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Energy

Low Prices Lead To Layoffs In The Oil Patch

Dec 31, 2014 at 13:01 | Nick Cunningham

Crude oil is set to close out a shocking year with a fresh five-year price low in the final days of 2014, falling more than 50 percent from their June…

Economic Inefficiency Means Low Oil Prices Are Here To Stay

Dec 31, 2014 at 12:42 | Gail Tverberg

Since about 2001, several sectors of the economy have become increasingly inefficient, in the sense that it takes more resources to produce a given output, such as 1000 barrels of…

Low Oil Prices Drive US Rig Count Down

Dec 31, 2014 at 12:19 | Andy Tully

The number of drilling rigs in the United States fell for the third consecutive week in December, indicating that lower prices and therefore lower profits are causing producers to cut…

The Gasoline Price Myth

Dec 31, 2014 at 11:14 | Lance Roberts

"If you repeat a falsehood long enough, it will eventually be accepted as fact." In the financial markets and economics it is a common occurrence that the media and commentators…

US Expands Oil Exports To Lightly Processed ‘Condensate’

Dec 31, 2014 at 10:43 | Andy Tully

Washington has expanded opportunities for US oil producers to export lightly processed crude, known as condensate, despite a ban that’s nearly 40 years old. The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of…

Energy Crisis As Early As 2016

Dec 30, 2014 at 13:20 | Dan Steffens

Low oil prices today may be setting the world up for an oil shortage as early as 2016. Today we have just 2% more crude oil supply than demand and…

Obama Kicks The Oil Industry While They Are Down

Dec 30, 2014 at 13:08 | Nick Cunningham

The federal government is about to issue landmark regulations aimed at slashing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations could come along with several…

Top Five Possible Energy Surprises For 2015

Dec 30, 2014 at 12:51 | Kurt Cobb

The coming year is likely to be as full of surprises in the field of energy as 2014 was. We just don't know which surprises! I am not predicting that…

Gazprom Announces South Stream Buy Out

Dec 30, 2014 at 12:42 | Andy Tully

Russia’s proposed South Stream pipeline may have been canceled, but it evidently is worth something to the country’s gas monopoly, Gazprom, which has agreed to buy out its European partners…

Could Libyan Militants Spark An Oil Price Rebound?

Dec 29, 2014 at 16:36 | Nick Cunningham

Violence in a major oil producing country may finally halt the oil price slide. Analysts have speculated whether the slump in oil prices would be reversed by an uptick in…

Saudi Facing Largest Deficit In Its History

Dec 29, 2014 at 16:25 | Andy Tully

The nearly 50 percent plunge in the price of oil during the past six months is expected to leave oil-rich Saudi Arabia with its first budget deficit since 2011 and…

Follow The Trends For Oil Price Rebound

Dec 29, 2014 at 16:18 | James Hamilton

A few weeks ago I offered some calculations suggesting that lower demand for oil might account for about $20/barrel of the dramatic decline in the price of oil since…

Iraq Could Be Oil Market Linchpin

Dec 26, 2014 at 15:12 | Nick Cunningham

As hard as it may be to imagine, given today’s rock bottom oil prices and abundant supplies, the world may still struggle to bring enough oil online over the next…

If Prices Keep Falling, OPEC Must Act To Restore ‘Fair’ Rate Of $70-$80

Dec 26, 2014 at 15:05 | Andy Tully

The consensus among many Arab OPEC producers is that, one way or another, the worldwide price of oil will stabilize then rise again during 2015, settling between $70 and $80…

BP To Bypass Sanctions, Buy In On Siberian Oilfield

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:56 | Andy Tully

British-based BP is negotiating with Russia’s Rosneft to buy a stake in an oil field in eastern Siberia, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the talks who spoke…

Low Oil Prices Could Improve Relations Between DRC And Uganda

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:50 | Global Risk Insights

  Tensions along the border between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda have risen over the last decade,…

Low Oil Prices And Money Worries For 2015

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:21 | James Stafford

In response to the Ruble’s recent fall (over 50% against the U.S. Dollar), Swiss banks have begun taking extreme and extraordinary measures in what appear to be early signs of…

Diversify Your Core Energy Portfolio

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:12 | Martin Tillier

The Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, once memorably said that we should be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when they are fearful. On that basis, now is a…

Will It Be A Happy New Year For Energy Investors?

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:07 | Martin Tillier

It has, to say the least, been an interesting year for energy investors. 2014 started with everything looking rosy. The global recovery was in full swing, the price of oil…

Retail Gasoline: The Forgotten Investment Opportunity

Dec 26, 2014 at 14:04 | Editorial Dept

Introduction 2014 has been a busy year for energy investors, with lots of ups and downs. With a long list of unexpected geopolitical twists, there was never a…

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