Mineral Rights

Chinese Labourers Work At Lunnan Oilfield In Xinjiang

Countries across the globe like to talk a big game about developing their domestic shale oil and gas resources and sometimes utter lofty expectations of energy independence. Progress, however, has been very slow. The following map by the World Resources Institute (WRI) illustrates locations of the 20 countries with the largest shale gas and tight… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Energy industry stakeholders from across the globe are preparing to descend on New York City for New York Energy Week – the innovative event series launched by Energy Solutions Forum – and the mix of diverse participants brings a breath of fresh air to the energy conference format. Participants include representatives from the environmental community,… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Drilling for oil and gas on federal land is always controversial and now the debate is focused on a Utah wilderness area. [New York Times] Mineral rights disagreements reach the North Dakota Supreme Court. [Bismarck Tribune] A well-written discussion of oil price volatility and uncertainty, even if it doesn’t really say anything new. [Financial Times]… Keep reading →

State Funeral Held For Hugo Chavez In Caracas

Bad day for Venezuela, and for former president Hugo Chavez’s legacy: A massive power outage cut off electricity for almost 70% of the country’s population yesterday. “A lack of investment and training in the electric grid has contributed to more than 500 blackouts registered in Venezuela as of June this year.” [Christian Science Monitor] And… Keep reading →