there won't be much overlap. Our list is based on a combination of aesthetics and the exclusivity of their holdings. You won't find L.A.'s Amoeba,...

  • What Happened To The First 10 Apple Employees (AAPL)

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Apple, unlike any other company in the world, has its identity tied to one individual: Steve Jobs. And without question, Jobs was the driving force that turned Apple into the world's most valuable tech company. But, Jobs didn't do it alone. We decided to take a look at the first 10 employees at Apple, and see what they did and where they are today. Apple's first CEO, Michael Scott, gave us a bunch of color on the early days, and...

  • These Guys Confess To Their Worst Mistakes Made During Tech Interviews

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    There are lots of best practices and tips out there for how to get a job at places like Google and Facebook. Be humble, care about the company, demonstrate leadership, fake it 'til you make it. Whatever it may be. But let's be honest, there is a lot that can go wrong in that high-pressure, high-stakes interview. These Quora-users confess to the wondrous ways in which they screwed up their interviews. Think of it as a "What not to do."...

  • 11 Really Bad Movies Based On Cartoons Everyone Loves

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

      // Please enable Javascript to watch this video   Hollywood studios scour the media landscape for properties with built-in audiences that they can turn into profitable feature films. One consistently-adapted property is the animated series. We made a list of 11 features based on beloved cartoons that left a bad taste in the mouths of critics and audiences alike. In fact, every movie on our list has a "rotten" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Did we miss anything? Tell...

  • Massive "Meteor-Like" Explosion Lights Up North Russian Night Sky

    ZeroHedge

    Apr. 19, 2014

    A little over a year ago, in February 2013, a meteor traveling at 19 miles per second above Chelyabinsk in the Russian Urals exploded in the morning sky, recorded by countless dashcams, with the resulting shock wave shattering windows hundreds of miles away. Fast forward to this night, when residents of Russia's northern Murmansk region witnessed the fall of a celestial body similar to the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite on Saturday night. It flashed at 02:10 am local time and was...

  • Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Bougainville Island

    Business insider

    Apr. 19, 2014

    A tsunami warning is in effect for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in Pacific Ocean after a 7.8 magnitude occurred near Arawa, Bougainville, on Saturday morning.  More details to come... Join the conversation about this story »

  • The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privelege

    ZeroHedge

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom. You're told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You're told that other nations 'hate you' for your freedom. And you're told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world. This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles-- things like a defendant being presumed innocent until...

  • DOS gives federal agencies more time for Keystone XL comments

    Barron's Analysis

    Apr. 19, 2014

    Eight federal agencies preparing comments on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project’s cross-border permit received additional time, the US Department of State announced. It did not set a new deadline, but emphasized that the agency consultation process will not start over.

  • Nevada: The Next American Gold Rush

    Nevada: The Next American Gold Rush

    July 5, 2012

    Nevada has been a prolific mining region in the US since the famous Comstock silver discovery in the late 1800s. However, it is now gold that draws miners to Nevada. Gold deposits in Nevada are unique in that they cannot be seen by the naked eye. Thi

  • Manganese: Powering the Next Generation of Lithium

    Manganese: Powering the Next Generation of Lithium

    July 9, 2012

    Manganese is the 4th most traded metal in the world, mainly because it is indispensable in the production in steel and other alloys. In 2011, 14 million tonnes of manganese were produced worldwide. 2% of manganese produced is used to make manganese o

  • Tintina Resources: Preliminary Economic Assessment

    Tintina Resources: Preliminary Economic Assessment

    July 17, 2012

    Tintina Resources (TSX-V: TAU) is pleased to is pleased to announce the positive results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) for the Johnny Lee deposit on its 100% owned Black Butte Copper project located in central Montana, USA... July 17,

  • Copper: The Essential Metal (Part 2)

    Copper: The Essential Metal (Part 2)

    July 17, 2012

    In Copper 1, we looked at its rich history and uses. Here in Part 2, we explore why copper prices have increased by 4x over the course of 10 years. Major factors include lower ore grades, exploration pushed to higher risk areas of the globe, and grow

  • Global Gold Mines and Deposit Rankings 2012

    Global Gold Mines and Deposit Rankings 2012

    July 27, 2012

    How many world class gold deposits are there left? In this infographic we visualize research done by Natural Resource Holdings to show how truly rare of an asset a large and high-grade gold deposit is...

  • Natural Gas: North America’s Energy Future, or Jus

    Natural Gas: North America’s Energy Future, or Jus

    Aug. 7, 2012

    New drilling technology has changed the complexion of natural gas and energy in North America. Natural gas reserves in the United States have doubled since 2000, and as a results natural gas prices reached a low in April 2012 below $2 per mcf...

  • Simba Energy Completes Passive Seismic Survey on B

    Simba Energy Completes Passive Seismic Survey on B

    Aug. 21, 2012

    Simba Energy Inc. (TSXV: SMB, Frankfurt: GDA, OTCQX: SMBZF), the pan-African oil & gas explorer, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first phase of field work on Block 2A, onshore Kenya where the Company currently holds a 100% int

  • The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas - Part 1

    The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas - Part 1

    Aug. 23, 2012

    In association with the Rational Middle Energy Series. Shale gas is trapped thousands of feet underground. How do we extract it and what does the process look like? There are risks involved with extracting natural gas. The good news is that these are

  • The Gold Series: Uses and Demand (Part 3)

    The Gold Series: Uses and Demand (Part 3)

    Sept. 6, 2012

    In the past two parts of this infographic series, we saw its rich history and also how mining and supply works. Here we look at how gold is used across the globe. Generally speaking, half of all gold demand is comprised of jewelry sales. About 10% of

  • Altair Gold Company Snapshot

    Altair Gold Company Snapshot

    Sept. 17, 2012

    The Kena project, located in British Columbia, is an advanced stage project with a NI 43-101 Compliant Mineral Resource Estimate. Total Measured and Indicated Resources totaled 549,000 contained ounces of gold and Inferred resources totaled 513,000 o

  • Iron: The Core of the Developing World

    Iron: The Core of the Developing World

    Sept. 25, 2012

    Iron has been extremely useful to mankind for more than 3000 years, and now accounts for 95% of all metal produced annually. Iron ore is now the world’s second largest commodity market after oil and is essential for developing nations to build infras

  • Nickel: Where Form Meets Function

    Nickel: Where Form Meets Function

    Oct. 11, 2012

    While best known for its use in the five cent coin, nickel has far more strategic uses. Nickel can be alloyed with other metals to create truly extraordinary materials. In fact, more than half of all nickel consumed is used in stainless steel. China’

  • Fluorspar: Essential for Modern Life

    Fluorspar: Essential for Modern Life

    Oct. 17, 2012

    Fluorspar is a compound of calcium and fluorine – and fluorine is the most chemically reactive element in existence. Because fluorine combines with other substances so readily, fluorspar is the basis for countless chemicals across numerous applicatio

  • The Silver Series: The History of Silver (Part 1)

    The Silver Series: The History of Silver (Part 1)

    Oct. 30, 2012

    Today, silver has thousands of modern industrial uses and is considered a store of wealth. However, the story of this legendary precious metal begins with its use by ancient civilizations. Silver has many attributes that made it so valuable to early

  • The Silver Series: Supply and Demand (Part 2)

    The Silver Series: Supply and Demand (Part 2)

    Nov. 28, 2012

    In 2011, there were 1040.6 million troy oz of silver produced. Of this, 84% was used by industry and the remaining was used as an investment. Interestingly, traditional uses of silver only account for about a third of silver fabrication. These includ

  • A Century of Mining and Exploration in BC

    A Century of Mining and Exploration in BC

    Nov. 29, 2012

    Over the last 100 years, mining and exploration in British Columbia has grown into multi-billion dollar business. To celebrate AME BC’s (Association of Mineral Exploration BC) 100th anniversary, we look back at how mining and exploration have changed

  • VC Market Intelligence: December 2012

    VC Market Intelligence: December 2012

    Dec. 5, 2012

    Monthly update for December covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. This month's infographic includes information on Alberta's new shale resource.

  • Antimony: Fireproof and Supply-Critical

    Antimony: Fireproof and Supply-Critical

    Dec. 17, 2012

    Antimony is a naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust. It is used in various applications including lead alloys and glass additives, but its primary use is in fire-proofing.

  • VC Market Intelligence (Jan 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (Jan 2013)

    Jan. 7, 2013

    VC Market Intelligence is a new monthly infographic from Visual Capitalist that summarizes changes in economic indicators, relevant news stories, commodity and financial trends, and provides technical analysis. The goal is to make this information i

  • The Gold Series: Gold as an Investment (Part 4)

    The Gold Series: Gold as an Investment (Part 4)

    Jan. 8, 2013

    The grand finale of our series on gold. In this infographic: How does gold behave like an investment and what are the fundamentals of investing in gold? What are the different ways investors can get exposure to gold in their portfolios....

  • The Silver Series: Silver as an Investment (Part 3

    The Silver Series: Silver as an Investment (Part 3

    Jan. 14, 2013

    In this infographic, we look at the investment properties of silver as well as its chief differences with gold. Highlights include a study on silver correlation, volatility, performance against the US Dollar and money supply, and portfolio diversific

  • Endeavour Silver Company Snapshot

    Endeavour Silver Company Snapshot

    Jan. 18, 2013

    Company snapshot updating investors on Endeavour Silver. January 18, 2013

  • Equity Financing in Mining Exploration

    Equity Financing in Mining Exploration

    Jan. 29, 2013

    The above video highlights equity financing in the mining exploration and how private placements are typically set up.

  • Mining in Ontario: A Dependable Engine of Growth

    Mining in Ontario: A Dependable Engine of Growth

    Jan. 31, 2013

    Ontario's mining sector continues to generate prosperity and opportunity in the province, despite a challenging economic climate.

  • VC Market Intelligence: February 2013

    VC Market Intelligence: February 2013

    Feb. 5, 2013

    Monthly update for February 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. This month's infographic includes exclusive research on the ratios of silver equities to silver bullion. February 5, 2013

  • The Next Frontier of Mining

    The Next Frontier of Mining

    Feb. 20, 2013

    In this infographic, we look at the five most interesting ways that we are exploring for mineral wealth. February 20, 2013

  • VC Market Intelligence (Mar 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (Mar 2013)

    Mar. 11, 2013

    VC Market Intelligence is a monthly infographic from Visual Capitalist that summarizes changes in economic indicators, relevant news stories, commodity and financial trends, and provides technical analysis. The goal is to make this information intuit

  • Comminution: Why Smart Companies Are Focusing On I

    Comminution: Why Smart Companies Are Focusing On I

    Mar. 12, 2013

    The process of grinding and crushing ore – known as comminution – is on average the most energy intensive process in mining operations. With rising energy prices and decreasing ore grades, this is an area that smart producers are focusing on

  • ATAC Resources Company Snapshot

    ATAC Resources Company Snapshot

    Mar. 21, 2013

    ATAC Resources (TSX-V: ATC) is developing the Rackla Gold Project which has the first Carlin-type gold mineralization found in Canada....

  • Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Mar. 27, 2013

    Iron Road Limited (ASX: IRD) is developing its flagship project, the Central Eyre Iron Project, in South Australia. CEIP is a large scale development expected to produce 20Mtpa of iron concentrate...

  • Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Iron Road Company Snapshot

    Mar. 27, 2013

    Iron Road Limited (ASX: IRD) is developing its flagship project, the Central Eyre Iron Project, in South Australia. CEIP is a large scale development expected to produce 20Mtpa of iron concentrate

  • Bitcoin: The Encryption Standard

    Bitcoin: The Encryption Standard

    Apr. 4, 2013

    What currency is feared by the European Central Bank as a threat to fiat monetary institutions? What currency is cash like but digitally transmittable allowing for ultimate anonymity and global mobility? What digital currency is up over 2,200% over t

  • VC Market Intelligence (April 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (April 2013)

    Apr. 8, 2013

    Monthly update for April 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. We also detail a trading idea to short copper. April 8, 2013

  • Mining Builds Communities

    Mining Builds Communities

    May 1, 2013

    Mining’s impact in communities stretches far beyond the confines of the extraction site. Job creation spanning multiple industries, government tax revenue, and infrastructure development are all by-products of mining and contribute to building commun

  • Biotech Investing: How to Play Catalysts in the Dr

    Biotech Investing: How to Play Catalysts in the Dr

    May 2, 2013

    From discovery to commercialization, the drug development process takes many years. Different regulatory events and data from trials produces share price volatility. This creates an opportunity for investors.

  • VC Market Intelligence (May 2013)

    VC Market Intelligence (May 2013)

    May 7, 2013

    Monthly update for May 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. We also follow up on last month's copper short.

  • The Golden Ratio: Using Gold To Price Market Data

    The Golden Ratio: Using Gold To Price Market Data

    May 9, 2013

    Measuring market data using fiat currencies can be misleading – even though an asset may rise in dollars, it may be because of declining currency value rather than true economic process. Gold’s steady purchasing power makes it an ideal alternative pr

  • What is the Cost of Mining Gold?

    What is the Cost of Mining Gold?

    May 21, 2013

    What is the cost of mining gold? Here we look at the Top 50 gold mines in the world and provide analysis

  • The Pebble Project: Economics and Employment

    The Pebble Project: Economics and Employment

    May 30, 2013

    The highlights of a report by IHS Global Insights on the economic and employment impact of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska.

  • VC Market Intelligence: June 2013

    VC Market Intelligence: June 2013

    June 5, 2013

    Monthly update for June 2013 covering the latest commodity trends, the economy, and markets. We also look at the all-in cash costs of primary silver producers.

  • Magnetite: The Future of Iron Ore

    Magnetite: The Future of Iron Ore

    June 18, 2013

    Magnetite ore, long the leading source of domestic iron supply in North America, Europe and China, is now increasingly relevant across the globe. The perception that magnetite ore is an inferior substitute to hematite ore is now firmly changing.

  • What's Next For Gold? Bear vs. Bull Debate

    What's Next For Gold? Bear vs. Bull Debate

    June 24, 2013

    How should investors approach sub $1,300 gold? Our analysts each take a side and answer five questions – here we present the Bull and the Bear case.

  • Pistol Bay Mining Company Snapshot

    Pistol Bay Mining Company Snapshot

    June 25, 2013

    Pistol Bay (TSX-V: PST) has a past-producing graphite project in Ontario along with projects in the Red Chris copper/gold and Athabasca Basin uranium camps.

  • Breakdown: Gold and Silver Exploration Stocks in B

    Breakdown: Gold and Silver Exploration Stocks in B

    July 11, 2013

    Using 20+ variables from Tickerscores, we’ve analyzed over 50 exploration companies with their main projects in BC. Here is the highlights of the data. - See more at: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/infographics#sthash.9jiYRBHY.dpuf

  • Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium

    Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium

    Aug. 6, 2013

    The Athabasca Basin currently accounts for 15.5% of annual uranium production. Even more interesting, is the grade of these deposits. 10 of the 15 highest grade uranium deposits in the world are found in the region.

  • Uranium: The Metal of Tomorrow

    Uranium: The Metal of Tomorrow

    Aug. 12, 2013

    Nuclear power is a clean energy source that will be used well into the future to help meet the world’s growing energy requirements. Here we highlight uranium’s history, properties, and fundamentals moving forward

  • Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX: THO)

    Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX: THO)

    Aug. 29, 2013

    The Escobal Project in Guatemala will contribute 2% to the country’s GDP when up and running.

  • Platinum Series: The History of Platinum

    Platinum Series: The History of Platinum

    Sept. 4, 2013

    While gold and platinum are almost equally as rare, the amount of platinum mined through history is only a fraction. This infographic overviews the history of platinum and its properties.

  • Platinum Series: Supply and Demand

    Platinum Series: Supply and Demand

    Sept. 11, 2013

    Platinum’s supply is concentrated in medium-to-high risk jurisdictions, while demand is strongly tied to worldwide auto production. This infographic overviews the supply and demand of platinum.

  • Platinum Series: Platinum as an Investment

    Platinum Series: Platinum as an Investment

    Sept. 19, 2013

    Global demand for platinum as an investment has increased 30x since 2003.

  • How a Physical Gold IRA Can Protect Your Wealth

    How a Physical Gold IRA Can Protect Your Wealth

    Sept. 30, 2013

    A Gold IRA is a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account that allows you to safely own physical precious metals.

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