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Energy / Energy-General

Oil Companies Running Out Of Options

Sep 18, 2015 at 16:09 | Nick Cunningham

The financial pressure on indebted oil and gas companies continues to mount, putting them in a bind as they try to mend their deteriorating balance sheets.…

$50 Oil For 15 Years – Can Anyone Take Goldman Seriously Anymore?

Sep 18, 2015 at 15:03 | Evan Kelly

The Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged, a move that had become increasingly expected as the Fed meeting drew closer, due to low inflation and concerns over instability…

China Keeps Oil Prices From Falling As It Fills Its Strategic Reserves

Sep 18, 2015 at 10:11 | Matt Smith

With a lack of overnight economic data to consume, we are left to reflect on yesterday’s Federal Reserve decision to keep interest rates at 0.25%. While…

This Is What Needs To Happen For Oil Prices To Stabilize

Sep 17, 2015 at 16:37 | Dan Doyle

On September 10th the EIA reported a production decline in the Lower 48—essentially shale production—of 208,000 BOPD. That is a staggeringly enormous number, approximately 10 percent…

Fed Defers Rate Hike, But Oil Fundamentals Don’t Matter Anyway

Sep 17, 2015 at 15:53 | Leonard Brecken

I have long maintained that various distortions of fundamental data by the media and analysts are partly to blame for why oil prices are de-coupled from…

Low Oil Prices Force Saudis To Re-Shape Domestic Energy Policies

Sep 17, 2015 at 11:29 | Matt Smith

Seventy-six years to the day after Ol’ Blue Eyes recorded ‘All or Nothing At All‘, and the Federal Reserve finds itself in a similar predicament. For…

To Hike Or Not To Hike, Anxious Oil Industry Awaits Fed’s Decisions

Sep 16, 2015 at 15:31 | Nick Cunningham

The Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as soon as this week, as its governors meet to discuss monetary conditions. The decision could have an enormous…

Saudi Arabia Opening Up For Business As Oil Strategy Takes Its Toll

Sep 16, 2015 at 15:01 | Michael McDonald

Saudi Arabia faces a problem. The G20 nation and de facto head of OPEC relies almost solely on oil to power an economy that has…

Our Energy Problem Could Lead To A Major Debt Crisis

Sep 16, 2015 at 14:09 | Gail Tverberg

Usually, we don’t stop to think about how the whole economy works together. A major reason is that we have been lacking data to see long-term…

3.1 Million Barrel Draw In U.S Stockpiles Stimulates Oil Prices

Sep 16, 2015 at 10:28 | Matt Smith

Crude prices are ripping higher today thus far, egged on by a surprise draw from last night’s API report. A 3.1 million barrel draw was seen,…

Oil Industry Influence Waning Amid Oil Price Slump

Sep 15, 2015 at 16:27 | Michael McDonald

One unexpected victim of the oil price downturn seems to be the U.S. lobbying industry. The group of firms, whose business revolves around making sure government…

Environmental Groups Target Fossil Fuel Production On Federal Lands

Sep 15, 2015 at 16:22 | Nick Cunningham

Environmental groups have decided to widen their attack on fossil fuels, calling on the President to end the development of coal, oil, and natural gas from…

Midweek Sector Update: This Key OPEC Member Could Soon See Production Cuts

Sep 15, 2015 at 12:04 | Evan Kelly

The business climate is only getting worse in Iraq for the handful of international oil companies operating in the war-torn country. The Iraqi oil ministry sent a letter to private…

Iran Enjoys Increased Oil Exports, U.S Shale Plays Face Structural Decline

Sep 15, 2015 at 10:12 | Matt Smith

One and a quarter centuries to the day after the birth of Agatha Christie, and markets remain shrouded in mystery ahead of Thursday’s potential US interest…

EU’s Energy Market In For Some Drastic Changes

Sep 14, 2015 at 16:39 | Michael McDonald

In all of the chaos that has accompanied the recent Greek drama in Europe, it is easy to forget that the machinery of the EU continues…

Panasonic Now Gunning For Tesla’s Energy Storage Crown?

Sep 14, 2015 at 16:28 | Gaurav Agnihotri

So far, the PV storage market has been largely dominated by the Tesla Powerwall System which has received more than 100,000 bookings and will be available…

Aussie PM Ousted As Commodities Pressure Proves Too Much

Sep 14, 2015 at 10:41 | Charles Kennedy

The collapse in commodity prices over the past year have shaken up the global economy, and for countries dependent on natural resource exports, the bust has…

OPEC Lowers Global Demand Growth Expectations For Oil In 2016

Sep 14, 2015 at 10:10 | Matt Smith

Thirty-seven years to the day after Mork and Mindy first appeared on our TV screens, and markets this week are set to be out of this…

OPEC Is Winning The Price War Says IEA

Sep 11, 2015 at 15:50 | Nick Cunningham

Oil markets may not balance until late 2016, but supply is finally contracting in a big way. Early last week the EIA confirmed that U.S.…

BMW Going All-Electric

Sep 11, 2015 at 15:37 | Michael McDonald

The age of electric vehicles may finally be upon us – or at least that’s what BMW is banking on. BMW recently announced that it…

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