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Analysts See Oil Trading Closer To $70 Through Year-End

Analysts See Oil Trading Closer To $70 Through Year-End

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OPEC Adding to Capacity Amid Concern Supply will Dampen Oil Prices

Mar 31, 2010 at 15:15 | Darrell Delamaide

OPEC member countries have resumed work on 35 new projects that will increase production capacity by 5 million barrels a day, adding to concerns that the increasing world capacity will…

Flaws in Weekly EIA Inventory Reports

Mar 26, 2010 at 00:09 | Editorial Dept

"The numbers in this report can't be right -- and yet the market is reacting to them!" -- there's a complaint we've heard so many times about USDA reports, but…

Oxford Study Sparks New Round of "Peak Oil" Debate

Mar 24, 2010 at 16:38 | Darrell Delamaide

The debate about “peak oil” flared up again following a new report from Oxford University claiming that conventional oil reserves are inflated by a third and that added reserves from…

Politics and Peak Energy - Have we Reached the Tipping Point?

Mar 22, 2010 at 23:36 | John Howe

Economic success, growth, and an affluent (happy) consumer lifestyle directly depend on an abundance of inexpensive energy. Conversely, the quantity and type of energy consumed can have a very adverse…

The U.S. No Longer Controls the Price of Oil in a Peak Oil World

Mar 20, 2010 at 16:01 | Business Insider

Back in the days when US oil demand controlled the price of oil, a massive recession in the United States would have sent oil to 12.00 dollars a barrel. That…

Happy 50th Anniversary Year OPEC

Mar 18, 2010 at 16:04 | Ferdinand E. Banks

On September 14, 1960 OPEC began operations as an ad-hoc talk-shop of sorts, and five years later became a permanent part of Vienna’s international bureaucracy.  I have decided to send…

Crude Prices Stagnate Amid Doubts About Global Demand

Mar 12, 2010 at 23:40 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary 03/08/2010 to 03/12/2010. Crude oil prices tread water for the week as uncertainty about demand continued to weigh on the market. Prices were down slightly on the…

There Will be No Economic Recovery as the Era of Cheap Oil Comes to an End

Mar 09, 2010 at 02:09 | Business Insider

a href="http://www.businessinsider.com"> When oil crossed $120 a barrel for the first time in May 2008, oil cornucopians knew they were in trouble. Prices had quadrupled in just five years, yet…

Iraq Awards Drilling Contract as it Reaches for Ambitious Oil Production Target

Mar 02, 2010 at 13:47 | Darrell Delamaide

Iraq announced a $318 million contract with a unit of Turkish Petroleum to drill 45 wells in the supergiant Rumaila oilfield as the country strives to regain and even surpass…

One Night Stand Pricing

Feb 25, 2010 at 02:32 | Dave Forest

What's more important: upside or stability? That debate constantly rages amongst commodities producers. Especially when it comes to deciding whether to sell gold, copper or oil at spot versus long-term…

Oil Prices Rise Amid Mixed Economic Data as Euro Concerns Ebb

Feb 20, 2010 at 16:50 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 02/16/2010 to 02/20/2010. An easing of the crisis in Europe gave energy markets a firm tone last week that enabled crude oil futures to gain nearly…

More About Oil (Part 2): OPEC'S STRATEGY

Feb 15, 2010 at 13:25 | Ferdinand E. Banks

The IEA has apparently calculated that OPEC earned 575 billion (U.S.) dollars in oil export revenues in 2009, a relatively depressed year, and might earn more than 700 billion this…

More About Oil (Part 1): A Preview of The New Decade

Feb 15, 2010 at 13:22 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In 20 years I predict energy wars over oil and  gas resources. By the time it becomes politically profitable to react to problems  in the transport energy sector, it will…

China's Monetary Moves Undercut Crude Oil Rally

Feb 12, 2010 at 21:24 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 02/08/2010 – 02/12/2010. Crude oil prices took a dive on Friday after a week of gains from U.S. blizzards were undercut by another move in China…

Endless Oil: Prices NOT Peaks are the Issue

Feb 08, 2010 at 15:13 | Ferdinand E. Banks

”Endless Oil” is the title of a piece in Business Week (Jan, 18, 2010). Its author is Stanley Reed, and it was interesting for me because I remember when Business…

Are Official Estimates of Oil Reserves Correct? What Does this Mean for Oil Prices

Jan 28, 2010 at 21:51 | Editorial Dept

Over the next year or two, you will likely find yourself paying a LOT more at the gas pump. Big changes are taking place in the oil industry . With…

A Look at the Exploration Business and Mining Economics

Jan 18, 2010 at 17:12 | Dave Forest

We spend a lot of money looking for mines. Drilling, trenching, sampling, assaying, metallurgical testing, running geophysical surveys, taking soil geochemistry samples. All of these things are necessary to locate…

Oil Prices Fall as Winter Premium Melts Away

Jan 16, 2010 at 15:28 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market roundup: 11/01/2010 to 15/01/2010. Crude oil futures fell for five straight sessions as warmer weather in the U.S. dispelled forecasts of unusually low temperatures and allowed concerns about…

A Disobliging Update on the Price of Oil

Jan 09, 2010 at 16:21 | Ferdinand E. Banks

There still seems to be a deplorable uncertainty about the future price of the most important commodity in the world. A few months ago Philip Verleger – now apparently guest…

What Happens When the Wells Run Dry?

Jan 08, 2010 at 16:55 | Claude Salhani

One nagging question that the industrial world has been asking itself since the discovery of the first oil well is what happens when the wells begin to run dry. The…

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