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Why Every Oil Rally Needs To Be Sold For The Time Being

Dec 05, 2014 at 11:03 | Dan Dicker

There’s been some agreement inside the analyst community on oil -- $70 a barrel is not sustainable, in that several producers don’t have the prime acreage or debt positions to…

Alternatives Aren’t Ready, Demand Management Is

Dec 05, 2014 at 10:59 | Martin Tillier

Most people with functioning brain cells, even the most ardent climate change deniers, accept that at some point in the future mankind will have to find a viable alternative to…

The U.S. Gas Pipeline Network Undergoing Major Overhaul

Dec 05, 2014 at 10:51 | Editorial Dept

Natural gas production in June 2014 for the Marcellus Shale reached 15 billion cubic feet per day which has led to abundant supplies keeping a lid on prices. Even more…

Global Energy Advisory - 5th December 2014

Dec 05, 2014 at 10:43 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict Any and every oil and gas investor operating in Europe and Eurasia should be concerned about the very dangerous and very misguided Cold War geopolitics currently…

The Technical Trend Is Down But Is A Turnaround Coming Soon?

Dec 05, 2014 at 10:39 | Jim Hyerczyk

Last week, OPEC triggered a sell-off in January Crude Oil when it decided to refrain from making a production cut. The almost 10% break in prices was triggered by sell…

Is The Canadian LNG Export Dream Dead?

Dec 04, 2014 at 18:18 | Nick Cunningham

Lower oil prices have killed off major plans for liquefied natural gas exports from Canada’s west coast. On December 2 the state-owned oil company of Malaysia, Petronas, decided to

A Glimmer Of Hope In Current Oil Price Slide?

Dec 04, 2014 at 18:11 | Frank Holmes

In ancient Greek mythology, the Titan Atlas was charged with holding up the world. Today, that task largely falls on the shoulders…

Putin's Luck Runs Out

Dec 04, 2014 at 17:53 | RFE/RL staff

2014 was good. 2015, not so much. Vladimir Putin has been on quite a roll for about a year now. But December 1,…

US Shale Under Pressure From More Than Just Low Prices

Dec 04, 2014 at 17:44 | Colin Chilcoat

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has come full circle in Denton, Texas after a controversial ban on the practice entered into effect on Tuesday. Denton is one of several cities located…

Nanophotonic Material Beams Excess Heat Into Space

Dec 04, 2014 at 17:33 | Brian Westenhaus

Stanford University engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends the heat from inside the building directly into space…

China Will Not Repeat Europe’s Natural Gas Mistake

Dec 03, 2014 at 13:51 | Chris Pedersen

Much attention has been given to recent agreements by Russia to supply China with roughly 30 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas a year. According to Nomura…

Scrapping South Stream Underscores Russia’s Weakness

Dec 03, 2014 at 13:37 | Nick Cunningham

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on December 1 the cancellation of the South Stream pipeline in a move that indicates Russia’s reach is declining in concert with the price…

Global Drilling Slowdown On The Way

Dec 03, 2014 at 13:27 | Euan Mearns

Baker Hughes rig count statistics show how drilling reacted to earlier falls in the oil price. There is always a time lag of months between an oil price event…

Oil Can Keep Crashing

Dec 03, 2014 at 12:59 | Metal Miner

While Americans were tucking into their Thanksgiving turkeys, over in Europe a third of the world’s oil producers were cooking up a very different sort of dish. After Thursday’s decision…

Is The Arctic Dream Dead?

Dec 02, 2014 at 16:36 | Colin Chilcoat

The Arctic offshore will be drilled; it’s only a matter of time. However, the dream to have commercially viable production in the immediate future may very well be dead. Continually…

Could Falling Oil Prices Spark A Financial Crisis?

Dec 02, 2014 at 16:28 | Nick Cunningham

The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. Not only has financing come from company shareholders and traditional banks,…

Ukraine’s Next Energy Minister Will Be Bought and Paid For, As Usual

Dec 02, 2014 at 15:51 | James Stafford

A month after Ukrainian general elections, there is still no new government, and elite power circles are playing a very dangerous game with the country’s most important ministry—energy. It’s a…

Shale Permits Fall As Low Oil Prices Start To Bite

Dec 02, 2014 at 15:31 | Andrew Topf

Will plunging oil prices result in a drastic decline in U.S. shale oil production? Will the Saudis, who have stuck to their guns in refusing to scale back OPEC oil…

Will OPEC’s Decision Lead To The End Of The American Shale Dream?

Dec 02, 2014 at 15:16 | Kurt Cobb

To paraphrase Mark Twain: Rumors of OPEC's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Breathless coverage of the rise in U.S. oil production in the last few years has led some to…

Which Oil Producing Region Loses the Most From Low Prices?

Dec 01, 2014 at 17:24 | Nick Cunningham

After OPEC’s decision not to adjust its production quota, oil prices dropped to their lowest levels since 2009. Oil executives across the world were surely hoping for a different outcome…

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