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Is the U.S. Dollar the Contrarian Trade of the Decade

Mar 22, 2010 at 18:49

The majority of economic observers seem convinced that the dollar is doomed, and not in some distant future. The basic reason for this unanimity is the reasonableness of the basic…

The U.S. No Longer Controls the Price of Oil in a Peak Oil World

Mar 20, 2010 at 16:01

Back in the days when US oil demand controlled the price of oil, a massive recession in the United States would have sent oil to 12.00 dollars a barrel. That…

Is the Niger Delta Sliding Back Into Anarchy

Mar 20, 2010 at 15:58

There had been disturbing news and reports emanating from the Niger Delta oil basin of Nigeria in recent times. On Monday March 15, 2010, a car bomb explosion was reported…

Crude oil futures slip as funds increase bet on higher prices

Mar 19, 2010 at 22:31

Oil Market Summary for 03/15/2010 to 03/19/2010. Crude oil futures kept falling back from highs even though speculative funds increased their bets that prices are headed higher. The benchmark West…

Oil Sands Potential for Energy Security

Mar 19, 2010 at 19:14

The increasing use in the United States of gasoline, jet fuel and other petroleum products made from Canada’s oil sands has aroused opposition from Canadian and U. S. environmentalists equal…

The Trouble With Bonds

Mar 19, 2010 at 14:28

The U.S. deficit and the Treasury bonds which must be sold to fund it are beyond comprehension. The trouble with bonds (the U.S. Treasury variety, among others) is simple: there's…

States Seek Federal Edict on Renewable Energy Standard

Mar 18, 2010 at 23:53

More than half of the state governors urged the federal government to adopt a nationwide renewable energy standard to replace the patchwork of state legislation and foster growth of wind…

Solid Gold Brains

Mar 18, 2010 at 18:56

One of the most valuable things a mining company can have is expertise. Exploring for, delineating, and mining ore bodies is an extremely tough business. The success rates for going…

Fate of Foreign Oil Investors In Limbo Amid Ghana-Cote d'Ivoire Border Dispute

Mar 18, 2010 at 16:07

A maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire that erupted this month casts doubt on future international oil claims near the contested area and raises questions about the reaction…

Happy 50th Anniversary Year OPEC

Mar 18, 2010 at 16:04

On September 14, 1960 OPEC began operations as an ad-hoc talk-shop of sorts, and five years later became a permanent part of Vienna’s international bureaucracy.  I have decided to send…

Where will Natural Gas Prices Go Now That Inventories Have Been Drawn Down

Mar 18, 2010 at 06:02

Mother Nature's been good to the North American natural gas sector. Not only did she gift several massive shale gas plays over the last few years. She also…

Debunking the Myth of Peak Oil - Why the Age of Cheap Oil is Far From Over (Part 2)

Mar 17, 2010 at 15:11

As T. Boone Pickens is touting, we could replace one-third of our dependence on oil within just a few years with natural gas if we would simply embrace the alternative.…

Debunking the Myth of Peak Oil - Why the Age of Cheap Oil is Far From Over (Part 1)

Mar 17, 2010 at 15:06

If I may, I would like to rebut or add a little objectivity to the flood of “Peak Oil” articles circulating around. When I see another crisis looming in the…

Google's Decision Highlights the Dangers of Doing Business in China

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:42

The ramifications of Google's decision to leave China are deep: China's leadership, be careful what you wish for. I have been a student of China for 40 years. Alas, no,…

Duelling Conferences Debate Role of Nuclear Power

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:36

Nuclear power is an important part of the solution to global warming, claimed one conference in Paris last week. No, asserted another conference outside Berlin, nuclear power is not an…

The Stock Market As Propaganda

Mar 16, 2010 at 18:47

Since 91% of stocks are owned by the Plutocracy, the much-ballyhooed rise in the stock market as proof the recession is over is perception management/ propaganda. The 75%…

Southeast Asia Becoming China's Trading Partner of Choice

Mar 16, 2010 at 18:09

Some good research from China Knowledge this week. About how southeast Asia is becoming China's trading partner of choice. China's trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has grown…

Rising Gas Prices, Falling Corn Prices Could Mean Comeback for Ethanol

Mar 15, 2010 at 22:58

Amid rising gasoline prices and falling corn prices, ethanol may be poised for a comeback of sorts, even if only a temporary one. Even though conventional wisdom is that crude…

Crude Prices Stagnate Amid Doubts About Global Demand

Mar 12, 2010 at 23:40

Oil Market Summary 03/08/2010 to 03/12/2010. Crude oil prices tread water for the week as uncertainty about demand continued to weigh on the market. Prices were down slightly on the…

Ecuador Continues Its Defense in Arbitration Commenced By Chevron

Mar 12, 2010 at 16:23

On March 11, 2010, the Honorable Leonard Sand, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, denied the Republic of Ecuador’s Petition to Stay the pending arbitration commenced…

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