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Why I Have Gone From Bear To Bull On Total S.A. (TOT)

May 29, 2015 at 17:01 | Martin Tillier

When the names of the companies approved to bid on the newly available Mexican oil leases were released this week the list contained little of any real use to potential…

EIA Reports Bizarre Increase In U.S. Oil Production

May 29, 2015 at 14:02 | Leonard Brecken

What did I tell you? The EIA has done it again. First, it is important to remember that weekly EIA production numbers are just estimates (except…

Iraqi Oil Sector Shrugs Off ISIS Threat

May 28, 2015 at 10:06 | Charles Kennedy

With major setbacks in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the Obama administration has been faced with questions about its strategy. Rather than making progress…

We May Not See Arctic Oil For Decades

May 27, 2015 at 17:18 | Nick Cunningham

Shell’s Arctic campaign this year will be pivotal. If the company cannot find large reserves of oil, it will likely set back Arctic oil development for…

The Oil Glut is Not Real

May 27, 2015 at 12:32 | Leonard Brecken

As it appears GDP will be seasonally adjusted again, I find myself wondering just one thing: why? Earlier GDP figures showed the US economy on the…

Oil Still At Risk Of Geopolitical Turmoil

May 27, 2015 at 12:15 | Nick Cunningham

There is no shortage of surprises in the world of oil. Nobody anticipated the rush of oil supplies that would come online in such a short…

Texas Floods Affect Some Oil Wells, Refineries Mostly Unaffected

May 27, 2015 at 10:14 | Charles Kennedy

More than a dozen people were killed as massive rain storms hit Texas, flooding large swathes of land across much of the state. The storms…

Top 4 Oil Companies For Dividend Investors

May 25, 2015 at 16:51 | Michael McDonald

Investing in the energy industry right now can be scary. On the one hand, oil prices have been extremely volatile and look likely to stay that way. On the…

Exxon Setting Its Sights On Iranian Oil Fields

May 25, 2015 at 12:22 | Charles Kennedy

The deadline for a comprehensive deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations is quickly approaching, with the outcome no more certain than it was a few months ago.Negotiators…

China To Create An Oil Supermajor Twice The Size Of Exxon?

May 22, 2015 at 17:17 | Gaurav Agnihotri

China, the fourth largest oil producer in the world (behind the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia) is undoubtedly one of the biggest stakeholders in the global oil and gas markets.…

What Does Exxon Know That We Don’t?

May 22, 2015 at 16:33 | Dan Dicker

Forecasts from the IEA and Goldman Sachs this week are trying to say that crude barrels are still overpriced – but the market isn’t listening. I’ve…

Drilling Efficiency To Keep Oil Prices Low

May 21, 2015 at 16:25 | Michael McDonald

Economics 101 tells us that prices in a free market are set by the interaction of supply and demand. The world oil markets have gotten a graphic lesson in that…

What Is The Future For Saudi Aramco?

May 19, 2015 at 17:16 | Gaurav Agnihotri

In a move that could shake up the dynamics of the global oil and gas industry, the desert Kingdom is restructuring its national oil company, Saudi…

Two Of The Best Short-Term Plays Right Now

May 15, 2015 at 15:56 | Dan Dicker

We need an updated strategy if we’re staying in the oil game. Not a new one, mind you – the plan I’ve laid out for the long-term trends in oil…

How To Think Like A Trader

May 15, 2015 at 15:52 | Martin Tillier

As many of you will be aware, there are two basic approaches to stock selection, commonly known as top-down and bottom-up. The former involves looking at big picture economic factors,…

Game-Changing Tech For The Offshore Sector

May 15, 2015 at 15:46 | Editorial Dept

IntroductionDespite all of the hype around the shale revolution in the United States, over the long-term, US shale is expected to deteriorate. Owing to high initial decline rates,…

M&A The Only Survival Strategy For The Oil Sector Now

May 14, 2015 at 14:33 | Leonard Brecken

History dictates that flat oil price curves are rare events and usually signal a pivot point in future pricing and economic activity. Today’s curve can’t get much flatter, as the…

Some Good News From This War-Torn Nation’s Oil Industry

May 14, 2015 at 10:59 | Charles Kennedy

Libya has been torn apart from violence and political instability, and its oil sector has been severely impacted as a result. But amid all the…

Could This New Business Model Save Fracking?

May 13, 2015 at 13:55 | Michael McDonald

The hallmark of the fracking revolution in the US has always been persistent technological progress. Fracking only became possible as a result of technology pioneered by U.S. companies like Continental…

OPEC Output Up, U.S. Shale Down

May 13, 2015 at 12:03 | Ron Patterson

The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is just out with crude only production numbers for all OPEC countries for April 2015. 

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