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Beyond Oil Sands: The Carbonates are Coming


Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Deborah Gordon, the director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. When it comes to Keystone XL, it’s not really about the pipeline. It’s about the numerous unintended consequences that the pipeline portends. This is what the U.S. State Department—and the American public—should [...]

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Guest Post: Fossil Fuels – A New Normal


By Deborah Gordon Unconventional oil and gas plays are becoming the new normal. At current market prices technically recoverable oil reserves are transformed—58 percent of today’s oils require unconventional extraction techniques or have entirely different physical and chemical characteristics than yesterday’s crude oil. Looking to the future, at a minimum, the oil in place globally could [...]

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Guest Post: Navigating the New World of Oils

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By Deborah Gordon After a half-century pursuit of oil independence, the U.S. may have struck it rich again. Only this time it’s not the same black gold. And, if anything, oil will make the country more globally interdependent than ever before. The expansion of U.S. oil resources is not just growing the total available capacity; [...]

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