Blackstone turns new spotlight on this oil recovery method

Despite its new solar and wind partnerships, the Blackstone Group (BX) , one of the world’s top investment firms, quietly announced last week a $700 million investment in carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery, or CO2 EOR, the use of carbon dioxide to stimulate production in older oil wells. That could indicate Blackstone believes domestic government support for CO2 EOR to be just around the corner. That development could bode especially well for Denbury Resources  (DNR) , the only true pure play in the space.

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The Real Reason Saudis May Be Comfortable With Lower Oil Prices

In the face of the striking weakness in global oil prices, Saudi Arabia has further challenged markets by seeming uncharacteristically comfortable with the lower prices, refusing to vote with OPEC to cut production. Many have been seeing the Saudi’s willingness to let oil prices drop as a retribution against the U.S.’s unrestrained oil boom. Others suspect a U.S.-Saudi conspiracy again Russia.

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Will “green” crude be new focus for this refiner?

Last night I spoke about the outlook for oil prices in an interview for CNBC World. The tail end of that segment, which can be seen here, was unfortunately cut short because of Tesla’s “D” announcement. What viewers weren’t able to hear was what I told the CNBC anchors afterward.

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Graphene’s potential opens door to increased collaboration

Evaluating the potential for graphene in advanced manufacturing recently led Stony Brook University’s Advanced Sensor Technology Center (“Sensor CAT”) to test performance and quality control parameters of 3D printer filaments provided by Graphene 3D. Yet the use for graphene has opportunities in the energy world that shouldn’t be ignored.  

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Whoa! Is Tesla moving to a dealership model? (Update)

Nearly two years ago to the day I was thrilled to be going to the opening of Tesla’s ($TSLA) new retail store in the high-end Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, Long Island. I even posted this short video clip from the grand opening weekend. So you could imagine my surprise when I received a comment on my YouTube video feed that the store has closed down. Closed down? What happened? 

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John’s professional experience combined with his deep passion for cleaner sources of energy and transportation and reduced dependence on foreign sources of oil, make him a strong candidate to analyze the corporate vehicles fleet sector and develop key data on existing fleet petroleum use and emissions output.
Will Kennedy: Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Fund for International Partnerships