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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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