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Oil Market Forecast & Review 9th August 2013

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:39

September crude oil futures traded sharply lower last week as long liquidation continued following the previous week’s closing price reversal top on the daily chart. The August 8 break took…

Syria, Kurds, Jihadists and Hydrocarbons

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:32

Bottom Line: The retaking of rebel-central Homs last week by the Syrian regime marks a turning point in the conflict, while a secondary battle between the Kurds and radical Sunni…

Belarus Tries to Subtly Lash Out at Russian Oligarchs

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:27

Bottom Line: Belarus reinstates an investor-unfriendly rule in order to subdue Russian power in its business. Analysis: In 2008, the Belarusian government revoked its “golden share” rule that…

Welcome the New Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Consortium

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:24

Bottom Line: Now that Nabucco is out of the picture and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been given the green light for Azeri gas supplies, the TAP consortium is being…

US Terror Warnings in MENA

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:19

Bottom Line: Jailbreaks of al-Qaida suspects in nine countries and chatter among al-Qaida affiliates of a possible attack on Western interests in the Middle East and Africa have prompted the…

This Week in Energy: Another move forward on US LNG exports

Aug 09, 2013 at 08:41

Another move forward on US LNG exports; what’s really behind global terror travel warnings; and the latest teasers from this week’s premium offerings. This week we are buoyed…

Gazprom Fiddles while America Fracks?

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:25

Gazprom still thinks that it is not sleeping through a shale gas revolution, despite President Vladimir Putin's declaration in April to the Russian parliament that shale gas is a real…

A Convenient Revival of the War on Terror

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:24

The 4 August global travel warning and the closure of US embassies in the Middle East and North Africa are partly based on intercepted communications of al-Qaeda-linked figures and some…

Don’t for a Second Imagine We’re Heading for an Era of Renewable Energy

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:20

When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems.  Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the…

Are Oil Prices too Low?

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:10

Back in late April I wrote a post called ‘Dot-to-Dot-to…Not?’, which joined the dots from mortgage rates to oil prices…and how their price evolution had been counterintuitive to the move…

US Wind Sector Booms, Driving Prices Down

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:00

Aside from the threat of losing a major federal tax incentive, 2012 was a great year for the U.S. wind industry.Wind energy installations soared to 13.1…

Do Copper Miners Need More Power?

Aug 08, 2013 at 16:56

Chile's copper miners are worried about power costs.The concern came to a head last week. After a Chilean appeals court rescinded a construction permit for a new, 740…

Obama's Own Party Wages War on Energy Plans

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:43

The White House on Wednesday announced it was clearing out its in-box for liquefied natural gas export licenses by signing off on plans for a terminal in Lake Charles, La.…

Reassembling the Evil Empire – Gazprom moves into Kyrgyzstan

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:39

Pity poor democratic, energy bereft post-Soviet Central Asian state Kyrgyzstan.Alone amongst the debris field of post-Soviet states in the unexpected aftermath of the sudden December 1991 implosion of…

Chesapeake Gives Up On New York Fracking

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:36

It hasn’t been a great year for Chesapeake Energy (CHK), just coming down from a management meltdown and now giving up on its leases in New York over the state’s…

Why China is Twisting My Melon

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:32

‘Twisting my melon‘ is a British phrase to describe being confused to the point of annoyance. The reason I bring it up is because it describes how I feel about…

Is Cold Fusion Entering the Final Stages?

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:25

The University of Missouri hosted this years International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF) with the largest event being the Defkalion Demonstration.  The short description is the Defkalion reactor functioned…

Why GDP should not be Trusted for Measuring Social Satisfaction in China

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:00

It has long been common lore that China has to maintain GDP growth of something like 7% in order to avoid social unrest, but a fascinating article in the FT…

No More Spills? New Technology Could Transform the Pipeline Sector

Aug 06, 2013 at 17:30

The 2010 Kalamazoo spill and the 2013 Exxon leak in Arkansas are the most glaring incidents, but these are just the big leaks that are found right away and…

Internet Report Says Syria has Largest Oil and Gas Fields

Aug 06, 2013 at 17:23

A new propaganda video making the rounds of Internet conspiracy theorists claims that Syria has discovered the largest oil and natural gas and reserves in the world in its territorial…

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