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The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 2: The Beginning

The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 2: The Beginning

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:28 | MasterResource

[Editor Note: This five-part series by Mr. Epstein revisits the Standard Oil Trust controversy in this the 100th anniversary of the breakup of the Trust. Part I yesterday reviewed…

Sell Oil for a Stock Hedge

Sell Oil for a Stock Hedge

Aug 30, 2011 at 18:02 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Over the last month, asset classes everywhere have downshifted to new, lower trading ranges, reflecting the very rapid chopping of GDP growth forecasts for 2011 from 4% to 2%. Oil…

Natural Gas Prices and the Bottom of the Resource Triangle

Natural Gas Prices and the Bottom of the Resource Triangle

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:36 | Gail Tverberg

Theoretically, we have a very large amount of resources of many kinds available–oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, gold, fresh water. There is a relatively small amount of high quality, inexpensive-to-extract…

Fundamentals, Speculation, and Oil Prices

Fundamentals, Speculation, and Oil Prices

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:23 | James Hamilton

I was in Washington DC last week, arriving right after the earthquake and getting out of town just before Irene, to attend a conference on commodity markets at the Commodity…

Unchecked Economic Freedom and The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 1

Unchecked Economic Freedom and The Real History of the Standard Oil Company - Part 1

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:17 | MasterResource

[Author’s Note: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that found Standard Oil guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. As punishment, the world’s largest and…

Debt Forgiveness, Ancient Greece and Peak Energy

Debt Forgiveness, Ancient Greece and Peak Energy

Aug 30, 2011 at 08:12 | Kurt Cobb

In the 6th century B.C. Athenians gave extraordinary powers to one man to make needed reforms that would deliver Athens from economic stagnation and the gradual enslavement of the lower…

Russia and China's Energy Dispute and the Struggle for Eurasian Dominance

Russia and China's Energy Dispute and the Struggle for Eurasian Dominance

Aug 29, 2011 at 08:03 | John Daly

China’s voracious appetite for energy from anywhere has led most oil-producing nations to attempt to feed the dragon, including Russia. But a curious situation has developed as regards Russian oil…

New Update for U.S. Natural Gas Supplies in the Marcellus Shale Formation

New Update for U.S. Natural Gas Supplies in the Marcellus Shale Formation

Aug 29, 2011 at 07:54 | Brian Westenhaus

The Marcellus Shale formation that extends across eight U.S. states has a new estimate out from the US Geological Survey (USGS).  The new estimate of the reserve was increased from…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of August 29, 2011

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of August 29, 2011

Aug 29, 2011 at 07:48 | FX Empire

Natural Gas futures remained under pressure last week as traders assessed the potential impact of Hurricane Irene on supply and demand. The consensus is that after the hurricane passes, temperatures…

Brazil’s Rapidly Expanding Offshore Oil Industry

Brazil’s Rapidly Expanding Offshore Oil Industry

Aug 29, 2011 at 07:44 | Al Fin

While the US Obama administration carries on a de facto offshore oil moratorium, Brazil is rushing to develop its own vast offshore petroleum resources. Brazil is spending over $220 billion…


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