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Energy / Energy-General

Oil Finds Some Support As WTI Hits $40 Mark

Nov 20, 2015 at 14:30 | Tom Kool

We start with an overview of last week’s most important data from the oil and gas sector:

Undeterred By Volatile Markets, Resource Investors Ramp Up Investments

Nov 20, 2015 at 11:19 | Dave Forest

I wrote in early August about how natural resource investment has been hitting surprising highs in 2015. And this week we got confirmation this is…

Oil Prices Testing August Lows As Inventories Swell

Nov 20, 2015 at 10:40 | Matt Smith

As Mike D from the Beastie Boys turns fifty today, WTI is trying to fight for its right to party on in forty-dollardom. (but failing). Brent…

Poor Quarter for Canada’s Oilfield Services

Nov 19, 2015 at 16:15 | David Yager

It was a jungle out there for the Canadian oilfield services (OFS) industry in the third quarter of the current fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.…

Energy Storage Tech Finally Starting To Compete With The Grid

Nov 19, 2015 at 15:58 | James Stafford

Critics of renewable energy always cite the fact that the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow. As such, the intermittency of renewable energy needs…

The Elephant In The Room At The Paris Climate Conference

Nov 19, 2015 at 15:54 | Colin Chilcoat

Government handouts are a thorny issue – the fate of tax dollars too. It becomes even more problematic when the entitlements are bestowed on a several…

Keystone XL Might Prove A Pyrrhic Victory For Environmentalists

Nov 19, 2015 at 15:49 | Robert Rapier

A Long-Awaited DecisionEarlier this month, after a debate that spanned nearly the entire duration of his presidency, President Obama finally rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project. He…

Why Europe Will Prove Key To Future U.S. LNG Exports

Nov 19, 2015 at 09:43 | Matt Smith

Seven score and twelve years after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and the crude complex is examining its own principles: those of supply and demand.…

UK Banking On NatGas And Nuclear Over Renewables

Nov 18, 2015 at 15:28 | Nick Cunningham

The UK laid out a long-term energy strategy ahead of the Paris climate talks that charts a decidedly different future for the country. Energy and…

Will 2016 Be The Year Of Wireless Energy?

Nov 18, 2015 at 15:24 | Michael McDonald

Wireless power has been a dream of mankind’s for decades, but the technology finally appears to be gaining some traction. Theoretically, numerous studies have shown…

Why OPEC Can’t Win The Oil Price War

Nov 18, 2015 at 12:28 | Euan Mearns

As the oil price war unfolds it becomes easier to understand the outcome. There is ongoing speculation about the motives of the main players. Is…

Energy Markets Testing Some Big Investors

Nov 18, 2015 at 10:11 | Charles Kennedy

Plummeting oil prices have beaten down the share prices of energy companies across the board, with some going out of business while others are struggling to…

No Consensus For OPEC On Where To Go Next

Nov 18, 2015 at 09:58 | Matt Smith

It is Margaret Atwood’s 76th birthday, and her 2009 novel ‘The Year of the Flood‘ seems an appropriate way to sum up the crude market this…

OPEC’s Bad Bet By The Numbers

Nov 17, 2015 at 13:37 | Dalan McEndree

What will happen to the economic fortunes of OPEC members if it turns out the Saudis and their Gulf Arab allies (UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar) bet…

UK Banking On Diesel To Maintain Energy Supply

Nov 17, 2015 at 13:34 | Gaurav Agnihotri

Dubbed by many as ‘Diesel Dupe’ or ‘Dieselgate, the recent Volkswagen emission scandal has severely dented the German automaker’s reputation in the global market. Besides facing the possible recall of…

No Move In Oil Prices As French Bombs Hit Syrian Soil

Nov 17, 2015 at 12:57 | Evan Kelly

The North American oil rig count stopped falling, the first gain in several weeks. It is too early to tell if it is a trend, but the rig count could…

Could The Tide Be Turning Against North American Natural Gas?

Nov 17, 2015 at 09:39 | Dave Forest

A lot of hope has been pinned on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports as an outlet for surging North American gas supply. But a couple of…

Hedge Funds Increase Bearish Bets As Oil Nears $40

Nov 17, 2015 at 09:31 | Matt Smith

One-hundred and forty-six years after the Suez canal opened in Egypt, and one-hundred and two years after the first steamship traveled through the Panama canal, the…

Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Expensive, But Doable

Nov 16, 2015 at 17:33 | Michael McDonald

One of the most interesting developments in the transportation industry right now is the initial work being done on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept. The concept is starting to take shape…

What The Paris Attacks Mean For Commodities Prices

Nov 16, 2015 at 17:20 | Robert Berke

The Paris tragedy clearly showed the world that the war on terror has gone global. If that had not already been made clear by terror bombings in Baghdad, Beirut, and…

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