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Energy / Crude Oil

Discovering 2013: The Top Finds of the Last Two Months

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:44 | Editorial Dept

Last year was a record one for major new discoveries, and 2013 has so far demonstrated that the road to discovery still has plenty of mileage. The past two months…

ECUADOR: Correa and the Future of Oil

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: Foreign investment, though crucial for improving oil production levels in Ecuador, will remain far below potential for political reasons.Analysis: On 17 February 2013, President Rafael Correa…

Governments Must Work together to Avoid a Peak Oil Scenario

Feb 19, 2013 at 16:34 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Decline in output from the world's oil fields is averaging 5% per year, with some speculation that we may have reached the global production limit for conventional crude…

Keystone XL: Celebrities Won't Help the Cause

Feb 18, 2013 at 17:27 | Jen Alic

Both the protest movement against Keystone XL and the industry attempt to prove that Americans want it, are irrelevant: Keystone is set in stone and nothing indicates this more clearly…

Crude Oil Pipelines Planned for the Future

Feb 18, 2013 at 17:23 | James Hamilton

The EIA last week released a nice summary of planned additional U.S. pipeline capacity.The reversal of the Seaway Pipeline began last May to carry 150,000 b/d…

Choosing the Right Oil Company to Own in 2013

Feb 18, 2013 at 12:13 | Editorial Dept

I have been making the point about crude oil production and capex absolutely CONTROLLING the energy space right now and through 2013 and this week’s entry is perfect to point…

KENYA: Jordanian Company Quits Exploration License

Feb 14, 2013 at 14:48 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The decision by Jordan’s Edgo Energy to relinquish its offshore exploration license opens up opportunities for new explorers but highlights two key problems: the technical difficulty of drilling…

Super Majors Need to Step Up Their Oil Game

Feb 13, 2013 at 17:01 | Jen Alic

The oil super majors haven’t done anything terribly impressive in the past five years—a period that has seen the juniors shine in places like Iraqi Kurdistan, and even in Texas.

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…

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