Massive natural gas discoveries along with new extraction techniques have led many to proclaim nat gas as the fuel of the future. The author and energy trader who has recently released a book takeing a look at corruption within the oil sector addresses these claims in an interview.
Carbon is the stuff of life. It is the foundation, the chemical basis, of every living thing on Earth. Yet because of its pervasive familiarity we all take it for granted. As investors we might want to rethink that.
The hard-disk drive industry is an important end-use market for rare-earth materials, and the components which contain them. Both ends of the overall supply chain would do well to keep a closer eye on each other.
The path Germany could be compelled to take is to import more and more electricity - either in the form of nuclear power from France and the Czech Republic, coal from Poland or natural gas from Russia.
Don't look now, but vanadium demand is ramping up, the head of global research with Byron Capital Markets, says. The metal could see demand jump if battery manufacturers start using it to boost power output in lithium-vanadium cells