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U.S. Is Overtaking Russia as Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer

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By RUSSELL GOLD and DANIEL GILBERT : 02 Oct 2013

The U.S. is overtaking Russia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, a startling shift that is reshaping markets and eroding the clout of traditional energy-rich nations.

U.S. energy output has been surging in recent years, a comeback fueled by shale-rock formations of oil and natural gas that was unimaginable a decade ago…

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Alaska Hunts Oil as Arctic Damage Shows Most Change From Climate

Screen Shot 2013-01-11 at 20.09.51Robert Blaauw, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s senior Arctic adviser, says his company is interested in the Arctic not for today but for 2050 — when power use will have doubled and two-thirds of energy will still come from fossil fuels.

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By John Lippert – Oct 2, 2013 10:47 PM GMT+0100

Extracts from extensive Bloomberg Markets Magazine Article

The Arctic has heated up twice as fast as the rest of the planet in the past three decades. By August 2013, sea ice had lost 76 percent of its volume compared to 1979, according to the University of Washington’s Polar Ice Center. Citing core samples taken from ice sheets, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group, reported on Sept. 27 that the three main gases blamed for global warming –carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide — are at their highest level in at least 800,000 years. read more

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Russia Takes On Greenpeace — and Stakes Its Claim to the Arctic

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Greenpeace could not have chosen a worse time to set sail for the Russian Arctic. On Sept. 15, as the eco-activists were making their way into the Barents Sea, Russia’s main news networks were trumpeting the return of the Russian military to the northern frontier. Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, commander of the Northern Fleet, was shown on state-run television raising the Russian tricolor over a permanent military base in the Arctic, the first one Russia has opened since the fall of the Soviet Union. “We shall consider these flags to be raised here forever,” the admiral said. “This is our territory, and we shall defend it.” Three days later, Greenpeace arrived, intending to stage a protest against Arctic oil drilling. Instead they stumbled into Russia’s show of force. read more

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