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TURKEY-ISRAEL: Gas Pipeline Rumors Are Geopolitically Tectonic

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:28

Bottom Line: Israel and Turkey are flirting with the idea of building a gas pipeline from Israel’s Leviathan Basin directly to Turkey to supply European markets. For gas-starved Turkey, this…

IRAN-IRAQ: Pipeline to Syria Ups Ante in Proxy War with Qatar

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:24

Bottom Line: Iraq’s agreement to allow Iran to build a pipeline through its territory and on to Syria is in direct competition with Qatar’s similar designs for a Syria pipeline…

TURKEY: Tipping Point for Offshore Exploration

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:19

Bottom Line: An agreement between Shell and Turkey’s national oil company (TPAO) for western Black Sea exploration will start the ball rolling for Turkey’s energy ambitions. We’ve been waiting for…

INVESTOR WARNING: Bolivia Nationalizes Airport Management Company

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:13

Bottom line: Evo Morales’ expropriation of Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos SA (SABSA)--a subsidiary of the Spanish businesses Abertis and Aena--is another warning for foreign investors in Bolivia. SABSA managed the…

ECUADOR: Correa and the Future of Oil

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:09

Bottom line: Foreign investment, though crucial for improving oil production levels in Ecuador, will remain far below potential for political reasons.Analysis: On 17 February 2013, President Rafael Correa…

This Week in Energy: Texans Take on Big Oil

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:04

‘Crazy’ Texans take on big oil; Australia’s richest miner takes on his own industry; the EU imposes anti-dumping tariff on US ethanol; February pump prices hurt; and two West African…

Technical Review for the Energy Markets - 22nd February 2013

Feb 22, 2013 at 08:58

WTI Crude Oil hit our first target for the April contract of 92.85/82 & bottomed only a little lower at 92.63. We expect the bounce to continue over the next…

North Korea: Preparing for War

Feb 21, 2013 at 17:02

The latest in the North Korea drama is the release of a video portraying US President Barack Obama and American troops going up in flames. But it’s not just…

East Africa Unites to Overcome Power Shortages

Feb 21, 2013 at 17:00

Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda are burying their nationalism to cooperate on upgrading their energy infrastructure.Tanzania has natural gas and coal, Kenya is a potential dynamo of geothermal…

Energy Opportunities in Lebanon: The Levant Basin

Feb 21, 2013 at 16:56

(This report is part of Oilprice.com’s premium publication Oil & Energy Insider. Oil & Energy Insider gives subscribers an information advantage when investing, trading or doing business in the…

Fracking has a Lesson to Learn from the Sinking City

Feb 21, 2013 at 16:52

Fracking is moving closer and closer to urban areas, but before it actually enters towns and cities the fracking industry should take a look at Long Beach, California, and follow…

Analysing the Link between Air Pollution and Heart Attacks

Feb 21, 2013 at 16:39

There are many forms of air pollution. There is no doubt that air pollution is not healthy. The uncertainty is at what level is it an acceptable risk. The one…

Technical Review for the Energy Markets - 21st February 2013

Feb 21, 2013 at 10:26

Natural Gas went for a test of 3.320/328 where we predicted a high & we fell just a fraction short at 3.313. We are now testing support at 3.250 but…

Meaningful Pullback Continues: Updated Forecast for BP Amoco

Feb 21, 2013 at 09:23

The Company – BP Amoco PLC (BP)BP Amoco plc. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. Its Exploration and Production…

Energy Demands on Russia Have Global Consequences

Feb 20, 2013 at 17:13

Russian oil producer Rosneft said it was considering sending more oil to the energy-hungry Chinese economy. The world's No. 2 oil exporter, after Saudi Arabia, already sends about 300,000 barrels…

Rhetoric Increases as Falkland Referendum Looms

Feb 20, 2013 at 17:05

Next month will determine the eventual fate of the Falkland Islands—and the 1.4 billion barrels of oil so far discovered there—when a referendum on self-determination is held. In…

Loss Making Investments in Natural Gas Markets Act as Subsidies

Feb 20, 2013 at 16:58

It isn’t often that the world’s working stiffs get a chance to fleece rich investors. But that’s essentially what has happened as a result of the vast overinvestment in natural…

Someone is Always Making Money Somewhere

Feb 20, 2013 at 16:51

Regardless of whether a market is moving up or down, there is always someone making money somewhere. There are various examples every day – be it a billionaire selling a…

Why is the Washington Post Surprised at High Gas Prices?

Feb 20, 2013 at 16:43

The Washington Post is surprised by the ‘mysterious’ high cost of gasoline in the US but does not mention in this article that the US government, at the insistence…

A Fund Managers Guide to Winning in the Energy Markets in 2013

Feb 20, 2013 at 16:31

Times may be tough for energy commodities, but Encompass Fund Managers Malcolm Gissen and Marshall Berol are hard-core survivors. In this interview with The Energy Report, the dynamic duo share…

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