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Alex Kimani

Contributor since: 28 Jan 2019

Alex Kimani

Alex Kimani is a veteran finance writer, investor, engineer and researcher for Safehaven.com. 

Latest articles from Alex

  • Who Will Pay For Russia’s Unprecedented Oil Spill?

    Published 11 June 2020 | viewed 42,207 times

    Five days ago, Russia suffered its worst oil spill in modern history after a fuel storage tank owned by Russian nickel and palladium mining company, Nornickel, collapsed…

  • Bulls Beware: A Dark Cloud Is Forming Over Oil Markets

    Published 10 June 2020 | viewed 64,432 times

    Bullish sentiment appears to have returned to the stock markets with a vengeance. In a historic rally that has taken even die-hard bulls by surprise,…

  • The U.S. Energy Grid Can Be Both Cheaper And Cleaner

    Published 10 June 2020 | viewed 12,402 times

    A radical decarbonization of the U.S. power grid is no longer a clean energy utopia dreamed up by overreaching environmentalists: Now, it could actually help…

  • Why Big Oil Is Investing In India

    Published 08 June 2020 | viewed 22,308 times

    After a brief hiatus following the signing of the Phase One Trade Agreement in January, tensions between Washington and Beijing have once again reached a fever pitch.…

  • CEOs Bank Big Bonuses As Oil Companies Go Bankrupt

    Published 06 June 2020 | viewed 58,461 times

    When public oil and gas companies are doing relatively well, many are happy to adopt a pay-for-performance model to reward CEOs and executives. However, the…

  • What's Holding Natural Gas Prices Back?

    Published 04 June 2020 | viewed 32,681 times

    The oil markets have been enjoying a period of sustained rally, thanks to a stream of positive factors including somewhat successful compliance to agreed production cuts,…

  • Is This The Next Major Market For U.S. LNG?

    Published 02 June 2020 | viewed 27,138 times

    Natural gas producers have had little to cheer about over the past few months after prices sunk to multi-year lows amid a huge oversupply and…

  • U.S. Shale Isn't Losing Sleep Over The 2020 Elections

    Published 31 May 2020 | viewed 29,448 times

    The battle lines are already drawn in a high-stakes political contest that will ostensibly determine the fate of the American shale industry. On the blue…

  • Why The World’s Largest Asset Manager Has Seen Its Shares Soar

    Published 31 May 2020 | viewed 22,022 times

    It’s off to the races for the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK). At a time when the majority of Wall Street’s mega banks are just…

  • The Oil Storage Crisis Is Far From Over

    Published 28 May 2020 | viewed 36,738 times

    It’s more than a month since the oil markets sunk to a nadir in the mother-of-all market routs. Since then, oil prices have staged an…

  • Oil Markets Could Soon Face A Devastating Supply Crunch

    Published 27 May 2020 | viewed 181,333 times

    Concerted production cuts by OPEC+ and IOCs have largely been canceled out by a sharp fall in global oil demand from a record peak of…

  • Oil Hedging Leaves Traders Dangerously Exposed

    Published 25 May 2020 | viewed 21,067 times

    Hedging is a popular trading strategy frequently used by oil and gas producers, airlines, and other heavy consumers of energy commodities to protect themselves against market…

  • COVID Crisis Could Unify World’s Largest Oil Companies

    Published 21 May 2020 | viewed 30,388 times

    Sir Winston Churchill once admonished leaders to never let a good crisis go to waste. Wall Street banks and other large banks have been paying…

  • Why The Covid Crisis Is A Pivotal Moment For Renewables

    Published 21 May 2020 | viewed 16,182 times

    The global energy and travel industries have been some of the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, with the energy market experiencing its biggest shock…

  • Oil Climbs As Fears Of Negative Prices Fade

    Published 20 May 2020 | viewed 45,232 times

    Trader anxiety has earned a reprieve, with oil markets dodging one of many bullets after a key U.S. benchmark oil futures contract avoided a repeat…

  • Should U.S. Shale Be Worried About A Chinese Takeover?

    Published 18 May 2020 | viewed 27,492 times

    American shale is easy prey as Beijing goes bargain-hunting.   China could soon embark on a global buying spree following the coronavirus-induced economic crisis and the re-opening…

  • The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicle Charging

    Published 17 May 2020 | viewed 39,431 times

    For all their hype and techno-wizardry, EVs still bow down to their gas-powered cousins when it comes to driving range, not to mention that they…

  • LNG Price War Could Send Natural Gas Into Negative Territory

    Published 14 May 2020 | viewed 35,637 times

    Jousting for market share at a time of massive supply/demand imbalances was the key reason why oil markets recently entered uncharted waters after dipping into…

  • 7 Oil Countries Hit Hard By The COVID-19 Crisis

    Published 12 May 2020 | viewed 33,300 times

    The coronavirus pandemic has rapidly evolved from a global health crisis to a financial one, upending industries, shuttering businesses, and sending financial markets reeling. Amid…

  • Hand Sanitizer Boom Could Save The Ethanol Industry

    Published 11 May 2020 | viewed 41,047 times

    With widespread layoffs and furloughs hitting post-World War II records and a global economy deep in the throes of a recession, the economic devastation wrought by the…

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