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How Russia’s Oil Companies Are Defying Sanctions and Low Oil Prices

Sep 24, 2015 at 17:46

Winning and losing is largely a matter of perspective, and that’s no different in today’s low oil price environment. Still, certain data and metrics can provide…

Oil Majors Sacrifice Production To Protect Dividends

Sep 24, 2015 at 17:33

The French oil company Total released a downward revision to its production forecast, lowering its target from 2.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2017,…

Petrobras Scandal Reaches Far And Wide: Are Investors At Risk?

Sep 24, 2015 at 17:19

Brazil is cleaning up its act, the national oil company, Petrobras, and its contractors are being dragged through a car wash. The country, the company…

How Much Are The World’s Giant Oil Fields Depleting?

Sep 24, 2015 at 16:44

I am starting this post off with a news article because it explains why JODI has U.S. production numbers wrong for July. No, U.S. Oil…

Goldman Sachs: “Peak Coal” Is Here

Sep 24, 2015 at 12:27

“Peak coal” is here. Goldman Sachs released a September 22 research note that predicted that coal will decline and never come back. “Peak coal is coming…

El Niño Could Turn Into Worst Nightmare For U.S Natural Gas Producers

Sep 24, 2015 at 10:49

We have now tumbled into fall, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the weather forecast. As NOAA’s 8-14 day outlook illustrates, we are set…

Did America Just Get Left Behind On This Emerging Oil Play?

Sep 24, 2015 at 09:21

Short, but very important note for the global oil and gas industry this week. Suggesting that a few select players in the business are making a…

Oil Prices - What Does “Lower For Longer” Actually Mean?

Sep 23, 2015 at 17:12

The latest catch phrase to enter the lexicon of the oilpatch is “lower for longer.” One assumes it simply means oil prices are down and will…

Winners And Losers Of Iran’s Return To The Oil And Gas Markets

Sep 23, 2015 at 17:05

On July 14, 2015 the P5+1 and Iran clinched a landmark deal that would curb Tehran’s nuclear program and, in exchange, would lift the economic sanctions…

VW Scandal Bad News For Diesel

Sep 23, 2015 at 16:23

The outlook for diesel looks grim after U.S. regulators found that the world’s second biggest car manufacturer cheated on its emission tests. Last Friday, the U.S.…

Canadian Oil Trapped Without More Pipeline Capacity

Sep 23, 2015 at 16:02

Adding insult to injury for Canada’s oil industry, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came out against the Keystone XL Pipeline on…

Colorado Court Will Decide Fate Of Local Fracking Bans

Sep 23, 2015 at 10:50

The battle over local bans on hydraulic fracturing is heating up in Colorado. The state Supreme Court decided on September 21 to hear a case…

Oil Prices Inch Up Over U.S Stockpile Draw

Sep 23, 2015 at 10:34

After a quiet first few days of the week on the data front, Wednesday has roared in like a lion, bringing preliminary global manufacturing numbers with…

Who's The Buyer For This $700 Million Package Of Gold Mines?

Sep 23, 2015 at 09:43

I've discussed the massive amounts of private equity being raised for natural resources recently. And this week, news suggests these big pools of capital may…

Why Oil Price Predictions Are Always Off

Sep 22, 2015 at 16:51

There are two things you’re not supposed to do in business journalism. One is to admit mistakes before somebody calls you on them. The other is…

Is This The Next Great Threat To The Oil Industry?

Sep 22, 2015 at 16:32

Plastic is used throughout the world in applications such as packaging, piping materials, toys, furniture, construction and automobiles. Mostly derived from petrochemicals, plastic is relatively cheap…

There Are 800 Fossil Fuel Subsidies Around The World

Sep 22, 2015 at 15:51

There are 800 different programs around the world that subsidize fossil fuels, according to a new report from the OECD. The OECD released the report…

The Best Presidential Candidate For Nuclear Power?

Sep 22, 2015 at 15:33

The presidential campaigning is starting to heat up with Republicans having held their second debate recently, and Democrats looking to solidify around a single candidate. While…

Midweek Sector Update: Iran Holding Up Its End Of The Bargain, So Far

Sep 22, 2015 at 14:16

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that Iran is on track with its obligations under the landmark nuclear agreement reached in July. The head of the IAEA, Yukiya…

Uncertainty About Asian Markets Keeps Oil Prices Down

Sep 22, 2015 at 10:38

Forty-six years to the day after Willie Mays hit his 600th home run, and the crude complex is striking out after yesterday’s winning performance; crude prices…

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