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Crude oil prices drop as investors seek safe haven in the U.S. dollar

Feb 05, 2010 at 22:26

Oil Market Summary for 02/01/2010 to 02/05/2010. After starting the week on a firmer note, oil prices fell sharply toward the end of the week in a general market sell-off…

Oil Futures Plunge, Bond Markets Vote America (Alert)

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:53

February 5, 2010. Statsweeper registered alerts across the entire WTI oil futures complex yesterday. Prices fell dramatically, with all six of the nearest contracts down over…

Rogue Aluminium Shipments Suggest Chinese Metal Stockpiles are Being Re-Exported

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:33

This might be the year's most important news. Which got almost no press globally. Something strange happened in Japan in December. Shipments of aluminum from Mozambique and Brazil…

China's Success Taking its Toll on Neighbours

Feb 04, 2010 at 21:36

During the decade after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, China was generally seen throughout East Asia as a friendly alternative power-center to the American-led Washington-consensus that told countries in trouble…

The Coming Copper Crisis and Price Forecasting - Is There a Better Way?

Feb 04, 2010 at 00:01

David Threlkeld of metals trading advisor Resolved Inc. got some press this week. That happens when you predict a catastrophe. Threlkeld was quoted by Bloomberg repeating an ominous prediction…

Renewable Energy Coming Under Fire Over Subsidies and Shortcuts

Feb 03, 2010 at 19:06

In a global economic scene dominated by continuing uncertainty, one of the few “sure bets” has SEEMED to be the “green tech / cleantech” sector. But in the last few…

Government Intent on Curbing Speculation and Contract Ownership in Energy Markets

Feb 03, 2010 at 05:37

Increasingly, it would seem the government is intent on curbing speculation and contract ownership of core commodities.  Starting last summer, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, began to debate…

As the Middle East Peace Talks Hit Deadlock, Talk of Israel Joining the European Union Increases

Feb 02, 2010 at 19:32

The Middle East peace talks are at a deadlock. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to move ahead with the plan established by the so-called Quartet – the US., U.N.,…

A Mortally Wounded Private Sector

Feb 02, 2010 at 17:01

The President’s 2011 budget proposal was so outrageously egregious that Obama had to hold a special conference on Monday just to spin the news. The scope of the proposed budget…

Oil and Gas Industry Weathers Shifting Climate

Feb 01, 2010 at 20:10

Often the green movement’s whipping boy, the oil and gas sector has no chance of escaping the scourge of climate change, an issue that everyone from international leaders to even…

10 Geopolitical Predictions for 2010 & Short Term Strategic Outlook

Jan 30, 2010 at 18:38

A great - and still growing - divergence appeared in 2009 between public statements by leaders and their public performance. The politicized, romanticized theater of increasingly populist “democratic” leaders and…

Energy prices sink lower despite strong GDP growth

Jan 29, 2010 at 22:39

Crude oil futures slipped below $73 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate late Friday as a temporary boost from strong GDP figures failed to last and let prices sink to…

Save The Middle Class While Fixing the Banks for Good

Jan 29, 2010 at 16:22

While I’m disgusted with the level of banker’s bonuses and with the obscene leverage practices financial institutions undertook, I do not think the answer to how we clean up…

Gazprom: Angel or Demon?

Jan 29, 2010 at 02:55

Gazprom faces regular opprobrium for its bullying ways of using energy as a pressure and political tool. Seen by some, mostly Russians, as the symbol of a successful and strong…

Are Official Estimates of Oil Reserves Correct? What Does this Mean for Oil Prices

Jan 28, 2010 at 21:51

Over the next year or two, you will likely find yourself paying a LOT more at the gas pump. Big changes are taking place in the oil industry . With…

Changing the Balance of Power: 16 Geopolitical Megatrends Affecting Every Aspect of your Life

Jan 28, 2010 at 14:48

Substantial and unmistakable signs of profound change in the global strategic framework have become concrete in the past year. The stress in the structure has already developed into fissures. The…

Canada's Alluring Energy Supply Regaining it's Lustre Despite Continued Criticism

Jan 27, 2010 at 19:05

As the recession fades from the Canadian oil sands and projects delayed amid months of uncertainty score a second chance, criticism has still not simmered down over how these pockets…

Despite Financial Constraints, Indonesia Continues to Slowly Modernize its Defenses

Jan 27, 2010 at 14:21

Indonesia, although a considerable distance from being a state capable of projecting power, has begun to bring greater focus to its strategic situation, and, at the same time, it is…

The Value of Empty Space - Japan Secures Oil Supply

Jan 26, 2010 at 23:49

Here's an interesting one in the realm of oil security. As we've discussed, Japan is using a lot less oil these days. In the last year, Japanese consumption dropped 800,000…

Quick Take of the Markets Today

Jan 26, 2010 at 16:39

U.S. markets calmed Monday on good earnings news but Asian markets remained roiled overnight, down about 2 percent across the region. The Yen rose, reflecting a flight to safety as…

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