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Christmas Movies and the Energy World

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:34

Here is our latest Christmas themed post and this year we will be comparing the current landscape of Energyland™ to some of the best holiday movies. Enjoy!–The Nightmare…

A New Strategy for Investing in the Junior Gold Mining Sector

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:20

The theme running our mailbag this morning was one of distress as various investment strategies based around the performance of the junior gold mining sector appear not to be working…

As Brent Crude's Popularity Grows, Should You Dump USO?

Dec 07, 2012 at 13:16

In the recent Bloomberg article, “Brent Favored Over WTI Oil by U.S. for First Time,” the authors discuss the EIA’s decision to drop WTI crude in favor of Brent…

Is Now the Time to Get Back Into Copper?

Dec 07, 2012 at 12:04

I have been following Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) for about 30 years now, and it has long been one of my favorite companies, as it is one of the world's purest…

Smart Grids, Stupid People

Dec 06, 2012 at 17:04

Here’s the thing: In the immediate term it’s expensive to be smart, and cheap to be stupid. In the long term, smart saves, though the math is a bit complicated. …

Why US Oil Consumption Might Drastically Decline in the Coming Years

Dec 06, 2012 at 17:00

A lot of attention has been given to the optimistic assessments of future U.S. and Iraqi oil production in the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2012. However, perhaps even more…

Booming U.S. Natural Gas Production to Export LNG to Thailand?

Dec 06, 2012 at 16:54

On 18 November, following a meeting in Bangkok during his first foreign trip after winning reelection, President Obama said, after lauding the 2013 celebration of the 180th anniversary of…

India Enters the Fray as the South China Sea Dispute Continues

Dec 06, 2012 at 16:50

Although the Xi Jinping administration is now secure enough in its transition to power to put nationalist jingoism back in the box from whence it came, recent events suggest that…

Why Integrated Policies are Vital for Egypt's Energy Future

Dec 06, 2012 at 16:45

Egypt’s energy sector, specifically its electricity, oil and natural gas subsectors, is a large, important and promising part of the national economy. Egypt faces the challenges of growth in population,…

Managing Risk When Investing in International Oil Plays

Dec 06, 2012 at 15:21

Explorers and producers need to go where the oil is. But how do you balance resource upside potential with jurisdictional risk? Amin Haque of Stonecap Securities argues that jurisdiction risk…

Energy Transfer Partners Starting to Catch a Tailwind

Dec 06, 2012 at 15:18

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) investors have been saddled with flat cash distributions and channeled unit prices for a protracted period of time.  This may be about to change.

Keystone XL: Welcome to the Proxy Energy War

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:50

Now that elections are over, everyone is waiting for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it’s not so easy amid the atmosphere of protests that have even traditionally…

U.S. Energy Department Report Supports Shale Boom Credibility

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:46

The U.S. Energy Department said crude oil production from the United States could reach 7.5 million barrels per day before the end of the decade. Natural gas production, meanwhile, should…

Pakistan's Shambolic Electrical Sector Stymies Exports

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:40

Pity poor Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation nevertheless walking the edge of an electrical crisis impacting not only consumers, but now exports as well. The number crunching is simple…

Shell's Arctic Plans on Hold once more after Containment Dome Fails Tests

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:37

After struggling to get the last of their drilling equipment out of the Beaufort Sea as winter sea ice encroached, it appeared the long list of criticisms and setbacks that…

The Smart Way to Play the Natural Gas Boom

Dec 05, 2012 at 16:01

Throughout my travels around the world there is one question I can count on getting from every audience, be it in the US, China, Europe, and even the Middle East:…

How to Prepare for the Coming Gold Crunch

Dec 05, 2012 at 15:51

A number of market analysts and gold-industry insiders are warning about a possible shortage of gold supply. Barrick CEO Jamie Sokalsky recently stated that since gold production is inelastic (i.e.,…

Tension Escalates in Syria Amid Fears of Chemical Weapons

Dec 04, 2012 at 16:40

The conflict in Syria has taken a turn for the worst this week amid fears that the beleaguered regime of President Bashar Assad may resort to the use of chemical…

Chevron Waits for Romanian Vote to Decide Shale Fate

Dec 04, 2012 at 16:36

Elections this weekend in Romania could determine whether the country will allow foreign oil companies to go ahead with hydraulic fracturing of its sizable shale deposits. US-based Chevron,…

George W. Bush: The Hero of US Wind Energy

Dec 04, 2012 at 16:32

George W. Bush will be remembered for a number of things. He was President for eight momentous years, after all. So it’s easy to make a list of items that…

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