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Energy / Crude Oil

The Carry Trade Returns

Jan 09, 2015 at 13:50 | Dan Dicker

In 2008, as money rushed out of the oil market and prices continued to collapse, a bottom for oil was nearly impossible to find. But one commercial factor gave a…

When Good News Is Overlooked It’s Time To Buy

Jan 09, 2015 at 13:49 | Martin Tillier

When the general mood in a market is gloomy and the bears have the upper hand, even good news can get overlooked, or rather overpowered. For…

A Failsafe Way to Bet On The Oil Sector

Jan 09, 2015 at 13:46 | Editorial Dept

Another week, another impressive fall in oil prices. There have been a series of psychological thresholds through which oil prices have crashed over the past few months. In the beginning…

Keystone XL Saga Continues, Obama Threatens Veto

Jan 07, 2015 at 17:02 | Andy Tully

Ever since the Republican Party gained control of both houses of Congress, Mitch McConnell, then the Senate minority leader and now its majority leader, has promised repeatedly that approval of…

The Next Decade Will Decide Peak Oil Outcome

Jan 05, 2015 at 16:10 | Ron Patterson

The most attention-grabbing attempts to predict oil futures have come from geologists and environmental activists, who tend to look solely at production. An overlooked doctoral thesis by Christophe McGlade,

US Expands Oil Exports To Lightly Processed ‘Condensate’

Dec 31, 2014 at 10:43 | Andy Tully

Washington has expanded opportunities for US oil producers to export lightly processed crude, known as condensate, despite a ban that’s nearly 40 years old. The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of…

Energy Crisis As Early As 2016

Dec 30, 2014 at 13:20 | Dan Steffens

Low oil prices today may be setting the world up for an oil shortage as early as 2016. Today we have just 2% more crude oil supply than demand and…

Obama Kicks The Oil Industry While They Are Down

Dec 30, 2014 at 13:08 | Nick Cunningham

The federal government is about to issue landmark regulations aimed at slashing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations could come along with several…

Iraq Could Be Oil Market Linchpin

Dec 26, 2014 at 15:12 | Nick Cunningham

As hard as it may be to imagine, given today’s rock bottom oil prices and abundant supplies, the world may still struggle to bring enough oil online over the next…

BP To Bypass Sanctions, Buy In On Siberian Oilfield

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:56 | Andy Tully

British-based BP is negotiating with Russia’s Rosneft to buy a stake in an oil field in eastern Siberia, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the talks who spoke…

Low Oil Prices Could Improve Relations Between DRC And Uganda

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:50 | Global Risk Insights

  Tensions along the border between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda have risen over the last decade,…

Building The Case For A Short-Term Bottom

Dec 26, 2014 at 13:52 | Jim Hyerczyk

Crude Oil Outlook February Crude Oil futures have been drifting sideways since reaching a new contract…

Latest Numbers Reveal The Bakken Is Close To Peaking

Dec 23, 2014 at 17:18 | Ron Patterson

It is has now been confirmed. The first measured 24 hour production from Bakken wells is a very good predictor of the future production of that well. And it has…

If Shell Backs Out, Arctic Oil Off the Table for Years

Dec 22, 2014 at 16:12 | Nick Cunningham

The next several months may be pivotal for the future of oil development in the Arctic. While Russia has proceeded with oil drilling in its Arctic territory, the U.S. has…

British Oil Industry On The Verge Of “Collapse”

Dec 19, 2014 at 17:19 | Nick Cunningham

The United Kingdom’s oil industry is taking a beating from low oil prices, so much so that it is “close to collapse.” That comes from the head of the Association…

OPEC Calls For Widespread Production Cuts

Dec 19, 2014 at 16:59 | Andy Tully

The oil ministers of two powerful OPEC members, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, say they had no choice but to avoid cutting production to shore up oil prices…

Texas Railroad Commission October Oil & Gas Report

Dec 19, 2014 at 16:42 | Ron Patterson

The Texas Railroad Commission has updated their Oil & Gas Production Data Query to include the production numbers for October. The Texas data is always incomplete so the charts…

The Latest Hot Spot For Offshore Oil

Dec 19, 2014 at 14:00 | Editorial Dept

  Oil prices may be lower than they have been in over a half decade, but that hasn’t slowed the interest in Canada’s oil reserves off of its east coast.…

Subtle Signs Emerging That A Bottom Is Near

Dec 19, 2014 at 13:45 | Jim Hyerczyk

Crude Oil OutlookOversupply continued to make it hard for…

Violence In South Sudan Threatens Chinese Oil Investment

Dec 18, 2014 at 17:29 | Global Risk Insights

On December 15, 2013, fierce fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. Rebel forces loyal to Machar targeted South Sudan’s oil fields,…

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