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Hess Shareholders Approve $53 Billion Chevron Deal

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Is Oil Wastewater A Cure For California’s Drought?

Feb 18, 2016 at 16:13 | Dex Dunford

As California grapples with a historic four-year-long drought, and farmers skimp on water for crops in the face of fines, oil wastewater is becoming both a…

Saudi Arabia’s Credit Rating Cut Two Levels

Feb 18, 2016 at 11:37 | Charles Kennedy

S&P dropped a bombshell on Thursday, downgrading the sovereign credit rating for Saudi Arabia by two notches. The ratings agency also slashed credit rating for Brazil, Kazakhstan, Bahrain and…

Oil Prices Continue To Rally As U.S. Crude Inventories Shrink

Feb 18, 2016 at 10:42 | Matt Smith

One hundred and eighteen years after the birth of Enzo Ferrari, and the current rally in the crude complex apparently has more gas left in the…

With Petrobras On Life Support: Shell Sees Opportunity In Brazil

Feb 17, 2016 at 16:44 | Dex Dunford

Hot on the heels of their $52-billion takeover of BG Group going into effect last month, Shell appears poised to make big moves in Brazil. Already the second largest…

The Billion Dollar Biofuel That Fell 2.7 Billion Gallons Short

Feb 17, 2016 at 13:37 | Robert Rapier

Ten years ago a visionary named Vinod Khosla gave a presentation called Biofuels: Think Outside the Barrel. It seems to have disappeared from his Khosla…

OPEC Ups Pressure On Iraq, Iran To Freeze Production

Feb 17, 2016 at 10:40 | Matt Smith

On Foo-Fighting drummer Taylor Hawkins’ 44th birthday, OPEC members are again banging the drum for a production freeze. Yesterday’s meeting of oil producers Saudi, Russia, Qatar…

Supreme Court Vacancy Leaves Energy Industry In Limbo

Feb 16, 2016 at 16:57 | Julianne Geiger

The unexpected death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will likely prove to be a turning point in U.S. history, and no one will be…

Oil Markets Disappointed By Production Freeze

Feb 16, 2016 at 13:59 | Evan Kelly

We will begin this week with a quick look at some of the critical figures and data in the energy markets, we will then introduce some…

Oil Markets Unimpressed By Crude Output Freeze

Feb 16, 2016 at 09:25 | Matt Smith

Fifty-seven years after the birth of John McEnroe, and there is a racket being made in the oil market. The racket has been caused by the…

Oil Thefts Surge In Mexico As Cartels Become Specialized

Feb 15, 2016 at 16:33 | Dex Dunford

Already reeling from low prices, officials with Mexico’s state-run Pemex are also fighting an ever intensifying battle against pipeline theft as organized crime tries to gain…

Would A Chesapeake Bankruptcy Boost Natural Gas Prices

Feb 15, 2016 at 16:20 | Michael McDonald

Of all the companies that have been hammered by the Oil Crisis, few have been hit as hard as Chesapeake Energy Corporation. CHK’s stock market…

EU Importing More Than 50% Of Its Energy

Feb 15, 2016 at 16:06 | Colin Chilcoat

The EU is well on its way to achieving its 2020 climate and energy goals. The targets – 20 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions…

Just How Accurate Are The EIA’s Predictions?

Feb 15, 2016 at 15:46 | Ron Patterson

 The EIA recently published the February edition of their Short-Term Energy Outlook. If you follow this month to month, and I…

Shell Announces Successful Completion Of BG Merger

Feb 15, 2016 at 11:30 | Charles Kennedy

The BG Group will now be officially delisted from the London Stock Exchange after Royal Dutch Shell’s Scheme of Arrangement with the group has become effective.…

Oil Prices Gain As Rumors On OPEC Cut Continue To Circulate

Feb 15, 2016 at 11:17 | Matt Smith

Two hundred and fifty-eight years after mustard was first advertised in the U.S., and the crude complex is looking hot to trot once more. U.S. equity,…

U.S. Banks Growing Hesitant To Loan Money To Energy Firms

Feb 12, 2016 at 17:38 | Nick Cunningham

BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, announced that it would no longer lend money to struggling oil and gas companies in the United States. "Given the current…

A Bubble Induced Economy & The Wage Gap

Feb 12, 2016 at 17:14 | Leonard Brecken

During the 1990s, developing nations including Mexico and many in Asia became very competitive manufacturing bases due to lower wage structures. This, I believe, was the…

A Market Collapse Is On The Horizon

Feb 12, 2016 at 16:46 | Gail Tverberg

What is ahead for 2016? Most people don’t realize how tightly the following are linked: 1. Growth in debt2. Growth in the economy3. Growth…

If A Cut Is Going To Come It Won’t Be From OPEC

Feb 12, 2016 at 16:43 | Ron Patterson

The latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is just out. The data is “Crude Only” production and does not reflect condensate production. Also the…

Don’t Look For The Bottom In Oil, Look Ahead

Feb 12, 2016 at 16:21 | Dan Dicker

There’s little more than frustration out there right now from those of us in the energy world – whether we’re trying to trade our way around stocks or if we’re…

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