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Energy / Crude Oil

The Petroleum Rollercoaster

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:58 | Professor Chris Rhodes

I wrote the following in a previous posting but there are a number of points of issue, which I shall now address. In particular, the aspect of the apparent…

Why Crude Oil Producers Will Outperform in 2013

Feb 08, 2013 at 14:37 | Dan Dicker

I view oil through a 25-year career of daily engagement in the futures markets.  It’s not the standard Wall Street view. I can’t describe how all that experience…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 8th February 2013

Feb 08, 2013 at 14:31 | Editorial Dept

The 12-week crude oil rally appears to be running out of steam after reaching $98.24. Despite the close near the high last week, buyers were absent from the get-go this…

How does Fracking Differ from Conventional Oil Recovery

Feb 07, 2013 at 17:01 | Dave Summers

Before there were refrigerators folks kept drinks cool by putting them into clay jars that had been soaked in water. The evaporation of the water from the clay cooled the…

Oil Majors Support C02 Tax in Canada

Feb 05, 2013 at 17:06 | Charles Kennedy

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), France’s Total SA and Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE) are all actually seeking the imposition of a tax on carbon dioxide emissions in Canada. It’s not…

Why has US Oil Consumption Steadily Fallen since 2004?

Feb 01, 2013 at 16:52 | Gail Tverberg

United States oil consumption in 2012 will be about 4.7 million barrels a day, or 20%, lower than it would have been, if the pre-2005 trend in oil consumption growth…

Glencore Poised to Become Largest Russian Oil Trader

Feb 01, 2013 at 16:34 | Charles Kennedy

An unprecedented deal between Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft and Glencore (GLEN:LN)—the world’s largest oil trader—gives Rosneft much-needed cash and positions Glencore to become the world’s largest trader of Russian oil. This…

From Shale Boom to Refinery Revolution: Massive Investment Potential

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:23 | Dan Dicker

Note: Following on from last week’s Inside Investor report with Dan Dicker where he mentioned CVR Refining (up over 10% since last Friday.) We decided to spend some time looking…

Iraq's Ongoing Oil Resources Power Struggle

Feb 01, 2013 at 14:13 | Editorial Dept

Incident: The tit-for-tat conflict over Iraq’s oil resources continues with Iraqi Kurds suggesting they are in talks with “two to three major international companies” to develop oil resources claimed by…

Alaska Mulls Oil Industry Tax Break to Boost Production

Jan 31, 2013 at 17:01 | Charles Kennedy

Everyone likes a good tax break, and Alaska’s governor is courting the oil and gas, timber and mining industries with a legislative proposal designed to make the state as attractive…

Oil Production Remains the Same, but Rig Counts Continue to Grow

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:18 | The Oil Drum

In January 1995 there was a total of 1738 oil and gas rigs drilling globally (excluding the former Soviet Union (FSU)). By February 2012 that number had more than doubled…

Does 2013 Herald an Oil Supply Crisis?

Jan 28, 2013 at 16:48 | Post Carbon

We are only a few weeks into the New Year and already the shape of the next 11 months is starting to form. To start, the U.S. Department of Energy…

The Coming Oil War ... Against al-Qaeda

Jan 25, 2013 at 17:22 | Daniel J. Graeber

A consortium minding security issues for journalists working in hostile territory warned that credible reports revealed a threat to oil installations in Libya. Islamists based in Libya were said to…

Shale Oil and the Australian Outback - A Hot, Secure Frontier

Jan 25, 2013 at 13:08 | Editorial Dept

Forget the “frontier” basins of North Africa for now, and the energy sector uncertainty in the Levant, which has been taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood, here’s a massive opportunity…

Oil Market Forecast & Review 25th January 2013

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:59 | Editorial Dept

An improving global economy and stronger demand for higher risk assets helped drive crude oil futures higher this week. Although the market looked sluggish at times due to technically overbought…

Big Taxes, Big Oil

Jan 24, 2013 at 17:02 | Daniel J. Graeber

A policy report from the scholars at The Brookings Institution finds that a surge in U.S. oil and natural gas production is a "bright spot" in the nation's economy. In…

"Peak Oil" Impacting Norwegian and Saudi 2013 Production?

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:46 | John Daly

While it is hard to ramp up much sympathy for petro-states, Norway and Saudi Arabia are both facing a murky 2013 as domestic production falls, pushing both nations towards some…

The Unexpected Boom in US Oil Production

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:34 | Robert Rapier

A few years ago, I made the observation that the best thing that could happen to mitigate against some of the potentially severe consequences of peak oil was for oil…

EU Fears a US Shale Oil Boom could Make Competition Impossible

Jan 23, 2013 at 16:29 | Environmental News Network

A US industrial boost following its ability to tap abundant shale gas reserves is provoking fears that imperilled energy-intensive European businesses will find it harder than ever to compete.

The Coming Oil War in Iraq: Part II

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:50 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Turkish energy minister confirmed that oil was flowing again through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline from northern Iraq following an attack on the transit network. The separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party has…

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