BURN: Economics

Rome BURNS: Berlusconi, Putin and a Natural Gas Pipeline

south stream pipeline

The “South Stream” pipeline, which is slated to start up next year, will bring Russian natural gas directly to Italy and elsewhere in southern and central Europe. It bypasses Ukraine, the transit state for a different Russian pipeline that currently provides the EU with much of its natural gas.

March 6, 2014 more »

Rome BURNS: Russia to raise Ukranian natural gas prices

Putin

Just around lunchtime, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister, sat down to chat with Aleksei Miller, the head of Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly. They met in a town called Gorky, outside Moscow. Gorky means “bitter” in Russian. One wonders whether the venue was intended deliberately to underline the Kremlin’s mood regarding developments in Kiev.

March 4, 2014 more »

Batteries and How They Work

Web Extra: Batteries: The Unsung Hero of Modern Man – and How They Work

Batteries are everywhere and play an integral role in our lives. They’re also way under-appreciated. Here is a simple explanation of how the Unsung Hero of Modern Man actually works.

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November 13, 2012 more »

The Power of One: Energy & The 2012 Election

This year’s election is about power — the power to shape the nation’s domestic and foreign priorities; the power to lead, to legislate, to govern. Energy policy, defining how we use energy to power our economy and our lives, is among the most pressing issues for the next four years.

September 17, 2012 more »

Fracking vs. Riverdale Mobile Home Park 532

A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

Riverdale Mobile Home Park

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September 14, 2012 more »

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A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

Riverdale Mobile Home Park

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September 6, 2012 more »

Fracking vs. Riverdale Mobile Home Park: A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

The Riverdale mobile home park used to sit on the banks of the Susquehanna River in north-central Pennsylvania. It housed working families with modest incomes. Earlier this year, all the Riverdale trailer families were evicted to make room for a pump station and pipeline that would move Susquehanna water to fracking sites elsewhere in the…

September 6, 2012 more »

The Cost of Gas

Compared to Europe, Americans pay far lower taxes on gasoline, in the range of 15% (see chart below) as compared to more than 50% for some countries.

 

Click here for a chart of how much tax various countries pay.

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April 18, 2012 more »

The Global Energy Mix and Policies

 On this page, you can find energy information about the world’s most populated countries: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, November 10, 2011 more »

The Price of Gasoline: How it Rises and Falls

WHY GAS PRICES CHANGE

The price of gasoline fluctuates with several markets, not only the retail market of service stations. In fact, when looking at the national average gasoline at the pump, the international crude oil market is the single biggest factor determining the price.

 

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL OIL…

November 10, 2011 more »