Posts Tagged ‘energy’

In the world of energy investing right now, two visions of the future are on a collision course. In one corner, global energy demand will keep ticking along status quo for decades to come. In the other, the risks of climate change become too great for the international community to ignore and there’s a unified [...]


Chilly Reception Awaits U.S. Energy Companies in Canada

Posted by Jeff Rubin on January 24th, 2012 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 23 Comments

On the same day the Obama Administration put the kibosh on the Keystone XL pipeline, two engineering contracts totaling $12.2 billion were awarded to two U.S. companies for work in the Alberta oil sands. One included a $750 million contract to a Chicago-based company for work on Exxon’s huge Kearl Oil Sands project, one of [...]


Will Export Restrictions on Energy Echo Those on Food?

Posted by Jeff Rubin on May 18th, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , ,  • 12 Comments

Will Export Restrictions on Energy Echo Those on Food? Higher prices are supposed to encourage more world supply. It’s standard textbook economics. But what happens when instead of export-oriented global firms, it’s governments that control supply. They may not respond to price signals the same way as profit maximizing companies. n fact, they may respond in [...]