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International Natural resources and energy

Risky Business: Addressing Agriculture Supply Chains

A study published in 2011 by The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City stated: Strong global food demand and robust biofuels markets have strained the current production capabilities of global

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Libya Has 99 Problems, and Oil is Still One

Post-Gaddafi Libya continues to struggle as militias block government access to vital oil fields, with spending and stability both taking a hit as a result. Nearly a month after oilfield

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Oil Theft is a Black Spot on Nigeria’s Economy

As a major oil producer, Nigeria faces a serious problem with oil theft, as thieves siphon off oil from poorly maintained and under-guarded pipelines. A report released last month by

Europe Natural resources and energy

Miliband’s Energy Price Freeze Lacks Long-Term Strategy

Labour leader Ed Miliband has decided to start a war with British energy suppliers, announcing major changes in the UK’s energy sector regulation if Labour wins the 2015 general elections.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Is PetroChina’s Lack of Performance Simply Bad Business?

PetroChina is one of the globe’s foremost producers of crude oil and China’s largest company. Following its establishment in 1999, the oil giant has experienced a number of ‘ups’, but

International Natural resources and energy

China Moves on Arctic Resource Potential

China hopes to utilize its growing economic clout and new Arctic council observer status to push for greater polar influence. This year, the Arctic Council admitted six new nations as

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Saudi Arabia’s record output fails to ease shortage fears

As a number of OPEC countries face stagnant or falling production and oil prices creep steadily upwards, the question of whether Saudi Arabia can offset further shortages is more pressing

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is hydropower the key to Georgia’s economic future?

Georgia seeks to capitalize on potential hydro-power reserves to increase local production and potentially become an energy exporter. In May, India’s Tata Power agreed to invest in two hydroelectric projects

Europe Natural resources and energy

Lithuania seeks energy Independence

Following Russian threats, Lithuania is seeking to pursue energy independence, as its current energy imports firmly in Moscow’s hands. The Russian Federation has been in the headlines as of late

Natural resources and energy North America

Debate Over U.S. Natural Gas Exports Heats Up

The consequences of the shale gas and oil energy revolution in the United States have had a great impact on the U.S. industry and economy. The benefits are by now