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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…

Oil Price Plunge May Resume As Production Shows No Sign Of Slowing

Oil Price Plunge May Resume As Production Shows No Sign Of Slowing

Apr 05, 2016 at 15:52 | Euan Mearns

Since the possible double bottom at $26 formed on February 11th, the oil price has staged a rally to $40 (WTI). Traders lucky enough to…

Oil Price Crisis Shifts East Asian Offshore Hub To Malaysia

Oil Price Crisis Shifts East Asian Offshore Hub To Malaysia

Apr 04, 2016 at 14:45 | Charles Kennedy

Singapore, once a preferred hub for oil and gas exploration companies, is losing its world class status as four of the world’s top multinational subsea contractors…

Tension Spikes In South China Sea After Vietnam Seizes Chinese Ship

Tension Spikes In South China Sea After Vietnam Seizes Chinese Ship

Apr 04, 2016 at 14:05 | ZeroHedge

The territorial scramble for various resource rich areas in the East/South China Sea and specifically the Spratly islands has been a major point of contention involving China and most of…

Saudi Arabia Buying Up Land In The U.S. Southwest To Feed Its Cows

Saudi Arabia Buying Up Land In The U.S. Southwest To Feed Its Cows

Apr 01, 2016 at 17:58 | Irina Slav

Unable to sustain their own livestock in the desert, Saudi Arabia is scooping up more and more American farmland, with the onus now on drought-stricken U.S.…

The Harmful Impact Of Subsidies On The Oil Industry

The Harmful Impact Of Subsidies On The Oil Industry

Apr 01, 2016 at 17:55 | Drilling Info

Energy subsidies combined with price control can reduce supply when producers do not have a profit incentive to increase supply. Fuel subsidies and price controls…

Gas Pipeline Uses 160 Eminent Domain Suits To Get Property In 3 States

Gas Pipeline Uses 160 Eminent Domain Suits To Get Property In 3 States

Mar 31, 2016 at 15:15 | Irina Slav

Eminent domain is a tough pill to swallow for Americans who take their property rights very seriously, and the aggressive moves by Sabal Trail to seize…

Ecuador Moves Mexico, Colombia Towards Output Freeze

Ecuador Moves Mexico, Colombia Towards Output Freeze

Mar 31, 2016 at 15:02 | The Dialogue

Ecuadorean Oil Minister Carlos Pareja told reporters on Monday that he will travel to Colombia and Mexico in the coming week to discuss a proposed meeting…

European Oil Traders Corner Iranian Gasoline Markets

European Oil Traders Corner Iranian Gasoline Markets

Mar 30, 2016 at 16:40 | Rakesh Upadhyay

Europe’s trading giants Guvnor and Vitol have organized their first shipments of gasoline to Iran as they vie for Iranian market share in the early phase…

Schlumberger And Cameron See Path Clear For Merger

Schlumberger And Cameron See Path Clear For Merger

Mar 29, 2016 at 15:39 | Irina Slav

The world’s top oilfield services provider Schlumberger announced last week it has received approval from the Chinese antitrust authorities for its acquisition of Cameron International,…

SunEdison Under SEC Scrutiny As Bankruptcy Looms

SunEdison Under SEC Scrutiny As Bankruptcy Looms

Mar 29, 2016 at 15:27 | Charles Kennedy

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into SunEdison to see whether or not the company exaggerated its cash on hand in disclosures last year. The news comes…

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