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1/6/2012 Newsfeed


Fracing (fracking)

Shale gas pipeline costs triple (Underground Construction)

Drilling Down: Documents: Industry Privately Skeptical of Shale Gas (NYT)

As natural gas prices fall, shale drilling loses some luster by Loren Steffy (Houston Chronicle)

Do oil companies need a belly rub? by Steve LeVine (Oil and Glory, Foreign Policy)

Slideshow of gas flaring in North Dakota (NYT)

International players jump at U.S. shale by Simone Sebastian (Houston Chronicle)

Are E&P companies coming to their senses about gas? by G. Allen Brooks (Rigzone)

Virtually No One Can Predict Natural Gas Prices by Devon Shire (Seeking Alpha)

EPA may retest PA. water near fracking by  Edward McAllister and Timothy Gardner (Reuters)

MENA

Persian Gulf Storm Clouds by Robert McMahon (CFR)

Potential ‘Political Chaos’ in Iraq – an interview with Ned Parker (CFR)

Damascus street explosion kills 25 by Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut (FT)

Arab League role in Syria questioned by Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut and Roula Khalaf in London (FT)

Political Role for Militants Worsens Fault Lines in Iraq by Jack Healy and Michael Schmidt (NYT)

Italy urges gradual Iran oil ban by James Blitz in London and Guy Dinmore in Rome (FT)

Iran is baiting, but America won’t bite by Ian Bremmer and Cliff Kupchan (FT)

Seoul and Tokyo seek to ease Iran oil ties by Ben McLannahan and Song Jung-a (FT)

Other

U.S. refineries and blenders produced record amounts of distillate fuels (EIA)

A very interesting chart tracking the prices of five benchmark crude streams (EIA)

A new gas-to-liquid fuels technology by Harry Tournemille (EnergyBoom)

Greenbrier says demand strong for new railcars (American Shipper)

Boko Haram Backgrounder (CFR)

Eurozone unemployment raises recession fears by Stanley Pignal (FT)

What America looked like before the EPA by Jess Zimmerman (Grist)

EPA releases toxic release analysis (UPI.com)

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