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IEA Provides First Sign That Tide May Be Turning For Oil Prices

Jan 19, 2015 at 14:29 | Dan Steffens

Last week, energy investors got the first of several reports that should confirm for Wall Street analysts that the physical markets for crude oil are responding to the sharp drop…

Crushing The U.S. Energy Export Dream

Jan 19, 2015 at 14:19 | Arthur Berman

Exporting crude oil and natural gas from the United States are among the dumbest energy ideas of all time.  Exporting gas is dumb. Exporting oil is dumber. The U.S. imports…

Oil Price Collapse Hurting Some More Than Others

Jan 19, 2015 at 14:08 | Nick Cunningham

U.S. oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The…

Keystone XL Pipeline: Why The Big Fuss?

Jan 19, 2015 at 14:01 | Euan Mearns

Lobbyists are mobilizing to advance it. Environmentalists are mobilizing to stop it. The newly-elected Republican House has already voted to approve it. So has the newly elected Republican Senate. Obama…

Iranian Oil Industry Not Threatened By $25 Oil Claims Minister

Jan 19, 2015 at 10:45 | ZeroHedge

The precarious "game theory" equilibrium that worked for decades while OPEC was still a functioning cartel is unwinding before everyone's eyes. Just as Saudi Arabia accurately anticipated, the lower the…

Oil Industry Withdraws From High Cost Areas

Jan 16, 2015 at 16:45 | Nick Cunningham

The oil industry is pulling back from some marginal areas of operation, slashing jobs and spending, and retrenching in the face of the ongoing slump in oil markets. Signs of…

Low Oil Prices Have Silver Lining For Latin America’s Heavy Crude Producers

Jan 16, 2015 at 16:18 | Lisa Viscidi

The recent decline in oil prices has been devastating to the government coffers of some of Latin America’s oil-dependent countries, including Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. But seldom mentioned is that…

How Much Punishment Can Russia’s Oil Industry Take?

Jan 16, 2015 at 16:11 | ISN Security Watch

No doubt most in Russia are wishing for a rapid rebound in the oil price and a significant recovery in the value of the ruble. Unfortunately, neither seems likely anytime…

Low Oil Prices Force OPEC Members To Rethink 2015 Budgets

Jan 16, 2015 at 16:02 | Andy Tully

The persistent drop in oil prices is prompting more oil-rich OPEC countries to revise the projected revenues in their coming budgets. Already, Saudi Arabia, the world's largest producer of oil…

Bakken Data Continues To Confound

Jan 16, 2015 at 15:52 | Ron Patterson

The North Dakota Industrial Commission is out with the Bakken November Production Data and the North Dakota Production Data.Bakken production…

This Week In Energy: Oil Majors Taking Ruthless Measures To Survive

Jan 16, 2015 at 14:11 | Evan Kelly

  Following five straight days of losses, U.S. stocks made minor gains Friday morning in light of the shock news coming from Switzerland which has market experts scratching their…

Bottom Fishing In Oil’s Stormy Seas

Jan 16, 2015 at 13:12 | Dan Dicker

Calling a bottom in oil is a fool’s errand. What’s more important here is in trying to gauge how oil will trade AFTER it finds a bottom. And that isn’t…

Averaging May Be Worth A Shot Right Now

Jan 16, 2015 at 13:09 | Martin Tillier

I have said in past weeks that I believe the mid-40s would provide support for WTI prices, and so far that has been the case. There has hardly been a…

Egypt Tries To Make An Energy Comeback

Jan 16, 2015 at 13:04 | Editorial Dept

Egypt sits at a strategic crossroads, positioned between Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. From the Roman era right up through the 20th century, control for Egypt has been the…

Global Energy Advisory – 16th January 2015

Jan 16, 2015 at 12:54 | Editorial Dept

Deals, Mergers & Acquisitions • Mexico's state-run Pemex is in talks with the US Commerce Department to import 100,000 barrels per day of light crude to raise Mexico's gasoline production…

Clear Indications A Rally Is On Its Way

Jan 16, 2015 at 12:49 | Jim Hyerczyk

With U.S. production levels remaining steady and OPEC not showing any signs of letting up on its current daily production output, investors may have to turn to technical analysis to…

Russia Abandons PetroDollar By Opening Reserve Fund

Jan 15, 2015 at 16:55 | Colin Chilcoat

2015 has not been good to Russia; the spread between Brent and WTI is gone in anticipation of US exports and both benchmarks have flirted with sub $45 prices. A…

Be Prepared For An Oil Price Spike

Jan 15, 2015 at 16:47 | Steve Brown

The recent collapse in oil prices has taken pundits and oil producers by surprise. It was only six months ago that prices were over $100/bbl and at that time they…

Low Oil Prices Compounding Problems At Petrobras

Jan 15, 2015 at 16:38 | Nick Cunningham

As oil companies around the world scramble to slash capital expenditures amid falling oil prices, Brazil’s major oil company is being assaulted on multiple fronts. Already the most-indebted and least…

Should President Obama Veto Keystone XL?

Jan 15, 2015 at 16:28 | Mike Priaro

President Obama is correct when he says there are few US jobs created by Keystone XL and that it provides little energy security or economic benefit for the US which…

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