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Shale Oil Boom Rattles OPEC

The shale boom began in the U.S. as a ripple in North Dakota and Texas. Now that uptick on our production curve has triggered a tsunami with geopolitical implications. Continue reading

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Cyber Attacks Target Oil in the Middle East

According to an article in The New York Times, on August 15 of this year a successful cyberattack struck Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company and the world’s largest oil producer. The virus-based attack wiped the hard drives of 30,000 … Continue reading

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False Sense of (Energy) Security

Superficially, it would seem that the nation is successfully pursuing the Obama Administration’s stated energy goals of “increasing domestic oil production” and “reducing our dependence on foreign oil.” Domestic oil production has increased, but in spite of and not because … Continue reading

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