Posts Tagged ‘energy’

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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