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Is Premier Oil’s Big North Sea Risk About To Pay Off?

Is Premier Oil’s Big North Sea Risk About To Pay Off?

Apr 18, 2016 at 15:21 | Irina Slav

It’s a tricky game that Premier Oil is playing in the ultra-expensive North Sea, but is it finally paying off? Premier Oil, the independent UK exploration company, has announced its first…

Striking Oil Workers Disable Over 60% Of Kuwait’s Oil Production

Striking Oil Workers Disable Over 60% Of Kuwait’s Oil Production

Apr 18, 2016 at 09:31 | Dave Forest

The Doha talks came and went yesterday. With little to show after Saudi Arabia largely refused to take action on oil output cuts without the cooperation of Iran. But even…

Just How Much Energy Lies Beneath The Arctic

Just How Much Energy Lies Beneath The Arctic

Apr 15, 2016 at 16:48 | ZeroHedge

The Arctic has been the fascination of many people for centuries. Hundreds of years ago, the Europeans saw the Arctic’s frigid waters as a potential gateway…

The Systemic Risk Created By Resource Corruption

The Systemic Risk Created By Resource Corruption

Apr 15, 2016 at 16:42 | Kurt Cobb

Corruption is a loaded word. One person's corruption is another's sound social policy. Some people believe providing unemployment benefits to laid-off workers corrupts them by making…

Canadian Crude Exports To U.S. Hit Record High

Canadian Crude Exports To U.S. Hit Record High

Apr 14, 2016 at 14:30 | Irina Slav

Canada exported 3.2 million barrels of crude per day to the United States last year, the Energy Information Agency reported, a 10 percent annual increase and an all-time record high.…

What Was The Primary Cause Of The Coal Crash?

What Was The Primary Cause Of The Coal Crash?

Apr 14, 2016 at 14:28 | Robert Rapier

Today, as had been expected, Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) — the largest coal producer in the United States — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.…

Giants Continue To Topple In The Energy Sector

Giants Continue To Topple In The Energy Sector

Apr 14, 2016 at 12:51 | ZeroHedge

Following yesterday's historic bankruptcy of Peabody Energy, the world's largest coal miner, the defaults continued hot and heavy overnight when first Energy XXI, which had already…

Nord Stream Pipeline Expansion Inches Forward Despite EU Opposition

Nord Stream Pipeline Expansion Inches Forward Despite EU Opposition

Apr 13, 2016 at 15:21 | Irina Slav

A recent speech by the European Commission’s vice-president in charge of energy Maroš Šef?ovi? has added fuel to an ongoing debate about the second part…

Oil Falls As Russia Tempers Tone On Output Freeze

Oil Falls As Russia Tempers Tone On Output Freeze

Apr 13, 2016 at 12:17 | ZeroHedge

Yesterday, Russia said that a deal was virtually assured with Saudi Arabia to "freeze" production (at record levels) that did not require Iran's participation. And now,…

Here's The First

Here's The First "Panama Papers" Fallout In The Resources Sector

Apr 13, 2016 at 10:19 | Dave Forest

Readers the world over are still busy crawling through information from the “Panama Papers” leak — which has revealed how high-profile persons around the globe used…

Chesapeake To Maintain $4B Credit Base, But At What Cost?

Chesapeake To Maintain $4B Credit Base, But At What Cost?

Apr 12, 2016 at 13:00 | ZeroHedge

We are entering the critical spring borrowing base redetermination season, which as we previewed previously is the biggest threat to near-insolvent energy companies whose banks…

Will Iran Manage To Construct A Floating LNG Facility

Will Iran Manage To Construct A Floating LNG Facility

Apr 11, 2016 at 13:50 | Rakesh Upadhyay

Iran is exploring options to construct a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, which it plans to use for exporting natural gas to Europe. The National…

Turkmenistan Diversifies Its Gas Exports To Reduce Reliance On China

Turkmenistan Diversifies Its Gas Exports To Reduce Reliance On China

Apr 11, 2016 at 13:40 | The Jamestown Foundation

In January 2016, the Russian media reported that Russia’s gas giant, Gazprom, had discontinued all purchases of natural gas from Turkmenistan and was not planning to…

Something Just Snapped In Saudi Money Markets

Something Just Snapped In Saudi Money Markets

Apr 08, 2016 at 17:04 | ZeroHedge

Away from the headlines about The Panama Papers, global financial markets turmoiled quietly this week with a surge in equity and FX volatility and banks suffering more death blows. However,…

Is This The Best Answer Yet To The Energy Storage Question?

Is This The Best Answer Yet To The Energy Storage Question?

Apr 08, 2016 at 16:10 | Roger Andrews

Every so often an item appears in Blowout Week that’s worthy of further discussion, and Blowout Week 118 has one. It’s the article on ARES…

Oil Spikes 5 Percent On Supply Outages, Stock Draw

Oil Spikes 5 Percent On Supply Outages, Stock Draw

Apr 08, 2016 at 13:24 | Tom Kool

Oil prices spiked on Friday morning as a series of outages, lower supply and stockpile draws saw confidence grow amongst crude traders. Both WTI and Brent…

The Battle Is On For Control Of Iraq’s Oil-Rich Kirkuk

The Battle Is On For Control Of Iraq’s Oil-Rich Kirkuk

Apr 07, 2016 at 14:12 | Charles Kennedy

As fighting rocks northern Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk area, and air strikes attempt to take out Islamic State positions, the dust will likely either settle in favor…

Was 2015 The Peak For Crude And Condensate?

Was 2015 The Peak For Crude And Condensate?

Apr 07, 2016 at 14:12 | Ron Patterson

There is concern that World C+C may decline steeply after the peak, I believe those concerns are over blown. There is always the possibility that there…

BP Sets Up Shale Gas Operation In China

BP Sets Up Shale Gas Operation In China

Apr 06, 2016 at 13:46 | Irina Slav

UK-listed BP and China’s CNPC aren’t exactly strangers, already jointly developing Iraq’s Rumaila oilfield, but BP’s new shale gas deal with CNPC is the British company’s…

Airlines Hedge Cheap Oil, Protecting Them Through 2019

Airlines Hedge Cheap Oil, Protecting Them Through 2019

Apr 06, 2016 at 13:27 | Charles Kennedy

Airlines are locking in cheap oil for the next few years, taking advantage of what could end up being a temporary period of low prices. Reuters…

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