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3 Energy ETF’s For A Battered Oil Market

3 Energy ETF’s For A Battered Oil Market

Jan 13, 2016 at 15:19 | Tom Kool

Recently there was progress for energy investments at the Paris Climate Conference, and subsequent bill H.R.2029 passed by the U.S. Congress. The latter allowed for…

The Big Picture Take on Geopolitical Instability

The Big Picture Take on Geopolitical Instability

Jan 13, 2016 at 14:49 | Gregory R. Copley

Nature has often been described in the verse “Little fish have smaller fish, upon their backs to bite ’em; / Smaller fish have lesser fish; /…

Utilities Cling To Regulated Model As Markets Turn Against Them

Utilities Cling To Regulated Model As Markets Turn Against Them

Jan 12, 2016 at 15:00 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

In the early days of electric deregulation, policy wonks compared power plants to oil refineries. The refinery purchased oil at market and transformed it into refined products that it sold…

The Era Of Cheap Credit Is Over, Time For Markets To Wake Up

The Era Of Cheap Credit Is Over, Time For Markets To Wake Up

Jan 12, 2016 at 14:52 | Leonard Brecken

Financial markets repeatedly cling to bits of data to justify irrational conclusions about the current state of the economy. The latest attention-grabbing headline is the great…

Here's The Real Reason High Yield Energy Credit Risk Collapsed This Morning

Here's The Real Reason High Yield Energy Credit Risk Collapsed This Morning

Jan 12, 2016 at 13:07 | ZeroHedge

A few market participants have noticed that the U.S. High Yield Energy sector's credit risk collapsed 170bps this morning according to Bloomberg's data. This is the…

U.S. Prosecutors Say VW Stalling Emissions Probe

U.S. Prosecutors Say VW Stalling Emissions Probe

Jan 11, 2016 at 15:36 | Andy Tully

Volkswagen doesn’t appear to be helping its case in the United States. Already the federal government is suing the German automaker over violations of the country’s…

Beyond Oil, Iran Mulls Ramping Up Gas and Electricity Exports

Beyond Oil, Iran Mulls Ramping Up Gas and Electricity Exports

Jan 11, 2016 at 15:30 | Andy Tully

If and when Western sanctions are lifted, Iran plans not only to resume large exports of oil, but also gas, and is even considering expanding its…

What Value Does Suncor See In Canadian Oil Sands?

What Value Does Suncor See In Canadian Oil Sands?

Jan 10, 2016 at 15:20 | Michael McDonald

One of the most surprising aspects of the current downturn in oil prices has been the lack of major M&A deals thus far. That slow deal…

Is A Massive Earthquake Inevitable In Oklahoma?

Is A Massive Earthquake Inevitable In Oklahoma?

Jan 10, 2016 at 15:14 | Andy Tully

When Americans speak of “the big one,” they’re talking about the potential for a super-massive earthquake that could essentially destroy most of quake-prone California. Now some…

Washington To Help Kenya Raise $18 Billion For Oil Pipeline

Washington To Help Kenya Raise $18 Billion For Oil Pipeline

Jan 07, 2016 at 15:32 | Andy Tully

The U.S. government says it will help Kenya get the financing it needs to build an $18 billion pipeline from the oil fields in the country’s…

Nuclear Power Plants Appear Safe From Flooding In Midwest And South

Nuclear Power Plants Appear Safe From Flooding In Midwest And South

Jan 07, 2016 at 15:28 | Charles Kennedy

Heavy rains have brought historic floods to the St. Louis region on the eve of the New Year, causing the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to…

Will Suncor’s Hostile Takeover of Canadian Oil Sands Succeed?

Will Suncor’s Hostile Takeover of Canadian Oil Sands Succeed?

Jan 06, 2016 at 15:39 | Andy Tully

It all depends on whom you believe. Suncor Energy Inc. CEO Steve Williams says a majority of shareholders in Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. support his hostile…

These Shale Drillers Could Soon Default As Credit Options Run Out

These Shale Drillers Could Soon Default As Credit Options Run Out

Jan 06, 2016 at 15:29 | ZeroHedge

Everyone knows that at $35/barrel oil, virtually every U.S. shale company is cash flow negative and is therefore burning through cash and other forms of liquidity…

Pioneer Raises Money For A Big Move In The Permian

Pioneer Raises Money For A Big Move In The Permian

Jan 06, 2016 at 15:10 | Charles Kennedy

While every shale driller is cutting spending and pulling back, one prominent company is looking to sell more stock in order to finance heavier drilling. U.S.…

Offshore NatGas Find Puts This Country Back On The Map

Offshore NatGas Find Puts This Country Back On The Map

Jan 06, 2016 at 09:55 | Dave Forest

In March 2014, I reported on the first-ever modern offshore oil and gas licensing round in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar. And this week,…

Saudis Increase Oil Discount To Keep Iran From Taking European Markets

Saudis Increase Oil Discount To Keep Iran From Taking European Markets

Jan 05, 2016 at 11:03 | ZeroHedge

"The Saudis are preparing for Iran’s return," said Mohamed Sadegh Memarian, who recently retired as the head of petroleum market analysis at Iran’s oil ministry, as…

Russia Continues To Post Record Oil Production

Russia Continues To Post Record Oil Production

Jan 04, 2016 at 16:44 | Andy Tully

Raising oil production during a supply glut and low prices can be like refusing to stop scratching a persistent itch: Instead of alleviating the condition, it…

Gas Leak In California Could Continue For Months

Gas Leak In California Could Continue For Months

Jan 04, 2016 at 16:29 | Charles Kennedy

A massive methane leak in Southern California continues to spew gas into the air, and a permanent solution could be months away. A well at a…

Solar’s Demise In The UK

Solar’s Demise In The UK

Jan 03, 2016 at 15:42 | Michael McDonald

After years of breakneck expansion, Solar Energy is finally starting to face serious challenges to its unbridled growth as many governments around the world look to…

Shell Ends The Year On A Positive Note, Gets Drilling Permission In Ireland

Shell Ends The Year On A Positive Note, Gets Drilling Permission In Ireland

Jan 03, 2016 at 15:36 | Andy Tully

Shell hasn’t had a good 2015. Beyond the scourge of low oil prices, which afflicts all energy companies, the Anglo-Dutch giant also had to abandon plans…

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