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Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42

The BP well blowout, fire, explosion and platform collapse, and the ensuing crude oil leak are without doubt the result of human failings.  Underestimating the quality of the reservoir is…

My Briefing from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:34

I have always considered the US military to have one of the world’s greatest research organizations. The frustrating thing is that their “clients” only consist of the President and a…

Is War With Iran Imminent?

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:29

Iran, it is believed, is on the fast track to develop nuclear weapons which Israel sees as a direct threat to not only its security, but to its very existence.…

BHP Billiton Develops an Appetite for Potash

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:25

BHP Billiton’s (BHP) low key, South African CEO, Marius Kloppers, has announced that he is making a hostile takeover bid for Potash (POT) for $39 billion, or $130 a share,…

Israelis Conducting Covert Maritime Operations in Persian Gulf

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:23

Chinese and Japanese intelligence agencies, which closely monitor events in the Persian Gulf due to the dependence of both countries on oil from the region, report that Israeli Navy commandos…

India’s Growing Nuclear Capabilities

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:15

The Indian announcement last week of the development of a new Agni-II intermediate-range nuclear missile illustrates a growing flexibility in New Delhi’s nuclear force posture. India is entering a new…

It’s Official: China is Number Two

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:05

With China’s (FXI) economy rocketing at 8%-13% quarterly growth rates, and Japan (EWJ) plodding away with meager 1%-2% rates, it was only a matter of time before the Middle Kingdom…

The Recovery Was An Illusion – And That’s A Good Thing!

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:02

In July, I wrote an article titled ‘Is The Recovery An Illusion?’ With the additional evidence that has come in since there really is no doubt about it. Economic recovery…

Why We Need Six New Saudi Arabias

Aug 20, 2010 at 09:51

I recently spent an evening with Ambassador Richard Jones, the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in Paris, who had some eye opening things to say about the…

Despite Tension Israel and Turkey Continue their Economic relations

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:49

Israeli business executives here in Istanbul like to point out that most of the angry Turks who protested Israel’s deadly raid on a Turkish-led flotilla to Gaza this past…

Pick Up Shipping Stocks for the Dividend

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:44

The markets are currently stampeding for yield of any description, damn the risk. That’s why shipping stocks have suddenly come into focus, which offer some of the highest dividend yields…

Government Mismanagement Under DRC President Kabila Frustrates Foreign Investors

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:40

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been slow to cash in on the continent’s oil rush and may end up forfeiting a lucrative opportunity, a situation some Africa experts blame…

ConocoPhillips Looks Like a Steal

Aug 17, 2010 at 10:32

Since I am a permabull on energy of all types, I am constantly trolling the markets for cheap energy plays, and ConocoPhillips (COP) popped up on my radar. The large…

Oil Fundamentals and The Oil Future

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:55

In the next edition of my energy economics textbook, I rehash and augment my interpretation of various controversies having to do with fundamentals’ versus speculation (i.e. gambling) when considering the…

They Died Before the Oil Ran Out

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:20

There is an open secret in the oil industry that dare not speak its name: peak oil. Well, two did speak its name and gained no acclaim for it. One,…

The Misguided Interpretation of Historical Gold Prices

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:13

Gold bears are on the prowl again, having apparently recovered from their 10 year scorching, and it looks like some are launching a new counter-offensive.Exhibit A: The gold chart…

Export-Import Bank Urged to End Fossil Fuel Binge and Support Renewables

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:09

NGOs have accused the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of “systematic bias towards financing fossil fuel projects”, as the export credit agency prepares to consider backing two giant coal-fired power plants.…

Coal to Chemicals: Can Coal be a Suitable Replacement for Crude Oil?

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:04

Peak oil apostles claim that as oil resources dry up, the ability to maintain agriculture, plastics, and petrochemicals industries will be destroyed. But the human mind can find ways…

Is European Shale Gas the Real Deal

Aug 16, 2010 at 10:26

Oilfield services major Halliburton said late last week it has completed the first hydraulic fracture (frac) on a horizontal shale gas well in Poland. The Markowola-1 well was drilled 50…

Indonesia: An Emerging Market to Keep on Your Radar

Aug 15, 2010 at 16:05

If you are looking for another emerging market to add to your list of things to buy on dips, then take a look at Indonesia (IDX). The world’s largest Muslim…

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