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Niger’s Hedges Bets on French Uranium Assets

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:12

Bottom Line: Under constant threat of terrorist attacks in the security nightmare of Niger, French nuclear group Areva will now face an audit of its uranium mines as the Nigerien…

Iran’s Economic Liberalization Hangs on a Looming Internal Confrontation

Oct 04, 2013 at 17:00

Bottom Line: As we have mentioned previously, the 14 June election in Iran has markedly changed the political landscape and increased the chances for economic liberalization and growth, and there…

Tunisia’s Islamist to Step Down as Crisis Narrowly Averted

Oct 04, 2013 at 16:53

Bottom Line: Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party has agreed to hand over power to an independent transitional technocratic leadership after three weeks of talks with the secular opposition, in a crisis-breaking…

Another Discovery for Financially Moribund Petrobras

Oct 04, 2013 at 16:44

Bottom Line: A new discovery for Petrobras offshore in the northeast of Brazil is good news in theory, but bad news in terms of investment for development that the state-run…

Montney for Cash Flow, Duvernay for Bluesky

Oct 04, 2013 at 12:15

With the costs of development being among the highest in Alberta, the Duvernay has earned the reputation for being an asset only a major can drill. Known as high cost/high…

GM Seeks to Burst Tesla’s Bubble

Oct 03, 2013 at 17:07

You know you’re getting somewhere when General Motors takes a dangerous interest in what’s under your hood—that’s likely the general sentiment floating around Tesla Motors these days, as GM seeks…

Canada Continues Wooing Asian Energy Markets

Oct 03, 2013 at 17:03

Asian countries continue to line up for Canadian energy to which the United States is unable to commit.  This week Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe met with his Canadian counterpart…

Iranian Crude may be Vital as Global Producers Fail to Meet Targets

Oct 03, 2013 at 17:00

There has been considerable comment this week over the telephone call between President Obama and the President Rouhani of Iran. Certainly the election of a new President in Iran…

Coal Use Falling, Proof of Progress to Low-Carbon Future

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:52

Although it is easy to get caught up in the vastness of the volume of fossil fuels we continue to consume, we are increasingly being presented with positives as we…

The Real Reason Behind China’s Military Expansion

Oct 03, 2013 at 16:44

Many in the West view China's rapid military expansion as a growing threat to global and regional security. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, or so writes…

China, Japan and Chekhov's Gun—Where Does Fracking Fit In?

Oct 03, 2013 at 15:11

If there's a gun on the table in the first act, it will be fired by the end of the play. The way legendary portfolio strategist Don Coxe sees it,…

Notes From a Copper Frontier

Oct 03, 2013 at 09:07

Very interesting this week to see copper producer First Quantum going to Serbia.The company announced Tuesday it will earn up to 80% in the Djavolja Varos exploration project…

Middle East and North Africa to be Split into 14 Independent States?

Oct 02, 2013 at 17:13

A recent report emerged earlier this week indicating that five countries in the Middle East and North Africa could soon split up to reform themselves as 14 different independent states.

Despite Shale, OPEC Still Matters

Oct 02, 2013 at 17:01

The chief economist at the International Energy Agency said the Middle East will remain central to the international oil markets despite gains from North American shale. A slump in production…

Renewable Power in Germany Gets Boost from Merkel’s Re-election

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:57

The good news?Germany is the largest energy consumer in Europe, not including Russia, and the seventh largest energy consumer in the world. It is also the fourth largest…

Sweden Looks to Import Garbage for Energy

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:47

What happens when you’re a small country—like Sweden—and you want to generate power by converting waste? You have to look beyond your own borders for garbage. Sweden, population…

Fusion Breakeven Very Close at National Ignition Facility

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:40

Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) say they have met many of the demanding challenges leading up to achieving the highly stable, precisely directed implosion required for fusion…

In a Chaotic World Only Resources Offer an Absolute

Oct 02, 2013 at 16:35

An economic recovery that isn't one. A civil war that isn't one. Cheap oil that is no more. According to Bob Moriarty, resources remain one of the few absolutes in…

Texas Tea Takes a Dive

Oct 02, 2013 at 09:45

Take a Look at the chart below and you will see that the price of oil is breaking key support. Texas tea has now backed off $13 since the end…

The Tipping Point for South Africa

Oct 02, 2013 at 08:44

When things go wrong, usually a raft of big issues initially pile up. But after a critical mass of problems materialize, it's often a seemingly small issue that finally tips…

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