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Energy

Ample Natural Gas Supplies Mean No Repeat of Winter Price Spikes

Jan 06, 2015 at 16:56 | Nick Cunningham

The mercury is dropping in much of the United States, but a repeat of 2014 natural gas price spikes is likely not in the cards. The harsh winter in January…

Canada: A Microcosm Of The Ultimate Effect Of Low Oil Prices?

Jan 06, 2015 at 16:44 | Andy Tully

Canada’s economy, lately driven in large part by oil, is a classic example of the old see-saw axiom: Downward pressure in one place creates upward pressure in another. In this…

Global Economy At Risk From Oil Price Dive

Jan 06, 2015 at 16:38 | Yale Global

Geopolitics of oil: Saudi oil Minister Ali al-Naimi gloomy about the impact of collapsing oil prices (top);…

Energy Sector Outlook for 2015

Jan 05, 2015 at 16:38 | Dan Steffens

It appears that crude oil prices are starting to stabilize. At least they’ve started to decline slower. Most of the “experts” who send me their price forecasts have the low…

Share Prices For Oil Companies Tumble Along With Oil Prices

Jan 05, 2015 at 16:22 | Nick Cunningham

The share prices of oil companies were thrashed on January 5 as the ongoing slide in oil prices prompted another round of forecast revisions. WTI dropped below $50 per…

Iran Hoping Natural Gas Can Save It From Low Oil Prices

Jan 05, 2015 at 16:16 | Andy Tully

Iran appears to be shifting its attention from low-priced oil to gas, gearing up to increase production to 100 million cubic meters of gas per day at its South Pars…

The Next Decade Will Decide Peak Oil Outcome

Jan 05, 2015 at 16:10 | Ron Patterson

The most attention-grabbing attempts to predict oil futures have come from geologists and environmental activists, who tend to look solely at production. An overlooked doctoral thesis by Christophe McGlade,

Top Five Factors Affecting Oil Prices In 2015

Jan 02, 2015 at 16:30 | Nick Cunningham

As we ring in the New Year, let’s take stock of where we are at with the oil markets. 2014 proved to be a momentous one for the oil markets,…

Ukraine Will Have Russian Gas, For Now

Jan 02, 2015 at 16:17 | Andy Tully

Kiev’s payment of $150 million to the Russia’s government-owned gas monopoly Gazprom will keep supplies flowing into Ukraine for at least the first quarter of 2015. Gazprom said Dec. 31…

Will 2015 See A Rally In Coal?

Jan 02, 2015 at 15:49 | Martin Tillier

2014 was, on the surface, a good year for those of an environmentally conscious bent. Under pressure from developed nations, two large emerging economies, India and China, both made some…

Pipelines And Energy Infrastructure: Investing In Hard Times

Jan 02, 2015 at 15:47 | Editorial Dept

Oil prices continue to defy logic. Having dipped below $60 per barrel in the final week of 2014, a lot of investors have lost their shirts. At the same time,…

Global Energy Advisory - 2nd January 2015

Jan 02, 2015 at 15:40 | Editorial Dept

Global Incident Report • Fires last week at three of five Libyan oil-storage tanks at the country’s largest oil port, Es Sider, have been extinguished. The tanks had a total…

Oil And Gas Prices Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

Jan 02, 2015 at 15:38 | Jim Hyerczyk

Crude Oil Outlook Nearby crude oil prices are poised to finish the year near their lowest levels since May 2009. Although there was bottoming action at the start of the…

This Week In Energy: Why Anything Can Happen in 2015

Jan 02, 2015 at 13:42 | James Stafford

The New Year is upon us but oil prices are carrying on the trend from the second half of 2014 and continuing to drop, with the thirteenth negative week…

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…

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