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U.S. shale revolution continues to upend geopolitics

August 12, 2014

Dominick Chirichella, president, Energy Management Institute

Dominick Chirichella, president, Energy Management Institute

Oil traders who bet on rising prices were hit with a double whammy on Tuesday in the way of announcements from the top two energy data agencies. The still-nascent U.S. shale energy revolution is upending eons-old geopolitical events and it still seems to be in the early days.

from Breakingviews:

REITs and MLPs make tax inversions a diversion

July 31, 2014

By Christopher Swann

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Argentine opportunity cost is reason to cut deal

July 29, 2014

By Martin Hutchinson

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

EU on Russia sanctions: slowly, slowly

By Mike Peacock
July 22, 2014

Ukraine's President Poroshenko and Dutch ambassador to Ukraine Klompenhouwer commemorate victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev

EU foreign ministers meet to decide how precisely to deploy sanctions agreed 10 days ago to hit Russian companies that help destabilise Ukraine and to block new loans to Russia through two multilateral lenders.

from The Great Debate:

Want energy independence? Keep the nuclear option and limit exports

By John Licata
July 10, 2014

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Whether or not you follow the energy markets, it’s very likely you’ve heard the phrase “U.S. energy independence" at one time or another in recent years. Yet the very notion that the United States can be completely self-sufficient when it comes to supplying our domestic need for energy consumption is seriously flawed for a number of reasons ranging from population growth, pure economics, a lack of public policy and a dated permitting process vital to commercialize new energy projects. Collectively, this should have Americans questioning whether U.S. power production can be enough to completely eliminate the need for foreign energy sources.

from Breakingviews:

Iraq troubles are unlikely to bring new oil crisis

June 24, 2014

By Fiona Maharg-Bravo

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

GE scores a Pyrrhic victory in France

June 20, 2014

By Quentin Webb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Review: China gives Africa handy investment lesson

June 6, 2014

By Stephanie Rogan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Russia puts gas-hungry China in a bear hug

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Bilby
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Stanford’s snub to coal typical of Silicon Valley

May 8, 2014

By Christopher Swann

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.